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Old 08-06-2014, 04:27 AM
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Re: Loony Loons!

Love them all Char (and silly jurors, but with the success of your recent exhibition I hope it didn't bother you for more than a second)....and you'll certainly have to stop saying 'I can't paint loose', mmm?!
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Re: Loony Loons!

esp love the dragonflies!

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Thanks Henry, Nath, Uschi, Sharla, Ruth, Lulu, JJ, Tomt, Katherine, Suzanne and Mary. I appreciate your taking the time to look in and comment about these few bits of paint and paper.

I complained to the Show Sponsors. Not because my work was rejected per se. But because it was rejected when they could not actually see the depth of colour and value. I have suggested that the jurying be done as a two-step process. Online entries as the first step, with those accepted to be selected for exhibition after viewing in real life. They've taken my suggestion seriously, so we'll see what we see.

Nath, I must tell you that I'm fascinated by the beauty, details and colour of bugs!

Uschi, the pen and ink was a lot of fun, but it did get pretty monotonous to detail all those membranes.

Lulu, I did give in to the masking fluid... and, shhhh... don't tell anyone, but I enjoyed the result...

Suzanne, I fear that our local jurors are trying to slot me into still lifes only... over the past few years, that's all they've been accepting. It's frustrating, but I soldier on.

And yes, the sting of rejection doesn't last long. I have thick skin and I know that jurors select paintings subjectively. I did ask about the rejection and was told that "it wasn't my strongest work". It's a canned response and means absolutely nothing coming from someone who's never met me.
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Re: Loony Loons!

I said before, Char, that the loons were spectacular. Wonderfull treatment of the feathers and the water and droplets. The dragonfly is such a lovely example of watercolour and line. You should try a series of them in that style. They would all sell.
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All the paintings are great, but my fave is the last one!
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Re: Loony Loons!

Char:
Love the crisp background in which to set the loons apart from the static. This allowing movement a full heightened degree to interact with the viewer. Full of precious light.

The dragonfly is my fav. your painterly style here is masterly. wet in wet technique adds the drama to the deeper tones, again this one is to love on a wall. There is also an emote from the design in juxtaposition that beckons a response to the whole arena of insects and wildlife. good stuff Char.

Always a pleasure to view your art.
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Char, these are all beautiful. I'm so glad I had a chance to see them. I saw them in your signature line while looking at another painting and was able to follow the link.

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They are all excellent, Char - but the dragonflies, with their beautiful colours, steal the show for me!
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A beautiful pair of loon paintings, Char; enjoy them!!

Not a bit surprised that the dragonfly sold, it is brilliant and the BG is the perfect foil!!
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Very well done Char...........James
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:44 AM
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Amaizing dragonfly and great reflections. BRAVO.
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Gorgeous, I like all of them., but especially the dragonflies are my faforites.
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Lovely detailed work ,what i have thought of the heads look flat it may be my screen as you said they did not photograph well ,i would use different temperature for the black warmer under the head and cooler at the top to give it more form .same with the body there would be bounce color from the water ,thinking out loud.
I just noticed the close up the different hues does not show
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Re: Loony Loons!

Beautiful Work!! Those judges are loony if you ask me, and the Dragonfly is wonderful!
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Cool work! Really enjoyed the dragonfly..
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