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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by musicmacd, Jan 8, 2020.


  1. musicmacd

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    While our country is in shock with what is happening, I feel compelled to offer what I can, so I’m going to auction off some paintings to help the relief fund. A tiny drop in the ocean :(
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    This is a good idea Paul. Everybody round the world is sad.
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    I know that reference pic !
    This will be awesome Paul. How are you doing the auction?

    To put this bushfire into context for the rest of the world
    Since the start of the 2019 fire season (August 2019), a staggering 10 million hectares has been burned, with all states and territories impacted except the ACT.

    To put this into perspective, in NSW alone, almost 5 million hectares have been burned, which covers an area larger than the Netherlands.

    In total, the area burned is almost the size of England, which is 13 million hectares.

    Australia’s mega fires have also left others in the shade. The Amazon fires - August 2019, which saw about 900,000 hectares burned.

    The California fires in 2018 claimed about 800,000 hectares

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    I’m not sure yet, theee are galleries having auctions so I may contact them
    I saw a post today that said possibly 800 million animals have died :( unreal
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    It’s just too big for my feeble brain to comprehend. I know I feel a real sadness and hope somehow the situation improves soon. I have no doubt that the Country and it’s people will bounce back, but it is a genuinely terrible time.


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    And good on you for doing your but Mac. “A drop in the ocean” it may be, but an ocean is made of many drops, they all play a part.


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    Thanks, they said close to a Billion animals today. The scenes are horrific :( 07A4327E-2EF6-43F3-B841-73D53702A9C2.jpeg
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    This has to be the most depressing painting I’ve tried to do, it’s almost an emptiness lost soul type emotion, that’s what I’m trying to portray. Using black with blue violet and etac’s sepia smoke which is a lovely red but very muted.
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    Creating more layers. This is highly textured with a lot of muted colour contrast that will be time consuming to render. 52283F2D-A46F-4EFC-ABCA-2820DE67A5B5.jpeg
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    Great cause MacD, I seriously can't imagine the devastation and the loss of life but I have seen some pics and it all looks very monotone. This is depicting the scene very well. I hope it makes many drops in the ocean to help.

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    Luckily all I have seen is a glow at night and a lot of smoke in the air. It’s been clear for about month where I live, everyone is very shocked at what’s been happening
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    Working on deepening the textures, this is an epic amount of texture to build. My Son say with me for a bit (first time he said can I teach him!)he said it looks easier because it’s grey, I agreed it looked easy but that in reality it’s a lot of work!!
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    I’m so tempted to try and turn him into a flame, just need to sleep on it as I’m over looking at fire......
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    I thought you was going to have him as a ghost among the fire.
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    I did ponder that too! Or a faint looking fireman
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    Extremely haunting.
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    I’m teaching tomorrow and can’t wait to start a portrait !!
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    Used a very thin white to grey it down a bit before using blue lightly in areas. 8D7D2D51-890A-4F08-A028-6424609541E2.jpeg
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    @musicmacd ....looking forward to seeing your progress. It's beautiful in a way that really tugs at the heart strings.
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    Thanks, a very emotional experience, :(

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