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01-28-2007, 07:44 PM
I am back from a cruise and I have been painting a lot of beach scenes and needed to take a break. I did a smaller version of this nest for a friend but wanted to try it larger. It is 9x12 on LaCarte. Any comments are welcome so I can make improvements. Thanks for looking!!
01-28-2007, 08:56 PM
Glad you're back... I always get so excited when I see that you've posted and I was not disappointed. I really like it... love the way you did the background tree, so softly muted and the colors in the nest are wonderful.:clap: :clap: :clap:
So where are all the beach paintings???:D
01-28-2007, 09:15 PM
The colors are really lovely and the blue really looks fabulous!! Gorgeous as always!
So where are all the beach paintings???
I want to see too!!!
01-28-2007, 10:08 PM
Karen, this is fantastic, and hope for the spring....I always love the colors you use
01-28-2007, 10:14 PM
Very nice Karen. I also love all the blues.:thumbsup:
01-28-2007, 10:43 PM
the background and the plant the nest is in are a wonderful foil for the nest and those teriffic eggs. Love the coloring.
01-29-2007, 07:46 AM
Marcia & Paula thank you so much! I've been posting my caribbean paintings on my blog and I took lots of photos so there will be more to come.
TJ, David,Piper...thank you so much for you comments. I am encouraged!
01-29-2007, 07:56 AM
This is beautiful, Karen! I like the way you kept the focus on the eggs and your colors are gorgeous.
01-29-2007, 08:03 AM
When I see this, I only can think: WONDERFULL!!
01-29-2007, 08:18 AM
Oh Karen, this is beautiful! Makes me long for spring, especially when the wind chill here in the triad drops the temperature to single digits! I'd love to see you do a work in progress so we can watch how you do these wonderful paintings!
01-29-2007, 09:00 AM
Karen.... lovely... lovely... lovely. It sets a mood of hope and spring and joy, The soft colors are perfect and add to the anticipation. Beautiful painting! Donna R
01-29-2007, 09:10 AM
Beautiful work, as always!! This piece has your signature all over it too, love your colors....
01-29-2007, 11:02 AM
I've been posting my caribbean paintings on my blog
I keep forgetting about your blog so I strolled on over for a look... Wonderful paintings!!! I especially liked "Magens Bay Morning" and the little ACEO Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. Keep them coming... can hardly wait for figures to start showing up. You really are so good at that!:clap:
01-29-2007, 11:10 AM
Thank you all the nice words. And thank you Marcia for looking at my blog. I'd have to say it has been the thing that keeps me painting every day...I don't like to miss a day!
01-29-2007, 11:14 AM
I just love the softness of this painting...beautiful! How do you like working on LaCarte paper? BTW...love your blog!
01-29-2007, 11:21 AM
Thanks Debbie! I love working on LaCarte. I didn't at first but now I'd have to say it's my favorite. You just can't sneeze near it!
01-29-2007, 01:26 PM
Lovely , a feast for eyes that are tired of looking at all the snow we have here.
01-29-2007, 01:49 PM
love that tree! its sooo subtle but yet a strong element in this, and that nest is wonderful!
01-29-2007, 05:08 PM
I wouldnt change a thing!!! Love the way you suggested the background with the loose style and put the details just were you need them. Great job
01-29-2007, 07:32 PM
Beautiful painting, Karen. Makes me long for spring!
01-29-2007, 07:35 PM
Very nice job...love the soft downy look and nice choice of colours..
01-29-2007, 11:25 PM
Hi there :wave: You know I love your work, and this one is is no exception... it's just lovely!!!!!
But Robins eggs?? Now?? Girl, it's going down to 20 degrees tonight!!! Cover up those precious eggs!!!! :cat:
01-30-2007, 07:35 AM
Thank you al for commenting! I appreciate the feedback as always!
Hi Tammy!! Great to see you here! Ready for some snow???? lol
01-30-2007, 11:06 AM
Snow???? Are you kidding??? I am past ready and on GO for snow!!!!! :clap: (But, we're not really getting any snow, are we.... bummer!)
01-30-2007, 01:15 PM
Not wishing for snow here. :) Too cold for me. Karen, the nest is just great. Saw it on your blog. Brightens up the day here.
01-30-2007, 01:31 PM
So soft and whispery, makes you feel the tenderness of new life soon to be arriving....and look at those beautiful turquoises! Very nice!
01-30-2007, 02:48 PM
Karen, this is another beauty. I just love your style. It is so distinctive.
01-30-2007, 07:20 PM
I agree! I agree with everyone!:clap:
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