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Old 02-29-2012, 10:57 AM
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Adapt or Perish

This is a mixed media piece. The background is NeoColor II crayon washed with acrylic medium. The tree is an acrylic transfer washed over with Inktense pencil. Thank you for looking!

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Laura, very intersting piece. Nice color and I agree with the message completely (been fighting one of those battles recently). The dark image with the beautiful sunset behind it to set it off works for me.

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It works for me, too, Laura! I agree with Doug's remarks.
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Lovely concept, words and colours --- but IMO ruined by care-less letters.
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Re: Adapt or Perish

Thank you Kay and Doug!

Geoff - Yep, the lettering didn't turn out as well as I had hoped. This was the first piece I had done that wasn't a straight up painting, so I was experimenting with various techniques and materials so I would know what works and what doesn't. I used a marker for the lettering, which was probably not the best choice because it got bogged down with uncured paint and had to be gone over again. I also wish I'd placed the words differently. Oh, well, you live and you learn, right?
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Love it!

Every painting is 'just an experiment' with me, unless it turns out oK! (then I sell it! ) But I find that thinking of things as just an experiment is more creative and less stressful than trying to imagine what a painting will look like when it's finished and ending up disappointed! (and the painting ends up in the trash!)

Love the imagery, love the quotation, love the colours...and I think you should do it again, let the paint dry this time and maybe use a calligraphy fibre tip pen for the lettering? Or paint over the lettering, wait for it to dry and try again with the same one.

I never never used to do anything twice, but just lately I have had up to five 'goes' at some of my art work, learning a little more each time, and the final edition has been worth framing!
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JayJay - thank you so much for the kind words! You hit it spot on when you said thinking of things as just an experiment frees up the creativity. I find if I plan things too much my work ends up looking very stiff and stilted and really not very good!

I actually was thinking of doing this one again. I do need to get a better pen first, a calligraphy one is a great idea!
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Unique and original: I like this. refreshing.
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Thanks Derek!!
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