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Old 05-20-2012, 02:42 PM
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Re: Different Strokes May 2012 Challenge

Wow, you all did such a great job. Right now I can only get a small peek at it as I am still on the way back from Kosovo which means I can only look at it on my cell phone. So far all your work looks impressive! I'll be home in about 40 km, though. After some basic unpacking I'll probably be able to scan mine

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Finally have figured out how to upload it from my phone oh also I got eliminated from art wars by two votes


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Sweet Jesus, JJ, I think I sprained my neck trying to look at your painting.
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Re: Different Strokes May 2012 Challenge

Knowing nothing about this tree I researched and used the story of the sun who asked the hyena to plant the boabab. The hyena was so lazy he planted it upside down and the sun was very angry. Had to try and remember the tree as am on holiday with very limited internet access. The hyena and the distant scenery is from my daughter's photos during her April visit to Kruger national park. I was most interested in the bumpy trunk.

The picture is acrylic on canvas 50cms x40cms and is my first almost from imagination. Thank you for the reference.

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Re: Different Strokes May 2012 Challenge

Old Hobbyist - The fine ramification of your trees really stand out in this painting. I also like the structure at the base of the tree trunk

Chammi: I love the early morning feel your picture has. The way you painted your leafs make me think they move in the breeze

Linda - The sky looks awesome! As for the bark of your tree - I feel tempted to touch the screen despite knowing I´m only going to touch plastic

Robert - What a great idea to put leopards into the painting. I loooove pictures that tell a story and I like to think there´s something going on between the two of them )

Ranunkel: I wish I could paint a meadow like that. Your tree looks like it´s huge and ancient to me.

Allan - of all the pictures this is the tree I´d choose to sit under and even maybe spend a holiday there. Wonderful colours.

Maureen - Wow, bold colors! And another meadows that makes me go green with jealousy )

Trier - Way to go! I love experiments! The first one looks like an illustration out of a picture book to me. The violet in the second one adds a lot of depth to the picture, I think. The third one makes me think I´d like to visit that interesting place. When I saw the fourth one, the movie Avatar came to my mind (it features glowing plants, for those who haven´t seen it). The fifth one made me think of an ancient temple. Interesting concept. Even more so: the last one. Thank you for being able to see a picture of the place since I could never visit it.

Rosanne - That picture made my jaw drop. I tried to find a more eloqent description but nothing else quite fit. I am positively in awe.

JFountain - That shadow really adds interest to the picture.

Margaretta - now there´s a story in a picture. Thank you. Doing it from your imagination might have been a good thing because it made you concentrate on the essence of the story and fitting your tree to it, not the other way ´round.

So here´s my version. Alas, the tree takes a back seat.



Slightly too big for my scanner so I had to photograph it. Didn´t work too well without daylight. Roughly 34x34 cm on watercolour paper.

And yes, no color . Just black Schmincke acrylics, acrylic medium and water. Also, no other references used but the acacia tree, so any anatomical similarities with existing animals/humans are purely incidental.

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Re: Different Strokes May 2012 Challenge

Hi everyone,
Everyone's trees and artwork are so exciting to see and ya'll all did wonderful works on the trees!
Alas, I had to have rather sudden outpatient surgery that has put me outta commission for the last couple of weeks and I didn't get one done. I guess I'll try to join next month's instead! Everyone did a wonderful job! I love seeing them all! ~Joan
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Re: Different Strokes May 2012 Challenge

Wow, such creative interpretations here!

I love how each person makes the picture their own.

I am just leaving for Ohio, but wanted to throw my Acacia into the pot!


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My pleasure Rosanne. I am so enjoying all the different interpretations. Seems the Acacia was the main interest photo.

JF. That is a very nice sky indeed.

Margaretta, What a delightful folk tale. Your very creative painting would make a great illustration for a childrens' book.

Ferlian, I am totally in love wih your work. It is wonderful - full of magical little things - you have a terrific imagination. Those collars on the little mongoose or meerkat creatures are so cute.
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Re: Different Strokes May 2012 Challenge

I like em all. Great work.

Choose one to hang on the wall: Roberts.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:10 AM
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Well done Dan. I love the glow in yours. Foreground grasses are just great.
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Nice experiments Trier

Rosanne this is really nice and serene I love it

Nice sky J Fountain the ground is a bit bare

Nice story and composition Margaretta

Ferlian I love the cartoon with all the animals this is a busy tree

Great sunset colors Nastashya

Nice light effect Dedgcumble

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6"x8" acrylic
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Re: Different Strokes May 2012 Challenge

This is 12x6" on gessoed watercolor paper. I'm still new to acrylics, so I learned a lot with this. Everyone has done exceptionally well with this challenge.
Photo was taken under glass, so it has glare in a place or two, especially on the left.


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Keith, great loose brushstrokes and colours. Like it.

Sandy, I love the sense of distance in this painting - that big sky and the lonely tree. Good work.

I am so pleased so many of you have joined in this challenge. It has been a real joy for me to see so many different works, each so individual. Isn't painting wonderful!!
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