Kim T (Kim513)
Jim, you are a master flower painter. These are beautiful. Your wife's collection of china, porcelain, etc., gives you quite a selection for paintings. I like your selection and how wonderfully it is painted. But, of course, these mischievous kittens may make short work of it. The kittens are adorable. Those eyes reach out and grab me. This is a great painting. I agree that it would be good to crop a little off the top.
Jim, love your flowers, you always do such a nice job of them. I enjoy seeing your wife's collection with the vase you included. I think you have a curious cat and a scardy (not sure of this sp) cat. There will be trouble for sure. Well done.
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Thank you Jen ,Kim Sam and Bonnie ,I have at least 50 pictures of cats mostly Francis who is sitting on my lap right now so I have a huge backlog of poses to work from my wife has about 200 cups plus vases and other stuff I won't run out for 2oo years or forever whtchever comes first
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Bonnie - your kingfisher as an avatar is super!
Kim, Marsha, LOL maybe Harold inhabited Howard's body briefly and whispered in his ear buy flowers for Jen!
Okay here is where I am today with Small One. I had a lovely long time today spent adjusting, and adjusting. It is still not quite him but close. Not sure about the background. there was a window behind where the lighter blue is and the photo was just black on the darker blue side. I am thinking of blending some of the darker blue into the lighter. Any thoughts obvious problems?
I hope you are not finished with his had. It looks a little bony.
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Gerri, No still got to work on his hand and the darn beater! it might be as good as it is going to get though!!
Your Small One is coming along nicely, his colour is wonderful. I think I would bring some of the dark background to the other side but I'm the worst one to give advice on background. This is a great portrait of your Small One.
Jen I know better than that. You always make a valid attempt and normally do an excellent job (ellipses and eggs are not included in this discussion )
Oh, Jen, the small one is looking wonderful. The skin tones are gorgeous. I love his hair, eyes, nose, neck - oh heck, I just love it. Regarding the background, his light face and tee *** stand out more against the darker shades but I agree that you should bring some of the dark to the other side and/or vice versa. This is turning our to be grand.
Oh, Jen I am so sorry, I did mean Howard and I don't even know why I typed in Harold. hmmmmm may it was the way you described.... I think Howard really does appreciate the painting and its his way of saying so.... how wonderfully sweet about the flowers..... my husband made brownies for me....
I love the WIP of the Small One. great eyes.... How old is he in this picture?
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