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Reply #135 on: December 11, 2012, 01:20:21 PM
The light wasn't very good when I took the shot but I think you can see it ok.
 :doh: Duh-uh .... took the photo, resized, ready to post .... realized I didn't put in the separation between the two flowers!  :faint: That's one you won't have to tell me about!  ;D

Let's see, it's been just over 2 days, can't count how many hours fighting with internet, but here it is...

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Reply #136 on: December 11, 2012, 01:28:17 PM
I love you Arum Val... they are really nice O0 
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Reply #137 on: December 11, 2012, 01:57:50 PM
Love your colors for the background!  :smitten:
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Reply #138 on: December 11, 2012, 02:00:28 PM
 :thankyou: Bhavna.
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Reply #139 on: December 11, 2012, 02:04:20 PM
Thanks much Natalie. The colours aren't showing very well here. The wash is actually a sort of blue granular/purple colour (if that makes sense), the grasses at the bottom are a dark purple and dark green. I had such a hard time making the dark green I was determined to use it somewhere!  ;D
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Reply #140 on: December 11, 2012, 02:17:15 PM
The light is giving it a wonderful Old World feel. Though bluesy/purplish granulation is my favorite. Well done! I am not familiar with Arum lillies, but I have seen such gorgeous paintings of them--here and elsewhere.
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Reply #141 on: December 11, 2012, 02:43:16 PM
I love everything about your painting, Val!   :smitten:
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Reply #142 on: December 11, 2012, 02:45:02 PM
Thanks Sarah, I actually like the 'old' look on this. Interesting how the light play affects the look of a painting throughout the day.
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Reply #143 on: December 11, 2012, 02:46:06 PM
 :thankyou: Lillian
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Reply #144 on: December 12, 2012, 12:57:15 AM
Nice Arum Lilies, Val!  The shading on the lilies is so delicate and natural looking.  The colors are pretty, even in the lighting you have.  :clap:   
 
 
I'm glad to see you doing some of the back lessons!  I'm slowly working my way through them, also!  I just finished the "Old Wood, Rust and Plaster".  I have to get the photo on my computer so I can post it - as soon as my granddaughter gets off my laptop  :gl: , which is the one I use for dealing with my photos.
 
 
These are one of my favorite flowers.  We had them in front of our house when I was growing up, and they were one of the first flowers I drew as a child.  They are so elegant.  I'm painting a Calla (Arum) Lily watercolor for my son for Christmas because he loved the one I did for class.  I searched through tons of photos of Calla LIlies, and then drew my own take on them, making a bouquet of three, but not like the one we did in class - to make sure I wasn't infringing on PB's copyright.  I just finished transferring my sketch onto watercolor paper, and can hardly wait to start painting!  I've also done a couple of small postcard size paintings, one only had one flower, and one had two flowers.  I made thank-you cards with them, but forgot to take a picture before I sent them out  :(   At least if I forget to take a photo of the one I'm doing for my son, I'll be able get it back for a day or so!   ::)
 
Now I have to figure out what I'm going to paint for my daughter - can't give to one without giving to the other!! :2funny: 
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Reply #145 on: December 12, 2012, 04:30:54 AM
Oh Val I really like this painting, beautiful.  Like the others, I especially like the colors and the way you brought the background color into the lily--pulls it together nicely. I am impressed that with the holidays, people are finding time for painting---I am always way too frenzied this time of year even though I promise myself I won't do it again.  Thanks for sharing your lovely painting :clap:


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Reply #146 on: December 12, 2012, 09:59:06 AM
val really like this painting it is gorgeous love the colours and agree it has that "old world" look about it  O0
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Reply #147 on: December 12, 2012, 11:40:38 AM
Nice Arum Lilies, Val!  The shading on the lilies is so delicate and natural looking.  The colors are pretty, even in the lighting you have.  :clap:   
 
I'm glad to see you doing some of the back lessons!  I'm slowly working my way through them, also!
I meant to take another picture yesterday in better light but forgot.....cruiseheimer's!  :D

I'm still fighting with the blending, Dennis puts some paint down, runs his damp brush down the side...and voila! Lovely blended shading. I won't go into detail, so let's just say mine does not follow suit! I seem to be lacking on the voila!  ;D

Thank you for your lovely comment....on to the Hibiscus.  :fight:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #148 on: December 12, 2012, 11:54:09 AM
Oh Val I really like this painting, beautiful.  Like the others, I especially like the colors and the way you brought the background color into the lily--pulls it together nicely. I am impressed that with the holidays, people are finding time for painting---I am always way too frenzied this time of year even though I promise myself I won't do it again.  Thanks for sharing your lovely painting :clap:
Thank you so much Lynn. I still have a terrible habit of not making enough background colour...so I made sure with this one. I completely filled one of my wells! I had enough to float a battle ship!  :2funny: I hated wasting the paint, but at least I didn't run out...so I figure I'm half way there.  :whistle:
Christmas will be a bit different for us this year. Most of our dearest friends are back in the east Caribbean, we usually have 15-20 people aboard for potluck dinner. I do the turkey and trifle, and everyone brings a dish of some kind. I usually make stockings for everyone. This year, most of the folks (cruising) we met here are flying home for the holidays (mostly US). There are a couple of people staying so hopefully we'll get together at some point. Going to be quiet, that's for sure. Putting together some gifts for the kids at the orphanage here, so that and painting is keeping me occupied.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #149 on: December 12, 2012, 11:55:44 AM
val really like this painting it is gorgeous love the colours and agree it has that "old world" look about it  O0
Thank you Jennylynn, we'll see what everyone thinks about it when I get a better photo in here....  ;D
Cheers, Val

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