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Reply #135 on: February 12, 2015, 03:16:26 PM
 Looks fab Fi!  :heeha: :clap:
 :knuppel2: :knuppel2: :knuppel2: beat those fears into submission!  ;D
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Reply #136 on: February 12, 2015, 03:35:04 PM
Congrats on completing this Fiona - it's beautiful!  It was the scariest for me, too - but isn't that how we learn best by conquering our fears? I think if you lift some paint from the flower rims you'll get the contest that mea's suggesting.
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Reply #137 on: February 13, 2015, 05:23:25 AM
Fiona great job.  O0

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Reply #138 on: February 13, 2015, 07:53:19 AM
Good for you in finishing the painting, Fiona. :yippee: Technically it looks very good :clap: :clap: :clap: The highlights around the ridges of the flowers could have been lighter O0
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Reply #139 on: February 14, 2015, 09:40:41 AM
Good on you Fi for battling through  O0   As they say, the proof is in the pudding. Well done and worth the  :fight:    A tweak or two and you'll have a glorious painting.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #140 on: February 17, 2015, 01:22:19 AM
well done Fiona





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Reply #141 on: February 18, 2015, 03:05:19 PM
Thank you all for your comments and suggestions on making this a better painting. I think overall is is a little better but I'm still not in love with it. Technically it's okay but there is no love in it (strange as that may sound).

Here is the revised and tweaked version of the foxgloves ... I put it away again for a few days and tackled it again   :)

I have added some more darks and a few more highlights (Thanks Mea, Sharon et al), I'm a bit happier with it now although it's far from perfect. This was without doubt the most challenging painting I have attempted.



Right now onwards and upwards - the rose next methinks  ;)

Cheers
Fi
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Reply #142 on: February 18, 2015, 04:38:19 PM
Fiona

DITTO!

How do your get your signature so beautiful?

aloha

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Reply #143 on: February 19, 2015, 07:52:29 PM
Mea - that would be thanks to a calligraphy class I took a few years ago   :)  Turned my spider scrawls into something moderately readable!

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Reply #144 on: February 20, 2015, 12:26:42 AM
Beautiful, Fiona.  You did a great job, and so many of us understand the 'fear'.  Glad you finished it...it's lovely. Look forward to your rose.   :flowers:
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Reply #145 on: April 08, 2015, 09:43:39 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sharon and Fi, great Foxglove painting by you both.




Well, this is without a doubt, the most difficult painting I have done.  My colours were so staining that I could not lift much once it was applied so there are a lot of hard lines. I think my paper had something to do with the paint not lifting as it felt as though I was painting on cardboard or masonite!!!  I used Cotman 200 lbs/425 gsm cold pressed paper.  Oooi what a struggle.  Anyway, this is the best I could do.  Patricia


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Reply #146 on: April 08, 2015, 09:47:14 PM
well done patricia on what must be a difficult subject !!  but you mastered it beautifully  :yippee:
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Reply #147 on: April 08, 2015, 09:48:54 PM
Absolutly georgeous Patricia.  Well done. And I don't see hard lines.  :yippee: 
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Reply #148 on: April 08, 2015, 10:08:39 PM
Well done Patricia  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I think it looks brilliant and like Danielle I see no hard lines either.

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Reply #149 on: April 08, 2015, 11:10:58 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Jennylynn, Danielle and Fiona for your super comments when I am feeling awful about this painting.  You ladies are just so encouraging and I thank you for lifting my spirits.  You are really appreciated.


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