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(No digital alterations please)
I got up this morning and painted this from scratch. Last week was a very bad life week for me and I was desperate to move ahead and express something that made me feel happy. I have a couple of other Novemeber Challenge ideas sketched out from over the weekend and will work on them too.
Cathrine I love the festivity of this winter wonderland. I love the bright spirit in the forrest... You and I did the same challenge, I will post mine as well
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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Watercolor 4 x 6 card fabriano 140 lb
Geez! That's awesome Marsha!
I have a general question for anyone here. Are you supposed to mail the orignial painting out to the Forum artist that has emailed you wanting to exchange cards or are you supposed to make copies of the original?
Catherine, wonderful take on the "Winter Wonderland" reference photo. The loose, free style is appealing. Great little decorated tree amidst those stately trees. Every tree is individualistic. This definitely looks cold and Christmasy. Well done.
Catherine, I plan to make copies to mail out. You would have to make a lot of originals because lots of people are going to want your paintings.
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Marsha, what a beautiful winter wonderland. Great color harmony. Definitely cold! The meandering stream is very well done. I like the dead wood here and there. And, of course, a lady raised in Calif. and living in Nevada has to have mountains. I like the mist around the mountains and the sky.
Jen C & C's always welcome
Jen------This is so beautifully done,so very detailed.
Catherine-----I love this, so very lovely, I'm impressed
Marsha------I love this one also, I love the colors
James------Looking forward to seeing your painting, when you can.
All of these paintings that will make the most special Christmas cards asusanrae
Thank you Jen and asusanrae! Now to figure out this whole card making process. I'd like to send a card that has some actual painting of some kind on it somewhere. I'm going to call our local copy shop and see if I can come down with my orignial painting and some blank watercolor paper to have my original copied onto the watercolor paper and then have them fold the prints into cards. That way I can add a little something original on the inside of the card where the greeting would go. If worse comes to worse I'll make my own envelopes too. How hard could that be?
Jen, I will be taking a photograph of my painting and making prints from that. I may just tape the picture to my card because I just don't have the time to figure out the card programs. I have made my own envelopes in the past. Just lay the card in the center of the paper at an angle so that you can fold a triangle up on both sides, then the bottom, then the top. Hold it together with tape. This works well.
"Bright Copper Kettles" 4 x 6 watercolor on Fabriano 140lb This one was hard, took me all evening.