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01-28-2007, 04:19 AM
Okay, had to have a go at this, have never tried the WDE's before.
I was so taken with Maureen's that she posted here that I had to go looking!!
I belong to the NZ Art Guild and we have a weekly challenge, and this week the topic happens to be glass! so double reason to do it.

2 hrs exactly, acrylic on stretched canvas 8x8.
Used my new Golden Fluids, and a little Atelier.

I couldn't make the candles believable so in the end painted them out.

Thought I would add the greyscale of it as well.



01-28-2007, 04:30 AM
Hi Lulu, beautiful candles in glasses.
I like the way you paint them, how do you paint the lighter colour such as light blue on blue or green and red?
I painted this one too at the WDE, thanks.

01-28-2007, 04:39 AM
Hi Dewi, and thanks.
I did lots of washy layers to begin with, and then went back with the stronger less-diluted or undiluted colour.
ps have just seen that you are in Bangkok, I will be there for a night in April and another two in May! Looking forward to it too:)

01-28-2007, 05:06 AM
Thank you for the info Lulu.
As you know April and May in Bangkok are very hot so be prepare :)
Have a nice trip.

01-28-2007, 06:06 AM
A wonderful cheerful painting Lulu :clap:


01-28-2007, 06:22 AM
Lulu they are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pick your palette too:p

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Southern Style
01-28-2007, 06:47 AM
Very pretty Lulu!! Well done!

01-28-2007, 07:36 AM
Beautifully done, Lulu! And, since you can so successfully eliminate your ladies' faces, then leaving out the candle flames really isn't a problem... :lol: Your colour is fantastic... and I would recognize this as a *Lulu* painting in a heartbeat... :clap:

01-28-2007, 09:02 AM
Good work on the glass, Lulu. The greyscale says it, showing the good values. Did you paint this one with the fluid acrylics?

Leslie Pz
01-28-2007, 10:48 AM
The colors and the composition are both so cheerful!!!

Charlie's Mum
01-28-2007, 11:44 AM
Oh Lulu - this is delightful! .... and thanks for joining us in the WDE - you'll have to keep a-coming there girl :D

I'm wanting to try this in Acrylic paints too - as opposed to the inks .... how did you like the fluids? .. and on canvas?

Great stuff - I'm tickled pink that you chose these to do! :thumbsup:

01-28-2007, 12:37 PM
Very interesting.... certainly not the usual.... :thumbsup:

01-28-2007, 12:37 PM

01-28-2007, 02:31 PM
Gorgeous Lulu - Char is right - this has all your special energy in it - the candles are not needed - it's all the better for allowing the reflections to take centre stage!

01-28-2007, 02:49 PM
Thanks Dewi, will come prepared:)

Doug, JJ, Marcia, thanks!

Char, hehe, thanks too, glad you can recognise it as a Lulu!

Ann, yes I used my fluid acrylics for this, but a little of Atelier too as I already had it mixed.

Thanks Leslie.

Maureen, thanks, 'twas you who inspired me to go take a look:) Was fun, will certainly be popping over again!
I loved the fluids on canvas, watered down at first and then stronger. Just flowed on so easily.

Thank you Ruth!