View Full Version : WDE March 25, fuchsia and mannequins

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.


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.


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

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

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

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!

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.

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

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)

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.


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

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.

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!