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02-23-2015, 02:46 PM
Love this forum!
Here's a tiny abstract miniature at 2.5x3.5 in. in acrylic on Bristol.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Feb-2015/93518-rsz_1rsz_img_1008_URBAN.jpg

02-23-2015, 03:41 PM
Babs: amazing how you made this little gem look huge in size. Has a real concrete feel to it and nice use of gray.
:thumbsup: Derek

02-23-2015, 04:15 PM
Yes, I agree with Derek on how much you achieved at such a tiny scale. And it really does feel concrete. I think that's because you nailed the values showing the bright sunlit vs. the shady areas of the buildings. Great job, Babs!

02-23-2015, 08:05 PM
Dint realize how small this is. Lovely abstract.

02-24-2015, 04:43 AM
Love it......................jan :)

02-25-2015, 10:55 PM
Really great little painting. Nice balance to the composition and a lot of depth in a limited space.

02-26-2015, 01:21 AM
ColinS, baptist, bhavani, AnnieA, and Dcam,

Thanks so much for all of your nice comments on my little abstract.
High praise from such truly accomplished painters,
and I appreciate it.:)

02-26-2015, 03:19 AM
It looks a little otherworldly.

02-26-2015, 03:21 AM
A pleasing arrangement of shapes & values which combine nicely to create an interesting 3 dimensional optical illusion. Very Nice - Well Painted !


02-26-2015, 05:02 AM
Babs, I'm visiting here after a long time and your little gem here is a real treat. :)
I haven't painted with paints in years since I started experimenting with New Age Media Art.. But I love making Cityscapes and urban landscapes albeit digitally. And love exploring what others are doing using different media.

Katie Black
02-26-2015, 03:54 PM
Perfecto! I always like the feeling of anticipation I get whenever I open one of your posts, because I know I will invariably like it, and this one is no exception, its little, but packs a punch!

Well done!

02-26-2015, 07:25 PM
opainter. Thanks, I like other worldly.
Thanks so much, Aussiesrus1, I appreciate your thoughts.

Hi there, avani, good to see you, and thanks. I took a trip through your website
and enjoyed seeing your new work as well as your older soft pastels.
All excellent!

Katie, wow,,,what a wonderful comment, thank you! I could say ditto about your posts.
Wait,,,I just did,,,and I mean it.:)

02-26-2015, 10:09 PM
I love it, it has a monumental feel and nice texture at upper left.

02-27-2015, 07:23 AM
Thanks Babs... we are all evolving and isn't that just great ? I love this journey. :)

02-28-2015, 01:59 AM
Mary thank you.
There's actually quite a lot of texture in this one,
but it doesn't show well.

Yes, avani, it's all about the trip; the adventure.

02-28-2015, 09:38 PM
I did not realize that you were painting an actual building until I saw this photo.


Now it all makes sense! Practical architecture! :lol:

02-28-2015, 10:24 PM
Thanks, I love it!
And just wait till you see the wonky one I'm working on,,,:D

03-30-2015, 07:35 PM
Wow! What a monumental feel from a miniature.

03-30-2015, 09:39 PM
wow this is really amazing. Such depth and scale in such a small piece. Feels like huge monolithic buildings

03-30-2015, 11:00 PM
beautiful. love the light

03-30-2015, 11:09 PM
Thank you so much, Cedarita, Bev, and maryinasia.
I really enjoy doing these little guys.
(well, when they work out, anyway) :)

03-31-2015, 11:53 AM
So much in so little! I like it.:thumbsup: