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02-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Did this one a while back. It was actually inspired by a painting I did last year ("Getting the Gang Together (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1305975)")that has left to join a collection. Because of it's popularity with family & friends, "copying" it seemed like a fair idea.

The two have little in common:

8x10 acrylic on canvas

Keri Howie
02-18-2014, 08:19 PM
This is lovely.. i get the impression of a circle of fairies dancing in the center.. i love the colors and light.

02-18-2014, 08:28 PM
Hey April: love the transitions. Painterly abstraction.
Very nice.

02-18-2014, 08:46 PM
This is gorgeous. Love it!

02-18-2014, 08:46 PM

02-18-2014, 09:01 PM
Well, everyone has their own preferences.

And you have certainly done a lot of creative and appealing work.

But I think this is my favourite of them all. :thumbsup:

02-18-2014, 10:46 PM
What a fun painting! I see various things like faces on dancing flowers:)

chammi kaiser
02-19-2014, 04:50 AM
April, this is a winner. The colours are so beautiful and I love that dancing light.:clap:

02-19-2014, 05:16 AM

02-19-2014, 09:33 AM
The first thing I've seen in it are those big robots from Star Wars.


doctoring in arts
02-19-2014, 12:01 PM
looks great.. did you use the running paint technique? (I am not sure how they call it)

02-19-2014, 02:35 PM
Thank you:
Keri-that's sweet
Derek, Bhavani, Susan, glad you like it
Colin -prints are being made
Cindy -you and Keri up there must be very happy people :D
Chammi & Mary, glad you enjoy it
Apprentice- even though what my friend Colin said made me very happy, your comment made me lol & cheer hahahaha anything Star Wars is a good thing.
Doctor, I spread out a dark blue, working my way down the canvas from the top and up from the bottom at the same time,a little dioxazine purple moving towards the mid-ground.
Then I used the orange color, and that paint a thicker consistancy than the blue-based colors, causing it to hold the shape of the brush strokes, then I added the yellow in the middle.
I use a mix of Liquitex Flo-aid 1/20 solution in a spray bottle. Using the flo-aid, I sprayed across the top blue area & lifted the canvas up a little at one end (I work flat), letting the paint move slowly gives it time to mix with the other pigments on the way down. The texture in the orange paint helped guide the drips.

When that was dry, I wet the top and bottom portions and used a mix of cad yellow & white( slightly thinned) and splashed it on. The drops of the white did what you see there.

Thanks for looking and posting!