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Portugalmart
02-07-2010, 05:51 AM
This is the next in the series and a bigger canvas, 27 inches x 20 inches. This was a photograph of a twig from one of my almond trees and the drip I made up.........Not sure I'm as happy with this one :confused:
C&C's welcomed and thank you for looking.
I'd also like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that has passed such generous comments on the previous paintings.........:thumbsup:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Feb-2010/196998-Image1.jpg

bchlvr
02-07-2010, 08:15 AM
Beautifully done.

RPut
02-07-2010, 09:30 AM
Love the drip reflections!

Portugalmart
02-07-2010, 09:45 AM
Linn, thank you,
Ruth, glad you like them, I've been calling them reflections for ages but it was recently pointed out to me that they are "refractions" because they are caused by light passing through the object rather than reflections which "bounce" it back.......ah well, we live and learn......lol.....Thank you both again....

VENKAT
02-07-2010, 10:08 AM
Excellent control over acrylic medium . I know how difficult it is to get a photo realistic effect like this in Acrylic It requires repeated layers of thinned color and glazing.
Venkat

Danimal316
02-07-2010, 10:52 AM
Yet another great work. I especially like the light glinting off the drop. If I weren't getting ready for church, I would have probably uttered an "objectionable interjection", but in reverence for the Lord's day, I will keep my language clean...this time. roflol

Portugalmart
02-07-2010, 12:01 PM
Venkat, thank you, there was a lot of tinkering with this one, it's on its second background, I didn't like the first, ............
Dan the man.......thank you, I'm glad you managed to curb your expletives for today, I probably used more than anyones quota painting this one......I just wakled past it and picked a brush up and "had at it" again so it no longer is the same as it appears here *&%$*%$ thing.......oops, there I go again....sorry!
Thanks again all...........Mart

LavenderFrost
02-07-2010, 12:48 PM
Now why would you go and touch it again? It looks great!

gaykir
02-07-2010, 01:17 PM
Gorgeous! I love this series!

Charlie's Mum
02-07-2010, 01:19 PM
You're on a roll Mart - and why not eh?

While I really like the drips and drops and reflections and refractions I still drool over your backgrounds! .... and thanks for the explanation you gave about the leisurely and casual way you bring of the masterpieces!!!!! ;) :D :lol:

Why would you not be happy with this?

Portugalmart
02-07-2010, 01:38 PM
Michelle, Gayle, thank you.....
Maureen, you're welcome, and I rarely am satisfied with any of them but I don't think that's a bad thing because it spurs me on to try harder next time..
This is a link to a complete talkthrough of how I did Droplet if it is of any interest Maureen...........
http://www.craftcrowd.com/profiles/blogs/wip-and-talkthrough-of-droplet
Thank you again.........Mart

Charlie's Mum
02-07-2010, 05:57 PM
Cheers Mart - had a looksee!

Anytime you'd like to do a WIP thread here you'll be very welcome - they always get a good following :D - usually plenty of interaction too!

M Douglas
02-07-2010, 08:16 PM
Beautiful work, I love water drops, the reflections or refractions are so very well done.

Melodie

lilbelle
02-07-2010, 10:41 PM
Martin, your water drop series is stunning and I love your backgrounds. Each one is so well done, fantastic work!

AnnV
02-08-2010, 06:09 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:


Cheers Ann :wave:

nithya_swamy
02-08-2010, 04:28 PM
Lovely series, great work on this one too!

Portugalmart
02-08-2010, 04:41 PM
Maureen, Melodie, Lillian, Ann, thank you all so much, you're very kind.......

Portugalmart
02-08-2010, 04:43 PM
Sorry Nithya, we cross posted there, Thank you so much........

Drama Queen
02-08-2010, 05:11 PM
like the other one this one is also stunning I love the reflection in the water drop the colors in it are so vibrant

OkeeKat
02-08-2010, 05:52 PM
Simply beautiful, you have a way with these!

Portugalmart
02-08-2010, 05:52 PM
Thank you Dawn, the vibrancy in the colours is exactly why I changed from watercolours to acrylics, they're so versatile aren't they?......Thanks again....Mart

Portugalmart
02-08-2010, 06:08 PM
Thank you Kathie.......

Drama Queen
02-09-2010, 03:34 PM
yes I agree the only time I have used water colour is to colour in serigraph or etching prints, otherwise I stick to mainly acrylics or oils