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Ted Hoppe
11-29-2018, 02:37 PM
I have begun working in mixed media, oils and applied dry brushes. The idea of boats, the sea and remembering boyhood experiences appeal to me currently.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4912/46056367472_217cd07d3d_z.jpg

A felucca from the 1880s (it is an upcoming painting in progress for the Master Mariners fundraiser I may submit.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4855/46056389992_5985d10420_z.jpg

Paul Pless
11-29-2018, 02:41 PM
Damn brother, thatís mighty fine.

George Jung
11-29-2018, 02:42 PM
Very nice. Don't delete!

Rum_Pirate
11-29-2018, 02:43 PM
You have way more talent than I can aspire for. Please continue.

Sky Blue
11-29-2018, 02:44 PM
You're an amazing dude, Ted. I really admire the things you do and how you go about living your life as shown here from time to time on these pages.

Yeadon
11-29-2018, 03:02 PM
I like that first one quite a bit.

Ted Hoppe
11-29-2018, 03:08 PM
Thank you.

I always doubt my own work. I can be easily frustrated, bored and move on. Over the past decade, my creativity was intentionally diverted so I could teach myself shipwright skills so I could modify, repair and maintenance of the boats I have had. I have some crazy rules to follow when I work on stuff. My personal limitations and inner voices make me turn off my own voice. I way too often get frozen and lose way too often when others step on my attempts to express myself.

This new art direction I am doing may become something more as I will try to marry this love with my film/video stuff. I can imagine a beautiful small film where these aspects come to life. It could become a really cool style. Who knows... or it might be another phase of expression which fades in the months to come.

Peerie Maa
11-29-2018, 03:21 PM
Thank you.

I always doubt my own work. .
Don't. That painting is superb.

David G
11-29-2018, 03:24 PM
I'm sorry sir... delete the thread? I can't let you do that -- Dave.

Seriously... we KNOW where you live. Well... Scot does, and I bet he'd help us 'convince' you to not only leave it up, but to add more. <G>

No reason to doubt your work. It's lovely all 'round.

Yeadon
11-29-2018, 03:40 PM
I'm a fan of this artist ... http://www.drewmerritt.com (http://www.drewmerritt.com/)

The ships in the background of the first painting reminded me a bit of Drew Merritt.

Phil Y
11-29-2018, 03:50 PM
Wow Ted, that's amazing. I'm no aficionado, but you've definitely got an eye, and the talent to put it down on canvas. You will have to carry a painting kit on your bike. A whole new aspect to your European tours.

Gib Etheridge
11-29-2018, 04:05 PM
I have my share of abilities and talents but art has always alluded me. I won't say that I'm jealous, but I certainly admire your ability and hope you will post many more.

mmd
11-29-2018, 04:07 PM
Lovely stuff, Ted. I hope to see more from you. If I may inject a bit of inspiration from almost a century ago, a locally-famous photographer, W.R. MacAskill, produced a series of hand-tinted B&W photos of maritime scenes (especially famous for an image of the Bluenose close-hauled & charging hard) such as this image of Peggy's Cove, taken not far from where the monument to the Swissair plane disaster of a decade or so ago:

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/550af996e4b0c759d1290361/575841cda3360c47890a5d38/5b96bdcd4d7a9cea7893c69d/1536605699933/W.+R.+MacAskill%2C+The+Surf+at+Peggy%27s+Cove+Nova +Scotia%2C+21x27%2C+coloured+photo%2C+1938%2C+%246 00.jpg?format=1000w

L.A Marche
11-29-2018, 04:35 PM
Very nice Ted , to me your style resembles hand tinted negatives.

J.Madison
11-29-2018, 05:28 PM
The water in the felluca painting is amazing! That is such a hard thing to do.

Ted Hoppe
11-29-2018, 05:32 PM
Very nice Ted , to me your style resembles hand tinted negatives.

Quite astute that you and mmd picked that up - there is a homage. My technique includes tracing the main lines with a extra thick pencil and actively embracing cardboard cut outs to the canvas. Once that is mostly done, then i can use my imagination and emotion to apply the hand coloring, oils and dry brushes onto the canvas filling creating my own story which shares the time and place with the image. I do spend the day(s) at places observing where the images could have taken and build a true world color palate as it reveals itself.

ishmael
11-29-2018, 05:54 PM
You've been given a gift sir. By all means necessary, don't be deterred.

