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HOllyLL
07-21-2008, 09:09 AM
I have to say that my first peak at wanting to paint myself (since I was a chemistry major and never took art in school) came after visiting the MONET exhibit in Boston at the MFA in the late 1980's. I was so impressed and smitten with his brushstrokes, the capture of light, that I vowed to try SOME form of painting myself. I opted for watercolors since I was able to buy a VERY cheap set....and I began. Now that I am venturing into thicker media, I was so happy to finally paint my "Monet", from a photo I took at a local Audobon sanctuary. Size 18x18 on gallery wrapped canvas. Not sure I'll ever paint as large as Monet did, but I sure do respect how well he paints! c/c welcome!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jul-2008/95500-waterlillies.jpg

George Servais
07-21-2008, 10:44 AM
Nicely done:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

OkeeKat
07-21-2008, 11:12 AM
Wonderful Holly!! This is very well done, I love it!!
We have lots of waterlillies and lillypads in our canal and river out back of the house and I have so many photos I have yet to paint them.. so I know how realistic they look!
You have done this sooooo well, I just love the brushstrokes and the colors you used!! the water is Great!!!:clap:

tampster1
07-21-2008, 11:26 AM
You should be happy with this. It is fantastic.

susme48
07-21-2008, 01:51 PM
Really well done!!

chammi kaiser
07-21-2008, 04:51 PM
A great tribute to Monet. Well done Holly. Can see you really enjoyed painting this.

gaykir
07-21-2008, 07:00 PM
Another grand waterlilly work! This one has such a feel water. Good job!

LavenderFrost
07-21-2008, 07:54 PM
Lovely job!

HOllyLL
07-23-2008, 01:47 PM
thank you all so much for your generous comments...the more I look at it, I'm glad that I'm very pleased with it!

BlackFox
07-23-2008, 10:04 PM
Ooh I love it! The brushwork is wonderful and the colors are nice and strong. Great job!