ALL MEDIA PHOTO CHALLENGE – April, 2012 #18

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Turps245 wrote
on 2 Jan 2013 5:10 PM
Holly, so good to see you back in action! You have done a great job of capturing the swan's action and graceful lines. I'm glad you stuck with it.

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holland2 wrote
on 2 Jan 2013 5:13 PM

Thanks Jen - I really loved this reference, too.

Sammy, #18 is this thread.

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on 2 Jan 2013 5:25 PM

Okay, then this is the one that Courtney is looking for.

I guess you can tell that I'm not keeping my New Year resolution.  I want to limit my time on the computer to an hour after breakfast and an hour after dinner, but it's hard.  You guys are my friends. 

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holland2 wrote
on 2 Jan 2013 5:31 PM

Sammy  - I'm with you on that one,  I'll bet George could name almost every one of you 'cause we do talk about our friends and things that have transpred duing the day to our spouses. Big Smile

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Turps245 wrote
on 2 Jan 2013 6:04 PM
I know Sammy that is all I have done today just chat. I need to get on and paint. Howard makes comments like well your art people are on a roll and reels off how many e-mails we have had on that day! Still it is great that the site has become so active especially as it is usually quieter this time of the year. Hmm better get on the chatter thread!

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on 3 Jan 2013 1:32 AM

Holly, this is beautiful. You captured the extraordinary muscular power and action of the wings and neck shown in the photo, and that's very different than the stereotypic concept of a swan drifting on the water. 

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Kim513 wrote
on 3 Jan 2013 7:14 AM

I agree, the colors and softness all come together perfectly for this. What a super ptg. to behold.

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holland2 wrote
on 3 Jan 2013 9:17 AM

Alex and Kim - Thanks - I think the thing that attracted me most to this reference photo was the shape and movement of the swan's wings.   I was just sort of marginally pleased with my final painting - - but after all these glowing comments, I think I am VERY please with it.  Thanks to all of you.

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Kim513 wrote
on 3 Jan 2013 4:42 PM

HOLLY, I can't imagine being less than thrilled with this. Can't wait for more! No pressure. Wink

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holland2 wrote
on 3 Jan 2013 5:07 PM

Kim - I messed around with that poor swan's head until I was afraid I was going to murder the next live swan I saw.  Maybe I just had my nose to close into it.  I'm liking it a lot better now. 

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