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Gita

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on: July 11, 2017, 05:36:25 PM
I had sometime to swing my brushes... had a photo of Monets garden and tried my best to make this impressionistical. I started this as a water colour without any masking fluid, so that I had to use some acrylic for the whites. Please do tell me your thoughts.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2017, 05:39:30 PM by Gita »
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Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 07:01:45 PM
 :heeha: Gita, I love it  :smitten:. Your style is so gentle and flows with delicate color. Delightful.
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Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 08:59:18 PM
Its lovely Gita, I like the style of painting   :smitten:
I just find to my eye your water seems to be heading downwards instead of across or is that how it should be?
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Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 10:40:12 AM
Thank you Kathy.
Yes i see your point Win, I think the water reflections in the front give this impression of water flowing downwards. Maybe I should do something about it. Thanks! I could use some pastels...  :whistle:
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Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 05:14:36 PM
Gita, just add some horizontal streaks on your water.  That happens to be one of my favorite Monet paintings.  :) ~Liz


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Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 07:06:53 PM
I love it, Gita.  So soft and serene.  Beautiful use of grey tones.

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Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 10:36:14 AM
Thanks Liz for the suggestion. Have to try this carefully. I had been to Monets garden two years ago in Giverny and I would have preferred to paint this plein air rather than form a photo!

Mea, lovely that you are back! You were on vacation, I guess. I missed your paintings!
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Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 05:43:45 PM
 :heeha:   Yay Gita!!! Loving the looseness of this.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:

I have a different view of Monet's lily pond with the bridge. I am in midst stride with the drawing. I set it aside when I delved into the succulent. Had to stop that before I was driven to go in search for an opium den!

My Monet is going to be attempted in pastel, do I qualify to be categorized as a masochist?   :banghead:       :2funny:
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Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 07:55:05 PM
Thanks Val! Looking forward to seeing your Monets Garden in pastel! You a masochist?  :2funny: :2funny: Far from it, Val...
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Reply #9 on: July 15, 2017, 09:40:38 PM
 :think: Quite right Gita.... I'm just a right nutter!   :2funny:
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Reply #10 on: July 16, 2017, 06:04:53 AM
Nice and serene!
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Reply #11 on: July 26, 2017, 01:45:35 AM
Love it Gita!  Finish that thing Val, I want to see it.


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Reply #12 on: July 26, 2017, 09:40:59 AM
Thank you, Lynn!
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Reply #13 on: August 02, 2017, 08:56:25 PM
You did fantastic job Gita,i love it,

i think this is standing water so i would add irregular shades of sky/ blue/if you know what i mean.


Val  i would like to see yours Garden in pastels must be very interesting.
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Reply #14 on: August 02, 2017, 10:00:09 PM
Gita, Lynn, Maria, the pastel Monet is underway! I hope I know what I'm doing...
Cheers, Val

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