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mustcreate
06-18-2002, 02:09 PM
Hello all!! Thanks for the wonderful welcome and kind comments on my painting I posted yesterday "Losing Mine".

This is a painting of a statue above the doors of the Baptistry in Florence, Italy. For some reason this angel called to me and I could hardly wait to paint her. Has this ever happened to you? I would love to hear your stories and thoughts on this. Thanks:)

"Favorite Angel"
20"x15"
Arches 140lb Cold Pressed paper
All Winsor Newton paints.
Painted November 2001.

em

al22
06-18-2002, 05:31 PM
Em, very beautiful.......colors, comp, everything works well.......
frame it........
......al

mustcreate
06-18-2002, 07:06 PM
Thanks al:)

I painted this for a show I am having in the fall, but...........
I don't think I can part with it. It needs to be on my wall:)

em

Sylvielu
06-18-2002, 07:29 PM
This is very beautiful. I wish Italy would call me to paint. The angel's eyes caught my attention.

Little Old Lady
06-18-2002, 09:00 PM
Very nice. So definitive.
JoAnn

mustcreate
06-18-2002, 09:05 PM
Thank you Sylvielu:)

Thank you JoAnn:)

I sure do appreciate you taking the time to comment!!

em

Starsprite
06-18-2002, 11:16 PM
Hi Em! This is just beautiful!!! I dont think I could part with it either. The angel is so smooth and delicate looking! Thanks for sharing this!

Fagan
06-18-2002, 11:25 PM
Wow! this is very nice indeed. Lovely work....thank you for sharing.

NorahT
06-19-2002, 11:22 AM
Beautiful painting and great perspective.

mustcreate
06-19-2002, 12:05 PM
Thank you starsprite!

Thank you Fagan:)

Thanks NorahT!!

I am having so much fun on this board. There is so much to read and so many beautiful works of art to admire. Thanks to all for making this place so great:)

em

Astur
06-19-2002, 12:27 PM
wonderfoul wonderfoul wonderfoul!!!!

I like your "stone"texture, even with your colors.. really work for me..

Thanks for share

ColorMeSunny!
06-19-2002, 01:28 PM
It is lovely!:clap: :clap:

Islander
06-19-2002, 03:06 PM
What a lovely and individual style you have.

pampe
06-19-2002, 04:33 PM
I know that angel!!! I remember her well:D


The blues and purples against the yellow are a brilliant choice


very well rendered....:clap:

Pam

ripvanblair
06-20-2002, 01:07 PM
Nice painting great colours---------well done------------Alan

KansasLady
06-20-2002, 06:43 PM
Beautiful colors....my eyes wander around admiring the way you've used the colors and then my eyes jump to the eyes of the angel...and I cannot leave.

Beautiful work!

dspinks
06-20-2002, 10:03 PM
What an interesting perspective and use of color. Excellent!
Debra

Loki
06-21-2002, 12:37 AM
It's lovely...

The technique looks so delicate there is no doubt it was skillfully made by a feminine hand.

I wish I could blend colors like that!

mustcreate
06-21-2002, 09:53 AM
You people sure know how to put a smile on my face first thing in the morning:)

thanks so much to all of you:)

em

T-Rex
06-21-2002, 11:02 AM
She's lovely Em. Beautifully done.....How do you get such blending and smoothness??

Are you using any white at all or that blending medium??

You do some beautiful work, excellent.....:) Karen

mustcreate
06-21-2002, 11:33 AM
Thanks Karen!!

I don't use any white ever and have never used any blending medium. I was taught to use the white of the paper and sometimes that can be frustrating and calls for some last minute revisions when whites get "lost".:) I do a lot of blending with a damp flat brush after applying wet paint to dry paper usually. I find that when I use wet in wet I lose too much color intensity and it fades once it's dry. I also have much more control of the paint using wet on dry. Did I explain my technique well enough? Let me know if you have any other questions:)

em

Sandy1
06-21-2002, 11:39 AM
Wow!!!!!!!!! That is so amazing. I would not be able to part with it either.. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

mustcreate
06-21-2002, 12:01 PM
Thanks Sandy:) It's nice to see a fellow Canuck here:)

em

T-Rex
06-21-2002, 02:39 PM
Thanks Em...I understand where your coming from technique-wise and I appreciate you sharing w/ us....keep 'em (no pun) coming....:) Karen

Kari
06-21-2002, 03:41 PM
Very beautiful! I will look for her when I go to Florence sometime in the next year!
I have had the same kind of experience. A flyer was put in our mailbox. It had a picture of a statue of Our Lady of the Rosary from Fatima, Portugal in there. I loved the expression on her face, so painted it in sepia tones. I liked it and kept it. You should frame this one and put it on your wall.

mustcreate
06-21-2002, 04:54 PM
Karen, I'm glad I could be of some help:)

Kari, I am jealous!!!! I would so like to go back to Italy (without the 40 teenagers I went with last spring!) to wander on my own without having to stick to a very vigorous schedule set out by the tour guide. thanks for commenting:)

em