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post #1 of Old 10-13-2016, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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African skin tones-in oils

Many years ago --painting-tribal faces was fascinating --


very difficult subjects I thought-- but years of practise in African bush --with cheap paint- achieved some degree of realism ---






compared to European portraits ---I found it easier-----------made many awful mistakes ---but being self taught --had to keep at it --learn the hard way--!-Surrounded by wildlife & African faces ----its a natural progression----------------------------------------------------took 25 yrs of sweat -





















Now poor eyesight has me retired ---just don't see too good anymore -
regards---Safari
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post #2 of Old 10-13-2016, 02:33 PM
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These are wonderful.

Wowza! I love it, but then, I'm a sucker for a snow scene.

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Incredible pieces! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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great!You are a professional artist,congratulation!

website: www.avnialsancak.com
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visit my free webmuseum,there are thousands works
I'm an amateur microsoft paint artist.
Easy,simple paintings for world kids as childerens!
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Thankyou all for the very kind remarks ---really appreciate--(Dick /Susan / Avni
Would like to help in any way I can --retired---have dozens of old canvases gathering dust -



regards --SAFARI--
By the way --the oils I used were home made (pestle &mortar)--brushes from tips of mongoose tails--not perfect ---but got the job done ---without harm to wild creatures--
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These are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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A few more old paintings

This forum is great for struggling artists --very kind remarks --

some very brave souls who try difficult subjects --like the sea or water

have my admiration ---nothing venture -nothing gained --keep practising --

---I gave up & took up wood carving /clay sculpture --wood turning on a DIY lathe ----- keeps one busy in old age --
When the world economy ever improves --may venture back into portraits--
tentatively --

regards Safari
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what a great paintings!wooooow!

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Very kind of you --thanks Susan
one day I might get the courage to try cubist impressionism--or similar-



but old & flat broke --nothing sells anymore --
cannot afford canvas & Brushes /oils ---unless I get milling metal oxides again /DIY brushes ?


Your work has HUGE potential --just keep at it --don't be deterred by anyone

its all your hard work ---in the end ---you will reap the benefits -----

do not follow my philosophy ----do not give up !
regards to all the hardworking artists on this great forum ---really nice people !
All the best ---Safari
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