CHALLENGE # 39 JANUARY 2014

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on 9 Jan 2014 9:48 AM

Claudia, what a fine job on the pen & ink skating ladies.  Their legs are a much more suitable length and their faces and clothing are all very well done.  I think you can be proud of this.

I get the feel of movement as the horses are walking.  It's a good loose sketch.

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E.D. wrote
on 9 Jan 2014 10:34 AM

Claudia I love the skaters. I have the same trouble shortening people but you made the next one great. The horses are good also.

 

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E.D. wrote
on 9 Jan 2014 10:40 AM

Sarah you painting is very free flowing and a delight. And a chickadee is a small little bird. I think that they might have gotten their name because of their chirp or the noise they make. This one looks to be a blackcap chickadee. Smaller then a sparrow.

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asusanrae wrote
on 9 Jan 2014 10:53 AM

w/c 8x8, in reality I'm not happy with this painting but wanted to be a part of this group for Jan's challenges. I'm working on another bird of paradise painting. I applaud each and everyone of you who have met this challenge by posting your paintings. All of them are truly beautiful, unique and very well done. I am having  trouble with sizing to post.   Have a great day.     Asusanrae

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on 9 Jan 2014 10:55 AM

Hi Liz, so glad to hear you've had a good time out there and made new friends, this is awesome!

Oh my, your drawing is so lovely and you've captured their expression so well and all the details on the shirt and sofa, really nice. great job!

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on 9 Jan 2014 10:57 AM

I like the vivid colors in your painting Asusanrae, very nice job!

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on 9 Jan 2014 11:01 AM

I love your squirrel Sarah in the Chinese manner, beautiful composition!

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karend84 wrote
on 9 Jan 2014 11:56 AM

Liz wonderful drawing of Granddaddy and Great Grandson.  

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karend84 wrote
on 9 Jan 2014 12:01 PM

Sarah wonderful squirrel.  He looks ready to scamper off.

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karend84 wrote
on 9 Jan 2014 12:05 PM

Claudia your ladies are great.  I love the expression on the laddie on our left.  Your horses are fantastic.  Great movement.  Your drawing ability is fantastic.  

 

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karend84 wrote
on 9 Jan 2014 12:10 PM

Susan your tropical setting for your bird of paradise is somewhere I'd love to be instead of this cold.  I really like the way you included the huts and tropical setting with the flower

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Berkenstock wrote
on 9 Jan 2014 12:52 PM

Sarah the chickadee is a small bird a little smaller than the English sparrow that is a frequent visitor to the feeder.  It sometimes will get close to you and give you hell while you fill the feeder.  The chickadee and the titmouse are probably the most common of the birds that come to the feeder.

I like the squirrel that is in the Chinese style.  It fascinates me how the Chinese cane use so little strokes and come up with something recogniseable.

How does Moses make tea??  Hebrews it.

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Berkenstock wrote
on 9 Jan 2014 1:05 PM

Susan I find your bird of paradise to be very bright and cheerful.  It has a Gaugin feel to it.  I think the stem gets lost in the foliage because the values of the stem and leaves are too similar.

How does Moses make tea??  Hebrews it.

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Berkenstock wrote
on 9 Jan 2014 1:34 PM

Sarah I have been using Chinese brushes almost exclusively.  I like the way they hold a lot of water/color and can be sued as a mop or as you sau a fine point.  The best part about them is the price.

How does Moses make tea??  Hebrews it.

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Berkenstock wrote
on 9 Jan 2014 1:38 PM

Liz your drawing of Grandpa an great grandson is very nice.  I think if you went in with a 5b or 6b pencil and make your darks more intens you would like it better.

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