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Gita

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on: March 16, 2017, 10:57:39 PM
I just had this idea of putting some individual touch to the live class painting which Dennis taught recently. This is adding "life" to the still subject. Like a pun.

I had to imagine how the frog looks through the glass and the wine.

Please do comment on what I could do better.

« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 11:15:33 PM by Gita »
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Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 11:01:45 PM
 :2funny:   This is priceless Gita!!! Absolutely love it!!! I think he's going for the white chocolate truffle!  :licklips:

Looks great to me.  O0


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Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 11:34:53 PM
Gita,

What a great idea.  The frog really adds a lot of drama to the piece.  As cute as he is, the frog really does not steal the attention from the grapes, wine, and glass.

You have done a wonderful job on this.

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Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 12:10:41 AM
 :eyesclosed: Isure wouldnt like to share my glass of wine with this little critter  :) but he sure adds character to your still life painting  :yippee:
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Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 01:03:29 AM
Priceless!  What a creative thought you had.

Not to mentioned you did not fear painting over your beautiful painting.  I realized with this painting that you can just paint over whatever is there as your heart content... just put Ti white if the paint is transparent as a barrier.  That is a big plus for acrylic.

Nice little frog.   O0


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Reply #5 on: March 17, 2017, 01:29:54 AM
This made me laugh Gita - such a wonderful touch of humour in your painting   ;D

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Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 04:41:55 AM
 Thank you All.
Val, well I hadn't thought about this- btw, do frogs eat chocolate ?  "Stimulation experiments have showed an increased control of digit flexion allowing it to execute a precision grip paralleled only by that seen in primates". After reading this about frogs I might have to paint a similar one without the chocolate. .:2funny:

Mea, I enjoyed doing this.

Annie, Yes, one coat of tit.white was enough. What a treat compared to WC to do this sort of overpainting!

Win, maybe he is a prince in disguise....  :whistle:

Fiona, I chose this coloured frog exactly for this reason- he looks funny with his green face and orangey hands and feet. This is a red eyed tree frog, which is only about 3 inches in size. This big one has certainly eaten too much chocolate...
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Reply #7 on: March 17, 2017, 12:50:01 PM
This big one has certainly eaten too much chocolate...
... or maybe it is the wine.


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Reply #8 on: March 17, 2017, 06:54:09 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #9 on: March 22, 2017, 10:51:40 AM
 :thankyou: so much Dennis! Even Mea has put this now in the newsletter :2funny:
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Reply #10 on: March 23, 2017, 10:50:55 AM
What a great expression of genuine  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:creativity - that cute frog adds so much to the painting!  Great job!


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Reply #11 on: March 23, 2017, 11:59:48 AM
that is so humarous, love it. well done  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #12 on: March 23, 2017, 12:39:20 PM
Hee-hee! Cute!  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #13 on: March 23, 2017, 04:39:48 PM
What fun, Gita! I see nothing to change. I agree with Annie...I think he's after the wine.
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Reply #14 on: March 26, 2017, 08:37:22 PM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: Very creative, Gita!  Your colorful tree frog adds a nice touch to the still life!  Seeing this reminded me of a You Tube video of drunken jungle animals who ate too much of some fermented fruit that had fallen from trees someplace. ~Liz