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Old 08-06-2019, 12:39 PM
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What a challenge, I think my eyes are SHOT! About 14x17 on hardboard.
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But the results are stunning. I would have sworn it was a photo.

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Derek....another stunning result and I can almost feel your eyestrain looking at the fine detailing in this one. Coleus are such a beautiful plant and your attention to detail has succeeded once again in capturing not only the colouring but the entire compostion. Love the warmth introduced with light and shadow effect as well. ( I could go on but let's just say just a superb piece)
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Derek, what a beautiful plant and a fantastic job of painting it you did. What patience to do all that detail, amazing, no wonder your eyes hurt.
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That's a beautiful result and a really nice plant.
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You posted the ref instead?!!! ..... superb!
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Re: Stone Coleus

Beautiful painting Derek and not easy to do with all of that detail. I especially like the way the green of the grass and the green of the leaves are quite different yet work together so well! You certainly got the right colour for the plant that red is not easy to find! I am wondering what kind of acrylics you are using. Well done laddie!!
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Wow. Just wow! I thought it was a photo at first too. The realism is stunning. My eyes bugged when I saw it- I can imagine how painting it would have made an impression on your retina!

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Wow! I love Coleus & this is such a lovely arrangement and so fabulously painted!
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Your eyes may be shot but your instincts certainly aren’t. Like Maureen, I thought it was a photo. Brilliant work!
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thanks so much:
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Just like a fine wine..you get better with age!...

Absolutely lovely....if I didn’t know better, I’d swear it was a photo!...
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Holy cow this is amazing! The rendering is stunning.
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Well the result is astonishingly vivid, Derek. A real beauty for sure.
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Hey Mr. Jersey Shore....thanks Blue.
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Hi Colin: Vivid, thanks to a great set of various magenta and quinacridone
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