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chuas2
09-05-2011, 01:26 PM
Ok well, inspired by the leafy sea dragon. It's a composite (I think) of the wonderful Australian Leafy and the benevolent Chinese Dragon of myth and legend. Cropped so there wouldn't be an obvious front, back, up, down.

Just another of my weird experiments. 12x10, what started to be Colourfix Suede, but turned into my own gesso/marble dust mixture. Terry Ludwig, Girault and Diane Townsend Terrage pastels.
C&C welcome. Chuas

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Sep-2011/208492-painting_leafy_sea_dragonv2.jpg

tulabula
09-05-2011, 04:18 PM
Very cool, I love it! Great experiment!

Dougwas
09-05-2011, 05:30 PM
Very interesting experiment, Chuas. I love how it flows. Nice combination of blues.

Doug

Turpintine45
09-05-2011, 05:38 PM
Did you paint this on a black bg or did you paint it with TLDarks? I love the way the blue sings against the dark. I like its organic abstract look. Keep on experimenting!!

chuas2
09-05-2011, 10:48 PM
Thanks Tula, Doug and Jen! No TL darks! They're Diane Townsend darks..it's actually a black red. These are the blackest darks I've ever seen, and usually I use a teeny tiny bit and then blend the heck out of it!

I don't know about these experiments....! :lol:

allydoodle
09-05-2011, 10:57 PM
Neat colors Kris. I love the background, and the design is great. I say keep experimenting, you're turning out some really nice work!

pathagle
09-06-2011, 01:58 PM
My vote is also for you to keep on experimenting. This is a striking painting. But, then, I like your "supermarket" series, too.

Pat

bluefish
09-06-2011, 02:14 PM
really like it.....that black background really sets it off......:thumbsup:

John Palmer Fine Art
09-06-2011, 03:54 PM
Great piece Chuas, love the vibrant colours and the abstract quality in this, you really are letting your imagination run wild.

bnoonan
09-07-2011, 11:11 AM
Hey there you are really going abstract with this one. I see the threads are underwater these days... jelly fish... you must be enjoying the aquarium.

Amazing colors and details and delicate features!!! :) Barb

barriespapa
09-07-2011, 07:06 PM
Beautiful colors kris,love how you stuck the rainbow in there. Keep up the experiments this one turned out great.
David