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Old 04-02-2008, 09:39 PM
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Dave it was a 3" house paint brush and sand/grout mix applied as a thin "paste"/slurry, just for the heck of it.

Insanity has set in, and colour is entering my life. Bought a $2 set of art brushes, and using acrylic paints, (both plain and mixed with grout) to spice things up a bit. Wife is egging me on. (I think she is trying to get me committed. Ha! Fat chance! I can work around shrinks!)

Mate the back verandah is a giant dog's brekkie: arched Jap-style bridge over The Swamp (fish pond),Indonesian stone carvings, Italian oven. And now an idiot's graffiti (grafitti?), along with the dog's dinner. Hmmm. Maybe the evidence would favour the Shrink.hahahahahaha (maniacal)

As I said to Liz yesterday, the whole shebang will probably end up an attractive shade of Concrete Grey.
So do I look worried? The tucker is just plain other-worldly.
Onya Dave.
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:55 AM
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Ok Jeff, you asked for it.... (you did too!)

So, when I first saw this oven in its painted condition it had more dark brown on it - dark and light pretty much in equal parts, with a strong swirling pattern. Well the swirling pattern is still there in this thread, still very cool, but more light in it now. (What does it look like in the meantime I wonder?)

And I thought, If this were my oven (which it isn't) I would put ochre coloured swirly bits on it. Or something.

The idea would be to keep the impressive dark-light pattern from a distance, but to soften it a bit from close up, give the eye a bit of detail to look at, specially right on the edges between light and dark.

I've tried to sketch what I mean, with different kinds of patterns - but alas, only using childrens pens, and with a very high tech way of making it computer compatible....

I'll also post a picture of some ivy I once painted on a wall to ilustrate the point. When I'd finished with the dark green and added the leaves it looked really crap and I was going Ohmygoshwahthaveidone??!! But once all the light green twirly bits were on there it started to look a lot better - the little details distract from the lousy paint work.

Not that I think your paintwork is lousy!!! OK? But if you and your dog are looking for more painting to do this is what I'd suggest...
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:01 AM
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Ho hum, lets see, is this any better?
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:05 AM
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Lousy paint work??? I thnk the ivy is awesome Frances! You should paint more ivy - on your dome!
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:40 PM
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Thanks Frances. As you can see, the mangy mutt has been at it again.
I thought we had an understanding that dot-work along the lines of Aboriginal art was to be the next step. Woke up this morning to a shocking site! Might have to get an electric collar (as mentioned by James) so she gets a boot as soon as she picks up a paint brush.
Sorry, will have to post image separately.
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:44 PM
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OK, let's try again.
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:44 PM
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I'm liking it...the mushrooms must have helped
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Old 04-05-2008, 05:48 AM
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Well, you can never go wrong with twirly bits. Tell your dog congratulations Jeff - I'd get her a bone and a nice new set of brushes if I were you...
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:25 AM
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This old man
can paint well
or his dog can who can tell?

With a nick-knack paddywack, give his dog a bone, and maybe she'll paint his dome...
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:36 PM
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Jeff, You've started something. Took me 1/2 hr very easy
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