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Purpose of this Blog is to become a tool and a place where artist that collect and paint flat figures can find interesting links and news about flats, painting techniques, history and various related articles.English speaking related sites are very few but hopefully this blog will provide the collector and the painter with interesting and valuable information about the Art of the Flat Figure and everything related to it.
During the next days I will post any related info I have collected for a long time about various aspects of Flats. Techniques, photos, links, historic articles, anything that is related. Wherever possible I will including the author of the original article. I apologise if sometimes the author's name is not included. It's not intentional but it is lost through time.

Friday, 28 March 2008

The 2007 Painting Project

By Panos Charalampakis

At last, our annual painting project of the British Flat FIgure Society came to an end. Nearly every year, or at least we try to, there is a non competitive choice of one figure of variable subject and scale that is distributed among the interested members of the Society who each of us makes his/her own interpetation of how this figure shoudl be painted.
It's is very interesting comparing the final results since, as many wise painters have said, there are a thousand painting techniques from a thousand artists. Each makes his/her own interpetation, according to his/her likes and preferences, painting style, painitng medium used and so on.
For 2007, a single 30mm figure from the Golbergs was chosen, of a mounted noble lady and a peasant or groom driving the horse taken from a medieval hunting party scene. Sixteen people responded to the call but we hope this number increases next year. So here is the link that will direct you to the proper section in the Society's gallery. Take a moment to observe the different painting schemes from the almost toy soldier-like appearance to the most "sophisticated" heavy shadowed-highlighted painting.