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Old 08-22-2006, 01:53 AM
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Mrs. Underhill's Dwelling

This was inspired by a scene in John Crowley's fantasy novel Little, Big. It was painted with Holbein Acryla Gouache on Bristol board.

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Lovely! The moonlit path leading to the door really stirs my imagination, makes me wonder what the wee creatures that live there might be doing at the moment.

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Hi Richard,

The moonlit path really makes this piece! What sort of brushes do you use, or prefer?

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I like this. There was another version, not as late at night, wasn't there?
The trees are delightful.
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Ooooh, love that full moon! What is acryla gouache? Does it remain soluble on the palette and painting like gouache, or does it dry insoluble like acrylic?

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Your painting gets my imagination going, wondering about the inhabitants and if the little ones are asleep, dreaming beautiful dreams.

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The moonlit path really makes this piece! What sort of brushes do you use, or prefer?

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Thank you. I use both flat and round synthetic watercolor brushes.
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Ooooh, love that full moon! What is acryla gouache? Does it remain soluble on the palette and painting like gouache, or does it dry insoluble like acrylic?

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Thank you. Acryla gouache is water resistant when it dries, but it is not as insoluble as acrylic paint. There is a window of about 10 minutes during which freshly dried acryla can be rehydrated. Like casein, the longer it cures, the more water resistant the paint film.
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I like this. There was another version, not as late at night, wasn't there?
The trees are delightful.
Thank you. This is a new scan of the same painting. The tonality of this scan is more true to the original painting.
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No offense,but it reminds me of the Hobbit.
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No offense,but it reminds me of the Hobbit.

I was thinking that too!!!! (In the nicest way )

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Yes, Mrs. Underhill's place had round doors and windows, and it was under a hill. She, however, unlike hobbits, is a supernatural creature, sort of a fairy-witch hybrid and can be very difficult to find.

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Hi, I'm new here folks. Richard, that is a lovely composition and so very evocative!. BTW, Underhill is also a common Hobbit name!
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Hi, I'm new here folks. Richard, that is a lovely composition and so very evocative!. BTW, Underhill is also a common Hobbit name!
Welcome, rabidfox, and thank you.

Yes, the Underhill name seems familiar to me from Tolkien's LOTR. It certainly is an appropriate name for a Shire family.

I would like to do more fantasy paintings like this, but for me it requires suspension of disbelief and really getting my heart into the alternate world. It becomes more difficult as one gets older <sigh>.

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