Mark S Ward
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In High Places

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark S Ward Apr 12. 10 Replies

Just about finished with this painting "In High Places" 36"x36" oil on canvas. I've had this idea in my mind for some years now. There are probably three or four different photo refs in this one from…Continue

The Young Conductors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark S Ward Mar 19. 7 Replies

In this painting I spent a lot of planning time before starting. Trying to place all the elements not only for a pleasing composition, but also to lead the eye around and through the painting. I used…Continue

Study of water meets rocks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Feb 25. 2 Replies

Just finished this study of water and rocks. This piece 16x20 oil on canvas was done fairly quickly (under a day over all). It was really fun and very challenging for me, getting the wind…Continue

Summer Shade

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Mar 1. 4 Replies

Just finished "Summer Shade" 16x20 oil on canvas. Painted off one of my photos of the country near where I live in central Missouri. Got a little carried away with the large tree canopy and covered…Continue

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Karen Ilari commented on Mark S Ward's photo
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In High Places

"Most lovely!"
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Karen Ilari commented on Mark S Ward's photo
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Tomatoe Comes To Lemon's Aid

"Very nice! I see you changed it from a persimmon to a tomato! Ha, artistic license :) It is a nice composition and interesting lighting. I turned out great!"
yesterday
Mark S Ward commented on Mark S Ward's photo
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Tomatoe Comes To Lemon's Aid

"Ha! Thanks Philippe, I know I'm feeling more and more ancient, but I don't know about the master part. lol! Thanks again my friend! And thank you also Sarah and Susan for your kind comments. The translucent of the lemon is what…"
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Sarah Irland commented on Mark S Ward's photo
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Tomatoe Comes To Lemon's Aid

"Well done, Mark.  Your apples look so real - as does the tomato and lemon.  Great job.!"
Monday
Philippe JOLLIVET commented on Mark S Ward's photo
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Tomatoe Comes To Lemon's Aid

"Excellent Mark! You paint like an ancient Master."
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Susan G. commented on Mark S Ward's photo
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Tomatoe Comes To Lemon's Aid

"The glow in the lemon looks almost translucent! And I love the highlight on the tomato."
Monday
Mark S Ward commented on Mark S Ward's photo
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Tomatoe Comes To Lemon's Aid

"Thanks Wenda! Mr. Viacheslav is a master at lighting his still lifes...trying to capture it is another thing! lol It just goes to show us that lighting is number one in still life, then an interesting composition and shadows. As always, thanks for…"
Monday
Wenda Spooner commented on Mark S Ward's photo
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Tomatoe Comes To Lemon's Aid

"well done Mark!! how soft and glowing :) great light and shadow! nice job on the cloth!"
Monday
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Tomatoe Comes To Lemon's Aid

Just finished 16x20 still life oil on canvas. I haven't done one in years, but fun and challenging.Reference from an amazing still life photographer from pmp:…
Sunday
Deborah Alavosius commented on Mark S Ward's photo
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In High Places

"Beautiful painting Mark.  Great composition. Lovely light.  Good feeling for the distance.  Nicely done realism on the ram."
Saturday
Susan G. commented on Mark S Ward's photo
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In High Places

"Mark love this.  What a great job with the rock shadows and definition and the mountain Sheep is just great."
Apr 20
Mark S Ward replied to George Sapper's discussion Second guessed myself, bad idea
"Hey George, I fell your pain! But I guess if we're not experimenting then we're not learning right? There has been times when I've had unwanted texture on a canvas and even a hole poked through it from moving. I just scraped off what…"
Apr 14
Mark S Ward replied to Mary's discussion Seeking Critiques Please!
"Hi Mary, love your idea of the daisies tying everything together, and the thing about composition...well it's just a tool not a rule, so you go girl! To try and answer your question "how do I cool that color"...Well I do see…"
Apr 14
Mark S Ward commented on Ian Greig's photo
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Wairarapa Bush I

"Super nice painting Ian!! Love the moss covered rocks, colors, and trees. The leaves on the upper trees are remarkable, I was looking at this wondering how you did them. Was it pallet knife, dry brush, just brush, or all the above?"
Apr 13
Mark S Ward replied to Mary's discussion Seeking Critiques Please!
"Hi Mary! You really have a creative idea on showing the spring progression. This looks like where I live with the trees in the hills starting to get their fuzz on. and I'm liking your fuzz brush work. The main thing I'm seeing is…"
Apr 13
Sarah Irland commented on Mark S Ward's photo
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In High Places

"Beautiful, Mark. I love your mountains and the light and shadow in the canyon. The sheep is wonderful, too. I like the way he is looking right at the viewer, like he is asking, "what do you think? " I think this is a beautiful painting!"
Apr 12

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How long have you been painting? Doing any kind of art?
Since I was a child
What other mediums have you used?
oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, digital painting
Are their specific things you would like to learn?
I'm always looking to learn anything and every thing I can about painting.
Where did you learn about this website?
browsing utube I saw your video and love your style of work.

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At 4:02pm on April 12, 2017, Wanda McDonald said…

Thanks Mark for your comment on my water mixable oil painting.  I cannot give you a comparison on regular oils and wm oils, but I think the water mixables are probably a bit stiff compared to the buttery standard oil paints. For this painting I just used water with the paint (no linseed oil) even though I have some.

 
 
 

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