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Eighth installment of “Night Cafe” (majority is done)
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Ben

This is a current project of the “Night Cafe” done in 1/12th scale in oil painting.  For anyone interested in my process. Obviously only partly done.  

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Eighth installment

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WeekendMiniaturist

I like it; very recognizable subject!  I am familiar with the painting and purposely not looking at the original, I think the use of shading to illustrate the lights is working...

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Barbara Stanton

Very nice! Can’t wait to see the finished piece!

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Ben

Here’s the next “installment”

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Ben

I’m adding another sort of minor installment- just chairs.  I’ll probably add more or less from time to time because I won’t be able to work on it this weekend, but there you go!

 

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Ben

I’ve done a little more, but will probably tighten things up.  

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WeekendMiniaturist

It is magic!  Chairs have appeared!  I really appreciate the lighting in this picture, and with my one painting experience, understanding the effect you want and getting a paint brush, hand and mixture of paint to behave, can be very challenging for me.  

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Ben

Another slight addition of the couple in the corner and the single drinker who sits close to them.  In addition, a few touch ups.

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Ben

I’ve tightened things up a bit and added wine bottles and glasses. I have more tightening up to do and two more figures and then I’ll probably start to work on the frame. I’d like to attempt at a replica of the actual frame that is on the painting.  

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Ben

This picture is just to give some idea of scale.  Thank you to the nice comments and interest.  I enjoy being able to share, because otherwise it’s just my wife and son looking at it and for them these paintings are a dime a dozen.  Neither of them particularly appreciates Van Gogh anyway (lol)

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Ben

This is an update from last time. I will probably continue to tweak it but the majority is done and I’ll soon take off the tape to measure for the frame to get going on that.

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WeekendMiniaturist

The painting looks much different when it doesn't measure 8" x 7.25" on my computer screen... 

Many forms of Art are an acquired taste for our families...our adult sons have accepted that I may have a few loose marbles, with the amount of time I spend stitching something that is roughly 8.5" x 11", 1-2 years of evenings and weekends... but it makes me happy, and keeps me from showing up at city council meetings and asking pointed questions, like why we spent money on that weird sculpture that we call "art".

Yes, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder for our families;  I like Art that affects emotion, both "I love the piece" or "good grief, how did this painting get in this very respectable museum?"  Both are fun experiences.

The most important aspect of Fine Art is that it touches the soul of the collector... 

I like your painting!

 

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