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Old 06-03-2003, 10:18 PM
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Hey there!

Here is one of my latest paintings.

It is acrylic on canvas 20" x 24"

You cannot see it here, but I have been using the pearl and silver paint so it shimmers a little.

This is the reference for the owl: http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/show...papass=&sort=1

Thanks for looking, Judith
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Old 06-03-2003, 10:27 PM
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i really love the colour in this piece! owl is beautiful, moon looks great- creating a rippled effect in the sky. love the arch also.
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The colors are exquisitely beautiful.
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Old 06-03-2003, 11:17 PM
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HI ciarrai!

I am very glad you like this peice - I had lots of fun doing it. It went through lots of incarnations and adventures before I got the 'done' feeling.

I really worked on the moon - my sweetheart is an amature astronomer and I really wanted to try to get the moon - correct so I got lots of help with reference - I didn't have enough space to do an accurate portrait of the moon with craters and all - perhaps the next one...

Surreal - I am so glad you like the colour. I am a colour pig and just love bright and saturated colours - I think I have a little rainbow goblin in me...

Some folks find my work garish for that reason - for me - they just cannot be bright enough - love incandescant and floresant paint too.

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The colors in the owl are bold yet subtle among the night background. The swirls around the moon are effective. Your limited pallete gives a punch to this subject.
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Wow - is this a continuation of the one that was on your other thread, or a whole new owl? Either way, very other-worldly in the coolest way!!! Really electric and watery and mysterious.
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i like it!
why the title?

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Hi rapolina - The title comes out of the shape of the owl's face - there is a heart there - and this piece really does make me happy

Hi Adrienne - It is a continuation of the old one - I just got real brave and tried something way different - I really wrestled with this one - I had to make a few sacrifices to make the work gel. But I really had a blast with the whole process - When I put the ultramarine blue in the background - it was such a delight to watch that colour drip up the canvas - (I turned it upside down to get the sense of the drips growing up like trees)

Hi sassybird Bold and subtle at the same time - that's gotta be cool. I got the yinyang happening here.

Thanks everyone for your kind words!

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Ooh, I like this better now Major changes for sure, all that stuff in the background is like a velvet nightfall and the owl is standing in the entrance. I love those blue and green colours, very soothing. I'm still trying to appreciate some of the other ones.. the green mixing with the red and the brown hues in the owl more specifically.. but I like being challenged with variations that seem off to me within contexts that seem right.. if that makes any sense

The moon does look very real and it provides a nice interplay with the owl.
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Thanks Marc - I am glad you like it better now.

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The integration of the greens, violets et all give it an aquarium feel under neon lights that I would've liked to have seen continue across vs. within the archway over the owl. Glowmoon vibrations are like watching the ripple effect after it's hit the water. I am sure the shimmering adds the nocturnal touch. Goodly done. Yay for goodly!

Shalom,

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Gee Tam

Thanks for your kind words. -- Under water - I never thought of that but it does look like under water now that you mention it - I love aquariums. I find them very peaceful.

The arch was a bit of an after thought.

Have you posted any of your art recently?

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The colors are exquisitely beautiful.

Ditto from me. Lovely colour choices.
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Hi Amanda - thanks for your kind words - colours sure are fun.

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This is gorgeous!
I really love the way the colours almost emanate from the owl in the darkness of the night. Beautiful!
Lovely, deep colours and there is definitely heart in this one!

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