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08-14-2007, 07:26 PM
Oooooh, i had no idea that this forum was even here. Thanks Laura for letting me know :)

I have just finished a WIP of a lotus in the wc forum. If anyone would like to have a look at it, the link is http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=434742


Happy painting everyone, Heidi

Lady Carol
08-14-2007, 07:34 PM
Oh my goodness!!! Wow! Wow! Wow!!
How beautiful.

Would you do a WIP for us here too sometime? :D

08-14-2007, 10:06 PM
That's a watercolor? I would have never known, that is the most detailed watercolor I have ever seen. This is gorgeous! I'm with Carol on the WOW WOW WOW, chin hits the floor in amazement :D

water girl
08-14-2007, 11:44 PM
Unbelievable! Watercolor? As I said, it's just unbelievable!

08-15-2007, 12:07 AM
Hi Carol, Deb & Karen :) Thanks for your comments, i am glad that you enjoyed it. Yes i work exclusively in watercolour, there is nothing that you cant do in wc & everytime i think of changing i cant think of a good reason why i would. Guess i am a sucker for it, but it is a wonderful medium. Thanks again

08-15-2007, 12:25 AM
WOW, WOW, WOW, as I pick my jaw up off the floor. This is so stunningly awesome, I can't help looking at it. Wonderful, wonderful work Heidi. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

08-15-2007, 06:34 AM
Let me repeat again the WOW, WOW, WOW! Size?

08-15-2007, 06:37 AM
Thanks Val & Celeste, the size is 380 x 500mm - about 15 x 20 inches.

08-15-2007, 01:05 PM
and an echo here!

I don't normally feel wow over botanical illustrations, simply 'that's good' but this is definitely a WOW! it's lovely.

08-15-2007, 01:12 PM
Fantastic. Gorgeous colours.

Charlie's Mum
08-15-2007, 05:40 PM
It's good to have some botanical work inthe forum - thanks for showing us Heidi - and I hope you'll post many more!

This is meticulous - as I believe botanical paintings have to be.

Just super! :D

08-15-2007, 09:52 PM
Wow... absolutely gorgeous! :eek:

The little damselfly adds a nice touch, too...:D ;)

08-16-2007, 11:31 AM
Gorgeous work. You must have lots of patience.


08-16-2007, 02:09 PM
Like most of the others who have already posted, my first thought was WOW!
This is amazing!

Terry Wynn
08-16-2007, 03:53 PM
Lovely, absolutely gorgeous. I must close my mouth, it hurts from just looking :clap: :clap: :clap:

So nice to see botanical art done in such a delightful manner!

Hoping to see a WIP here, too!


08-16-2007, 05:27 PM
Thanks everyone, i am pleased you have also enjoyed it. I have a load of work to get through for the next little while, but i will be back, perhaps with a WIP sometime for you too. Thanks again, happy painting Heidi

Laura D
08-16-2007, 06:45 PM
Hi Heidi! Hope you are well and rested. Kiss on the smacker to DS Josh (eiiiuuuw mo-om!) - grin.

You all should go read through the WIP on this. It's fascinating.

08-16-2007, 07:00 PM
I have, it is unbelievable.

08-16-2007, 10:58 PM
Hi agian, thanks :) Laura, he wont mind a bit, hes a smoochy kid. Ill pass it on to him as soon as he gets in. I am well & somewhat rested today thanks Laura, but boy it has been a big week though! Next week we are listing our home for sale as well so it is only going to get busier i think. Oh boy oh boy. I am just going to paint my way through it & hope for the best as always i think! Thanks everyone, Heidi

Laura D
08-17-2007, 04:58 AM
OMG! I wish you the best of luck with that and all your "real" work!

08-17-2007, 05:24 AM
oh ta Laura.....what is my real work again...you mean being a mum & all that stuff? i dont even know which area is the real work myself come to think about it lol but thanks :)

08-17-2007, 11:47 AM
Beautiful, beautiful work :clap:
Thanks for sharing and the link to the WIP!

08-17-2007, 02:10 PM
Very nice! Love the color you've achieved on the petals.


Sassy Doe
08-17-2007, 02:27 PM
You truly did justice to the detail of the Lotus Flower. Sooo Sooo Pretty.

Laura D
08-17-2007, 04:26 PM
oh ta Laura.....what is my real work again...

Getting your work ready for all your shows, framing, shipping and so on. Oh yeah, and getting your itenerary to Seattle figured out. How many workshops am I setting up again? :D

08-17-2007, 05:50 PM
Ha ha ha, that is almost funny Laura seings as i spent a good part of this year thinking id do exactly that - but as it goes, i had no $ to make it in the end! So, mum & dad went over & we missed out :( Actually they just returned - & they loved Seattle! My Dad is from Canada so i dream of going one day. Yesterday i got my passport in the mail, so i am a step closer now at least. When i do come over, book me up if you like :)

Right now i am getting ready for 2 exhibitions o/s so i am very busy i guess. It just goes on & on, but i have mostly been busy raising the kids at the minute just trying to fit it all in. So far so good. Fingers xed 4 Seattle huh? It would be fun :)

Laura D
08-17-2007, 07:10 PM
Ah yes, the almighty dollar. Wonder where that illusive little so-an-so is hiding. No one I know has met him! Toes crossed too. Now git offa this computer and off to work with ya!! ;)

08-17-2007, 10:20 PM
Hidy, this is amazing!! Thanks for the link to a great W.I.P.

08-18-2007, 12:29 AM
Heidi, your Lotus botanical is really beautiful. I am not familar with Lotus, not having heard of it before. I did follow your link for the WIP. Very impressive. Watercolor is my favorite medium also and I have always been fascinated with botanicals, probably because I like realism.


08-18-2007, 01:06 AM
Hi Lillian & Jeanette, the Lotus is a VERY addictive plant....once you see them youll be hooked forever. They are one of my very favourite subjects, always changing with dramatic forms & flowers & breathtakingly beautiful throughout every stage of development. I know someone who has apricot colour Lotus that i would like to paint sometime.....there arent enough days in my lifetime to paint everything id like to paint, but i could happily paint Lotus forever!

Botanical paintings are extraordinarily addictive & beautiful as well....good ones that is lol. It is an always fascinating area to explore & after all these years, i am still consumed by it with little desire to do anything else. I highly recommend it & i hope that you find some time to explore it further. Thanks for your comments :)

08-18-2007, 09:28 AM
This is just fabulous! Very well done.