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Tuscany II by Decarabia69 Tuscany II by Decarabia69
Oil paints on two 8 X 10 inch canvas panels.

This is J.A.F.L. (just another fucking landscape) and is the reverse view of this acrylic painting ([link])

Not much to say about it, I just got into using oil paints again and had to do the usual (boring) landscape just to see if I remembered how to apply paint in the most conventional manner.

ZZZZzzzzz.
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visionart Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009   Digital Artist
Very Nice!!!
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Thanks, it's not my normal genre, but I sometimes have to resort to traditional media and traditional subjects just to prove to myself that I'm really an artist. ;)
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seekingmysoul Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
This is so beautiful and the colors are fantastic so full of life. You are talented and I love this picture.
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Thank you, you're very kind. :hug:
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seekingmysoul Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
You are multi talented nd this is so beautiful, seems like a dream like place, warm sunny, I like to daydream! :)
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Again, you're too kind, and I have to say I had the pleasure of standing on this very spot. My wife was adopted just outside of Venice, Italy when she was studying music there. We used to travel to Italy fairly often although it's become more difficult now with the economy.

Here is another view of the same villa in Tuscany (from the other side), but this one was done in acrylics. [link]
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seekingmysoul Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Its a very beautiful place, thanks for the link
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Thank YOU for looking! :)
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seekingmysoul Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
You are welcome.
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Rzj Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Bright and cheerful such a funny contrast to your comment ;)

But the painting is very cool. very Italic! It was tuscan reconized it right away
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
I'm glad you were able to recognize it, Rosanne and I feel the need to paint a non-scary work once in awhile just to keep my basics sharp. Thanks for your kind comment. :)
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Rzj Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Welcome :aww:
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Sara-Fort Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
I like this, I don't think it's boring, just because it lacks some deep meaning. I love the fuzzy warm homey feeling about it. I could see this hanging in a quaint little french cottage or somewhere like that.
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
You wouldn't believe how much your comment means to me, Sarah! You're one of the best young, traditional artists I know here at dA and I'm REALLY rusty with the oil paints. Thanks! :hug:
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Sara-Fort Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Obviously not too rusty.:)
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Well, it's sort of like riding a bike. Fortunately, I only fell once while painting it, but I had my helmet on. :rofl:
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Sara-Fort Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
art is a dangerous business. :O
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Heheh, especially if you paint the way I do. :)
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Sara-Fort Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
You're living on the edge now!
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Yeah, extreme painting requires full protective gear! ;)
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Sara-Fort Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Watch out! He's holding a paintbrush!
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SparkStudios Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Student General Artist
I still think you should have hid a dead body in there.... :mwahaha:
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Heheh, I think there is one buried under the corner of the house. It's what's left anyway as the house is populated by cannibalistic, Italian zombies. ;)
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SparkStudios Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Student General Artist
That's a spicy meatball!
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Heheh. :)
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zergspice Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
J.A.F.L. - lol

i cant imagine wasting good paint on landscapes but i got respect for anyone who is willing to paint something besides boobs.
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
As much as I hate to urge you to waste paint, sometimes these things can help keep your mad skillz honed while putting your brain on autopilot.

You can always throw in some boobs later. :)
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zergspice Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
You can always throw in some boobs later. :) - No you cant! You start with boobs and work your way towards the edges, my massive success is testament to how well this works. :P
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
Heheh, maybe you need to START with massive boobs instead. ;)
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zergspice Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
thats hydras job!
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Yeah, and speaking of . . . has he gotten himself banned again? I know he was pushing it for awhile.
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zergspice Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
well some attract trouble on purpose. idk if he got banned again. I really dont see what the big deal is about the mature content block anyway. I like it, it protects me from do-gooders who are up to no good. But some people think it is a mighty imposition if kids cant see boobs or something. I just dont get it.
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
What bothers me most is what use is the mature warning if sensitive idiots are going to look at it (just to see what it's all about) then bitch about the content. It's just like the abortion issue, if you're against abortion, don't fucking have one!
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ckp Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
lol
notwithstanding your reservations re landscapes, this indeed is very good!!
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
You're too kind, CK - I was particularly enchanted with YOUR landscape today. Very nice work indeed!
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Handie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I like it! It's vibrant and inviting, and it makes me think of a foreign land. Somewhere I'd like to go for a bike ride and sip wine at a picnic.
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
We think alike. Tuscany is so absolutely beautiful (and foreign) that it seems almost pulled out of time. The last time we drove through there (with my Italian father-in-law) we stopped at a 5 star restaurant for lunch (they knew my father-in-law) and had a five course meal right next to an olive grove.

The pace in Italy is SO different than that here in the U.S. that I'd venture to say that we could cut back on 50% of the heart disease and 90% of the anxiety/depression related diseases if we just took the cue from Italians in the country.

Thanks for your kind comments, Sandie!
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Handie Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, Tuscany is what I thought of when I saw it, but I was afraid to say it out loud in case I was WAAAY wrong! (hey - it happens!)

I've wanted to visit Tuscany for a long time. Maybe some day I will get to, but if I do that, I may never want to come home.
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
It's the most beautiful countryside I've ever seen and I could EASILY live in Tuscany. Of course, I wouldn't be able to live on any of the large farm estates I saw there unless I got a job as a field worker. :(
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Handie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It might be worth it!!
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Laurasshadesofgrey Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks pretty good to have picked up the brush again:)I admire people who can paint, Ive tried acrylics, such a pain, I wonder if oils any better, do they take along time to dry and are they easier to blend:)
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Heheh, if you think acrylics are a pain you'll absolutely HATE oils! They wonderful to blend, but you've got to use solvents, lacquers, varnishes and patience to work with them. They also take about ten times longer to dry than acrylic paints and the clean-up is about ten times as intensive.

Thanks for your kind comment though. :)
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Laurasshadesofgrey Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, Oh well never mind, oils DO sound like big pain in the ass, and saying that I totally admire you and anyone who use them:bow:
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
Aw shucks! I'm certain you would kick ass with oils. They take a little time and patience to get used to, but I feel they're worth it! :)
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Laurasshadesofgrey Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm...I doubt it:DIm not patient enuff, I will leave those to you:)
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Heheh, I'm about as patient as a hungry shark! :)

The thing that's cool about oils is that they're great to work on several paintings at a time, each in a different stage of completion.
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Laurasshadesofgrey Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OHH I see, now that would be good, Like layers? But dont you have to first lay down I think the word is gresso and then layer the colors up.
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Gesso - it's to prepare the canvas for accepting the paint. It's a mixture of plaster of paris and titanium white. The gesso goes on first, then you can paint. If you need some detailed instructions on how to prepare everything beforehand, note me - I'd be happy to help you out. :)
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Jeff1966 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Nice work. Looks like you had a lot of fun on this one. :+fav:
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Actually, I was pretty bored, Jeff. I don't know why I feel a need to practice landscapes on occasion, but I suppose it's my way of convincing myself that I can do "real art." Not that I'm degrading the art genre I/we most love to do, it's just that I have to convince myself that I can do something marketable if I'm ever interested in "whoring myself."
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