lol Kim, no, it might take me a hundred times to paint a painting everyone agrees on but in my world I wouldn't have "a" lily painting, I'd have simply painted a beautiful lily a hundred times ;)
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Kim I liked 1 ,@2and now 3 Anyway hers mine "leapin lily pads"
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Jim her face is just beautiful! Your portrait work is so good!
Jim, I really like the transparency of her wings and the colors on the lily pads and the beautiful flower. You made excellent use of the pond lily photo. Very nice painting.
Really nice Jim love the scene and painting, I done this awhile ago playing with color and trying to loosen up in less than an hour using watercolor
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Kim third time is a charm.
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Nice face Jim. It looks like she is looking over her shoulder thinking Theres that pesky frog again.
Looks like you done this back in the fall. Nice colors. I really like the rose color in th sky.
This is really pretty Fred. I like how you've layered the greens, browns and darker oranges on the right. I also like that hard edge you've left on the tree tops in the back.
Jim, I love your colorful version! As Sam noted, the transparency of wings is super! That frog gets around.
Speaking of color...
Fred, this woke me up! I like the bits of paper showing through and just all the colors you used with loose brush strokes. Nice one.
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Well, Fred, you succeeded in loosening up. As usual, your sky is great. I see beautiful fall leaves. Or is it a fire? Or is it a guy at the backyard grill burning the burgers. Or teens doing wheelies in the sand on the beach? Whatever it is, it's pretty with nice colors.
Jim, "Leaping' Lily Pads" is charming and wonderful. Love that the fairy, lily, and frog are so prominent and the placement of each in your painting, love the sense of movement in the fairy and her expressive face, the frog almost lying in wait (captivated and obsessed), and the colors of the leaves and flower.
Fred, a great use of loose style in a landscape. It has such a dreamy quality and the sky is subtle and lovely, a beautiful variation in depths of colors on my screen.
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Jim: I like the fairy in this one. she doesn't look as annoyed with the frog prince as the last one. you can tell she is balancing on the lovely lilly pads. by the way I like when you changed the darker wings to the lighter ones. The lighter wings would help her get away from him quicker. the flowers were lovely.... great texture. I hate mirrors!
Fred: Your leprechauns are looking very festive. Let's hope they stay out of mischief.... I think this is the first time I personally have seen a graphite piece from you. I'm so used to seeing all that color. like the rainbow to follow to the pot of gold....This one is like a dream when you don't see in color you have to fill in the details with your mind... I truly like it. by the way. I don't even have any gouache, I don't know anythng about it except is opaque... I love the transparency of your color paintings, they never look flat. your last colorful piece reminds me of looking at color through ripply glass....
Kim: nice Lilly's or Lotus's, both are extremely similar. although your photo looks more like a lotus. I Iike all of your renditions. I have two ponds in my back yard and hundreds of lilly/lotus pictures if anyone wants them, pinks, reds and cream/yellow. I have so many we have to pull them out so the fish have room to move.... but they are beautiful and you captured a very nice impressionistic version of them. good job.
Sam, my goodness what a cute painterly pic of veggies. I especially like the way they made the brushes. This would be a fun project for someone to paint. hmmmm I bet Alex could turn this into something very special.
Alex: I love the paper and hope to find something very special to put on it. I don't want to practice on it. thanks tons.
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Jen, yes the palette arrangement was from the Chelsey Flower Show. Wet Canvas Reference Photos has a whole category devoted to that show. Must be some show.
I think I also suffer from SADD. Try to get out in the sunshine everyday. It is good to hear from you.