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on: February 21, 2015, 09:54:19 AM

Nolan, am I meant to put movement in the water all over?  Got a few mysterious additional feathers although I thought I had traced this and not too sure about the body. What d'ya think?  :thumbdown: or  :yippee:

So what to do next :confused: :confused: :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #1 on: February 21, 2015, 11:04:52 AM
Sorry have just noticed that there are 3 pages of posts, so this us in the wrong place!! :crazy2: :idiot2:

Please can you move it to where it should be Nolan?   :thankyou:
Fiona


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Reply #2 on: February 21, 2015, 04:25:59 PM
Ms. Fig,

Beautiful swan.  Having done this one myself, I would say it needs more shading, but otherwise, it is wonderfully painted.

I was lucky.  I was at a party next door and someone asked to see my artwork.  Their name was SWAN, so I gave them the painting.  They were so happy!

aloha

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Reply #3 on: February 22, 2015, 09:07:30 PM
Beautiful work Fiona :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
I would not add more movement into the water. The idea is that the water calm, except for the gentle movement around the swan itself. O0


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Reply #4 on: February 23, 2015, 07:55:01 AM
Thanks Nolan and Mea! :thankyou:
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Reply #5 on: February 23, 2015, 10:15:10 AM
 :smitten:, beautiful Fiona
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Reply #6 on: February 23, 2015, 11:39:27 AM
Thanks Bellarina, much aporeciated! :thankyou:
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Reply #7 on: February 23, 2015, 03:14:10 PM
Lovely!
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Reply #8 on: February 27, 2015, 07:03:51 PM
I loved this painting Fiona :)


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Reply #9 on: February 28, 2015, 04:48:42 AM
 :thankyou: Selena and Mcwren, much appreciated! ;D
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Reply #10 on: March 01, 2015, 08:16:12 AM
 :smitten: :smitten: love this
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Reply #11 on: May 16, 2015, 09:23:27 AM
The swan oil painting is such a beauty and I really appreciate your talent.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2015, 08:48:05 PM by nolan »


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Reply #12 on: July 12, 2015, 01:33:21 AM
Fiona,  Beautiful water and swan.  I like your water colour.

I re did my water twice, so now I want to know if it is ok
Nolan this water technique is so cool.  Amazing that bars here and there and brush one way and the other can make such fun texture.    :thankyou: 
So here is my try, it is also from a different swan photo.   Also I did not remoce the plastic from the swan as I did it all in oil.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2015, 01:36:07 AM by Danielle123 »


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Reply #13 on: July 12, 2015, 09:47:03 AM
Looks excellent so far Danielle  O0   So looking forward to seeing the appearance of the swan.  :heeha:     :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #14 on: July 12, 2015, 04:59:35 PM
Great job Fiona!!
Looking forward to seeing the finished swan Danielle!

Harwant.
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