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Old 07-17-2017, 01:25 PM
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Re: Pogo a WIP

I think you've done a great job on the wood, Karen! You've got good grain. Toning down the far wall does help the painting overall and draws more attention back to Pogo in the sun. I love your use of blues and greens in his coat!

I can't wait to see your finished piece.
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Yeah, the wood looks great, Karen! Just out of curiosity, what is the object behind Pogo - a figure with legs?
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Thank you artelahe. Donna, yes that is a figurine. I was going to omit it, but that area would be a bit too light and boring. In the photo the "legs" look a bit prominent, but IRL, it is a vague figure that puts a spot of darkness in that area. It sort of triangulates with the dark in the base of lamp and the dark, shaded area on Pogo. I hope that makes sense. At my age, I sometimes do strange things .
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Old 07-22-2017, 01:16 AM
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Re: Pogo a WIP...Finished

Finished. I made a few minor changes, just before I framed it. This goes into a show tomorrow. Why do I always wait until the last minute to finish, mat and frame a painting??? Good question. Wish I had the answer.

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Re: Pogo a WIP...Finished

Karen, this is such a lovely painting! The table or shelf Pogo is lying on is shiny and slick (nice job!) and his fur is soft and looks like the sun's heat sink it is meant to be. You've toned down some of the colors, something I usually fail to do , leaving the overall effect sleepy, contented sunbathing that he's just about to return to. I've learned so much from watching your progress.
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Karen as always you stun us with your beautiful well managed paintings of so simple everyday subjects treated with care depicting the gentleness of your heart.

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Wow, Pogo has come a long way, Karen! Your finishing touches really added so much to the sense of sunlight and the glow of the wood tones - and the oh-so-catlike expression on Pogo's face. If there are awards in this show please keep us posted if Pogo treats you well!
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Re: Pogo's Place, a WIP...Finished

Thank you Aly, I'm happy my ramblings are helpful. Charles, thank you for your very kind words. I'm always happy to see you pop in from time to time. Donna, as you can see, I chose your choice for a title. Thank you! I'm horrible at coming up with a title, so I just may lean on you again. The show is an hour's drive from here, and the subject is companion animals.
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Re: Pogo's Place, a WIP...Finished

This is a fabulous painting and I loved seeing your progress.
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Why, thank you, welpaint. It's fun to share!
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Re: Pogo's Place, a WIP...Finished

Beautiful!
Out of curiosity, what color mat did you use?
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Re: Pogo's Place, a WIP...Finished

Thank you, Frances. I used a light cream colored mat and the frame was simple in a reddish brown frame. I'll try to remember to photograph it on the wall. Choosing matting and framing can enhance, or kill a piece.
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