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HollyJ26
03-25-2017, 02:51 PM
I chose the fuchsia and did my own challenge, painting from a black and white photo. I was trying out some new paints I bought last week in Portland and the paints are by M. Graham, an Oregon company, so this painting is very much in keeping with this week's theme (although I also used some Golden paints). This is acrylics 8"x10" on gessobord and took 1.45 hours.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Mar-2017/1975529-fuchsia_4.jpg

This one's a cheat because I painted it a few weeks ago, and it took longer than 2 hours (I didn't keep time). It's 16"x16", also gessobord.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Mar-2017/1975529-new_mannequins_2.jpg

The second photo is blurry. I really need a real camera...Thanks for looking!

tyree
03-25-2017, 06:45 PM
wonderful...love the hummingbird peeking in on the
mannequins ! tyree :wave:

eyepaint
03-25-2017, 08:02 PM
Oh what fun! How did you like the new art materials?

KreativeK
03-25-2017, 09:49 PM
Your fuchsia is fascinating! I'm curious about the MG paints, too, not tried any of theirs but have heard great things from watercolorists using those.
Mannequins are strong and dynamic with the bird to the side, very striking! Thanks for hosting!

HollyJ26
03-25-2017, 10:37 PM
Thanks Tyree, EP, and Kay! I am enjoying my art purchases, and so far, I really like the M. Graham acrylics. I've been using Golden heavy body acrylics since I started painting with acrylics, and I really like them but wanted to mix things up a bit. The M. Graham are perhaps a bit softer and more fluid, and the colors are rich. I tried an azo green for the first time and quite like it. I think they are priced reasonably too.

Fana
03-26-2017, 12:47 AM
I really like the colours on your acrylics!

sculptcha
03-26-2017, 01:24 AM
love the mannequins, and the fuschia is stunning. it's very musical (the rendering of the leaves remind me of piano keys)

coaltip
03-26-2017, 11:12 AM
I like how you handle the flowers! You give it a totally new feel and its a wow!

123harry
03-27-2017, 06:12 AM
Very nice painterly sketches again. I like the way you have captured the poses of the models.
Thanks for hosting. The shot of you in the landscape reminded me of our holidays on the magnificent West Coast.

Scotkatidid
03-27-2017, 06:28 PM
I love your bold strokes on both of these paintings Holly - and also like how you put the bird in the side and the mannequins stances and clothing are beautifully captured.

connievanwinssen
03-28-2017, 06:57 AM
Great colours and contrast!:)

Scattykat
03-28-2017, 01:27 PM
...well done on both, love trying out new arty stuff, 😊

crispur2005
03-29-2017, 03:48 AM
Love your style and the energy you capture in even static subjects, So good. Thanks for hosting.

artastic
03-30-2017, 07:18 PM
Love the abstract feel of the fuchsias. The manikins are wonderful

lisilk
03-31-2017, 12:32 PM
Love the first one, looks like dramatic dancers. Love the strong pigments and strokes. I've been using M. Graham paints for years. They make great products, esp. their watercolors. The mannequins have taken on an urban life of their own. Great work.

Li

Myse
03-31-2017, 03:09 PM
I love how you paint these fuschia, your strokes and colors.

missswiss
03-31-2017, 06:52 PM
Very pretty on both of them. I bet if all of us put in our excess stuff we have we could keep painters going for years. I love to try new stuff. Glad you told us about it too.

BUN201
04-01-2017, 10:27 AM
Great work on both of these. I like M. Graham watercolors. Their guoache is really nice also.

L Skylar Brown
04-03-2017, 06:48 PM
Very Dramatic results!