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MALARKEY
05-19-2001, 11:18 PM
8x10 thanks for looking, Sandy
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sue ellen
05-19-2001, 11:22 PM
nice composition ..i love the color and the muted background!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

sue ellen

taghera
05-19-2001, 11:51 PM
Nice one Sandy, like it. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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billyg
05-20-2001, 12:58 AM
Good one Injun,
Colours are really good. Hugh will be thinking your a Millionairess with colours like that. LOL.
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Lise
05-20-2001, 06:26 AM
Very pretty and well done. Wondering what colors you used - the colors really harmonise.

JaneS
05-20-2001, 08:36 AM
This really very pretty.

...and I think I know why your colors harmonize so well...... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

Gerak
05-20-2001, 02:08 PM
Very http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/cool.gif !
I like the colors, and the composition too.

animal
05-20-2001, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by Gerak:
Very http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/cool.gif !
I like the colors, and the composition too.

I agree with Gerak! I really like the colours. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif

baquitania
05-20-2001, 04:28 PM
I flicked it Mal, where did it go? Seriously it's great. The only change I would make is to darken more of the green background near the flowers... so that the butterfly comes forward. Or was it intended to be looked for? In which case...nevermind...lol http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

[This message has been edited by baquitania (edited May 20, 2001).]

ameliajordan
05-20-2001, 04:39 PM
Nice composition and colors, Mal. Very fluid and watercolorly!

MALARKEY
05-20-2001, 05:22 PM
Thanks y'all http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif this was my first use of the fabriano uno Rough 300lb paper. I think i'm going to like using it a lot. It took a lot of abuse.
I use 3 tube colors
w&n antwerp blue, new gamboge, perm rose
thanks again, sandy

majaya
05-20-2001, 07:50 PM
Nice one Sandi...Your flowers have a lot of character here. I like the purple that you have mixed. Very pretty. Mary

carly
05-20-2001, 09:40 PM
Hi Sandi!
I see you are outside painting butterflies! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

The colors are rich and clean...nice contrast in the butterfly. He really pops out against that bluer background. The flowers could use some more variety of color, some light...some darker...to give more lighting to the subject. That lovely green in the upper left corner would look good trailing thru the center and off to the side.

You know me! love lots of color! and you're really getting into it too!
carly

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BobH
05-21-2001, 08:13 AM
Wonderful painting, Sandy. I think the composition is terrific, the colors are a great blend. The only critique I have is the green in the upper left. Maybe more of that should be in other areas of the composition. As it is, being only in that one area, I find myself being pulled back to it and away from the rest of the painting.

Bob

TMoore
05-21-2001, 10:26 AM
I'm not certain why, but it reminds me of the way I feel when a storm is near. The wide-eyed wonder way not the foreboding sort. You know, when there are dark rainclouds coming overhead and yet still sunshine lighting most of what you see. I guess it is the delightful way that the light is reflecting off the front edge of the butterfly yet the rich assortment of muted tones beneath resonate with the feeling of dark clouds. I love the way it makes me feel.

oleCC
05-21-2001, 06:38 PM
Love it Mal...soft and loose..great use of your colors too. Carol

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Katee
05-21-2001, 07:55 PM
Nice one Sandy - I always admire what you manage to do with those 3 colours http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Take care

Karen http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

ps - hope you had a good getaway.