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Old 06-27-2008, 06:10 PM
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Hi y'all! I'm so glad WetCanvas is back! Yay!

Here's what I was doing last week. It's a tiny powder room in a house by the river. Client wanted coral and turquoise colors and I had to figure a way to make that work with the river theme. Her husband peeked in while I was spreading blobs of red all around the room, and nearly had a heart attack. He likes the final product, though.

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Just beautiful, Ruth! Your background is "inspired!" Love it! And your featured performers are simply wonderful ~ !

Did you happen to take a WIP pic of the background? Such wonderful movement ~
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Re: powder room with herons

Oh boy, I can only imagine what the husband must have been seeing (or NOT seeing, to be more accurate) when the red went up without any of the herons or grasses. I would like to see the background alone too, if you happen to have a picture of that.
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Just stunning Ruth! Yes, I've found that most people have little ability to see past the paint on the wall, whatever stage it happens to be in. Sometimes I think we just have to say, "TRUST ME, I'M AN ARTIST!"

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NICE - Really nice !!
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Hi Ruth,
This is beautiful, love everything about it! Yes, would love to see how you did the background. Thanks, Carol
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Just breathtaking and gorgeous
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This is just dreamy Ruth!!!I just love it!How did you make it look so soft?did you do alot of sponging?
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Oh my, Ruth, I really love this. It's almost a vignette in reverse - you're gradually moving into the scene instead of fading out of the scene. Wonderful idea you came up with.
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All those white birds would be difficult for me, you did a fabulous job Ruth!
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Re: powder room with herons

I didn't think to take WIP photos, but did get this one just before putting the heron on it. I used sponges to work the red and blue together, then sponged metallic copper and gold on top of that. Doesn't look like much before the birds get painted!



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Re: powder room with herons

Really beautiful! I really like the metallics worked into the background - gives it a feel of an Oriental screen painting. Your herons are stunning.
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Stunning is a good word for it.
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Re: powder room with herons

Thank you Bluemoonstar, I like that effect too. I'll probably use it again.

Hey Tammy, thanks. Nice to see you!

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