She insists in claiming ownership about all the 7,000 artworks she sells, it's a hard case.
My probable next moves will be:
1. reiterating my email asking her for compensation and deletion of all my stolen artworks (she made a 100 pages book with all my works after deleting my signature)
2. waiting last week for her to comply
3. submit an official complaint to italian police asking them to contact deutsche polizei.
I have no money for a lawyer to defend only my rights, I want her to stop ripping off ALL artists so we can be safe in the future. That's why I hope police can help with a search warrant in her gallery, computers, bank accounts, etc etc.
What we can do now, asking Google+ to remove the unauthorized images, is really a little thing compared to the dimension of her theft.
In any way, every kind of publicity about her scam is welcome and useful.
Definitely worth the time spent on it I feel Really cool painting. I like the mist effect and the shadows you've used. It feels like there is three separate sections in the painting: The train; the trees,mist and foreground; and the background sky and buildings. It seemed confusing to the eye at first but it works quite well
Thank you Environment design has always been difficult for me to do. I just kept practicing whenever I could. You can do it hun just look at a lot of photos and check out tutorials online, you tube etc.
I like this one more than the other one you posted. I think you are focusing too much time on details which is why you're not achieving your time limit goal. How detailed do environmentals have to be? You are a bit of a perfectionist (I know, I am too)...
Thanks Wig. Yeah I know. The thing is this one is also more impressive because of the detail and textures applied to it. The other is much closer to a speed paint than this as well. Although I do like the mood and composition conveyed in this as well. Speed paints are usually done so one can get a general idea and mood of a certain environment. The next stage after s few speed painted images are picked is something like this executed with textures and more detail and so forth. Perfectionists ? Hah! More like obsessive. I have three more on the way. They are more like Matt painting concepts. Still working on them simultaneously as I do these "speed paints". Will possibly post them up on the weekend. Would love to hear your thoughts.
I agree, there's some parts of the picture that have far more detail than a speed paint needs.
Did you paint the trees, or take them out of a picture and blur the edges? If paint, they could stand less detail. You might want to think about how you do your buildings - I don't think there's a need to put this much detail into the lights. Looks very nice, but it's not really necessary to recognise them as buildings. Also, the water - I love the wave effect, but it probably cost you more time than it ought to. Meanwhile, the train itself and the railway is at the amount of detail I'd excpect from a speed paint.
Regardless of the time consumed: A very nice picture overall