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Mikki Petersen
08-01-2007, 01:53 PM
Okay, this will be a lively forum for sure! I came over here and could not bear seeing "No Posts" so here's one that took several awards a couple of years ago...

Textures
Pastel on Wallis
11"x14"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2007/14550-Textures.JPG

Can't wait to see all the beautiful work that will be posted on this site!

Mikki

Lady Carol
08-01-2007, 02:48 PM
You are the first. :clap: :clap:

Congratulations.

Beautiful painting.

M Douglas
08-01-2007, 02:54 PM
Beautiful painting Mikki!! And congrats on being the FIRST!! lol.


Melodie

Barbie
08-01-2007, 03:12 PM
Miki -- I love how you've captured the fresh colors in your leaves and the texture in your stones.

I think the Florals/Botanicals destination is going to be an exciting and popular destination.

Pat Isaac
08-01-2007, 03:19 PM
Beautiful pastel, Mikki. I can see why it took many awards. Thanks also for pointing out this forum.
Okay, I'll be the second. Here is a piece I finished this spring. Oil pastel on clayboard w/colorfix ground.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2007/35760-tulipsfinal.jpg

Pat

Charlie's Mum
08-01-2007, 05:43 PM
Oh Pat - that's worthy of its own thread!
Please open one up so you can have the comments it deserves :D

Mikki - thanks for opening our show!
That's a lovely pastel - a real thorny piece! very subtle olouring too on the rocks - a perfect foil forthe leaf and stem colours ........ and I like the contrast of smooth bk/gd and spiky/thorny stems.

bayoudragon
08-01-2007, 08:55 PM
oooh, Mikki, reminds me of fresh blackberries in the morning! Beautiful piece! :thumbsup:

Oh, Pat, those are absolutely lovely! They really do deserve their own thread! :)

Yeah, new forum!! :clap:

Sharrm
08-02-2007, 11:56 AM
Wonderful Painting! Reminded me of blackberries too. ummmmm. :clap:

Mikki Petersen
08-02-2007, 12:30 PM
Pat, that is a stunning painting and definitely deserves it's own place. You handled those delicate petals so perfectly!

Thanks for the nice comments. I'm very excited about this forum because I love to paint plants and flowers but in their natural environment so they never really fit in the Still Life/Floral category.

Mikki

*Marina*
08-02-2007, 02:40 PM
Beautiful painting, Mikki, love those thorns.

pinkrybns
08-02-2007, 04:23 PM
Wow... I just keep going from thread to thread saying gorgeous and this is certainly that, even with those thorns!

Lady Carol
08-02-2007, 05:11 PM
Just had to come for another look. I love the way the shadows play across the rocks.

Paulafv
08-02-2007, 07:18 PM
All beautiful. What a good idea. Florals together, no matter the media.

Karen Margulis
08-03-2007, 08:47 AM
I remember this Mikki! It surely deserves awards!!! Can't wait to see mor.

Karen

vhere
08-03-2007, 01:14 PM
this is lovely, I'm not surprised about prizes :)

Mikki Petersen
08-03-2007, 01:54 PM
Thanks again for the supportive comments. I agree completely about how much fun it is to see all many of flora in one setting. And what a great bunch of artists already posting here!

Mikki

C_Line
08-04-2007, 10:58 AM
Mikki, the textures are superb.

debsn2paintn
08-04-2007, 12:37 PM
Very nice example of textures. I like the light and shadows in this very much :)