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Thread: Tableau Mariage

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    Tableau Mariage

    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,
    Matteo
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    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.
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    "I paint because I love to cut mats" (Arthur Alexander)

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    Thanks Juz, pretty good hint!!!

    Here comes the Freisa wine from Piedmont
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    Excellent work
    Keep em coming!!
    "I paint because I love to cut mats" (Arthur Alexander)

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    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.
    M.
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    wow, that one is really nice, love the light airy feel of the colours
    "I paint because I love to cut mats" (Arthur Alexander)

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    And again:
    - Wine "Amarone"
    - Location Valpolicella Veneto

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

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    The very DRAFT of the panel

    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?). 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!
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