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Steamer and schooner

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Rob Andrew
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Not you usual medium, or is it a very small canvas? Very stein none the less. I love the deft wee strokes that knit together to become the steamer.
 

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Oh yes it's Acrylics, on a very small piece of Gessoed Masonite, but thinner than usual perhaps. The Gesso ground absorbs a lot, about as much as watercolour paper I guess.
 

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Wow! Both of my passions captured in one magical image.
Steam and sail, well done Stein!
 

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It works really well. More thoughts on brushstrokes. A painting can look laboured without a few confident brushstrokes. Your strokes, on the other hand, give the impression a happy birth for the painting. I've probably gone a bit effusive there, perhaps the wait for the next Stein might not be a bad thing, time to cool off and all that.
 

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Thanks John, busy traders sticking to their business.
 

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Rob. I do think some confidence in the hand comes with doing many pictures in a short time. Working as a "comp artist," as I did for many years, often doing a hundred sketches for a television storyboard overnight, the hand gets into a bit of routine. This is frowned upon by fine artists, perhaps mainly because it demonstrates a commercial background, but certainly also because of repetitiveness, as in standard waves, standard foam, standard clouds - and here standard steamer. (Jester)
 

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Some might frown. Many others like me get inspired by your work Stein. Nothing wrong with commercialism, usually it's just envy that creates the frown! Thanks for putting on such a great set of pics.
 

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Ah, but, "Practice makes perfect," as they say - surely even in Norway.
 

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I am going to call this latest display of Stein's work a 'SteinFest'! Imagine getting all this on a computer screen! Sheer wonder and joy. This pic is superb. Donald.
 

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