Not to puff you up. Artists, especially today when they are is so subject to the whims of weird market forces, can become vain. Be that as it may, my mildly tutored eye says those are quite fine.

Got any for sale? PM me. I have just the place for a seascape.

Ted Hoppe
11-29-2018, 08:26 PM
I'm a fan of this artist ... http://www.drewmerritt.com (http://www.drewmerritt.com/)

The ships in the background of the first painting reminded me a bit of Drew Merritt.

Drew has some skills! He may have already painted some folks on the forum already.

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willmarsh3
11-29-2018, 09:50 PM
These are awesome! This is what keeps me coming back.

paulf
11-29-2018, 09:53 PM
Beautiful work Ted! How did you do the Cat in the other thread?

Dave Lesser
11-29-2018, 11:22 PM
Lovely, wistful work, Ted.

Hallam
11-29-2018, 11:53 PM
Love your work Ted. Thanks for posting it here.

epoxyboy
11-30-2018, 02:49 AM
Nice! Don't delete!

Pete

Spin_Drift
11-30-2018, 04:15 AM
Beautiful paintings, Ted. You are multitalented and a fine person with great zest for living and all that life offers you...
I treasure the time we spent together last year. The interesting and deep conversations and mutual understanding were/are precious.

Keep this thread and keep adding your work to it. We all look forward to seeing more of it.

PeterSibley
11-30-2018, 07:23 AM
I just love thisTed, the light and the minimalist clarity. Thanks for the motivation to draw more as well.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4912/46056367472_217cd07d3d_z.jpg

Tom Lathrop
11-30-2018, 09:10 AM
Quite astute that you and mmd picked that up - there is a homage. My technique includes tracing the main lines with a extra thick pencil and actively embracing cardboard cut outs to the canvas. Once that is mostly done, then i can use my imagination and emotion to apply the hand coloring, oils and dry brushes onto the canvas filling creating my own story which shares the time and place with the image. I do spend the day(s) at places observing where the images could have taken and build a true world color palate as it reveals itself.

When I first looked at your painting, the same thought came to me. Going over the first painting as if I really knew something about painting (I don't), some of the boys appear to have been done in greater detail while some are devoid of detail, like the boy in the orange shirt, for instance. Did you do that on purpose or was it perhaps experimental accident? I envy the result and think you have found a technique worthy of following.

S/V Laura Ellen
11-30-2018, 10:54 AM
Ted: Keep posting your art, I'm enjoying seeing it!

C. Ross
11-30-2018, 11:30 AM
Ted - beautiful!!

Can you share a little about your mixed media approach? I’m fascinated by that method. Are you starting with vintage photographs, or something else? The work is wonderful.

beernd
11-30-2018, 12:02 PM
I have begun working in mixed media, oils and applied dry brushes. The idea of boats, the sea and remembering boyhood experiences appeal to me currently.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4912/46056367472_217cd07d3d_z.jpg

A felucca from the 1880s (it is an upcoming painting in progress for the Master Mariners fundraiser I may submit.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4855/46056389992_5985d10420_z.jpg

If this is your beginners work then I would like to see your advanced work!

Great paintings!! Y>

Flying Orca
11-30-2018, 12:44 PM
I am always in awe of serious visual talents like yours, Ted. I have talents, but they lie in other areas.

Brains are such interesting things! A paternal great-grandfather was a draughtsman and illustrator, and my younger brother appears to have inherited his visual talent. I can't draw realistically to save my life, but I got all the musical talent in the family. And oddly, my maternal grandfather was a player and teacher of traditional music (a piper, among other things) AND a talented visual artist (sign painter and more), but his talents don't seem to have been conserved together, as it were. There must be a strong genetic component, but it's almost certainly a complex interaction, and environmental factors must be present as well.

gmiller
11-30-2018, 12:55 PM
Beautiful... thanks for putting it out there... looking forward to more.

amish rob
11-30-2018, 12:56 PM
It just HAD to be a felucca, huh?

Peace,
Sigh...

Jay Greer
11-30-2018, 01:18 PM
Well, gang, I think we have another budding John Stobart here!
Nice work Ted!
Jay
http://www.askart.com/artist/John_Stobart/3582/John_Stobart.aspx

Mike V.
11-30-2018, 02:01 PM
I'm not attracted to most paintings but I really like your work. Please don't even think about deleting this thread.

sharpiefan
11-30-2018, 03:59 PM
Beautiful work!

