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Old 05-18-2006, 03:36 AM
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Flinders Range Wattle FINISHED

60 x 47 cm
Storm Blue Colourfix paper

Boy oh boy is this one going to give me a headache. It has taken me ages to draw it up and now that I can see it on my monitor I realized I still haven’t drawn the kettle correctly near the handle on the left hand side. Even the simple book took me time to get the perspective right……well I hope it is right.

For those that don’t know my work, this is a first for me painting a still life as large as this. I have completed small drawings with graphite pencils and even post card size watercolours but NEVER anything like this. It is going to be a steep learning curve for me.

I am limited with what objects I could use but it is the wattle in my garden that has inspired me to give it a go.

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Old 05-18-2006, 07:35 AM
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Have a go Susan!! Will be watching!!!
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Re: Flinders Range Wattle WIP (still life)

Very exciting!! I am pulling up a chair!!
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This will be fun to watch develop....I'm sure you'll iron out any kinks.


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Re: Flinders Range Wattle WIP (still life)

Pass the popcorn and move over Bhavana - I am watching this one too!

Good on you that you are trying something new - and I love the storm blue paper for this one.

What is a wattle?
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Old 05-18-2006, 03:48 PM
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Re: Flinders Range Wattle WIP (still life)

Oh, a still life from you, this will be good! I wanna watch too, any popcorn left?? The drawing look good from what I can see.....
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joining the crowd ... 8v)
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Re: Flinders Range Wattle WIP (still life)

I'm with Kat...what's a wattle??? Over here, a wattle is what they call the hangy downy thingy on roosters and turkeys chins....doesn't look at ALL like what you have sketched there!

Anyway, I'm along for the ride, too!
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Re: Flinders Range Wattle WIP (still life)

I looked it up:

Botany. Any of various Australian trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia. As usual, a common language that divides us...

Susan, can't wait to see the rest. Started to ask how big--ran to the conversion table--about 18x24"! Yep, that is pretty big! Have fun.

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Golly Gosh, so much interest already . Bet those two words "still life" did it

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Botany. Any of various Australian trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia. As usual, a common language that divides us
Thanks Deborah

There will be an update later today.
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Old 05-19-2006, 02:09 AM
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Re: Flinders Range Wattle WIP (still life)

I am sort of happy with this though struggling with the background. I am after a textured sponged on hue over the top of a contrasting colour that is popular in some homes rather than something flat. I originally had a purple and blue mix for the background and it glared at me so much I felt like hiding under a bed. The pastel I brushed off will make a lovely new stick so no loss there.

I think what I will do now is work on the flowers and foliage and see how that affects the background.

I am open to suggestions as I feel I am heading up the creek without a paddle.

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Re: Flinders Range Wattle WIP (still life)

coming along very nicely! ... it will be a great piece i'm sure ... the base of the vase, tho is off a bit to the right but i'm sure you'd see that yourself as you develop this painting ... it's interesting that you're including the highlights this early or is this an approach that is often taken?
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Re: Flinders Range Wattle WIP (still life)

That shadow behind the vase on the left.. I keep thinking that is a shadow from the light in your room, that something is cast on your picture. Did you paint that in? It looks real.

I'm also wondering about the highlights first. Do you have a photo?
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Re: Flinders Range Wattle WIP (still life)

This is coming along very nicely. love the way the BG is shaping up! The vase looks glass already!
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Being up a creek without a paddle is a lot of un...I know because I lost my paddles years ago!! This is really shaping up!! Mike
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