All Media Photo challenge 43 May, 2014

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Hearadh wrote
on 14 Jun 2014 11:48 AM

This one is linked to the ref. photo of the still life ...it is in monochrome apart from the small amount of yellow. Water-colour 5" x 9" on HP paper.

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Hearadh wrote
on 14 Jun 2014 11:52 AM

and finally ... I found this water colour of the orange lily when I was looking for some paper to paint on!

From my garden and painted plein air.  6" x 6" approx.

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Charlie Gunn wrote
on 14 Jun 2014 7:56 PM

Sarah, These are all VERY nice!  I like the colors in them.

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Turps245 wrote
on 14 Jun 2014 10:59 PM

Sarah, I agree with Charlie a very nice set of paintings. I particularly like the monochromatic bottle and glass. It is very well done.

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Turps245 wrote
on 14 Jun 2014 11:05 PM

Well I am finally done with the still life. I have lost patience with it and finally decided to bring down the bottle a bit and leave it at that. There is enough going on it doesn't need anything else. I tried to straighten the bottle but it is still a bit off. I could probably have brought the bottle doen a bit more but was out od paint and patience!

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Hearadh wrote
on 15 Jun 2014 4:16 AM

Hello Charlie...thanks for your comments.

 

Hello Jen,

attention is drawn to the bottle because it is totally separated from the rest of the still life...you could extend the shadowy violet to reach the glass bowl. The only part of the bottle which looks slightly out of kilter is the neck (if you wanted to make it perfect you could trace the bottle as is, fold the tracing down the centre and then you should be able to see what to adjust if you WANTED to.

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Hearadh wrote
on 15 Jun 2014 4:21 AM

Thanks Jen for your comments on the 'green ery' especially....I paint n monochrome every now and then as I think it is a good exercise.

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on 15 Jun 2014 10:51 AM

Jen, I love seeing the steps you took in developing your still life. My favorite parts of it are the large pieces of fruit - for some reason, the bold colors and highlights really speak to me - absolutely sumptuous.

Sarah, you are so prolific! The monochrome still life and the Mediterranean entrance are my favorites ... subtle and beautiful.

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Hearadh wrote
on 16 Jun 2014 5:08 AM

this is 'Bonny', a Shetland pony who enjoys giving riding lessons to disabled children.  A4 rough paper.

 

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Charlie Gunn wrote
on 16 Jun 2014 11:48 AM

Jen, I like your still life.  Good job!

Sarah, good job on the pony.  I like his coat and mane.

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NealeyPea wrote
on 16 Jun 2014 6:23 PM

Hi Jen!  Thanx for showing all the changes in your still life. Always nice to see others' thought process.  Fine finished painting - I also like the highlights & I'm very taken with your green hued background color.

Sarah, so many fine WCs!  The Med. entrance is my favorite.  All the cool colors with the red flower highlights ~ wish I was there!

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Turps245 wrote
on 17 Jun 2014 12:42 AM

Sarah, You have captured this sweet pony beautifully. The bg environment is very well done  too. Bonny looks like a gentle soul and must be a big hit with the children.

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Turps245 wrote
on 17 Jun 2014 12:45 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments on my still life. I did work on it again and thought about not posting again but as it is the rest of the story here it is. No comments necessary.

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Hearadh wrote
on 17 Jun 2014 2:36 AM

Hello Jen,

I know you said comments weren't necessary but I must!!   Very Well done!!!!!!

 

thanks for the comment on Bonny.. three of the  Shetland ponies are brought into town once a year to raise funds for the charity they 'work' for.

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Hearadh wrote
on 18 Jun 2014 11:58 AM

I won't be able to upload any more work for a while as I have injured the thumb on my right hand. I can hold a brush for a short time but my hand aches after a while.

Anyway just to give you all a rest from my work here is the last one for a while....linked to the horse theme this is a dressage movement. A4 on HP paper...it was too large to scan properly so you will have to imagine another half inch above the top-hat!!!

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