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homegrownrose
12-28-2013, 01:17 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Dec-2013/981787-1511251_10202149567997024_312244813_n.jpg

8.5x11" from a "Nature Sketch" sketchbook with 130-lb paper. Used a Winsor and Newton tray of watercolors.

I'm not sure that I like this. It definitely strayed from the original photo (which I did love), but it was at least an exercise in stretching my creative skills. I tried to impart a sense of depth and texture in the painting.

dragonlady
12-28-2013, 01:47 PM
I really like this, it's a beautiful painting, the colours work really well and you got a sense of depth, well done.

Scotkatidid
12-28-2013, 01:59 PM
You certainly got the depth and texture as well as beautiful color in this painting Kristin - well done!

Rundun
12-28-2013, 03:26 PM
Very nice and well done.Imelda

crispur2005
12-28-2013, 04:14 PM
Its gorgeous, love those colours.

connievanwinssen
12-28-2013, 04:26 PM
Beautiful!:)

Charlie's Mum
12-28-2013, 05:20 PM
Wow, I think this is very nice indeed! ..... and come back often with more delightful paintings!:D

Foxyheart2002
12-28-2013, 08:30 PM
I like this better than the ref. Your challenge was to crop it to make it more appealing to the viewer and you most certainly did this. If you would like to get rid of it (lolol) I would gladly put it on my wall....

justjean
12-28-2013, 10:57 PM
Beautiful colours and depth :thumbsup:

skappy
12-29-2013, 01:07 AM
This is very beautiful Kristin I like it not an easy subject and you did well
Robert

Purpleshade
12-29-2013, 01:33 AM
The depth and texture is beautiful!

rozzi
12-29-2013, 05:55 AM
Good to see a nes face and painting. This is very well done. Love those contrasts.

Mary Y
12-29-2013, 06:20 PM
I really like this, especially the beautiful soft edges you have in the bottom right.

eyepaint
12-29-2013, 06:30 PM
Lovely! I'd get lost with all those leaves :)

BUN201
12-29-2013, 06:51 PM
Beautifully done! Love it!

sundiver
12-30-2013, 12:52 AM
I like the crop and the darkened background. Nicely done!

homegrownrose
12-30-2013, 11:18 AM
Oh my, thank you all for the positive feedback. I really do appreciate it. I love the WDE challenges, and I am hoping to participate in them more. It is a good stretch of the creative skills for me! I really do appreciate the feedback, though! Another friend has already requested the painting, so I am going to pass it along to her. Thank you all again!

Deano
12-30-2013, 02:55 PM
I tried to impart a sense of depth and texture in the painting.
And so you dd, Kristin! And Very well!! :)

artastic
01-02-2014, 07:34 AM
really beautiful
dramatic colors
excellent job