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nougat
01-15-2004, 06:06 AM
I painted this as an entry in our local art shop's annual competition.

Its approx A3 in ops.

Sorry not to have been around for a while but I've been very busy plus family commitments....

n

Dark_Shades
01-15-2004, 07:25 AM
ohhh this is absolutely wonderful..... love it :clap: .. just look at those colours and textures

Hope you do well in the competition...... shoud win first place in my book

...... REALLY like this alot .... well done

Kathryn Wilson
01-15-2004, 07:44 AM
I love it! (I love seahorses anyway) You did a great job on this - I like the colors you chose - very detailed little horse he is - :D

meowmeow
01-15-2004, 08:35 AM
THis is lovely! THe colors are wonderful...and I like how you have the fine detail at the top and faded him out at the bottom.


Sandy

jade fox
01-15-2004, 08:54 AM
A seahorse, what an interesting subject. Well done!!! :cool:

Dyin
01-15-2004, 10:17 AM
Such a moderistic appeal to this little guy..very structured, great colors..I love the hightlights and the fade out, and of course the color choices. Please let us know how you do in the competition...I especially like how you migrated the background into this...great, great job!!! :clap:

eileenclaire
01-15-2004, 03:27 PM
This is wonderful, I love it!! Beautiful colors, highlights, background. Terrific!!
Hope things slow down some for you so you can take time to produce more beautiful art!

Luvy
01-16-2004, 11:41 AM
Good luck and hope you tell us how it goes. Looks like something that will win in a competetion to me. Looks 3d Great job

nougat
01-17-2004, 12:07 AM
Thanks soooo much for your kind words!!

You all have just made my day. All sorts of things have been getting me down recently.

So thanks again Dawn, Kyle, Andy, Jade fox, Sue, Eileenclaire and Luvy
for taking the time to look and comment.

n

Artaholic
01-17-2004, 12:12 AM
Outstanding :clap: :clap: Now come back with a prize :)

Gerry

Dyin
01-17-2004, 12:27 AM
aww, sorry things have been getting you down....but remember...what goes down MUST come up...and your time is coming!!! I hope you can do more painting...because this is really cool...

nougat
01-17-2004, 12:31 AM
Gerry you are too kind!!

A couple of years ago I came 2nd and won a box of pastel pencils :o and last year not even a runner up!! :D

Altho its nice to get a prize I just like to participate... oh and the winners pix get in the shop window for a couple of weeks!!!

n

Mz_Sketch_Pad
01-17-2004, 04:50 PM
ohhhhhhh! those colors are great!!! i hope you win, b/c it is a winner!!!

nougat
01-17-2004, 11:43 PM
thanks MZ

Glad you like it! Hope 'they' will too!! :D
n

Bubba's Mama
01-18-2004, 05:37 AM
Nadine - this is wonderful. His colors are fantastic - excellent rendering - Now, please post pix of you holding prize!! :)

Susan

marilyn h
01-18-2004, 10:39 AM
So very well rendered. Like the sealife. Colors are fabulous.

nougat
01-23-2004, 04:27 AM
Thank you Susan and Marilyn.

It's great knowing that you all liked it!!!

n

Mo.
01-23-2004, 09:57 AM
Nadine, I cannot believe I missed this one, he's a beauty, love those gorgeous colours, reminds me of my little fantasy dragon statue I have.

Beautifully done.

Mo.)

bnoonan
01-23-2004, 01:33 PM
Absolutely great colors and those shadows and shapes you've defined on this little guy are wonderful. Sorry you're busy but it hasn't stopped you from producing good artwork.

Barb

nougat
01-24-2004, 08:11 AM
Thank you Mo and Barb you are toooo kind!!!

n

E-J
01-26-2004, 09:12 AM
Nadine, this is so pretty! I love seahorses too. You've been very bold with those colours and the effect is quite magical. The bluey-purple works well against the complementary orange and you've unified it all by bringing the magenta of the background into the seahorse too. Lovely :)

nougat
01-26-2004, 10:18 PM
Glad you like it E_J.

Somehow with OPs I tend to be quite brave with colours.....perhaps cos they're lying there just waiting to be picked up!!! I dooo have a soft spot for seahorses ....and giraffes...perhaps that will be next???

n