Challenge # 32 - June 2013

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Hearadh wrote
on 17 Jun 2013 7:23 AM

Hello Alex

Very sorry to hear about Marsha's latest affliction.......can't send a get well soon card but my best wishes for a speedy recovery are on their way.

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Hearadh wrote
on 17 Jun 2013 7:24 AM

Hello Bonnie,

much improved drawingYes

Sarah

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Hearadh wrote
on 17 Jun 2013 7:27 AM

Hello Fred,

You must be tired after laying all those bricks, 'it' has to be a nun as the male clerics wear tall hats     and nowadays they wear trainers on their feet.

Drew one at the airport!

Sarah

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on 18 Jun 2013 3:15 PM

Hello, here is my attempt at one of the flower photos in this month's challenge. It's 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" and was painted on hot press 140 pound paper with WC pencils, to be given as a small gift with a mat. Criticism welcome.

 

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bernof wrote
on 18 Jun 2013 3:42 PM

Hi all, Alex really beautiful, I'm not a flower painter, too difficult but I appreciate work like yours and Sarah that person or is it a bear is what you want it too be. Devil, Now to continue the story Bennie went searching for the friendly dragons mate that the earth humans separated him from in 1940, we will call him Gus and he said his mates name was Edith, Bennie locates Edith and attempts to communicate with her and he finds that she is as lonely as Gus and wants to reunite with him, the saga continues 11x14 watercolor

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on 18 Jun 2013 3:54 PM

Fred, yours is beautiful! Aside from the sentiment of the story line, which I love, two things really strike me. The teal color of Edith's body looks glorious against the red rocks. And secondly, the landscape and Martian sky in this painting is particularly beautifully done. As always, Benny's gesture is so expressive ... One of entreaty, I would say.

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on 18 Jun 2013 5:21 PM

Alex, your flower is beautiful.  I love the colors you used and the interesting way you layered them rendering a very 3D look. 

Fred, I agree with Alex  about how lovely the teal wings of the dragon look against that warm background.  She is like a jewel.  And I'm so impressed by the depth of Bennie's concern about other creatures.  He certainly is involved in a very meaningful good deed.

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on 18 Jun 2013 6:47 PM

Thanks so much, Sammy!

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on 18 Jun 2013 8:33 PM

Fred, in the lower right quarter of the painting, it looks as though there is a face in the rocks ... By the way, did you see that my friend Crescent is now one of your followers of the Bennie and Ruthie adventures on FB?!

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B.J. Bailey wrote
on 18 Jun 2013 9:21 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments on my shell sketch. I think the extra definition and darkening the darks improved it.

Alex, your small painting is so nice, I like what you did with the blues and greens and your light and dark values. You managed to get a lot into a small painting.

Fred, you have done so well with the dragon in this new painting. As everyone has commented she takes center stage. Love her colours.

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holland2 wrote
on 19 Jun 2013 10:52 AM

Alex - This is so soft - it has a dreamy sort of feeling.  Blues, greens, yellows, oranges, reds -  all doing a serenity dance together.  I started playing with this one yesterday, but I quickly realized it was thinking "too big" - - I may just finish off the section I started with and then start over - - MUCH smaller!  The person who receives this gift is going to be so pleased and honored!

 

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holland2 wrote
on 19 Jun 2013 10:58 AM

Fred - Flowers may not be your favorite, but I remember several of them you have done - - and VERY well, I might add.  I just love these "cotton candy" hills and rocks.  Edith's contrasting colors with the background just make her pop right off the page and into my heart!  And, of course, Bennie is already  there.  The quest to bring Edith and Gus together - - oh, the suspense and the anticipated joy!

 

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Hummingbird with orange neck
medium- Acrylic on Hot pressed paper 20cm x40cm


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on 19 Jun 2013 6:39 PM

Bonnie and Holly, thank you so much for your very kind remarks! I'm grateful to you for your comments.

It is always gratifying how suddenly adding a mat or a frame seems to put a finishing touch on our work. When I matted this tiny piece, it took on a special allure that wasn't there when it was just on the block of WC paper.

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on 19 Jun 2013 6:45 PM

Shameer, thank you for posting this lovely painting of the hummingbird. The effects you achieved with the acrylics are so interesting! The painting has a translucent watercolor appearance that is so difficult to get with acrylics. I love the way you painted the humingbird's wings - they appear to be rapidly fluttering, just the way they do in real life. 

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