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12-06-2008, 10:53 AM
Dewi, thanks for providing these wonderful photos. I started off with the wooden lady. She is more beautiful than I can paint, but I enjoyed the process very much.
I only used 4 colors, but don't ask me what they are. I have a wonderful pallet of colors, none of which are labeled. :D And that happens to be the way I like it! :lol:
3" x 9" 1 hour and 30 minutes - watercolor on 140 lb Fabrino cold press watercolor paper.
I plan to do more, so ya'll come back now, ya hear? (Could you hear the Okie twang? :lol: )
Thanks for looking. :wave:
12-06-2008, 11:11 AM
Love this Beth....and yup, I know the twang first hand!!! LOL
So sorry I missed your birthday last week....it's been nutty at my house - will call you soon!
Can't wait to see what else you do.
I think I might give this wooden gal a go too!
12-06-2008, 11:26 AM
Thanks Valri! I've been wondering about you. :)
12-06-2008, 11:43 AM
12-06-2008, 11:52 AM
She's pretty, and pretty skinny.... I wonder what happened to her other earring?
Beth, very nice take for the wooden sculpture. You did it so well.
12-06-2008, 01:30 PM
Very nice! Only four colors too, I like it. Vicki
12-06-2008, 01:55 PM
12-06-2008, 02:14 PM
Wonderful painting Beth.
12-06-2008, 02:49 PM
12-06-2008, 03:18 PM
Hi Beth, this is great! Really good modeling of the figure and I love the background too!
12-06-2008, 05:10 PM
Great work on this one!
12-06-2008, 05:34 PM
This is very pretty especially the colors. I see you gave her prettier fingers!
12-06-2008, 06:47 PM
What a great example of a minimum palette. Nice work.
12-06-2008, 08:19 PM
Good painting. Limited palette appeals to me.
12-07-2008, 02:22 AM
Great use of 4 colours, well done. Lyn.
Hi Beth, wow so charming and shinning beautiful ( not shiny) the bg colours compliment the lady too, love it Beth :thumbsup:
I'll be back for more and for sure :)
12-07-2008, 08:04 AM
Very nice one Beth. Like how you got your colors so good in it.
12-07-2008, 08:09 AM
FANTASTIC painting, heaps of life in that carving and such a limited palette works wonderfully well!
12-07-2008, 10:04 AM
Thanks everybody! You make me feel so good! :p
This morning, I decided on a Christmas card for my MIL. Here is Dewi's tree frog after 45 minutes. It is 2.5" x 3.5" watercolor on Strathmore watercolor greeting card.
Then I spent another 30 min. fussing with the background. Here's a shot with the gauze on it. I tape the gauze on, then smear, dab & blot with paint. I used a Daniel Smith Irridescent Sandstone & DS Sedona Genuine. (oops.... did I just let on that I know the name of some of my colors? :lol: The Sedona Genuine was one of the 4 colors on my wooden lady, too.)
It is now 4" x 5" on the 5" x 7" card.
After it dried and all the gauze was pulled off. It looks like there is still some gauze on it, but that's just the paint. Neat trick, eh?
Thanks for looking! Thanks for hosting, Dewi. I saved your Hibiscus, but I don't think I'll have time. Maybe later in the week. :wave:
12-07-2008, 05:31 PM
Absolutely beautiful and fun card. Great gauze trick... looks great!!
Beautiful green santafrog, cool... I like his attitude, your green and yes the gauze textures frame is fantastic.
Some more please :D
12-08-2008, 10:48 AM
12-08-2008, 10:52 AM
Thanks! Fun weekend! :D
12-08-2008, 02:51 PM
GReat job Beth... love the gauze!
12-08-2008, 02:57 PM
I think you did an awesome job with this. I had this image set to do and then decided not. I LOVE what you've done with it. My palette is the same - I have no idea what colors are what - most of the time. There are some that kind of stand out.
I just saw the frog.....oh he is just fabulous! :clap:
12-09-2008, 02:00 AM
SantaFrog ! What a great fun idea ! I enjoy that your MIL has a sense of humor too.
The figure of the young woman (there are all those ways we older gals can verify she's young :evil: :lol: ) is sinuous and lovely.
The limited palette really works well here.
And I really love your defense of your palette- I soooo understand that.
12-09-2008, 10:56 AM
wonderful statue Beth, but I LOVE the santa frog
thanks for sharing your technique
12-09-2008, 08:15 PM
I love your statue, and your santa frog is so much fun. All that red and green it could only be Christmas.
ribbit ribbit, thats frog talk for look at me, look at me
12-10-2008, 07:22 AM
The frog is devine and I LOVE the neat technique that you used, thankyou..... may just have to "borrow" that!!!!! LOL
12-10-2008, 01:20 PM
Thanks so much for all the nice comments!! :)
12-12-2008, 01:20 AM
I love the frog! Very Festive! Thanks for the tip on the gauze technique too!
12-12-2008, 02:20 AM
LOL. LOVE the Santa Frog. The gauze technique is cool. It turned out great! :)
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