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Nitsa
02-10-2007, 01:29 PM
Todays efforts...

Finity paints
5x7" watercolour board
Painted from life

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Feb-2007/18769-10Feb07-acrylic.JPG

objectivistartist
02-10-2007, 02:05 PM
"Bare Bear"..........:thumbsup:

idcrisis55
02-10-2007, 03:01 PM
I like the minimal look, the warmth in the painting. The bear is a sweetie.

Lady Carol
02-10-2007, 06:45 PM
He looks well loved.

Tazart
02-10-2007, 06:59 PM
Awww he's so sweet & does indeed look well loved, great expression on his face - like the background too !!

Leslie Pz
02-10-2007, 07:22 PM
Just like a bear I used to own! Working from life is more difficult than one would think and you did a great job!

Mark Newton
02-10-2007, 10:15 PM
Gee, how much can teddy bear?....:wink2: Is a very cool looking teddy...well done.

Nitsa
02-10-2007, 10:54 PM
LOL @ Robert!

Thanx Ann, I was hoping for a warm, cuddly feel.

Carol he is my Mums, she has tons of them on a beautiful antique bench in her guestroom.

Thanx Taz, I like his expression too, he looked well fed up with me while I was painting him...A bare bear with attitude! :evil: LOL!

Thanx Leslie...Isn't it just, a whole other experience! When I started watercolours back in 2003 all I did was paint from life, I saw a big difference/improvement in my work when I started to use references. I think refs are an excellent way to learn values and colour mixes as they give you less to think about.
I'm enjoying working from life again, the challenge can be quite addictive and I believe it is bringing a whole new dimension to my work.

LOL...Thanx Mark!

bowerbird
02-10-2007, 11:24 PM
I was thinking he was WELL BEHAVED:lol: sitting for his portrait like that !

Nitsa
02-11-2007, 07:15 AM
LOL!

Marge Wms
02-11-2007, 09:06 AM
Nice cuddly little bear! My dil has a collection of them too.... but she works at Baylor University in Waco (Baylor Bears!).

I know what you mean about painting from real life. I have been using refs most of the time and tried a still life and couldn't seem to even PAINT! LOL

But your posting has stimulated me to WANT to try the challenge again1 Thanx... Gigi

tishtosh
02-11-2007, 04:29 PM
Nice colours.....very warm, as teddy bears always should be...

David

Nitsa
02-11-2007, 06:42 PM
Gigi, I'm so pleased to have urged you to try to paint from life again. I'm currently attempting it without a pencil sketch too (double trouble) and going straight in with paint. It has taught me a valuable lesson...A canvas is a workable surface! ;)

Thanx David!

chammi kaiser
02-12-2007, 04:00 AM
Well, you have a bunch of reliable models waiting on that antique bench of your Mum's. This one looks ready for a good cuddle. Challenging indeed going straight in with paint.

Nitsa
02-12-2007, 06:29 AM
Thanx Chammi!