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arlene
09-23-2001, 12:07 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2001/stilllifefinalscan2.jpg


Colored pencil on Arches hot pressed 140lb. watercolor paper. size: 8" x 10".
Took approximately 60 hours...

dupliKate
09-23-2001, 12:02 PM
Holy Cow!!!

I could look at this for a long, long time. The beautifully done detail in the violets, and the design on the edges of the tray and on the pot.......the patterns are so pleasing and satisfying.

I think what I liked the very best was that I could look at it as a whole, and enjoy the beautiful reflections and the flowers and the pot.......but.....my eye is also drawn to the detailed shapes and patterns and I enjoyed those just as much, seeing them as an abstract.

Whew!!! 60 hours! Bravo.....a tour de force!

:clap: K

Phyllis Rennie
09-24-2001, 08:16 PM
I'm impressed.

fink
09-24-2001, 09:48 PM
This is wonderful and worth every minute you worked on it. Verrrrry impressive. Do you spend that much time on each piece?

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arlene
09-25-2001, 11:32 PM
thank you kate, phyllis and fink...

most of the pieces i do take between 35 and 50 hours...this definitely tok the longest.

Phyllis Rennie
09-26-2001, 09:47 PM
Hi Arlene, I just had to come back to take a second look at this. And I was wondering, since you have so often told us that you don't paint, what do you call this? I mean that as a serious question--I certainly would not call it a drawing--just wondered how you would define it.

Leaflin
09-27-2001, 08:17 PM
Arlene this is a joy to look at.
You have outdone yourself :)

arlene
09-30-2001, 12:49 PM
And I was wondering, since you have so often told us that you don't paint, what do you
call this?

Good question Phyllis...it's not painting in the sense I don't use brushes, but...I would still call it a drawing...maybe a fine art drawing? Your guess is as good as mine...

Thanks Leaf...I'm onto the next one...another floral, then another still life after that...think I'm hooked on the colored pencils?

arourapope
10-02-2001, 08:37 PM
Holygooseandchickenfeathers! I am sooo glad I happened to pop in here and found this. Why oh why haven't you been using the critique forum????
Geeze, this is awesome Arlene. I think I'm gushing.......
Congratulations!!!!!!
Aurora

arlene
10-05-2001, 08:54 AM
thanks aurora!
things disappear too quickly there...here at least i have time to respond...most of my colored pencil works are posted in the colored pencil forums. :)

Phyllis Rennie
10-07-2001, 09:04 PM
Hmmmmmm............I guess if you say paint is done with a brush and drawing is done with a pencil, then it's a drawing. But if painting is about masses and drawing is about lines, then I'd call it a painting. Or we can just call it good !!!

LINDAMAC
10-08-2001, 11:08 AM
Wow

What a wonderful piece to gaze upon, one can almost see their own refelction.

Very impressive.:clap: :clap: :clap: