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anita

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on: September 09, 2012, 06:45:00 PM
Hi all

Here is my attempt at the spotlight effect


It was done with just a knife .... I didn't think I would be able to do the water with the knife but it seems to have worked out ok :)

Anita


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Reply #1 on: September 09, 2012, 06:50:24 PM
Great texture, Anita. Your water turned out great!  O0
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Reply #2 on: September 09, 2012, 06:52:12 PM
It's lovely, Anita.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: 

You've done a wonderful job of showing the sun coming through the forest canopy.   :congrats:

I love the very impressionistic style you accomplished with the knife.  I'd like to be able to see it in real life.  I'm sure the textures would make your painting look even more beautiful than in the photo.
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Reply #3 on: September 09, 2012, 07:37:40 PM
Brilliant work Anita   :clap:   :clap:  I am an avid (perhaps rabid) fan of the painting knife. You have managed a wonderful painting here. Shows good strength, mixing and blending...I love it!   :yippee:  You have indeed captured that spotlight.   O0
Cheers, Val

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Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 01:13:47 AM
Beautiful spotlight effect Anita and the whole painting is strong.  Looks like something I've seen in a museum.  Love it :yippee:


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Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012, 02:28:13 AM
Great job.  Wish I could use a knife that well.


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Reply #6 on: September 10, 2012, 08:27:03 PM
Wow great knife work Anita  :smitten: The water wasn't so difficult with the knife after all eh?


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Reply #7 on: September 11, 2012, 04:06:40 PM
Anita.  So glad you have used the knife...your painting is lovely.  I'm not very comfortable with all the paint on the canvas that knife work creates.  Usually find that the brush is easier, though i love the spontaneous feel of knife work.  I,m away, and haven't watched the video so trying to paint this will have to wait.  I really like the image, it reminds me of so many places that I like to spend time in. Good job.


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Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012, 05:28:32 AM
Have some tweaking to do but here's my version -



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Reply #9 on: September 15, 2012, 07:24:51 AM
Nice and sunny, love it!  ;)
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Reply #10 on: September 15, 2012, 12:34:15 PM
Beautifully done, Mary.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Ahhhhh!  I can imagine sitting there, enjoying that peaceful atmosphere with only the sound of the birds singing.
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Reply #11 on: September 15, 2012, 01:50:17 PM
Beautiful job, Mary! :clap:
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Reply #12 on: September 15, 2012, 01:54:46 PM
Nice and sunny, love it!  ;)

Maryna! Thank you SO much!  I hope you're wearing sunscreen!   ;)


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Reply #13 on: September 15, 2012, 01:56:41 PM
Beautifully done, Mary.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Ahhhhh!  I can imagine sitting there, enjoying that peaceful atmosphere with only the sound of the birds singing.

And, Lillian...let's not forget your picnic basket!  Thank you!   :flowers:


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Reply #14 on: September 15, 2012, 01:59:02 PM
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Beautiful job, Mary! :clap:



Thank you, C!  I loved this scene...almost got lost in the woods!


 

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