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« on: August 23, 2014, 10:41:54 am »

I have two agate bottles.
They can be painted on their inner surface.
Can you give me some pieces creative advice on the subjects or designs?
Thank you!


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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 01:18:12 pm »

Dear Mike,
why do you think that they could be painted? They are perfectly natural and really really nice!
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 02:39:24 pm »

Dear Mike,
      I would do a landscape in the top one, and an aquatic scene in the bottom one.  Wink
Actually, either one would work for a landscape or an aquatic scene.
In 2013 at the NYC convention, I bought an IPSB in chalcedony from Erick Schiesse, and I really like it.
And I have a Wang Xisan in chalcedony, and I like it a lot as well.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 03:21:44 pm »

I am with Giovanni... Beautiful just as they are.. Although I never have been real fond of painted agate bottles..
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2014, 05:44:26 pm »

Hi  Mike

I  also  agree  with  Giovanni.  I don't  like   inside-painted  agate  bottles   because  you can't see the   painting  clearly

(Indeed  I  wonder  at how  it is  possible to  paint  inside an agate  bottle  because  of the  difficultly to see the  painting clearly)

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2014, 11:36:10 pm »

Beautiful bottles!

I am with Giovanni as well, ofcoz, Peter already had the reason.Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2014, 06:04:28 am »

Could not agree more. Leave them unpainted. .
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2014, 09:53:11 pm »

Mike,

Of the two examples you posted, I will leave the first one untouched.

If I have to paint the second one, one possible subject is 东波游赤壁 ( the Red Cliff ).

I have two agate bottles with inside painting by Zhang Zeng Lou ( 张增楼 ) which I find quite pleasing and artistic. I will post them the next round.

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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2014, 10:42:28 pm »

Mike,

This is an example of my agate bottle painted by Zhang Zeng Lou.

For sharing purpose.

Inn Bok


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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2014, 10:49:26 pm »

Mike,

In my earlier posts, I was too quick to type out the Chinese characters.

Two mistakes :  波 should be 坡; and  游 should be 遊。

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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2014, 12:44:58 am »

Dear Inn Bok,
    GORGEOUS bottle!!  I believe I have a bottle by him as well. On p.127 of CIPMA (2006), the 'Nine Fish' bottle.
I love aquatic scenes, but landscapes are also great in agate bottles, in my opinion.
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Mike,

This is an example of my agate bottle painted by Zhang Zeng Lou.

For sharing purpose.

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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2014, 04:18:34 am »

Dear Mike,

This is just an idea for bottle 2. I am not creative so have to rely on one of my agate bottle.

Cheers,
YT


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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2014, 05:15:59 am »

Hi Mike,

The Red Cliff ( 东波游赤壁 ) is good for bottle #2, in my opinion.
Also, YT's composition with figures in boat looks like a perfect subject.

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