Judy, I'm impressed. Your rose is awesome. Great values and water droplets. Nice variety of values on the leaves. I like the very subtle work on the background. Very well done. Take a bow!
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Jen - I am so very glad your leg is doing better! Thank You for your compliments - "Control" is my middle name, sometimes to my detriment with some of the other mediums! It's one of the reasons I stay away from watercolor lol
Sandi - Thank You! The rose was done on Strathmore, Sketch 45# paper, 11 X 14 with a #3B General's pencil
Sam - Thank You! Sometimes good things happen....:)
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Judy, I MUST disagree. The drops doesn't look like stones. The drawing is perfect and gorgeous.
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Judy Now thats a drawing ,enough said James
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Judy Thats a drawing enough said James
Well here is my version of the yellow rose. I will have to study Joyce's raindrops as I have forgotton how to do them. Our dear art teacher used to show me each time and now she is gone. I just got lazy and left them off!
6x4 sanded paper with soft pastels and pencils.
Okay Holly where are you I painted flowers!!
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Jen - Your flower is beautiful! I love the colors you chose for the background - they show off the flower beautifully - I would put a little lighter highlight on the upward part of the arch on the branch,,,,really nice work!
Jen pretty much WOW James
Jen I agree with James,,, WOW! beautiful, love the yellows. Glad your leg is better. I hit the back of my left hand and blew a vein out, I now have to wear a mitt (glove stuffed with cotton) to protect it and keep from hitting it against something... horrible getting older....
again your flower is lovely. I also like the background colors.
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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LORE: I produce jazz and I hear soooo much music, I just like the silence of a room and maybe hear some birds outside. If I listen to music I tend to really listen and I want to dive deep into just painting and only think about the canvas... don't get me wrong I love music but maybe tooo much. all styles... Scented candles are nice, nature sounds on a cd can be nice like a stream or ocean or just birds...
Your glass with the daisy in it is so beautiful and soft, I just love it, I personally like that is isn't finished so to speak as it tends to the imagination of the eye. kind of a vignette style.... I haven't tried glass yet except for my white jars, I too like to crop into a picture and paint just the part of the subject that interests me the most. Sam does that very well also. I love working with colored pencils as well as water color and graphite. I'm afraid of pastels so far. but I love the way JEN works with them. and Sandi's miniature oils
Everyone has such talent here.
JUDY: your rose is beautiful, I love the graphite and the use of that soft 3B pencil. beautiful soft shading and love the drops
GERI: apology accepted. I will try to critique more
EVERYONE: Thank you for the compliments on my Daisy.
Jen very nice rose. The way you have it blended it reminds you of how watercolors blend naturally on their own. Very well done.
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Jen, your rose is beautiful with lovely colors and it is well drawn. The blue-green background sets it off nicely. This is a little treasure.
Jen- Glad you are back full steam. Love your yellow rose (of Texas?). It's beautiful with many shades of yellow. Strong color background goes well with the subject. You know now that you can do flowers well. They are still my weakness. Hope your back is better now.
Marsha, you may have to slow down a bit so you won't hit everything around you. Ouch! take good care of that hand, you will need both for your arts and music.
Lore- I love all kinds of music like Marsha. Easy listening, some light classical, all ballroom dancing type because I am a ballroom dancer. Sometime even country music can be good listening too. I also go to see "Salute to Vienna" every year in December to enjoy the ballet and its music. Just enjoy life.
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I have no idea what to call this[Chips and Hips this came to me after I posted and it's a horrible idea ]
James, you did a great job with the glass vase of flowers. I like the purple wings on the fairy with the yellow dress and also the pink clad fairy. The warm background is very nice and the bowl of chips looks realistic.
Concerning a name how about : "Wings and Things" Chips and Sips" "Fairy Picnic"