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Only Skin Deep


Astrid was the one who pointed out it was all "just paint."

Inside the Martini church in Groningen, Holland.

Only Skin Deep


Astrid was the one who pointed out it was all "just paint."

Inside the Martini church in Groningen, Holland.

comments (51)

  • alex
  • United States
  • 26 Mar 2010, 00:04
But paint well-applied is still something, isn't it Ginnie? wink
Ginnie Hart: There's a reason why we have paint, Alex, so might as well put it to good use! I agree. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Mar 2010, 00:49
Spectacular! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, CP.

Too bad your comment section still isn't working. sad
While most of what we experience in life is only skin deep, occasionally we encounter the genuine Hart and Soul of reality.... thanks, Ginnie & Astrid.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Alan. Thank you kindly.
You really are in your element here Ginnie, Fine architectural details close up. Even if it is just paint it is well painted.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind Les. I love stuff like this, even if it IS "just paint!" smile
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Mar 2010, 01:51
Not all that glitters is gold...and so and so, however never judge a book by its cover. Lack of depth may still surprise you. I am in MY element Ginnie. This is serious IDIOM attack wink
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! This is so fun, SAVO. I like your sense of humor. THANK YOU. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 26 Mar 2010, 02:43
lol.. well, the world economy's down, right? ;D nice catch.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Rian, you're right. But it confuses me because these pillars have certainly been up a long time, right? Or does every century have its down economy!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Mar 2010, 03:15
But applied with flourish! Nice!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ray. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Mar 2010, 05:39
I did have to touch it and feel it with my fingers.
To have these skills to make such beautiful things 'just with paint' I am in awe every time I see it.
I know in 'old days' it was more cheap to have wood painted into marble and cheap wood painted into a much more expensive variety, but to make it from almost not noticed is incredible to me.
Les Auld is so right, you were in your element and you came short of eyes to see it all.
Je kwam ogen te kort voor al deze schoonheid.
TGIF DK
Ginnie Hart: Another idiom...short of eyes! I love it, Astrid, learning things through your eyes. You open up my world every day, for which I give you mijn ontzettend bedankt!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 26 Mar 2010, 06:27
aaaah the ol' faux finish, tricky rabbits!!! nice shot tho!!!
Ginnie Hart: Tricky rabbits, indeed, Elaine. I'll be smiling all day thinking of that. smile Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 26 Mar 2010, 06:59
good processing, and good execution!!!
Ginnie Hart: Muschas gracias, Oscar. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Mar 2010, 07:09
Even if it's "just paint" it's still real artistry Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chris. Someone sure had fun figuring it all out. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 26 Mar 2010, 07:25
Well used paint l think smile
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Tony!
  • chad
  • wherever I hang my mask.
  • 26 Mar 2010, 08:02
Beautifully done and far cheaper. When the Georgian assembly rooms in Bath were bombed in the war, the building remained a shell for many years and then it was rebuilt but with fake internal marble columns.
Ginnie Hart: As they say, there's more than one way to skin the cat! Thanks for sharing, Chad.
The light here is awesome Ginnie, good capture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 26 Mar 2010, 09:04
Wonderful light and tone
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Vintage.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Mar 2010, 09:08
I love to see these kind of faux paint effects, though they're not so much in fashion now. I used to do it myself and have tons of books on the subject, now sadly unused1
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I think we'd all like a live demonstration from you, Ingrid. Your skills never cease to amaze me. smile
dark light but impressive in details
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Fabrizio...the higher up the darker. But I sure enjoyed seeing it. Grazie.
It's all in the details..

nice!
Ginnie Hart: Precies, Nadiuska. Precies!
  • Theys
  • Belgium
  • 26 Mar 2010, 09:20
Quite beautiful photograph, beautiful detail, good day with you.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Have a good weekend.
Beautiful detail great shot as usual, have a good day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Valérie. Merci.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 26 Mar 2010, 10:00
Superb capture and great détail. Have a lovely day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine. Merci.
Very good!
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Carlos.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Mar 2010, 10:29
LOL - I am looking forward to Ingrid's live demonstration ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Mike. grin
What a fabulous paint job! Very nicely captured Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Paint can cover up a multitude of sins, Richard, right? smile
  • jude iron maiden
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Mar 2010, 11:17
i remember when i was living in america that they had a saying 'fat is only skin - Deep'
Ginnie Hart: Well, that would be true, JIM. smile
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 26 Mar 2010, 11:54
Super shot of the detail, it may be just be paint but is still very impressive
Ginnie Hart: Paint can do wonders to just about anything, JJ! smile Thanks.
  • crash
  • United States
  • 26 Mar 2010, 12:10
cool lighting on that column ....
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ryan.
I have seen this marble effect being done,and looks really good as your picture shows. Lovely light and tones Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Linda, I have seen it many times over here already. It's one way to save money, I'm sure. smile Thanks.
  • xavi
  • Spain
  • 26 Mar 2010, 12:56
great details
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Xavi. Thanks for stopping by again.
great light and shadow, atmosphere is super!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John!
The tightwads!

