Very nice great work.
Shameer and Kushy, thank you for your nice comments, they're highly appreciated!
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Claudia - Excellent!!!
Claudia, love this painting. You can feel the spraying water and the hot day. Wonderful painting for this challenge.
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Claudia, your son under the sprinkler is a perfect painting for the theme "Dog Days of Summer." It is a really nice painting with good skin tones. The splashing of the water is perfect. Thank you for showing the steps in the Chatter thread. I think that you may have wanted to post this in the August Challenge thread along with the steps.
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Sheila, Thank you, I did not scroll up and almost missed your comment when i posted.
Bonnie, thank you for your very nice comment and yes it is hot here.
Sam, i wasn't sure if the "making off" belongs on the challenge august or chatter thread. Thank you for pointing that out and thank you very much for your wonderful comments, I'm glad you like it.
WOW Beautiful Claudia Here is another beach scene North Pole Lake Global Warming Absurd 11x14 watercolor
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Claudia, this is a great painting of your son under the sprinkler! Perfect for our theme this month as Sammy says. You do such a good Jobl at catching action in your paintings and I love all the bright colours. I am not sure I could paint in such hot temps even if it was good for my painting method but more power to you!
Fred, I really hope we never see skies like that over the poles for real but it makes for a great painting!
Jen C & C's always welcome
Hello Claudia! This painting, "Keeping your head cool" is very good. Your son's figure and the sprinkler are realistic. I can almost feel the shower!
Fred ~ Orange must be your color this month. HOT, HOT, HOT as someone else said. Tho your prediction for the polar caps is dire.
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Fred, I'm glad your art still serves as social commentary, even with Benny gone. Who knows how absurd this is? It may not be absurd at all ... From an artistic standpoint, I love the way you've painted the ice floes and the water. Beautifully done.
Claudia, this is a wonderful encaustic depiction of your son cooling off. You have such a vibrant distinctive style, and the nuances you achieve with wax are quite amazing.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Hi Sheila, this is my version of your prickly pear photo. Having the light behind the plant, shining around the edges and through the petals, created such a neat effect in the photo. This is approximately 3" x 3" on hot-pressed paper with WC pencils.
Fred, your North Pole Lake is very interesting. Your water is wonderful with all the blues and purples. Not sure if the little islands are actually used for holidays or if these creatures are stranded there. Maybe a little of both. The sky is also interesting and I wonder if the lighter areas are the evaporation of the ice making vapor trails, Lots to look at and imagine. Nice painting.
Alex, lovely prickly pear. I like that you brought a darker shade of the flowers down into the body of the plant. The darker colour helps to ground the painting with the airy flowers. Very nice.
Fred, I can see taking a north pole vacation right now. Yes, quit a few things to imagine in your painting. I thought the sky shows northern lights. Very pretty painting.
Alex, i love the soft colors of your prickly pear.
Fred, your North Pole painting is another bright and thought provoking painting.
Alex, you are a champ at selecting wonderful colors. The softness of this cactus painting is charming and beautiful. I also like the drawing with variety in sizes and shapes.
Watercolor on paper. Just did it over the past couple hours.
Criticism is always welcome. I am trying to learn everything and welcome the knowledge of all!