I think you've dropped the 'r' off your name....the pier painting in particular reminds me of some of Edward Hopper's paintings.

John of Phoenix
11-30-2018, 04:11 PM
Fabulous, just fabulous.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4912/46056367472_217cd07d3d_z.jpg

Old Dryfoot
11-30-2018, 05:53 PM
Could be in a gallery.

isla
11-30-2018, 06:09 PM
Lovely work Ted. Keep it coming.

Ted Hoppe
11-30-2018, 07:39 PM
Thanks for the sticky. It is a high honor from you all.

I will share as I grow. I have a lot to learn and discover.

Ted Hoppe
12-01-2018, 01:01 PM
starting a new one. It could be called... taking a peek.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4841/45408871284_8ea13d8b0d_c.jpg

Breakaway
12-01-2018, 03:30 PM
Loverly!

Kevin

Ted Hoppe
12-05-2018, 10:19 PM
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Old boat which I really miss. Black Jack was one of those we never should let go.

Ted Hoppe
02-26-2019, 01:34 AM
I know it isn’t maritime related. Trying to create various art forms. Wearable peices are kind of fun. Be meaning to do a few hand done peices while I wait for screens to come back from louis. I am going to do some sailing related ones soon.

How do you like my freehand t-shirt for my son. Perseus is one of our shared loved myths.

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Steve McMahon
02-26-2019, 04:14 AM
I love them both. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to getting home so I can look at them on a bigger screen than my phone.

Shang
02-26-2019, 04:40 AM
Nice work, Ted!

Phil Y
02-26-2019, 03:16 PM
You have quite a talent. I suppose in some ways not surprising given your day job.

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CWSmith
02-26-2019, 03:28 PM
Ted, your work is extraordinary. It's the best I've seen in the Bilge and that includes the work of very famous artists.

Ted Hoppe
02-26-2019, 03:54 PM
You have quite a talent. I suppose in some ways not surprising given your day job.

Sent from my CPH1851 using Tapatalk

let me figure a piece for you to wear. I’ll be glad to see you wear it when we meet later this summer.

SKIP KILPATRICK
02-26-2019, 06:36 PM
Very nice!

McMike
02-26-2019, 07:21 PM
Are you kidding me? Don't even pretend that those paintings arn't great!! Wow!!!! I'd be honored and happy to hang one of those on my wall.

Ted Hoppe
02-27-2019, 09:02 PM
Finished up second shirt (for me) as chicken soup dinner summers to completion..

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gypsie
02-27-2019, 09:13 PM
That first painting in the OP is just gorgeous.

Are you printing onto paper and painting over? Or printing onto a different medium?
Such a nice effect.

Phil Y
02-27-2019, 10:06 PM
let me figure a piece for you to wear. I’ll be glad to see you wear it when we meet later this summer.
Looking forward to it Ted, our tickets are booked. Into Barcelona I think, around 2 Sept, and out of Madrid around the 23rd. Every day in between is up for grabs.

Ted Hoppe
02-27-2019, 10:31 PM
Beautiful work!

I think you've dropped the 'r' off your name....the pier painting in particular reminds me of some of Edward Hopper's paintings.


Looking forward to it Ted, our tickets are booked. Into Barcelona I think, around 2 Sept, and out of Madrid around the 23rd. Every day in between is up for grabs.

that sounds like a wonderful trip. We are still rounding out our days there as KC has a fam trip planned. I am sure it will all work out. I’ll let you know more in the weeks to come.

Ted Hoppe
02-27-2019, 10:33 PM
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Working on getting it right. The bleed is hard given the technique.

Ted Hoppe
02-27-2019, 10:45 PM
That first painting in the OP is just gorgeous.

Are you printing onto paper and painting over? Or printing onto a different medium?
Such a nice effect.

Thank you. it really depends on my mood. I am branching out beyond a ridged format and rules which I first applied. I needed to find a medium. I was stifled by a series of commercial work. It is a fun thing to watch your hand create a nice curve or how many small lines make a linear perpecrive imagined into strength and motion.

I Have another interesting one coming out soon.

Ted Hoppe
02-28-2019, 01:52 AM
One more shirt of night. Back to a finer art tomorrow.

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