Nicely captured, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! But they DID put effort into it, Paul, and that counts for something! smile Thanks.
Great lighting on this paint job Ginnie..Anything looks good if painted well..even though its only skin deep. Well pictured too.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree. A good paint job can really cover up a multitude of sins! grin Thanks.
Hi Ginnie, So glad to ear from you. As I'm actually utterly busy during the week, I just want to confirm that I will take the time to have a look at your mails and blogs during the week-end.
My email is [email protected]

That's soooooo great ! ;-)))
Ginnie Hart: YAAAAAAY. I will be sending your address to V&V administrators, Toni and Marcie. Expect to hear from one of them soon! Good to see you again.
  • Cherise
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Mar 2010, 14:22
Great use of light here! Nice details smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Cherise.
The colours are nearly Breugelesque! Stunning!!
Hard to believe this is all done by painting alone.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Marion. I was amazed! Thank you.
It is that good if you hadn't have been honest with us Ginnie I would have thought this was the real thing.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You know will always be honest with you, Brian. grin
  • cisco
  • France
  • 26 Mar 2010, 15:27
Very nice shot. You use the light beautifully. A real treat for the eyes
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Cisco. Merci.
But well painted, eh?
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Tom. Much better than I could ever do, for sure!
Well if you think this is good you should see our bedroom ceiling, on second thoughts better not.now wheres that souvlaki----.
Ginnie Hart: HAHA! I can just imagine, Mick. grin
cool! who would've thought - it looks almost 3D even in this grand shot of it!
Ginnie Hart: I love when that happens, Yinks, doen't you! Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Mar 2010, 18:08
Ja, dit klopt- niet alles is goud wat glinstert! - but finely painted, zeg! I had also thought that the columns were made from marble or- if not- from brickstones covered with stucco and then painted like marble - in any case this column is a real character, very refined and a joy for the eyes- I very like Astrid's phrase I never knew, I'm learning Dutch together with you- is this column one of the columns supporting the famous organ which a friend was so impressed with as he listened there to a religious concert?
Ginnie Hart: Definitely a joy to the eyes, Philine. And yes, let's learn Dutch together from Astrid. But you're soooo far ahead of me, of course. I have seen so many church organs lately that I'll have to go back to my pictures to see what this one looks like. I can just imagine being at a concert there!
I suppose you could say that of any painting!!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Bill, I suspose. smile
  • david
  • United States
  • 26 Mar 2010, 20:52
just paint? excellent! and the shot is so clear it looks like you can reach in and touch it!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, David. I was so glad it turned out! smile
some imense detail, very good colours
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Derek.
as usual....ginnie delivers smile
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Toni. Thank you.
Some artists worked on that church!!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they did, Wim.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 27 Mar 2010, 18:50
Very well painted and a beautiful architectural close-up.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frida. smile
Your colors and tones are always so wonderful, Ginnie. The detail here is really incredible. I love it!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Beverly. Thank you kindly.
wauw grin
alweer een mooi shot, blijven gaan!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Laura. I still haven't figured out how to get to your photographs! HELP.
  • Esther
  • Malaysia
  • 29 Mar 2010, 00:36
But still impressive nonetheless, Ginnie! The details wow me. How's the weather over in Holland? (Btw, I saw cheap fares again to Amsterdam? Should I, Ginnie? hehe)
Ginnie Hart: I loved the details, too, Esther. I was glad they came out. BTW, what are "cheap" fares to you? smile Whenever you DO come back, please ket us know!
  • Toni
  • United States
  • 29 Mar 2010, 04:36
Well, the painters did a pretty darned good job of it. Great capture, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I definitely agree, Toni. They knew how to fool some of the people some of the time! Thanks.

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