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Old 10-23-2012, 04:25 AM
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Well, I hope the site issues may be about over....


So, here is my most recent effort...I've haven't been able to paint for some time..this is my Spirit Day painting from this past Saturday...

24 inches x 36 inches

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Awakening



all your thoughts welcome...
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Re: Spirit Day Figure...Gettin my wings :)

Great work here Becc , I love the concept and colors used ... can't wait to get my own set of wings ....one day !! At the moment I'm just to naughty to get them just yet ....;-)
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Thank you gf! the wings aren't for purity...here is what I posted in my blog a while back...

"In my mind I have come to imagine the sprouting of wings for my figures....and interestingly came across this writing today...

"I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.”
― C. JoyBell C.

I kind of agree, but don't see why there can't be wings."


and, I'm glad you like my colors, used a completely new palette for me, and loved it.

my palette...really unique for me and I loved it..

Cad Yellow, lemon.
Cad Red, light
Aliz Crimson
Cobalt turquoise
Cobalt violet
Ultramarine violet
Cerulean Blue
Raw Sienna
White, titanium
Ultramarine Blue, deep
No black this time
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Wow, those arms are long! Imagine her standing up--those things would hang down to her knees.

That ribbon of blue running down the right edge of her arm is out of context. There's nothing that color before her in the picture that ought to be reflecting on her skin that way. An edge of darker blue shadow on the other side of her arm (the back edge) would have made more sense, given the blue wings that are right there. But having an out-of-context color that's so bright on the foremost image of the picture feels awkward to the eye.
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Re: Spirit Day Figure...Gettin my wings :)

This is an arresting visual Becca... wonderfully painted. Apparently sketchy, yet fully descriptive of her elegant form. But beyond all of that... its the strong visual communication that's coming through, the image... those wings, the pose, a sense of sweet melancholia... tends to linger in the mind.
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Very nicely painted, Becca. I do like the way the blues are included to give a unified feel to this. Your paintings are always infused with the personal- that's for sure!
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Roy, thank you for your kindness, and I am so pleased my painting has such impact for you...

Bethany, thank you as well, I'm glad you like the blues here andit is so difficult as artists not it infuse ourselves into whatever we do...
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Re: Spirit Day Figure...Gettin my wings :)

I LIKE THIS VERY MUCH!!!
Very colorful and very nice!!
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art. thank you ever so much for commenting.
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