ALL MEDIA CHALLENGE 45 - AUGUST 2014

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Hearadh wrote
on 7 Aug 2014 12:25 PM

Thanks Alex and Jen.

Geri....you are quite right about composition but it was meant to be a  topographical. sketch viewed from where I was sitting..

Sarah

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NealeyPea wrote
on 7 Aug 2014 6:48 PM

mcInda  ~ Thanks for commenting on my drawing/wash.  To answer your question, yes it did "flow" pretty easily because I thought I had ruined the portrait already with the pencil.  I was free to play with the water soluble because it was "just for fun"!  The next day, I saw that I liked the effect once it was dry.  So I worked on it until I came to the point where it was getting overdone.

Question: How does everyone know when their artwork is "done"?

Comments and critiques are welcome.

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on 7 Aug 2014 6:53 PM

Hi Nealey, haha! I love your question about knowing when artwork is "done." When I was producing more, I used to take pictures at intervals throughout the process and there were definitely pieces where I could see that I went a step too far ...

Alex

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NealeyPea wrote
on 7 Aug 2014 6:58 PM

Jen Sarah & Alex ~ Thank you MUCH for your kind comments! 

Haha Alex for calling me a "portraitist".  Trying to do likenesses is all pretty new to me and I'm really taking to it!  My lil sister mentioned that I used to draw her & our mom had them on the wall, but that was a loooooong time ago and I don't remember doing so.

If it wasn't for you all at AD, I would not be taking my art seriously and trying to be better at it.  Big hugzzz!!!

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NealeyPea wrote
on 7 Aug 2014 7:06 PM

Sarah ~ Lovely ink sketch of your daughter's view!  I love the bridge - such a nice place to sit and draw.  I'm envious!  Have you ever painted from this perspective?  Reminds me of Monet's gardens.

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NealeyPea wrote
on 7 Aug 2014 7:16 PM

Hello Alex!  Yes I understand about going too far.  I tend to over-think & over-do!  I'm practicing taking many breaks & looking with refreshed eyes.Geeked

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Berkenstock wrote
on 8 Aug 2014 12:09 AM

NealeyPea:

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Question: How does everyone know when their artwork is "done"?

Its when you get tired of looking at it.  Some get finished sooner than others ;)

How does Moses make tea??  Hebrews it.

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Hearadh wrote
on 8 Aug 2014 3:54 AM

Hello Nealey,

No, haven't had a chance to paint there yet. Daughter moved there (new house...no garden as such) a year ago and I have only been to visit in wintertime.

Will paint there one day.

When is a work finished?  Half way through (with hindsight!!!!)

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Hearadh wrote
on 8 Aug 2014 5:44 AM

Hello Nealey,

this is a view of my daughter's previous garden.....I turned the Summer daylight scene into a moonlit one because of the stone moon rabbit ornament.

 

A4, Bockingford, watercolour

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Berkenstock wrote
on 8 Aug 2014 1:47 PM

Sarah very nice WC I could see it as an illustration on the cover of a book 

How does Moses make tea??  Hebrews it.

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Hearadh wrote
on 8 Aug 2014 2:20 PM

Thanks Geri..

I.hope to paint something tomorrow; so dark. wet and humid here today again.

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mclnda wrote
on 8 Aug 2014 4:52 PM

I know how you feel about when is the art piece done. My husband will start telling me " it's done isn't". I will answer not yet! I love the detail work, and he just sees a design on the paper. His question is a sign that it is getting close.

I have to agree I don't trust my opinion yet.

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NealeyPea wrote
on 8 Aug 2014 8:51 PM

Oh my gosh, Sarah!  This watercolor is wonderful!!  I love the atmosphere around the moon and the night shadows on the stone bunny.  Geri is correct in that it looks like an illustration from a storybook.  I'm a librarian every Friday & I look at lots of children's books.  Your painting is better than so many of the published stories.

Well I guess your answers to my question sound about right....I guess it's all trial and error and experience.  Geri, your comment had me chuckling......"It's done when I'm sick of looking at it."

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Turps245 wrote
on 8 Aug 2014 10:35 PM

Sarah, I agree your painting has a wonderful atmosphere and would make a great cover for a story book. Maybe you could write a little story to go with it! 

As to when a painting is finished a lot of times I would have to agree with Geri many times! Then some rare paintings just paint themselves and you know when it is finished and know it is good. Manny, many more I am not satisfied with but don't know how to fix it. It is all a learning experience and you learn from everything. Trouble is theses days I don't remember what is was I learned! :)

 

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Hearadh wrote
on 9 Aug 2014 9:17 AM

Hello Nealey and Jen...thank you for your comments........Jen I think you would write a better story than me.

When I was a pupil our English teacher taught us poetry..we had to write out the poem in a notebook on lined paper and on the facing plain paper draw an illustration.

re. the when is it finished ?  when I think I have finished I look at it in the mirror. If I can't see anything which looks awful I leave it alone.   Having said that I discovered after uploading a painting (few years ago on another forum) of a deer that it had one very thick hind leg. NO ONE noticed but later on I lifted the colour to show two legs.

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