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07-24-2018, 02:41 PM
Hi everyone!
Testing out Artrage... think I really like it. : )


07-24-2018, 03:20 PM
Welcome and already great piece of art here, bravo;)

07-25-2018, 03:59 PM
Welcome and already great piece of art here, bravo;)

Thanks for the welcome Rondo. I probably should of introduced myself. I usually do art before crashing out, then repeat, work, music, art and zzz's...
I'm new to Artrage, and liking it's layout and tools, still trying to figure it all out and having fun.

dabbing around with the oil brush...


07-26-2018, 10:49 AM
very nice work and welcome to the forum Chuck. I like the beautiful buildup of textures and colors you've achieved very painterly surfaces.

07-26-2018, 01:09 PM
Welcome to the forums! Great textures in these.

D Akey
07-26-2018, 03:41 PM
Very rich color and strokes. Appreciate your bringing these nice paintings to view where we all just became bird watchers in a manner of speaking.

07-26-2018, 04:25 PM
Thanks Dave, D Akey and gxhpainter!

D Akey I might just make this my bird painting thread... : )
Birds are so much fun to look at and paint.

I did another tonight, hope it looks right, I can barely keep my eyes open...


07-27-2018, 04:07 AM
Chuck, really enjoy your paintings, welcome to the forum and hope you really do stick around

07-27-2018, 04:23 PM
Thanks Pat... I'm enjoying this forum, love looking at all the great art here. : )

It looks like the forum sharpens the images.
I can see now... that I went overboard with the 'thick gloss brush' and sharpness on the owl. ; O

The images above where referenced from Paint My Photo website.

This one from my imagination, went with a typical bird shape.
I'm starting to find brushes that I really like.


07-28-2018, 10:48 PM
Beautiful work!

07-30-2018, 04:14 PM
Thanks Alexandra!

Here's today painting: Blue Jay ref from pmp-art.com.

It was ultra-relaxing to paint... while listening to Celtic fantasy music. : )


07-30-2018, 04:23 PM
Very nice! I think the outline to the Blue Jay is really expressive

07-30-2018, 06:40 PM
I like this very much- especially how the head is detailed but the rest is loosely painted. Is it watercolour?

07-31-2018, 04:32 PM
Thanks DaveRage, Enug.... : )

Enug; The Blue Jay is mostly with the oil brush. But, I tend to just grab tools without thinking.... I probably grabbed the wet palette knife. I haven't tried the watercolor brush much, that is something I need to explore.

Tonight's painting... a wise old owl. : )


08-01-2018, 12:40 AM
Love it! Just enough detail for my brain to fill in the rest.:)

08-02-2018, 07:58 PM
Hi chuck. I,ve just woke from the pit. And look at yours birds. Fantastic. Formidable. :D. Just love the owl. If ok. I,d
Like to have a bash at it. As I,m. Useless with thick paint and oil brush ok. CIAO. SLAINTE.

D Akey
08-02-2018, 10:37 PM
Really nice, each in their own way. I especially like the owl. Has unexpected marks that well suggest 'owl'. It's a very clever approach, and as Pat said, we get to experience the process with you as our minds work with what you described and didn't need to say. Engaging.

08-03-2018, 04:35 PM
Thanks eighty+ and D Akey!

Red Cardinal... ref from PMP.
I think about dozen people have painted this picture, thought I'd give it a try too.


08-03-2018, 09:24 PM
All so beautiful! I think the blue jay and rooster are my most especiall favourites

08-04-2018, 02:17 AM
Chuck_M you are really picking up ArtRage in a hurry, I love he technique and colors in these paintings... very well done..

D Akey
08-04-2018, 06:37 AM
I love how your paintings appear to be conjured as if pulling in colors like an application of the use of artistic magnetism. I love how the colors slip about the canvas. Really integrates the whole image so nicely and implies that sense exists for future paintings outside the canvas waiting.

This cardinal is brilliant.

08-06-2018, 10:19 PM
Treasures, all of them! What a pleasure to view, Chuck. Magnificent work!

08-08-2018, 05:21 PM
Thanks all for the kind comments.

I was trying something different, then lost where I was going.


