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Title: Country house
Post by: Gita on July 20, 2020, 05:11:30 PM
Due to Covid restrictions discovering more of the surroundings around Berlin. Brandenburg for e.g. is so charming with vast forests and many seas.
This one is inspired by my recent outdoor activity.
This is mainly water colour except the flowers on the table and some white acrylics.
Love to hear your comments.

Title: Re: Country house
Post by: nolan on July 20, 2020, 10:49:00 PM
Love it Gita, nice depth in the buildings :smitten:

I would like to see some more darks in the bottom sections of the plants - the tonal value is too uniform from top to bottom - remember the top leaves cast a shadow on the bottom ones O0
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: Bill76434 on July 20, 2020, 11:17:38 PM
Lovely loose painting Gita.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Gita on July 21, 2020, 05:30:00 AM
Thank you Nolan! I see your point. Will do! 👍🏼
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 21, 2020, 12:16:25 PM
Gita, very pretty scene.  Well done! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Gita on July 21, 2020, 12:39:28 PM
 :thankyou: Bill, Mary Lou! Here’s the modified version together with another country scene. so am planning to present 3 paintings for friends who have a country house. 3 will look good side by side.
BTW, I painted these without sketching before.
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: Gita on July 21, 2020, 09:00:06 PM
Another one inspired by my stay in Brandenburg.

Title: Re: Country house
Post by: Gita on July 22, 2020, 03:14:45 PM
Loose painting of a door entry. This was fast and fun to paint.
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Post by: dennis on July 22, 2020, 09:12:23 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bill76434 on July 22, 2020, 11:41:02 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: JayJ on July 23, 2020, 05:46:18 AM
These are so beautiful Gita!!!And that too you painted without sketching ... :congrats: !One of my handicaps!!!
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Post by: Gita on July 23, 2020, 10:31:28 AM
 :thankyou: So much Dennis, Bill. Jay!!

Here’s something which was very very beautiful in real- poppy field.

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Post by: Bill76434 on July 23, 2020, 12:02:08 PM
You are doing some lovely paintings Gita  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Gita on July 23, 2020, 12:06:53 PM
 :thankyou: Bill!
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Post by: nolan on July 23, 2020, 09:27:43 PM
Wow you are on a roll at the moment Gita :congrats:
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: Gita on July 24, 2020, 01:23:04 PM
Yes Nolan. Trying some loose WC paintings, at least one a day. From tomorrow I am away for a while. So can do only small paintings. Can’t get the creases out of this paper.

Title: Re: Country house
Post by: njnjgirl on July 24, 2020, 01:27:27 PM
Lovely paintings Gita. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Gita on July 24, 2020, 02:05:15 PM
Thank you Mary Lou!
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Post by: Bill76434 on July 24, 2020, 10:52:22 PM
The patterns and mixture of colours are fantastic Gita  :painting:
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: Gita on July 25, 2020, 03:15:11 PM
 :thankyou: So much Bill!
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Post by: nolan on July 27, 2020, 09:32:29 PM
Love it Gita :smitten:
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Post by: Trace on July 27, 2020, 11:12:18 PM
These are all beautiful paintings Gita  :smitten:
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Post by: Gita on July 28, 2020, 07:19:32 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan, Trace!
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 28, 2020, 12:32:09 PM
Love your new avatar! Paintings are great.
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Post by: Gita on July 28, 2020, 07:07:44 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou!
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: Gita on August 13, 2020, 02:28:55 PM
Continuing my loose paintings.. 
this is by the pond.. not very happy with this.


Title: Re: Country house
Post by: Bill76434 on August 13, 2020, 11:10:20 PM
 :clap: :clap: you have set your standards high Gita
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: nolan on August 13, 2020, 11:26:34 PM
Looking good so far :clap: :clap: :clap:

I suggest making the water more blue or green as it is not very visible at the moment O0
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Post by: JayJ on August 14, 2020, 08:51:36 AM
 :clap: :clap: Gita!
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Post by: Gita on August 14, 2020, 09:24:25 AM
Thank you Bill, Jay.
Thank you Nolan, will follow your suggestion.

Old water pumps are so charming. Let’s you forget the modern world while sitting beside it.

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Post by: njnjgirl on August 14, 2020, 12:40:00 PM
I like your last two paintings Gita.  Keep it up!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 14, 2020, 07:17:03 PM
Oh, such soft pretty colors, Gita.  What  a restful scene.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: Gita on August 14, 2020, 08:57:19 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou!
 :thankyou: Mea! I assume your Operation went well, so happy that your health is better again. 🌺🌸
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Post by: Bill76434 on August 14, 2020, 11:43:40 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: good selections Gita
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Post by: liz on August 15, 2020, 01:49:06 AM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: Hi, Gita! I love your watercolor scenes! You’re a real natural with water colors! -Liz
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: Gita on August 15, 2020, 06:00:09 AM
 :thankyou: Bill!
 :thankyou: Liz, I appreciate your comment!  I find Water colours so fascinating, and so practical! Just water and colours.
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: Gita on August 15, 2020, 09:11:58 AM
Living by the riverside is so lovely. I appreciate nature so much that I flee from the city to the country side every weekend. This painting is much smaller ( 20 x 12 cm) with a different colour palette.

Title: Re: Country house
Post by: njnjgirl on August 15, 2020, 12:05:45 PM
This is pretty Gita.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Gita on August 15, 2020, 06:50:09 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou!
Another one; Farm lane..

