Beethoven: not feeling it!

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Re: Beethoven: not feeling it!

Post by MartinCogg » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:26 pm

Lawler wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:57 am
What??? Nothing's better than a canoe. :mrgreen: Says me, posting from my canoe.
I agree about canoes really :wink: I'd put them in first place when it comes to choice of boat for
tootling on the waters - just as it's the bicycle when it comes to wheels upon land
(I cycle every day (beside the sea) but alas I've yet to take up canoeing again :( )

meanwhile, I'd put aside this picture a while to finish off some others - coming back to it this week
a particular casting question was answered of a sudden (I think it's Mozart in disguise). It's now occurred
to me that the speech balloon has room enough to expand to become a more suitable 'Wachet auf, Dok!'
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Re: Beethoven: not feeling it!

Post by Andrew Fryer » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:34 am

"Erm, wachet's up, doc?" I foolishly posted before reading your text.

I've been following this painting with curiosity - I always felt the hat was too big and the plain area of colour too big and too plain, but it's gradually filling up with detail and interest.
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Re: Beethoven: not feeling it!

Post by MartinCogg » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:27 am

Andrew Fryer wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:34 am
"Erm, wachet's up, doc?" I foolishly posted before reading your text.
You were rather quicker than me then! - took a coupla days for such a 'leap' to present itself in my noggin -
maybe I didn't watch enough Bugs Bunny cartoons for it to jump in immediately.

As it happens, I didn't quite have enough room to just fit 'Dok!' on the end so it's a re-ballooning tomorrow -
I've been looking at a Bugs Bunny wiki page - think I'll sleep on the idea of making it 'Wachet auf, Jack!'

(and hope that makes it clearer ( :?: ) that it's supposed to be Bach on board).

As to the rest, I'm allowing another 6 months before I'd like to call it finished so who knows what's/who's still waiting to appear.

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Re: Beethoven: not feeling it!

Post by Lawler » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:15 am

MartinCogg wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:26 pm
...I cycle every day (beside the sea)...
Nice. To my mind a bicycle is very much like a canoe.

I like the new character (far right) in your painting update though I can't say exactly why. It's something about the eye.

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Re: Beethoven: not feeling it!

Post by MartinCogg » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:22 pm

An update (as always, file size doesn't allow good image quality) - progress has been slow, but now working towards the finish line.

boulderhatinprogresscontinued.JPG
I think what happened was the shepherdess made a snowwoman to take her place watching over the flock
while she's off to an assignation... meanwhile, for in-coming snowman from the right - I wonder a heart-shaped
eye be in order :?:
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Re: Beethoven: not feeling it!

Post by jscott » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:30 pm

I'm seeing a possible comic homage to Bosch' Garden of Earthly Delights...? With the tyger on the right representing evil (for he sheep at least). And of course the soon to melt Bo Peep and the sheep representing Eden.
My apologies if this has already been discussed and is obvious! I haven't followed the whole thread.

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Re: Beethoven: not feeling it!

Post by Lawler » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:41 am

The snowman is obviously in love.

The psychedelic teacup (lower left, center panel) and the 3 spheres nearby catch my imagination.

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Re: Beethoven: not feeling it!

Post by Lovemyguitar » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:47 am

MartinCogg wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:22 pm
An update...
Such a lot has happened in six months! What wonderful details!

(It is too bad that we can't see a larger hi-res image... Perhaps the chap in the purple coat is another composer?)

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Re: Beethoven: not feeling it!

Post by MartinCogg » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:46 am

:wink: :wink: :wink:
Lovemyguitar wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:47 am
(It is too bad that we can't see a larger hi-res image... Perhaps the chap in the purple coat is another composer?)
We can do close-ups well enough - Heavens! Indeed he ought be a composer... but which one could he be?
ameasuredassignation.JPG
perhaps I need to adjust that figure after a suitable candidate has been decided upon
(hairstylist hasn't finished with the shepherdess yet either).
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Re: Beethoven: not feeling it!

Post by Lovemyguitar » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:21 am

Thank you for the close-up! Tiny little folks, aren't they?

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Re: Beethoven: not feeling it!

Post by MartinCogg » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:27 am

Which reminds me that I want to include some even smaller
arrivalofarival...withachitarra.JPG
(I like having the ruler in shot so one can adjust it to correct to size on screen)
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Re: Beethoven: not feeling it!

Post by Lawler » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:31 am

Great to see the close-up detail.

I'm going to make a point of canoeing at Hat Island.

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Re: Beethoven: not feeling it!

Post by MartinCogg » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:44 pm

Lawler wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:31 am
I'm going to make a point of canoeing at Hat Island.
The story I heard put forth the notion so named on account of looking like a hat -
wonder what style of hat be that?

Meanwhile, yes indeed the arriving rival needed a hat
+hat'n'dog'n'bone'n'stick'n'ball.JPG
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Re: Beethoven: not feeling it!

Post by Tom Phillips » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:43 am

The adagio from Sonata Pathetique very beautiful and melodic. Interestingly, that is one of the most played Beethoven pieces on guitar ;)

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Re: Beethoven: not feeling it!

Post by JohnB » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:07 pm

Tom Phillips wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:43 am
The adagio from Sonata Pathetique very beautiful and melodic. Interestingly, that is one of the most played Beethoven pieces on guitar ;)
May I very tentatively point to a performance on the piano by Annie Fischer, nicknamed "Ashtray Annie" because she rarely had a cigarette out of her mouth, except when playing the piano.

It is very sad that she is so little known these days - she was one of the most remarkable pianists of the 20th century, bar none, especially in Beethoven.

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