D Akey
08-08-2018, 07:27 PM
I love the refracting strokes in the air, as if the spirit of the bird has just gotta take wing while the rest is perched and waiting for you to tell it where to fly. Reminds me a little of a pet dog who gets the notion that we're going for a walk. . . as soon as you remember where your priorities lie. Really fantastic paintings.

08-09-2018, 04:36 PM
Coincido con muchos comentarios anteriores. Tus texturas, colores, pinceladas y la fuerza expresiva son impresionantes!!! Muy buenos tus óleos... Tu estilo: muy original!!!

08-10-2018, 12:40 PM
One of my favorite birds! Gorgeous, Chuck!

08-12-2018, 04:16 AM
Thank D Akey, damasocl and Alexandra... I appreciate your kind words. : )

Another little experiment that produced some unexpected results.
I dunno if it works, but there it is...


08-13-2018, 02:00 AM
Playing around with Artrage Paint Symmetry, using the Ink Pen.

late night doodle drawing of an owl. : )


08-29-2018, 12:59 AM
I really want to paint like that. It is very beautiful! Please teach me how to paint like that :)

D Akey
08-29-2018, 06:08 AM
Owls are so cool, aren't they. Hard to not relate them to cats in the shape of their heads. (I wouldn't have thought to relate them to a sparrow or whatever. Mine used to eat them for breakfast). Anyway the owl is very much the predator with the eyes set forward for good depth perception. Your artistry is amazing. And the touch of whimsy is very effective. I love the painting style. Neat with the BW line art as well.

08-31-2018, 08:02 AM
I love your brilliant blue little bird-it seems just ready to fly from the branch.
Your cat bird is a fun experiment i quite believe it would happily exist throught the looking glass with the cheshire cat
The owl makes me think of a bookplate illustration like those people had to know if someone had forgotten to return their borrowed treasures of the library- i like him very much

09-07-2018, 04:54 PM
Haha, love the cat bird, Chuck, and the pin, beautiful! I've been zen doodling in a notebook for a while now, and really enjoy it.

09-08-2018, 02:18 AM
All pictures : WELL DONE !!!!

Chad Weatherford
09-08-2018, 02:38 AM
Looooove the approach to these. Great brushwork!

09-09-2018, 09:53 PM
Nice brush textures.

09-14-2018, 11:45 AM

Enjoy all of your artwork.

May I ask how you got the rough canvas look in post #14.

New to ArtRage.

09-13-2019, 06:41 PM
I blinked my eyes and in an instant, a year went by. : O
I've been all wrapped up with work and making music etc. : )

To make a long story short, here is today's painting.


D Akey
09-14-2019, 02:44 AM
Nice technique. Love the sky with all the texture and colors. Compliments very nicely your overall style.

I understand making music as being a distraction. It's far more demanding of one's time. If you don't play music for a while it really shows. With painting it's easier to jump back in after a lapse. Maybe not with everybody, but at least I'm reaching that conclusion with my playing.

Anyway, really pleasing painting, simple as the subject is. You made it really a treat to see.

09-14-2019, 03:51 AM
I blinked my eyes and in an instant, a year went by.

Know the feeling.

Really good birds. Love the textures you get out of AR, with this patchwork Impressionist background

09-20-2019, 12:23 PM
Hi. chuck. I just looked. I must. Say I,ve. Been. Completely bowled Over. By. Your use. Of thick paint. On the owl you. Had me wanted to try. Ok. So had a quick. Bash. :D. But had to plead. Insanity So crept away. Like Dog. With. My
Tail. Between my. Legs. :D:D:D. Ok CIAO. NINETY. +. HASTA. LA. VISTA. SLAINTE. :confused: :confused:

09-29-2019, 06:53 AM
I've been playing with ArtRage all day and this this curious little bird came out. ; )


10-01-2019, 06:02 AM
Absolutely wonderful work! I love this style, on the owl, more textures, swirls, strokes, etc., the better! All very fine art.

10-06-2019, 07:18 PM
Swine. Swine Chuck. As I keep. Trying. To paint. Your . Owl. But even. With. My. Eyes. Fully. Open. I. Have

To. Admit. I haven't a clue. :confused: :confused: :D. :D. CIAO. IVAYA. CON. DIOS.

D Akey
10-06-2019, 09:27 PM
Nice one. Atmospheric and sketchy like with pastel. Cool.

10-07-2019, 04:05 AM
Absolutely gorgeous. I love all of them.