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Hobbies

  1. NiaG profile image91
    NiaGposted 2 years ago

    What has been a new form of hobby for you? How did you come upon it? I have started painting art for the different rooms in my new house and can't wait to start the next project. The hours just seem to fly by.

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Do you mean painting scenes on the walls or painting pictures? What kinds of scenes/pictures have you drawn? What is your medium?

      1. NiaG profile image91
        NiaGposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Painting pictures. I use acrylic. I've always wanted to fill my house with my own art and I finally am at a point in my life where I can. Most of what I do is just to see how it comes out. If I like in return it's a bonus. I've painted a few abstract little pieces until I can build up the courage to do one I have in mind of a girl sitting in a chair looking out a window. I might be setting the bar high on that one. :-)

        1. Sed-me profile image83
          Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          You should take a pic of your work and post them on this thread. It would be fun to see them. I always wanted to be able to paint with oils, but apparently you have to take a lesson or two to be good at it. Who knew! smile

          1. NiaG profile image91
            NiaGposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Oils freak me out. I even bought a small set to start me off. Tried it a bit and just didn't stick with it. They involve so much extra cleanup too. Think I'll stick with acrylic. A while back I was on a glass painting kick. Really enjoyed that. Even did a hub on it. It was really fun. Now I'm back to trying to get down acrylics again. What do you like to paint Sed-me?

            1. Sed-me profile image83
              Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              I tried in my early 20s. I wanted to paint like Renoir. I bought all the stuff... the paints, brushes, linseed oil, I was ready to create a masterpiece. I think b/c music came naturally to me, I thought other artistic things would too. I never needed to take a class to write a song, or learn to play guitar etc... why would I need one to paint? Well... cause I have no talent, that's why. I really love oil paintings, but it wasn't meant to be. I tend to be most impressed with talents that I do not posses, which are quite a lot, so I enjoy seeing other ppl's work. Post some if you get the chance, I'm sure every one would enjoy seeing them.


              Here is one of my first attempts. It's ok for a beginner, I suppose.

              http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9187088_f248.jpg
              (Do I need to say "jk"?)

              1. NiaG profile image91
                NiaGposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Haha! I was gonna say what are you talking about that's awesome!! I'll post some things. They are not awesome but I'm proud of em and they came from my imagination. I keep trying to find my style and it just doesn't seem to work.  I'm a copier of things. Maybe that's all I'll ever be. Don't know yet. I keep trying.

                1. Sed-me profile image83
                  Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Im sure copying is a good way to start out, then when you are secure in your gift, you can decide what fits you best.

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                Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                That's beautiful Beth. And it was beautiful when I painted it a few years ago. It's not very nice to pass work off as your when someone else should get the credit.

                1. Sed-me profile image83
                  Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  There's no way that's yours. It's a Renoir! I mean... it's mine!

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                    Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    Ren who? Look I studied art history in high school and college and can tell that that's my painting.

        2. bBerean profile image61
          bBereanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          It would be interesting to see some of your original work used as images for your hubs, (even if not related to painting, just as a unique image source).  It would add a dimension your fans would enjoy, and perhaps draw more attention to both your writing and art.  You could fill your "HubPages House."

  2. bBerean profile image61
    bBereanposted 2 years ago

    All I can offer is "draw something" screenshots.  wink

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      There is a terrifying shark pic. at the bottom of this thread. sad

      1. bBerean profile image61
        bBereanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I've refreshed several times and the closest I have come to a shark is a Cooper Mini, (much more of a guppy, really).

        1. Sed-me profile image83
          Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Ill copy it when I see it again. I don't like it!

          1. bBerean profile image61
            bBereanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Can you post an image in the forum without having it tied to a URL?

            1. Sed-me profile image83
              Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              http://s2.hubimg.com/u/9187235_f248.jpg
              It's bothering me.
              (Like that guy would really just be standing there all casual like that.)

              1. bBerean profile image61
                bBereanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                He's safe.  He has a small can of Acme Shark Repellant, a Coyote friend gave him.

                1. Sed-me profile image83
                  Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  He's toast.

                2. NiaG profile image91
                  NiaGposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Lol Sharks give me the heebie geebies. Them and alligators. That one, I would not want to be swimming alone with. He is huge.

                  1. bBerean profile image61
                    bBereanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    That could be your salvation.  I hear tell sharks are scared to death of heebie geebies.  Of course, I might not bet my can of Acme Shark Repellant on that.

                  2. Sed-me profile image83
                    Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    Im pretty sure that pics fake or doctored, but Im tired of looking at it.
                    Where did all that blood come from? It's like that guys fishing with live cows.

  3. NiaG profile image91
    NiaGposted 2 years ago

    It's gonna be hung horizontally.

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/9188177_f248.jpg

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, you really have a gift. How fun to be able to express yourself that way. I'm glad you posted those, makes this place a little more real. Lovely. smile

  4. NiaG profile image91
    NiaGposted 2 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9188182_f248.jpg



    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9188186_f248.jpg



    This was all white.
    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9188188_f248.jpg

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/9188193_f248.jpg



    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9188198_f248.jpg

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      Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      These are all wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. NiaG profile image91
    NiaGposted 2 years ago

    Good morning! And thanks guys. I really had fun with the table. During a yard sale I bought a bunch of the frames and painted them to go with the pieces I painted. I'm trying to break out of my rigid mold of staying within the lines and being so exact. I'm still a work in progress.

 
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