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Old 08-05-2005, 02:22 PM
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Teddy bears for the baby room!

I've started on a new painting.
It is quite challenging as there is a lot of blue, on blue and beige with beige. The only object standing out is the bright orange/yellow cloth ball. I really like the composition as it is mostly soft bluish colours but vivid at the same time. It will look nice in the babys room -i'm hoping!
I am posting a picture of the composition - the angle is slightly different from the angle I am painting, as you will see for yourselves. I thought it would be interesting to capture each step of the painting as I go along. I am posting, and getting back to work on it
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Old 08-05-2005, 02:28 PM
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Re: Teddy bears for the baby room!

Melina, this is coming along beautifully, I really like the warmth of the bunny against all the blue. I look forward to seeing more.
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Re: Teddy bears for the baby room!

Oh Melina, it's adorable! I love it!
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Old 08-05-2005, 06:07 PM
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Re: Teddy bears for the baby room!

Lovely, will look nice in the babyroom.
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Old 08-05-2005, 10:34 PM
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Re: Teddy bears for the baby room!

Now who could not like this. I will be munching while I sit back and watch Melina


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Old 08-05-2005, 11:58 PM
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Re: Teddy bears for the baby room!

This is going to be fantastic...looking forward to seeing you work on this one.
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Old 08-06-2005, 01:18 AM
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Re: Teddy bears for the baby room!

Looks cute and good sofar. Look forward to see it finished
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Old 08-06-2005, 01:22 AM
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Re: Teddy bears for the baby room!

Such a sweet painting. It will be perfect for a nursery!
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Old 08-06-2005, 05:33 AM
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Re: Teddy bears for the baby room!

Oh Melina this is so cute, I could almost fancy having babies again, just for an excuse to paint nursery pictures.

I shall watch with interest.

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Old 08-06-2005, 06:57 AM
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Re: Teddy bears for the baby room!

Thank you all for your interest! I realized that if for some reason you're stuck with a painting and are either disencouraged or afraid or even bored to go on, the Pastel forum in Wetcanvas is just the place to go!

I run into some problems while painting.. the shoes for example. I should probably have used another pair with brighter colours as this one has almost the same tones with the beige teddy next to them. So, I decided to make a slight color change..
I think I am finished with the head of the beige teddy, and I have slightly corrected the blue one. It didn't seem quite right.

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Old 08-06-2005, 10:46 AM
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Re: Teddy bears for the baby room!

Lovely, thanks for the WIP pics... Your piece has so much more interest than the original models... Wonderful job!

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Old 08-06-2005, 11:54 AM
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Re: Teddy bears for the baby room!

Adding in the red and white shoes balanced out that orange ball just beautifully. I take it baby is, or will be, a boy? Anyway, charming painting well executed!

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Re: Teddy bears for the baby room!

Good call on the colour change- this is looking very nice.
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Old 08-06-2005, 01:18 PM
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Re: Teddy bears for the baby room!

Very lovely and sweet!!
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Old 08-07-2005, 11:11 AM
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Re: Teddy bears for the baby room!

Paula, BabyJ, Diane, thanks Actually the picture of the composition isn't that good. Too much light in it. However, I am glad my painting looks more interesting! My husband loves the colors and the contrast as well, especially that beige bunny!
Mikki, yeap, the baby is a boy and he will be 11months old in 9 days

..getting back to work!
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