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Post by: JayJ on August 15, 2020, 08:31:46 PM
Love the riverside!!! :clap: :clap:
Amazing how fast you work Gita!!
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: Gita on August 15, 2020, 08:37:53 PM
 :thankyou: Jay.. maybe due to the daily practice☺️
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Post by: Bill76434 on August 15, 2020, 11:07:24 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: keep them coming Gita.
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Post by: Gita on August 16, 2020, 08:20:02 AM
 :thankyou: Bill. Planning to do so. 😊
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Post by: njnjgirl on August 16, 2020, 12:17:29 PM
These are great Gita. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on August 16, 2020, 08:53:24 PM
Wow you are on a roll at the moment Gita :heeha: :smitten:

The water pump is my favourite, it has so much character :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Gita on August 17, 2020, 10:52:52 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan!

Today’s practice- white Pampa grass sways so gracefully in the wind..

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Post by: njnjgirl on August 17, 2020, 11:38:42 AM
Beautiful!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on August 17, 2020, 09:09:59 PM
fab :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Maybe a bird or three in the sky?
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Post by: JayJ on August 17, 2020, 09:37:35 PM
Pretty! :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bill76434 on August 17, 2020, 11:01:26 PM
Very Good Gita. Maybe a Supergirl in the sky to represent you?  :whistle:
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: Gita on August 18, 2020, 09:06:14 AM
Thank you Nolan, Jay! Nolan, I am thinking of painting a Heron on the right side.
Bill, you are too funny... 😅😂😂😂😂
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Post by: Gita on August 18, 2020, 12:00:57 PM
Sparrows are so smart. They adjust themselves to many changing environmental circumstances.

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 18, 2020, 10:49:32 PM
Excellent, Gita.

aloha

mea
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Post by: nolan on August 18, 2020, 11:12:53 PM
Beautiful Gita :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Bill76434 on August 18, 2020, 11:20:25 PM
 A three clap picture, love the water     :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 19, 2020, 12:20:29 AM
Just went back and checked the other paintings in this country house series, Gita.  All lovely, but my favorite is the pampa grass.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: JayJ on August 19, 2020, 05:11:59 AM
Love it!Beautiful coloir contrast! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Gita on August 19, 2020, 09:58:09 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Nolan, Bill, Jay!
Mea changed your favourite according to Nolan’s suggestion. The heron looks like it’s the size of a Dino... somehow.. 🙃
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Post by: njnjgirl on August 19, 2020, 12:33:19 PM
Lovely sparrow and I do like heron.  I think these are all great!! :yippee:
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Post by: JayJ on August 19, 2020, 03:44:33 PM
It make so much difference to the painting!! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: nolan on August 20, 2020, 09:41:16 PM
 :heeha:

It was just talking about the little upside down w tweet tweet birds like I add to my painting ;D

You have taking it to a whole new level and it looks awesome now :congrats: :not_worthy:
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: Gita on August 21, 2020, 09:15:48 AM
Thanks Jay!
Nolan, thank you! Happy about your appreciation! 🙏🏼 The Perspektive is like I am lying on the grass in front and looking up..
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: Gita on August 21, 2020, 04:07:53 PM
Foxglove grows a lot here. I find them so beautiful.

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Post by: Bill76434 on August 21, 2020, 11:16:20 PM
 :clap: :clap: I wonder why they are called 'Foxgloves'?
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Post by: Gita on August 22, 2020, 08:35:14 AM
Here is the explanation Bill, which I read in a gardening blog.
The history of foxglove plants is a strange study in language. Foxglove’s Latin name, Digitalis, comes from the word digitus, meaning “finger,” and believe it or not that has nothing to do with gloves.

The foxglove gets its name from the old Anglo-Saxon word “foxes-glew,” which means “fox music.” This is apparently because the flowers resemble an ancient hanging bell of the same name.

The Latin name was given by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1753 because, much more straightforwardly, he thought the flowers looked like the fingertips of gloves.
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: dennis on August 22, 2020, 09:08:55 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on August 22, 2020, 11:52:08 AM
So pretty Gita. :clap: :clap: :clap:  and interesting about their name.  Thank you.
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Post by: Bill76434 on August 22, 2020, 10:59:42 PM
Thanks Gita, you are better than google.  :smart:
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Post by: nolan on August 23, 2020, 09:47:08 PM
Great job Gita :smitten:
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Post by: Gita on August 25, 2020, 11:38:17 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis..
Bill.. Google is my cousin and best friend.
Thankyou Mary Lou, Thank you Nolan.
I modified the foxgloves with complementary colours.
Title: Re: Country house
Post by: nolan on August 25, 2020, 09:14:40 PM
and I like the added highlights too :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: JayJ on August 26, 2020, 04:48:33 PM
Beautiful!!..love the colours !
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Post by: Gita on August 31, 2020, 06:47:22 AM
 :thankyou: Jay!

At present I see dandelions everywhere.
A more colourful interpretation.

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Post by: njnjgirl on August 31, 2020, 05:13:45 PM
Impressionistic ....colorful...I like it! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on August 31, 2020, 08:53:22 PM
nice colours :smitten:
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Post by: Gita on August 31, 2020, 09:15:41 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou!😃
 :thankyou: Nolan! 😃
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Post by: Bill76434 on August 31, 2020, 11:27:43 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: TeresaM on August 31, 2020, 11:41:20 PM
These country house paintings are giving you joy and that is what counts it painting  :clap: :clap:
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