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Re: Different Strokes --- the November Acrylics Forum Challenge!

Christel - Very well done! You really have captured the boy's face and hands very well.

Cindy - You have a real feel of a Monet summer day there. This must be somewhere in Atlantic Canada with the buckets of wild blueberries by the sea.

Ron - What a great way to depict your granddaughters. The little,one is having great fun, while the older one is so serious.
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Re: Different Strokes --- the November Acrylics Forum Challenge!

Here is mine. 20 x 24 stretched canvas. Adapted from an old photo of my dad, my sister and I, on the shore of a lake (possibly Lake Ontario) with a kite.

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Re: Different Strokes --- the November Acrylics Forum Challenge!

Christel, good job capturing that sweet smile, and very impressionist as well. Also a nice job on the grater and all those little holes.

Cindy, wonderful scene. I can almost taste some wild blueberries now. I didn't do a lot of berry picking but I do remember being out there filling a little tin cup.

Ron, good job and a fun memory for the girls. And I like the way you handled the floor.

Colin, don't you look adorable! Wonderful family scene.

lol Maureen, can we call soft pastels dry acrylics?
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Re: Different Strokes --- the November Acrylics Forum Challenge!

This is done from a photo I took of my son when he was almost 3. My mom saw it and is disappointed that I'm not giving it to her but this will go in our camper. I really did try to impressionistic.


The painting is about 10.5 x 7.5" on a wooden plaque.



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Re: Different Strokes --- the November Acrylics Forum Challenge!

Cindy, lovely summery scene of the berry pickers ... the kind of subject the Imps. might well have chosen themselves!

Ron, adorable degas-like scene of your Coros de Ballet! Thatsy such a nice way to paint a family portrait! I really like the way you painted the light.

Colin, another delightful childhood scene, I wish I could get my sand that colour, so sunny and golden.

Michelle, I can see why your mother would want this! It's a beauty and he's so cute .... I love the way toddlers stand!

Still doing mine, but I have started!
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Re: Different Strokes --- the November Acrylics Forum Challenge!

Ron - lovely scene of your daughters!
Colin - I'm sure that brought back some nice childhood memories!Well done.
Michelle - great painting of your little boy!
Thanks for all the lovely comments on my painting of my 2 yr old granddaughter helping her mother. Her hair was cut very short by her dad trying to make it grow faster.
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Re: Different Strokes --- the November Acrylics Forum Challenge!

Great paintings here! Here's mine and I'll be back to comment later

25cm x 20cm - Atelier Interactives on acrylic paper "Puddles Fun"
I did try for an impressionist painting but some of it morphed into my usual realistic style
ref from; Suzanne Wallick, PaintMyPhoto

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Re: Different Strokes --- the November Acrylics Forum Challenge!

Really sweet paintings, everyone!

I'm stopping work so I can think about this for a while. I'm using a B&W photo as a ref and it has minimal contrast, plus I'm completely new to 'figurals' and probably working too small so that every change to their faces creates a new problem. lol! This is my first ever self-portrait too!
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Re: Different Strokes --- the November Acrylics Forum Challenge!

Tuscanny - Beautiful work, eyes are great and I love the little grin.* Can't help but smile when I look at this one.

Rosta - Love the character shown by your younger granddaughter.* Sweet pic.* The parquet flooring effect is awesome.

Colin S - Nice family memory.* Like the sand color.

Lavendar Frost - Wow!* I love this precious memory.* The pants and shirt are awesome.* Will look nice in your camper.* Maybe you will have to do another for your Mom. ☺

Vivien Maloney - Now who didn't like jumping in puddles as a kid.* Great memory.* Love the way you did the impressionism in the background, puddle, jacket, boots... actually the whole pic.* Very nice work.

Hostajunkie - Watermelon picking - nice memory.* Love the impressionism effect in the background, watermelon, ground.* Great job.

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Thank you to everyone for your kind words on my Blueberry Picking Picnic.* Yes it is Atlantic Canada.* Was and still is a favorite fall pastime for me.* I really enjoyed this challenge and look forward to more.
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Re: Different Strokes --- the November Acrylics Forum Challenge!

Wonderful work appearing, everyone.

Michelle - that is a great painting of your boy, no wonder your mom wants it!! Another one to do for Christmas?

Vivien - Terrific painting of a youngster in the water!

hostajunkie - A charming painting of two girls with a mammoth watermelon. That would make an I pression on anyone!

Thank you for,the kind words about mine. The sand is a mix of a little burnt umber, a bit more burnt sienna, a fair bit of raw sienna, quite a bit of yellowochre, a heap of titanium buff and some titanium white to make it all bright in the sun.

Cindy. -- I thought as much. Wild East Coast blueberries are legendary.
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Re: Different Strokes --- the November Acrylics Forum Challenge!

hostajunkie - that is some watermelon! A lovely picture of the girls. I find working small in acrylics is really diificult.
Viviene - everyone loves a puddle, especially small children. Nice job.
Lavenderfrost - nice picture, I can see why your mother wants a copy (a possible xmas gift?)
ColinS - thats a lovely beach scene - well painted. Great to see old photos come to life.

Thanks everyone for your kind comments.

Thanks for a great challenge Maureen.
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Re: Different Strokes --- the November Acrylics Forum Challenge!

Cindy, what a fun happy painting in an idyllic setting with sea, mountains, birds and children having fun. It is beautifully colourful. Great work.

Rosta , lovely ballerina moves. I just love that leg high in the air, as it reminds me of my niece prancing around doing the same, Aren't little girls so cute and you have depicted them so. Beautiful

ColinS - lovely beach scene, I don't know that kites like that are seen much these days, and I love your figures. What wonderful memory. Great work

Lavenderfrost - that is a lovely memory scene. the little chap toasting a marshmellow… it is just fabulous. Great work. I really like the fire box set up and the colours you have used to enhance this scene.

Vivien Maloney - love your child splashing in puddles... great colours and form. Brilliant job.

hostajunkie- carrying a watermelon, oh my, how sweet... Great job , your first includes a selfie , good for you... You can always look back on this wonderful memory.

Beautiful entries everyone.
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Vivien - wow! well done!
Hosta - beautiful work!
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These submissions would make a wonderful exhibit! Helping in the kitchen, berry picking, dancing, spending time at the beach, toasting marshmallows, etc etc.

Tuscany, great job -- I love the perspective and you did an awesome job with the grater/carrot and your gd's facial expression. I do hope her hair grew after that! Lol.

CindyPaintings, your painting is so bright and cheerful, and what a beautiful setting!

Rosta, super job with the challenge -- I love your handling of the floor and the flood of light.

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Re: Different Strokes --- the November Acrylics Forum Challenge!

Sorry, I guess a 'quick reply' for each page of the thread is the best way for me...

ColinS, beautiful beach scene and great use of light.

LavenderFrost, your painting just melts my heart -- I understand why your mom wants it! Could you have it scanned to give her a nice reproduction for Xmas?

Vivien Maloney, great job and who doesn't love splashing in puddles?!

Thanks, everyone, for the kind comments re my watermelon. Rosta, you're right about working small in acrylics being tough!

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