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08-26-2011, 02:49 AM
Hi all!
I'm fallen into a big trouble. A friend of mine is going to marry in October.
While speaking with her about our spare time, she asked with a candid smile "since you enjoy painting, why don't prepare something for the dinner / party after the cerimony?".

Understimating the effort I proposed to realize the tableau mariage.

Now I'm going crazy to create something of (reasonable) quality.

The project is basically to have a panel showing the room / table layout and the host assignment to the tables.

Each table has the name on a wine: 11 Italians and 1 Australian
I'm sketching a landscape for each wine regions and a wine-label like foe the hosts list.

Still missing:
- overall panel layout
- 6 landscapes
- print tests

Let's start with table nr.3:
- wine Sassoalloro
- region: Tuscany

I've found that:
- I'm not good at painting (I already know that before :))
- I'm slow, too slow but reschedule the marriage next year is not an option
- AR is powerful but even with simple setting the learning curve is interesting

Any hint, suggestion, comment, encouragement, motivating kick-in-the-ass is welcome.

Thanks in advance,

08-26-2011, 03:10 AM
Well this looks gorgeous so I think you're being hard on yourself about the painting. :):)

Working to music can help you to get into a rhythm with your painting. My advice is to queue up your favorite tunes, crank the volume and just power through them. Put down the main features quickly on all six of them and then come back and revisit the fine detail once that's done. Otherwise there's the danger that you get one or two done perfectly with the rest not started.

Don't worry about self criticism until you get to that working on polish stage as it can be a crippling obstacle if you let it.

08-26-2011, 11:39 PM
Thanks Juz, pretty good hint!!!

Here comes the Freisa wine from Piedmont

08-27-2011, 07:17 AM
These are magnificent.

08-27-2011, 06:25 PM
Excellent work :):)
Keep em coming!! :D

08-30-2011, 03:15 AM
Alexandra, Juz you're too kind by far.
The work proceed and still so much work to do.

This time the wine is called "Pecorino" like the cheese and the region is Abruzzo, a fantastic place in the center of Italy.
All in dry Watercolor and dry paper.

Hope you enjoy.

08-30-2011, 12:06 PM
wow, that one is really nice, love the light airy feel of the colours :):)

08-30-2011, 10:08 PM
And again:
- Wine "Amarone"
- Location Valpolicella (http://it.bing.com/maps/#JndoZXJlMT12YWxwb2xpY2VsbGEmYmI9NTQuMDM0MDU2MjY1N DA1MiU3ZTM0Ljk3ODUyOTkyOTc1JTdlMzUuMzE4MDE5MjEzMzk 2MSU3ZS0xMC4zMjkwODcyNTc3NQ==)Veneto

After a few try, I went for a disperate test yesterday late evening with color tube and the knife set to wet.

09-01-2011, 11:47 AM
Beautiful,yeah, keep them comming. :)

09-02-2011, 09:15 PM
Here comes the very very draft of the tableau with all the landscapes inside, even not in final form, the ToDos for each and some experiment about how to mimic sellotape, pushpin, shadows, etc.
The flower on the upper lefthand side will be repainted as well or sticked a real rose to it.
Small frames with the hosts lists will be put at the side to each painting.

The actual AR image is 100x70 cm 200 dpi (at 300dpi failed to be created) with 14 layers: 1 for each painting, 1 for comments and 1 for background tests (what the **** "champagne" color is supposed to be?:confused:). When the file is open in AR it uses about 1.3 GB in RAM (it's ok, my laptop do not lack of it but problably there are some rooms for performance improvement on the software side).

The entire work is huge and at the very limit of my skills but this challenge exite me a lot!
Btw, the "Amarone" painting I posted has been rejected :( (too fuzzy they say) so I replaced with another one. I'll post it later on as soon as it has an acceptable shape.

I'll keep you posted about the evolutions. This evening I'll met the future spouse so I can collected their feedback. Honestly I'll collects as less changes possible: my job is hard enough and it leave a few spare time, furthermore the time is running out.

Shot me your comments instead, these are really valuable!

09-02-2011, 09:17 PM
Forgot to mention Alexandra, Juz and AT-TA are wonderful liers.
Thanks mate! :)

09-03-2011, 12:55 AM
They all looks great other than Amarone (sp?) it's a bit to blurry could you put so defining strokes in it? :)

09-04-2011, 03:14 AM
This is such a great idea! Your paintings of each tableau are wonderful. If you were going for perfection in each painting, don't!!! What you are doing is perfect in its own right. Your impressions are excellent. Good work!! In fact, great work!

09-22-2011, 02:55 AM
I've been away for a while but luckily your feedbacks and the Cat motivated me to finish the Tebleau. Thanks! :)
Finally I'm completing the 12th landscape, plus I've painted a rose that will be on the upper left side in order to show where the entrance of the room is.

The rose will also be used as a decoration of the hosts lists.

Here is the rose and the following posts will show the other landscape including the new Amarone (the blurred one is off the game).

09-22-2011, 02:57 AM
Amarone v2 - Piedmont

09-22-2011, 03:01 AM
Sassoalloro v1.5 - Toscana

09-22-2011, 03:03 AM
Muller Thurgau - Friuli

09-22-2011, 03:09 AM
Shiraz - Australia

09-22-2011, 03:10 AM
Gewürztraminer - Alto Adige

09-22-2011, 03:11 AM
Freisa c1.5 - Piedmont

09-22-2011, 03:17 AM
Barbaresco - Piedmont

09-22-2011, 03:19 AM
Anthilia - Sicily

09-22-2011, 03:21 AM
Cannonau - Sardinia

09-22-2011, 03:24 AM
Falanghina - Campania

09-22-2011, 12:21 PM
Awesome work, they look fantastic I-BRDP... a huge congratulations on getting them done :D:D

09-22-2011, 06:45 PM
Cavolo se ti sei preso una bella rogna!
Però devo dire che che stai procedendo davvero brillantemente e questo spaccato dell'Italia (con l'ospite australiano) è un vero capolavoro di stili e suggestioni.
Tutti i dipinti esprimono sinteticamente i posti e le emozioni e sono ben composti.
I miei più vivi complimenti. Altro che non saper dipingere ...

Io, se vuoi barare un po', ho qualche paesaggio italico fatto in passato in tutta calma, almeno per le seguenti regioni: Lazio, Sardegna, Abruzzo, Veneto, Toscana ..., ma mi sembra tu abbia già tutte queste regioni ;):):p

09-22-2011, 07:25 PM
These turned out beautifully. Congratulations for all your work on these. Excellent!

09-23-2011, 08:36 AM
Thanks a lot! Grazie!

Another 2 tasks (last half paint and panel layout) and it will be send for printing.

Emotionally I've to admit it's been hard. I felt discouraged more than once and suprised even more times.
I sent to the trash bin a bunch of hours with some clueless start but then my brain started thinking in a different way. I've discovered than I'm most productive at late night (but the morning after I suck at work) when I'm close to running ont of energies.

Again thanks!:o

@Cesare: ormai non c'è più bisogno di "imbrogliare" ma grazie cmq. Dopo circa 40 h di lavoro ti pare che mi faccio spaventare dall'ultimo mezzo paesaggio?:)
Mi porterò una stampa del pannello su cartoncino 180 gr ad un porte aperte del corso di pittura. L'insegnante è tradizionalista ma penso che qualche commento costruttivo me lo porto a casa.
Poi vi racconto.

Matteo - Bradipo -