Alex, do you think that the violet helped or hindered? I like it a lot in the sky, on the dress and on the hat. It gives the hat and the beach/dune more darks creating more depth. I think her hair looks fine and I love the colors in the dress. I think that you should be happy with this one. What matters is are you happy?
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Hi Sam, yes, now I can see that the purple made all the difference in the world. It gave it depth and drama and a jewel-like tone. I felt that I had lost my way as an artist on this painting; the purple put me back on track. Thank you very much!
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Sorry, Geri, but I have one more thing to say about the woman on the sand dune. I knew there was something fundamental wrong with it and just realized what it was: her legs were in the wrong place. OK, that's the last word.
Alex - The girl on the beach is wonderful - I really like the effect the purple wash made. (Purple has become a "staple" for me ! ) I didn't think her legs were in the wrong place. I read her stance as standing on her right foot with her left leg sort of crossed over at the knee - with maybe her left toe on the ground.
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Alex, I agree with Holly regarding the placement of the legs of the girl on the beach. I follow the leg on the left up to the right hip and the leg on the right coming from the left hip down and behind the other leg. It's a slightly awkward stance but it is how she was standing as far as I can tell.
Hi Holly and Sam! Thank you both for your reassuring comments. I think the awkwardness of the pose was very disconcerting to me. I like the idea of the girl on the beach, so perhaps I'll try painting the girl whom Marsha drew a pen-and-ink sketch of. Holly, I agree with you about purple - it took the painting from normal to sparkling. Thanks again for your comments!
Alex, I like the addition of the purple. Made a lot of difference in the painting. I couldn't notice anything wrong with her legs but they bothered you and the cropping worked out. Lovely painting.
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Bonnie, thanks so much for your comments.
Hi everyone, I guess a little late is better then never. Here are my zentangled flamingoes. I had originally drawn on one sheet however was afraid I would run out of ink so did the second one on a separate sheet. Painted a canvas with acrylic paint and put the zentangles on it with a gel medium to have them together. My granddaughter has hounded me to finish because she has claimed it and is waiting. I have thought about adding a setting sum with ripples on the water and will see. Just the effect of the photo. The canvas is 20" x 24". Took a better photo that is closer to the original colour. And played with it an took out the center line. Just wanted to see how it would look.
Bonnie looks like you have scored with the granddaughter. I can see why she likes it. I especially like the eye of the one on the right kind of stares back at you. Very well done.
On taking a second look they truly resemble the Chinese tongs that tattoo their whole body.
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Wow, Bonnie, these Zentangle flamingoes are beautiful! The patterns and color are just lovely and the patterns work with the overall graceful shapes of the birds. I bet your granddaughter is thrilled.
Thank you Alex, and I'm sure she will be happy to have it. I might have to think of another one for my grandson though just to keep peace. It was a lot of fun looking for patterns and I will remember next time about planning how long the pen will last. It ran out just as I was finishing the second bird, so a close call. I used a sharpie fine coloured pen.
Bonnie, wonderful job on the zentangle Flamingos. You gave them great personalities and really good zentangles designs that still gave the impression of feathers. Well done.
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Thank you Jen and Geri for your comments. Geri, I have never heard of the Chinese tongs but when I went back and looked at them they almost do look like an all over tattoo. And Jen, I tried to make some of the patterns like flowers and then at the bottom I was thinking about how they are in the water a lot and made more of the shells you would find in the water.
Bonnie, your zentangle Flamingos are gorgeous. I love them, your grand daughter must be thrilled. they would be nice as a pair, maybe think about adding a background to them in color, greens and yellows and a dot or two of red, without touching any of the zentangle and each background different. try a small piece on a small piece of paper or photoshop them with colored background and see how you like it before you tackle it. just my thoughts... even if no color in the BG they are beautiful. but they are really very majestic looking and your patterns are wonderful and placed just right. great job....
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