View Full Version : Baabara & the girls gather for line dancing practice every Tuesday afternoon

09-13-2008, 07:57 PM
:) I hesitate to post this, because it was really just a means of experimenting with a few techniques, but it's the first real painting I've done in ages.... and... well, it feels great to finally be able (after much company) to jump back into the pool again!
12x24 inches on deep canvas


09-13-2008, 08:20 PM
LOL!!! Awesome!!!

09-13-2008, 08:32 PM
Fantastic! I love the title too!

09-13-2008, 08:34 PM
OHH Chia, I just love this.. So cute.. great texture to the woolly bodies!!:clap: Great title too!! First I thought you spelled Barbara wrong!! :lol: :lol:

09-13-2008, 08:40 PM
Coralie -well you made me smile :D thanks. Which one is baaaaabara? Hey look, they're in step!!


09-13-2008, 09:20 PM
Coralie...I should have known when I read the title....:lol: I love them!!

09-13-2008, 09:20 PM
Well thanks so much for your prompt comments folks! Kathie, when I was a kid in New Zealand I had a pet sheep named Ba-a-bara. She didn't smell too good but she was very affectionate! Oz, I believe Baabara is the slim, confident looking one in the middle. That's Shona concentrating hard on the left and Jennifer on the right... and thanks for noticing that they're in step. That is an area in which they particularly pride themselves!

09-13-2008, 10:00 PM
What a surprise and what a cute title. You made my day!:)

09-13-2008, 10:04 PM
lolol, love it! Not what I expected from the title, what a great surprise.

09-13-2008, 10:36 PM
I didn't know what to expect from the title but I knew it had to be good! I love humor in paintings. Thanks

09-14-2008, 12:38 AM
Oh yes, Baabara is definitely the one in the middle, she's so confident - you could never pull the wool over her eyes!:p

LOVE it!!! and your kiwi humour:D I knew exactly what to expect from the title when I saw that you had posted it!!:thumbsup:

09-14-2008, 06:18 AM
:wave: Hi Coralie!

Part of what's SO great about your paintings (well, actually all your creations) are things like the tilts of the heads, the expressions, the stances...this is art that automatically brings to viewers' minds all sorts of captions or possible dialogs of the characters. You have a gift - the kind that brings smiles to people's faces! I'm so glad you decided to post this; it is an absolute treasure! :heart: :clap:


09-14-2008, 07:16 AM
Elizabeth is right Coralie ....this is an absolute treasure! :clap: ......I am a linedancer ..... I think that is the tush push they are doing....... :D

09-14-2008, 08:16 AM
OMG, Coralie, that is wonderful! I always look forward to seeing your paintings because I know before I even open the file that I'm going to find something to delight me.



09-14-2008, 09:03 AM
Wonderful. I love the colours and modeling.

09-14-2008, 09:25 AM
Ye needs do more sheepish paintings...:rolleyes::lol::lol: :thumbsup:

09-14-2008, 09:36 AM
It's like they could jump right out the the canvas, their personalities are so real. :)

09-14-2008, 01:48 PM
I'm glad you posted this. :D

NM Painter
09-14-2008, 02:02 PM
I double ditto all of the above!!! :-)!!

09-14-2008, 02:05 PM
Giggled till it hurt!

09-14-2008, 08:54 PM
Thank you all for your comments and for buying in to the spirit in which this was painted. It's definitely not serious art, and nor was it intended to be. It was a project I started while my much-more-accomplished-than-me artist son was visiting. He gave me some instruction on soft edges, contrasting colours, use of shadows etc, all of which I practiced on this painting. In some parts it has many layers of paint where I played with different colours. I actually got so engrossed in the technical aspect of it that I forgot the subject matter. Your comments have reminded me that the "character" of the painting is just as important as the techniques used. So thanks again!

09-14-2008, 11:03 PM

09-15-2008, 10:17 AM
[quote=Chia]Thank you all for your comments and for buying in to the spirit in which this was painted. It's definitely not serious art, and nor was it intended to be. [quote]

Who wants to be serious all the time? It is seriously good and I would prefer to look at this than some of the 'masters' somber paintings. It makes you smile and that's good. :lol: I always look forward to your posts.

09-15-2008, 11:32 AM
Oh, that is hysterical! :lol: I read the title, and then re-read it, and started giggling before I even opened the thread.

I'm so glad you shared this one... I love it!

09-15-2008, 12:41 PM
Such pleasure you bring us Coralie.
Not Serious art?
I beg to differ, anything painted and painted well is serious art!
If it brings joy/happiness and laughter, then it is doubly serious.
If it tells a story then it is thrice as serious.
Yep you have a seriously wonderful work of art here.

09-15-2008, 12:51 PM
soooo charming! I enjoyed a chuckle! Love it! Ruthie

09-15-2008, 05:30 PM
I like this!:thumbsup: