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Prelude to the Afternoon by richardcgreen Prelude to the Afternoon by richardcgreen
...of a young, bull moose. As fans of the music of Debussy will
tune into this title, it is indeed taken from the beautifully
impressionistic piece entitled Prélude á l'aprés-midi d'un Faune.
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Fawn. My second fawn went
'south' or really to northern Minnesota...and became a bull moose.
That's W/C for ya!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
lovely work
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And THANKS once again!
dick g
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
very welcome
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional
this is exquisite

It feels very primal
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, thanks, Great choice of words, BEAR!
dick g
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bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional
:D
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Feature time [link]
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I remain so honored by your attentions
and being part of your gorgeous features!
THANK YOU! I'm feeling hard-pressed to outdo
myself with such attention!!!

Happy Holidays...and New Year, Countess...
Regards as always:
dick g
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you Richard!
Always a great pleasure to support :hug:
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice tones and movement :D It looks like clockwork.
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And THAnKs AGaiN! This piece is an original and has
not been tampered with (digitally). To get those circles, I used a bottom
of a rotisserie whole chicken, dabbed it with paint with alot
of body and made impressions. I'm always trying something
different to save failed paintings. It's a last ditch, letting
go process for me. Hope you're having a great day!

regards: dick g
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, wow. I would never think to do that. Mostly because I don't eat the meats, but whatever works :D I definitely don't think this is a failed piece. :peace:
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HA HA HA LOL back at cha! When I wrote body, I meant
BODY COLOR. MAybe you thought I was spreading meat (chicken fat)
all over....maybe not too. Anyway... Some w/colors have a lot of
tempera-like qualities, and you know what? now that I think of
it, I spread white gesso all over and made impressions in THAT.
Then added color...there ya go!!!!
dick g
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
Featured [link] :heart:
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS AGAIN - What can I say to express
my gratitude? You are such a dear!!!!
dick g
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
The texture is perfect with the flow of colors in this. Once again, another beautiful piece!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
YThanks SOOO Much for your Kind Comments!
Dick G
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marine-ala Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
I thought that this was very beautiful even when I saw the little thumbnail, but after the full-view and reading your comment on how you made it, I'm actually craving to try something similar related to textures. I haven't checked my inbox for a long time due to immense schoolwork so it was delightful to see it filled up with your gorgeous works. I have to check them all one by one when all my exams are over. :heart:
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Lily - I was wondering: Do you really live aboard a pirate ship?
I know you like Johnny Depp. I like a lot of his movies, but not Pirates
of the Caribbean. I like to try something new, every time I set out to
paint. Sometimes it works, sometimes, NOT! Are you in college or
younger? You surely are a popular artist on Da. Keep up the good work.
Regards from
Dick Green Eden Prairie, MN USA
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marine-ala Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
You're welcome! I really wish I did, but unfortunately it's just a little joke between me and ~melodythelittlepony Just curious, why don't you like Pirates of the Caribbean?

I'm in college, in my final year in Computer Science Engineering. Ah, popular? Thank you but I think not :blush: My gallery is full of my old anime-ish pictures, there is nothing special about it. I can't wait to try out new things like you do and update it as soon as possible. ^_^
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose I could value 'Pirates' for its special effects, just like all
the Harry Potter movies have sensational SFX...but I'm a wee bit older than
you and I tend to look at most movies as either teenage drivel OR really
sick and demented. It's all a matter of perspective. As a boy I really
admired the Lone Ranger and Captain Midnight. How weird is that? It wasn't
for us. Good luck with your new plans to update your styles/gallery. I
get the same longings every new year.
Regards from Dick G
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marine-ala Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Ah I see your point. I suppose there are some movies that you value and watch again and again and some others with crazy special effects made just for fun.
Thank you and good luck with your plans too!
Müge
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have made a list of my 20+ favorite movies and I hardly
think The ACADEMY would be in any kind of agreement. At number
one is VERTIGO, Alfred Hitchcock and its music by Bernard Herman.
Spectacular story in a spectacular setting...or two.
Happy NEW YEAR!!!
Dick Green
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eilidh Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Such wonderful textures!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your comment. The textures in many of my
pieces comes from starting with some kind of applique of
gesso (white, sometimes but with difficulty, black). In the
case of this painting, I used the bottom plastic round tray,
which held a tiny birthday cake, for my son's 22nd, over which
the cake was covered with a clear plastic dome. Anyway, the
tray was pushed into an application of thick gesso, leaving
round circles AND then, with residual gesso on the tray, that
was pushed directly onto just pure W/C paper. Textures are
all around us, some for free, some at William Sonoma stores.
Also, salting gesso leaves yet another surface. Shoot the final
with the sun at an extreme angle and you'd be surprised at the
depth, and shadow you can attain. don't worry, I haven't told you
all my secrets. Maybe someday...Thanks...
Dick G
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eilidh Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Gesso! Now you're giving me ideas. It's been ages since I used traditional media, though. :)

Many thanks for all the info and tips! It's very much appreciated. :)
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
LOVE IT!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so very much Janelle. You are very kind to have seen my last painting.
Regards from Dick Green
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Campo-Diaz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Parece como si animales "dalinianos" hiciesen rodar los mecanismos musicales de los sueños profundos. Excelente como siempre.
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Por lo mucho que miro y cavilo y pienso en la pintura - cuando estuviera digamos media terminada - lo
dejo a otros como tú, para interpretarla de un modo bastante singular y claro: nuevo. Mi esposa vió
las 'ruedas' como - como se dice? - fuegos artifciales, cohetes etc etc. Este tecnico mío ilumina lo
ridículo que soy en planear algo. Esto lo dejo a los colores, el agua que corre. etc...que hagan lo suyo! Gracias for tu aprobación una vez mas. Nuestro clima se a convertido en invierno!!! Ojalá que gozes de
un día mas cálido y agradable....hasta pronto: Dick G
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Tufsing Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A powerful word -Epic!. I shall not be forgetting it for a long while. Many thanks...
Dick Green Eden Prairie MN USA
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Tufsing Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It was the first that came to my mind when I saw it.
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