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Old 02-04-2012, 10:23 PM
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Larry, good proportion to the horse and lots of good colors mix.

Marcus, very nice smoke coming out from the barbecue - the wispiness and yet it didn't overpower the background. Very nice.

Maria, your piece reminds me of Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. It has the beautiful colors. How do you make it so grainy in look?

Didn't have time to do much these days. Very tired from hectic workdays.

Quick sketch using what was left on my brush of some liquitex acrylics burnt umber color.

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I'm glad you see you're back and taking on the challenges, Sandra! I love these. The first one, especially. Such a sweet smile on the woman's face. That second one...all I can say is that guy had better run! Great work!
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Sandra,

Thank you for participating. You created some nice work for the short time it sounds like you had.

In Feb. I haven't had time to paint any of these photos. So, I'll post this one I did of the horse last year. I know that's probably cheating. I finally figured out what's wrong with it. I'll have to fix that and repost it.



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Donald, this is really nice I love the sky
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Nothing wrong with posting an older artwork in a challenge thread as long as it fits the theme, Donald. This one certainly does. What a beautiful painting! Very peaceful and serene. What medium is it? I don't see anything wrong with it, but look forward to the finished work, anyway.
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Donald, I forgot to thank you for posting all those interesting references. I like your piece. The trees on the left reminds me so much of Dutch landscapes!

Thank you for comments, Jenna, Donald.

Just practicing with Holbein oil pastel.

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Nice work, Sandra! I like your sketches and then the others posted later are fun, but the guy holding the gun is tops!

Donald, your horse scene does have a little Dutchy feel to it. What do you think is wrong with it

This afternoon tackled the horse, too, and call it "Out to Pasture", in watercolor and 5.25 x 7.25, small but that's all the time I had as was working on our monthly challenge in Watermedia forum. Realizing that putting a fence across the foreground is a no-no compositionally, I did it anyway and like how it looks

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Donna - Thank you!

Jenna - It's oil on a gallery wrapped canvas. The problem I see is that the horse's back is at the same hight as the trees, and in fact, painted a different color would carry on the same shape as the trees. To lower the sky? or encrease the size of the horse? That is the question! Also, I like it when the painting extends to the edges. Someone suggested painting the edges black, and I did that on this one, but I don't like it.

Sandra, I'm glad to see you painted two of the photos. I like the way you handled both of them.

Kay - I like your painting Kay! I like the fence, and horse. That left post, leds the eye into the painting, and the trees sort of redirect the eye to the horse.

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Thanks Donald. Did you notice I added a second post? I felt the composition needed extra weight there.
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Great work, Sandra! The vast array of color in the first one really makes it pop, and the second one is so cool with those blues and violets. Always great to see your work!

Lovely painting, Kay! I love the sky...looks like it might start to rain. Beautifully done.
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Here's my watercolor entitled "reenactment" 11x15 watercolor. Done in about an hour with very little drawing.

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Jan, excellent! Love the green (my favorite color )
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Wow, Such great work here! All the pieces have a unique style and are wonderful!
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Kay, I like the fence but I like the clump of trees even better and the horse has such pretty colors.

Jan, what a neat way to do the canopy/tent. Negative painting. The economy of the painting makes it so elegant.
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Jan, nice loose and fun watercolor!
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