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Old 12-23-2003, 12:00 PM
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Wonderful job, Ali! All your hard work and persistence paid off...you have a wonderful piece of artwork

Looking forward to your next piece
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Old 12-23-2003, 12:13 PM
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I am so happy you stuck with this large and difficult piece, and your first???!!! I thought you said you had worked with CP before, that's why you opted to go this large...

Anyway... It is wonderful! (and I already have it in my computer... yepee!!!) And I am also glad you found a good spot for your signature. I like it very much, it says "Ali created this", and blends without glare, which IMO is a very important detail...

The way you have used colour/light/darks works very well. I first look at the leaves, with soft planes going up and down, floating peacefully, but with a lot of presence. The colour passages on them and the highlights are great! Then the sparkling diamonds on the water, teasing with whatever may lie deeper...

I come to the flower, fully open. And even more symbolism, a bud patiently waiting in the dark - the certainty of more blooms coming in time.

Then the dark background, that goes back forever, and makes me feel I want to start the "trip" all over again!!!

You have taken someone else's photo, but the fact you picked it and made it your own says a lot. And you interpreted it in a unique way: Ali's way.

Very well done! I have never felt so inspired to say so much!

As for what's next, you will know. Take your time to look around (or in) and find the one. It's part of the process!

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Old 12-24-2003, 02:29 AM
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ALI it's beautiful!!!
I am in awe of those lilypads..
you managed to get them to shine and great highlights... ...
flower is really great point of interest..you are one persistant gal..(compliment)..
You shoudld be SOOOOOO proud of yourself!!
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Old 12-24-2003, 04:26 AM
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Absomalutely fantabulous waterlily Ali! (and we didn't wait till summer )

I'll have to go back and stare some more.

And then keep eyes open for your next painting, as I really want to see that!

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Old 12-24-2003, 04:57 AM
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WTG Ali, this turned out great.

Ok then whats next!!!!????? (Sits expectantly at PC).

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Old 12-24-2003, 06:39 AM
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Gosh Ali!
That is just wonderful.
What patience and what results. You ahve truly inspired me.
I look forward to seeing your next piece.
have a MerryXmas and a Happy New year. And happy painting for the new Year!
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Old 12-24-2003, 10:45 AM
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Ali - congrats on finishing a beautiful piece of art!! I have to say, I really admire your persistence!!
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Old 12-24-2003, 10:57 AM
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Ali! I just noticed this! I am so totally and utterly impressed! I KNEW you would finish it and I KNEW it would be wonderful (as evidenced by your start) but this finished piece is overwhelming. It is drop-jaw gorgeous is what it is! The colors are rich and captivating and the flower is mesmorizing!

Fabulous! FAbulous! Fabulous!

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Old 12-28-2003, 09:16 PM
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Ali, I just couldn't let this go by without telling you how beautiful it is! You did a marvelous job with it! Have you framed it yet?
Are you going to hang it in your home?

So what are you going to work on next? I can't wait to see!

Great Job!
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Old 12-29-2003, 11:24 PM
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Hey Ali,

Congratulations on finishing this beautiful piece. You did a really terrific job on it and you should be very proud of yourself. So,,,,,,,, what's next???

Goog job,,

Gemma Gylling

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Old 12-30-2003, 08:47 PM
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Hey there Ali. I'm so glad I stopped by to see your finished piece. You have done such an absolutly wonderful job on this. It just amazes me, the depth you have created. It looks alive and beautiful. I just knew you would do a marvelous job from the very beginning. I realize all you have went thru to get this done and I am very proud of you for sticking with it in spite of everything. You should be very proud of yourself too for all you have acomplished. I can't wait to see what you come up with next. I'm sure it will be something else great.

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