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Karen

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on: August 16, 2012, 08:58:39 PM
I tried the painting from memory using some local shells. i haven't put the little final spot spray on the foam yet - I'll wait for the replay. It was fun to do but I'm glad I put the spots on outside! It is very nerve wracking painting the foam over the shells and next time I will put in some thinner foam lines too.


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Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 09:42:49 PM
You did an amazing job Karen  :clap: :clap: :clap:
love the shells.
Penny
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Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 09:45:07 PM
Well Karen another nice painting. I like it.  O0 O0
NIna  :flowers:
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Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 12:59:38 AM
Karen, very nice work!  You really have movement in that foam and it really stands out in true 3D form.

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Reply #4 on: August 17, 2012, 07:55:20 AM
 :congrats:  Karen that looks great! Love it  :smitten:
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Reply #5 on: August 17, 2012, 08:39:25 AM
Karen, I love all your paintings. You are not only a very good painter but also very productive. I admire what you do.  :congrats:
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Reply #6 on: August 17, 2012, 12:59:08 PM
Do you ever find you're running out of really good descriptive words?   ???   :2funny: 

Karen you have done an exceptional job thus far. The sand looks very realistic. Banner work on the shell, having the little spots of colour peeking through the foam, and the bubbles in the foam.............
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Reply #7 on: August 17, 2012, 01:08:53 PM
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Do you ever find you're running out of really good descriptive words?

Yes, Val, I do!  It begins to sound redundant and mundane, doesn't it?

Perhaps we should develop a dictionary of 'Praise Phrases'.   :)
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Reply #8 on: August 17, 2012, 01:44:52 PM
I agree! It does become difficult to praise someone's work without making them feel like, "Oh, she says that to everyone!". ???

Karen, I am always impressed by the quality of your work! This one is no exception! Wonderful!
Christina


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Reply #9 on: August 17, 2012, 04:07:44 PM
hi Karen, another great job!


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Reply #10 on: August 17, 2012, 07:04:46 PM
 :heeha: Karen... wow... you have truly done a fantastic job on this painting!!! Lovely colours and depth I think   ;) ...and that sand is very realistic too :clap: :clap: :clap: well done  O0
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Reply #11 on: August 17, 2012, 08:00:01 PM
excellent, Karen  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #12 on: August 17, 2012, 10:19:34 PM
absolutely beautiful Karen  :yippee:  :cloud9:


Karen

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Reply #13 on: August 18, 2012, 12:16:43 AM
Thanks Nolan, I liked the challenge of this painting - I'm trying to take your lessons and apply them but I don't always make it work - I can't manage your detail and colour yet - but I'm hoping one day .......
 Thank you everyone - There are some lovely comments here and I'm looking forward to seeing all your seashell paintings.
It is true it is hard to find the words sometimes but I'm amazed at how positive everyone manages to be and how nice. The encouragement does help you keep going when you get frustrated because what you had in mind doesn't actually make it to the canvas. I love it when people help me see the bits I've missed and let me know what works.
I also love seeing other people's interpretations and watching their painting getting better and better. It's part of Paintbasket addiction.


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Reply #14 on: August 18, 2012, 01:44:49 AM
I think you do a marvelous job with the classes Karen.

As far as the detail is concerned  - it all depends on the amount of time you spend working on that detail, refining edges and adding those extra little details. I tend to like detailed paintings, but it all takes time and careful observation (and that comes with practice)


 

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