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Katie Black
01-31-2014, 12:43 PM
Hi Folks, this is the finished painting that I posted as a WIP, its 51 x 51" and its Acrylic.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2014/620452-IMG_3172.JPG

trufflecat
01-31-2014, 02:12 PM
This is even better than the WIP we saw - great job, Katie! More color, less white, fire and celebration! It has movement both up (the fire) and down (the confetti). It must be amazing IRL.

davefriend
01-31-2014, 02:25 PM
Beautiful Katie! Love the yellows and purples and that you were sparing on using blues which makes them stand out more. I have seen at least 2 faces in this (one I think is a cat?). :thumbsup:

jimwhalen
01-31-2014, 02:39 PM
Very nice Katie! This has to be so very impressive IRL at that size!

Katie Black
01-31-2014, 04:02 PM
Susan...Thank you, it does look better irl, It's gone to the gallery today, so I am hopeful this client of the gallery will take it..
Dave....I remember you saying "it could go either way"....and you were right, it was tricky, in future if I ever attempt another, I will have to try to complete most of it in one go...
Jim...The yellow is lovely irl, I have a theory that people are drawn to yellow, whenever I paint anything in yellow people always seem to like it.

Patrick45
01-31-2014, 05:25 PM
Dynamic, Katie! Is this all paint, or have you used collage for the small squares?

Ishka Baha
01-31-2014, 05:54 PM
Mardi Gras. It is filled with music.

birdhs
01-31-2014, 09:06 PM
I also immediately thought of a NOLA Night

abstractca
01-31-2014, 10:03 PM
Well done! it reminds me of happy new years

Katie Black
02-01-2014, 12:37 PM
Patrick45...Its all paint...applied in some areas quite thickly!

I think I will call it Mardi gras...perfecto!

Thank you all.

doctoring in arts
02-01-2014, 12:48 PM
I love how the yellow is done differently than the others. It makes the painting interesting just because it lacks uniformity... :thumbsup:

Sable Wand
02-02-2014, 02:28 PM
Beautiful colors and movement!

idylbrush
02-02-2014, 09:54 PM
Very rich. Great composition and execution.

Katie Black
02-04-2014, 12:30 PM
Thank you all for your comments..much appreciated

Bevahlee
03-01-2014, 04:26 AM
nice organization of the large shapes, Katie. Good color combo.

Hairy wolf
03-01-2014, 05:07 AM
Well composed, well colored, great use of the palette knife.