View Full Version : wde 18th March I'm no mere Cat! MI
03-19-2005, 04:22 PM
Finally made it!!! It's been really hectic, but got here! Ouf!
First pic is my Mere Cat, followed by Selkie Song and Sea Lion Splash. All three were done with acrylic inks, and are roughly 5 x7in on cold press. I've been spending alot of time in the local Eisteddfod over the last 3 weeks or so whilst my daughter has been doing various performances and I did alot of squiggly sketching in the dark, which has led to these creatures. I also wanted to experiment with acrylic inks, which dry sooooo fast, don't they?!!! And as I'm no good with colour, I decided to push the boundaries of crediblity.... not very successful I think, but I enjoyed doing these. About 3 hours altogether.
The fourth is last week's WDE, very late... sorry! It's on 23 x 16 in Lana Mill paper in Caran d'ache OPs. I really enjoyed doing this one, though I'm not comfortable with landscapes!
All c/c would be very welcome. Thank you all for looking! Now off to see what you have all done.....
03-19-2005, 04:27 PM
Marie-Dom! :wave: Glad you made it back OK! You have been having fun with those inks, haven't you? :clap:
And I Love that Suffolk landscape! It's fabulous! :clap: I do admire the painters so!
03-19-2005, 04:32 PM
As someone said about mine (and now i understand!): you were having FUN, and it shows!!!! they are such fun... the 1st seal is my fave with the colors!! on your landscape: i love your 'great tree' and the foreground... maybe a bit more variation in the large expanse of light green in the next field..... but, as we all know, the grass is ALWAYS greener on the other side.... (i'm sorry, i could NOT resist................. :wink2: )forgive me!..... :clap:
03-19-2005, 05:43 PM
Great job with those acrylic inks - I especially like the attitude on your meercat. Your OP landscape is outstanding! Be sure you post it over in the OP forum, so everyone over there can see! :clap: :clap: :clap:
03-19-2005, 05:46 PM
Your first seelion is my favourite. Good job! :)
03-19-2005, 06:43 PM
Can't see why you're not comfortable with landscapes, your Suffolk scene is outstanding.
The others are all such lovely, loose, fun pieces. You were obviously having fun and that comes acros in the drawings so that they all raise a smile of appreciateion. :clap:
03-19-2005, 08:42 PM
Your landscape is beautiful! And i like the spontaneity and liveliness of all your critters. Well done!
03-19-2005, 08:44 PM
Love them all but, the landscape is really beautiful!
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03-19-2005, 10:00 PM
Your acrylic ink work is most intriguing and very appealing. It makes me want to try it out- don't think I've ever seen acrylic inks.
Your o.p. landscape is wonderful- please do lots more!
03-19-2005, 10:04 PM
All of these paintings are vrey nice but I must say I love your OP landscape. Seems to me you do a fine job on landscapes! :clap:
03-20-2005, 04:00 AM
They are beautiful, your landscape is excellant,greath depth and colors. :clap: :clap: :clap:
03-20-2005, 04:14 AM
I love your watery sealions :clap: :clap: the colours are perfect Fleur - green says more than reality it says wet!
Oh I got so excited by no 3 I forgot to look at the others! ........the landscape's lovely and the meercat's got sooo much character - but for me the lealion wins :D
03-20-2005, 07:50 AM
Wowzer! I love em ALL...so creative :clap: :clap: :clap:
I loved all three creatures, I think the first sealion is my favorite. The landscape is wonderful.
03-20-2005, 08:56 AM
I really like your style with the inks. the red and blue colour of the seal is terrific. And I love your Suffolk landscape too!! :wave: :D
03-20-2005, 11:40 AM
Wow, You'd never know that you aren't comfortable with landscapes! Beautiful and I like the effects you got on the others with the inks!
03-20-2005, 06:13 PM
Hi Fleur, good to see you back in full swing and wow you have been busy this weekend. I really must get some of those inks as it would seem they are a lively medium to use. Maureen (Charlies's Mum) seems to have great success and both yours and hers have such wonderful vibrancy.
I can't remember if OP's are your usual medium but this landscape is superb.
I looked at it for a long time - long and hard and it is truly a beautiful English summer scene. :clap: :clap: :clap: I can almost hear those bees buzzing and birds singing, but darn those pesky midges!!! :evil:
:clap: :clap: :clap: Some inspired and beautiful work - and if you want some advice on the landscape I would say if you don't like it - mail it - to me lol!
No seriously get a smart mount and classy frame and give it pride of place. :wave:
03-20-2005, 07:28 PM
I really like these.
Particularly the first two.
I like the "squiggly" feeling, and your use of color.
03-20-2005, 11:22 PM
The animals are all delightful, such good colors. On the landscape, I am impressed, since you say you don't usually do these. It is so good, I am going to make two suggestions for minor improvement. The middle field, as already said, needs a little more variation. And there seems to be a very large sky hole in the tree. That is distracting, could be quite a bit smaller and still work. These are easy fixes, the painting is worth a little more time.
03-21-2005, 02:56 AM
Thank you all so much for looking and commenting. Your comments are so motivating and I did enjoy myself this week. And Deepat thanks for hosting two weeks running!!! That must have kept you busy!Cmwynn, I know what you mean about the eye holes. Looking at them after your comment, I'm suddenly seeing some kind of alien head sitting in the field!!!!! :D :D I will definitely have to fix that now!! :evil:
HRH, my usual medium is coloured pencil and graphite, and I am most comfortable doing portraits and occasionally floras (as long as it's one flower :evil: can't cope with bunches!!!) I've recently started with ops and watercolours and the last few wdes have been in ops and water colours. I've been trying so hard to push my boundaries, sort out my problem with colours and do things I wouldn't usually do and I'm having a ball. Sometimes though I wonder how two pieces that are so different can come from my hand, and I look at my landscape ((which I am hugely pleased with) and then the second sea lion and think, the landscape MUST have been a fluke! This person can't draw!!!!! :evil: . Having said all that, and bored you all stupid, I really did enjoy myself and am feeling frustrated that I had better get organised and go to work or else I will be sacked and then I will have all the time in the world to sit and indulge myself with my ops!!!!
Sorry HRH, I'm keeping the landscape!! :D :D :evil: :wave:
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