Sarah - Beautiful seedpods and coloring. I'd be tempted to frame it or give it as a gift. As yet, have you used this in a composition?
Fred - Bear head in the tree's contour is very clever. Will you be hiding bears in zen-eggs?
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Sarah, your study of the laburnum seeds is lovely. Studies make such interesting stand-alone pieces if art, and this is one that really lends itself to being matted and framed.
Fred, your bears have now moved into the world of topiary gardening where trees are pruned into animal (and other) shapes. Loved finding the bear's profile in the tree and enjoyed the jewel-toned colors in this painting!
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Hello Fred..It is a fish isn't it ?....as a present for Mother Bear's Day.!!!!!!
Lovely strong colours..I would be tempted to strengthen the purple in the foreground just a little bit more to match the strength of the overhead orange sky..
Our Mother' s Day is celebrated here in the UK on this coming Sunday.
Fred, Could it be a big juicy sweet hunk of honey comb? that would be bear candy.
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Fred I l love the bear form in the tree! You're so creative and I still think you and Jim could put together the most interesting painting. You could do huge panels composed of bear and frog themes. :)
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I'M HOME. I've been looking so forward to my own bed, recliner and computer and here they all are. I had a cath on Wednesday afternoon which revealed that my arteries are in good shape. I have one stent from my heart attack in 2009 and that is in good shape. My problem was in the electrical system, so to speak, and is call AFib. I have two new meds to add to my long list. I'm a little shaking and weak but expect to do fine.
Alex, I remember these two pear paintings and enjoy seeing them again. Yes, there is a vast difference but they are both beautiful. I love the soft purples and greens on the pastel although you didn't apply much in the way of values. The single pear zings due to the values. The dark form shadow on the pear is so nice and I love the reflected light on the edge. The cast shadow is fantastic with the different colors. The colors on this pear are rich and beautiful.
Catherine, the cast shadow on the white cloth, under the pear is just fine to ground it. What it lacks is the form shadow that should be on the pear at the bottom to give it shape. I am so impressed by your eagerness and constant trying new things.
Sarah, what an interesting study of seed pods. It is well done and the mauve background compliments the greens so well.
Fred, It looks like the bears are waking up for spring. Being hungry, they get right to fishing. Great colors in the sky. Don't think that I missed the bear in the tree foliage. Great fun.
I should have read all the comments before typing this but I didn't and there is some redundancy.
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Glad every thing is working for you Sammy. I have trouble with AFB myself. I have been defibrlalated twice. I have never had to go to the hospital I just get incredibly tired because the top of my heart doesn' pump enough blood. Glad to have you back you seem to be the glue that holds us all tgether.
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Catherine I don't think that it is the pear but the napkin that looks like it is floating. I think your shadow is too big and the edge of the shadow is too hard. That makes it look like it is floating. The pear does look like it is old and half dried. I like where the peel looks like it is starting to curl. Nice job.
Hearadeh I have a granddaughter that is 5 who would love your fairy. The BG gives it that mystical magic look that you kind associate with all the wee people. Very pretty.
Turps245:Still as my MIL always said it beats the alternative!
I know every one always say this but do we really know? Something to ponder.
Hello everyone...seem to be out of kilter yet again.
Glad to hear that Sam is making a recovery from ongoing problems.....not much fun getting older these days...suppose it never was in the past either!!!
Kim....no, haven't 'used' the seed pods yet but the study was useful to learn how a Laburnum tree branches grew.
Catherine...I have portfolios full of un-framed work. I used to exhibit/sell my work but gave that up when my husband died. Too much hassle to cope with on my own.
Geri....you can always take a print of the fairy elf and give it to your grandaughter. Does she like clowns?
Oops...run out of time....