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Hello ! I'm a french painter, all new here. Making my first steps to discover Mastodon and the mastodon.art community :)

Here is a study in that I made last week

credits : deviantart.com/faestock/art/Si

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Almost there ! I will want to fix some little things here and there but I think she is grounded now 😅 I have quite some sunken in areas, I think I will have to better seal the canvas next time

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Hand light study in - I liked the outdoors lightning on the reference, and the grace of the hand pose. So it was a pleasant subject to practice turning form with color temperature 😁

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I finally put the last corrections to this portrait of two brothers. I have had some hard time due to the backlit reference picture which I was given to work with, so I had to invent most of the forms in the shadows. In the end I think likeness is here.

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I have just been testing a 100% recycled heavy paper for a series project, it turns out to work really good ! I am really happy as it is quite difficult to find such a paper where I live.

My paintings are in display at Manu's optician shop "Optique et Cie" in Couhé 86700 France , during September. Manu is not only a great professional, but also a very nice person. facebook.com/OptiqueCie/ &cie

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It is not too many good news recently so I am happy to say that a painting "Busy Life", oil on canvas 12"x16" won an Honorable Mention for the Fall for Art, Pines & Palms. Big thanks to judges, Annette Crosby, and Ron Thomson. You can see the show by clicking on this link pinesandpalms.org/shop-2/

I just created another account for my ham radio side as @F4INS , as an attempt not to get art followers bored with radio stuff and vice versa . Have a nice sunday everyone :-)

I have just had my first 5 CW QSOs on 20m. Pfew ! That was quite a struggle, but also a real feeling of accomplishment :-) Fortunately the guys were veeeerrryy patient @M0YNG

Ready made large canvases are too expensive, so I have been making my own stretchers and stretched canvas on it . It has been a nice woodworking moment, and I am happy of the result.

Trying to paint the air between the model and the viewer. It seems that one way to suggest this is to let the coolness of the light invade shadows. Oil is so nice and friendly to achieve subtle mixes, I don't think other paint materials allow this.

I just discovered that manganese blue is not produced anymore. What a pity, there is no such a wonderful blue pigment on earth. I'm glad I have a tube that is still almost full.

I have just been finishing and photographying these . I managed to put up a great scanner-like setup to take photos despite the shiny fresh surface, using 2 lamps at 45° and a black curtain with a hole between me and the paintings. I had tried many times to do it outside under overcast scattered light with no avail...

A very Happy new year to all the mastodon freaks !! Carving more for some wider format limited print of my night ambiant

I love the staring thing to sort out big collections

More blocking-in with chalk light study for a new . I left the easel unattended for quite some time, it is good to be back at it again :-)

Printing full steam ahead ! My workflow is good now, I have proper registration, reasonable drying times, a paper cutter that works fast and clean. Next step will be to go to book shops and convince them to take some... Setting up my online store soon too 🐾

Asking the Mastodon community : What would be the correct way to toot in multiple languages without flooding followers / timelines ? Use one account per language ? Use language tags ? Include translations within each toot ? ( like this )
Quelle serait la bonne methode pour poueter dans plusieurs langues sans inonder les abonnés / les timelines ? Utiliser un compte par langue ? Utiliser des tags de langues ? Inclure la traduction dans chaque pouet ? ( comme ici )

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