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kristinbbold
07-01-2007, 10:19 PM
Hi all! These are my latest pieces. I did them all in the last week and a half. Love to hear what everyone thinks- c & c quite welcome!

#1 "Hibiscus" 12" x 24" acrylic on canvas.
#2 "Two Tulips" 16" x 20" acrylic on canvas.
#3 "Midnight With the Drakes" 18" x 24" acrylic on canvas.

All three were inspired by photos in the reference library. Thank you to everyone who donated their pictures!:)

Kristin

lawton
07-01-2007, 11:34 PM
I like them all, especially the hibiscus. Could you share those beautiful colors in that one? :thumbsup:

idylbrush
07-01-2007, 11:35 PM
rather whimsical and fantasy like.

Welcome to wet canvas.

C_Line
07-01-2007, 11:51 PM
Okay, am I the ONLY one who can't see any pictures? It's not April 1st.

lawton
07-02-2007, 12:03 AM
They were there a minute ago.

C_Line
07-02-2007, 12:04 AM
Are they there now?

lawton
07-02-2007, 12:08 AM
No I don't see them

kristinbbold
07-02-2007, 12:38 AM
Well, that's odd... they were there a minute ago. Oh well, here they are again. :o

kristinbbold
07-02-2007, 12:56 AM
Lawton, thank you, the hibiscus is my favorite too. For it I used windsor and newton: cadmium yellow, cadmium red, titanium white, mars black, and liquitex: light blue permanent. It was a simple pallette but it blended easily and the colors just seemed to pop together.
Howard, I agree, I think the word whimsical is a very appropriate description.:)

Kristin

plec
07-02-2007, 06:24 AM
I cannot see them either.
Ken.

C_Line
07-02-2007, 07:24 AM
good..I see them now in post #8. I like #2 - tulips very much.

jan409
07-02-2007, 08:27 AM
I like all three, but the Hibiscus is my favorite. I love the colors. Jan

idcrisis55
07-02-2007, 09:47 AM
I like all three but I like the tulips especially then I like that dragonfly. These two have almost a stained glass look which I find very attractive.

edtree
07-02-2007, 09:49 AM
Great work on all three! :thumbsup: I like the ducks best!:D

Elizabeth

Sandy K
07-02-2007, 09:53 AM
I like the Drakes best also. Nice effects on all of them. Good job!!

MaloCS
07-02-2007, 02:15 PM
Since I'm a huge Sopranos fan my vote goes to the ducks. :D

On a serious note, these paintings are nicely done. Nice use of color. Good job. :thumbsup:

ms.jennamarie
07-02-2007, 07:52 PM
i really love the ducks. so cute. great style.

chammi kaiser
07-03-2007, 08:28 AM
They are all very good. Like the ducks/drakes best.

kristinbbold
07-03-2007, 01:38 PM
Thank you all for your comments! It's great to see that each painting appeals to someone. I'm especially happy that my drakes are such a hit. I had originally done the painting in just purple, but when I had finished I felt that it was missing something. The teal color was just a shot in the dark. Luckily, I think it was just what the piece needed. Funny how much a painting can change before you actually finish it. Anyhow, thanks again for all the input!

Lady Carol
07-03-2007, 01:55 PM
Beautiful pieces. the hibiscus is stunning. I like the crop on that one.

There may have been an uploader issue or something. It seems to be a little sporadic these days.

laudesan
07-04-2007, 08:53 AM
They are all lovely, but the ducks really caught my attention..:)

kristinbbold
07-04-2007, 02:35 PM
Thank you for the compliments ladies! I must say though, I really am surprised how many people like the ducks. I was sure that that would be the least favorite of the three -and I think its the most popular. I'd love to know why so many people like that one so. Would anyone care to elaborate about why it appeals to them? I would very much appreciate the input.:)

Kristin

Charlie's Mum
07-04-2007, 05:40 PM
I like the clear, bold graphic style of the ducks :D
#1 too - very nice.
The 2nd didn't grab my attention as much - but it's a nice painting :D

Mz_Sketch_Pad
07-04-2007, 06:06 PM
i love the swans and the swirls the best- good job on all of them

artdreamer1
07-04-2007, 07:30 PM
Tough call on a favorite...I really LOVE the colors in the hibiscus, the two tulips one is ok, and the duck one is sooooo cool--love the movement and color, esp. the teal!

Fantastic work!

Michele

Briege
07-06-2007, 08:29 PM
All three paintings are very good. Can't make up my mind which is my favourite. The hibiscus is very well done, but I do like the ducks a lot too. I like the colours and movement in the 3rd and the style you have used for it - a very modern look to it.

Briege :)

CamiTampa
07-07-2007, 12:14 AM
I agree with Briege. Nice work
Cami