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Title: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: Gita on June 04, 2017, 08:23:34 PM
My friends little girl will be eight. This is a colourful present for her birthday. The rain forest ( I am still influenced by my vacation in the tropical Seychelles, I think) is a nice subject. I tried using the technique Lynn mentioned with the plastic foil. Thanks Lynn. Made a colourful background and added the trees and leaves to it after that.
Done with acrylics on paper.
Happy to hear your comments- anything to add or improve?

Title: Re: Rain forest- for a little girls room
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 04, 2017, 09:14:00 PM
This is lovely, Gita.  Love the colors.

I would add another bird (or maybe a monkey peeking out behind a leaf)at a lower level, maybe where there is that soft green space in the lower left.  Just a thought - otherwise, super pretty.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Rain forest- for a little girls room
Post by: Win on June 04, 2017, 11:31:22 PM
its lovely Gita but I agree with Mea about adding an extra bird or something, your three birds are all in a row.  But it sure is a lovely gift.
 
Title: Re: Rain forest- for a little girls room
Post by: Win on June 04, 2017, 11:34:50 PM
its lovely Gita but I agree with Mea about adding an extra bird or something, your three birds are all in a row.  But it sure is a lovely gift.
 
Title: Re: Rain forest- for a little girls room
Post by: lynn p. on June 04, 2017, 11:55:18 PM
This is really cool.  I love the varying colors of the trees and the whimsical look of the piece!!! I think you pulled this technique off.  I have never tried it with acrylic.
Title: Re: Rain forest- for a little girls room
Post by: njnjgirl on June 15, 2017, 04:59:23 PM
I like this.  Nice to see art that is whimsical... :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rain forest- for a little girls room
Post by: Val on June 15, 2017, 06:10:50 PM
Very colourful, imaginative, and lively! A wonderful gift.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rain forest- for a little girls room
Post by: dennis on June 15, 2017, 10:02:23 PM
Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rain forest- for a little girls room
Post by: Gita on June 16, 2017, 07:39:53 AM
Thankyou Mea, Win, Val, Mary-Lou, Lynn and Dennis! I might have been influenced by artists in Seychelles who painted rainforests in a very colourful and fancy manner. I still have to add other animals- have to borrow the painting back from the little girl for this. She's quite happy at present but it would fascinate her further.
Title: Re: Rain forest- for a little girls room
Post by: Gita on June 23, 2017, 06:25:05 AM
I have an order to paint this in oils,  250 cm x 200 cm. This is a person who used to follow my paintings but was less fascinated by the realistic interpretations.  He is fond of naive painting. He wants the rain forest in oil to get the colours more vibrant. This is such a big format.  I am bit exited  :cheering: about this but also rather nervous 😬since I haven't painted in oils other than the parrot till now.

I think I shall go for this, have to buy the oils and canvas.

I wish I were much more motivated to do this than I am now. 🙄
Title: Re: Rain forest- for a little girls room
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 23, 2017, 12:10:52 PM
You will do a great job on the painting.

Aloha. Mea
Title: Re: Rain forest- for a little girls room
Post by: Val on June 23, 2017, 02:59:05 PM
Just a case of nerves Gita, happens every time  I start something new.  :eyesclosed:     :faint:       :2funny:

You'll do great.  O0
Title: Re: Rain forest- for a little girls room
Post by: EmmaLee on June 26, 2017, 02:11:21 PM
This is great, Gita! I can't wait to see it in oils. It will be wonderful!
Title: Re: Rain forest- for a little girls room
Post by: Win on June 26, 2017, 09:35:33 PM
Cant wait to see it in oils Gita.  You will do a fabulous job of it.
Title: Re: Rain forest- for a little girls room
Post by: liz on June 27, 2017, 04:17:33 AM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: What a wonderful gift!  So many possibilities for other creatures big and small, like crawling up the trees or along the ground, hidden partially behind leaves and peeking out, tree snails, butterflies. . . What fun!  Have you seen any of Henri Rousseau's paintings?  He's good at putting animals into imaginary scenes. ~Liz
Title: Re: Rain forest- for a little girls room
Post by: Gita on June 27, 2017, 07:17:16 AM
Thank you for the motivation Mea, Val, Emma lee, Win.
Liz, yes in a big Format there will be more space for other lovely creatures. I like Henry Rousseau's paintings too. Will have to get some more inspiration and get started. 🙂
Title: Re: Rain forest- for a little girls room
Post by: Gita on November 05, 2017, 08:51:10 PM
At last I finished my commission painting. Painted on a canvas ( 120 cm x 100 cm) with a golden base... the photo is taken at night with artificial light. In real it looks great with bright colours and the gold shines through.  I am quite happy With the result. I decided to put just birds. I shall make a photo during daylight and update this.
Love to hear your comments.
 
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 05, 2017, 10:52:43 PM
Nice work, Gita.  It's bright and cheerful.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: Val on November 06, 2017, 10:56:12 AM
i like the look of this Gita. It did take me a while to find the birds, any chance you could increase their value/brighten them up to stand out?
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: Gita on November 06, 2017, 10:32:00 PM
Thanks Mea.
Haha Val, like in the real rainforest you have to look out for birds! I kept them small since the rain forest is supposed to overpower the birds unlike my first painting. I shall make a daylight pic and also a close up of the birds. They are fantastic small fairytale birds based on the look of real birds in Seychelles.
The painting looks simple but it took me hours and hours for the composition, the background effects, etc.
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: Gita on November 09, 2017, 01:52:11 PM
Val, this is a better photo. Adding also the colourful birds as single photos. This could give a better impression of the colour brilliancy. The painting will also be hanging in the studio gallery on the "open day of all Art studios" ( this week end).




Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 09, 2017, 03:19:04 PM
Oh, Gita, these closeups show the real beauty of this piece.  The vibrant colors are gorgeous and the little birds are so well done.

I love the style.

W-O-W!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: Val on November 09, 2017, 09:23:45 PM
 :heeha: Thank you ever so much for posting the closeups of the birds. The colours and details are brilliant. They are breathtaking!  :smitten:   Congratulations on having your painting in the studio gallery, well deserved this one.  O0

Brilliant fanciful piece Gita. Banner job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: Cath on November 09, 2017, 10:55:22 PM
 :clap:   O0  Well done Gita. The long hours have really paid off.
I agree the first time painting on a large canvas can appear daunting,to begin with,  but also exciting .
 Love the colours.
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: Win on November 10, 2017, 12:40:55 AM
Incredibly beautiful Gita, It must be outstanding in life size, You have enormous talent . :smitten: :smitten:
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: linley.plester on November 10, 2017, 01:13:37 PM
I love this style of painting, and love your rendition of it. :clap:
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: TeresaM on November 11, 2017, 05:45:45 AM
Gita i love the beautiful colours in this painting.
I didn't see the large painting until now, i saw your photos of the individual birds and thought you made a series of wonderful colourful paintings. I believe you could make individual paintings of each bird.  They would make beautiful cards.
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: Tezza1258 on December 31, 2017, 05:21:28 AM
Beautiful and unique style Gita.
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: lynn p. on January 20, 2018, 05:52:07 AM
Gita-Am just now spotting this in the forum.  So glad you were pushed to do this in oil, it is really creative and appealing.  More please.
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: Gita on January 20, 2018, 04:28:27 PM
Thank you so much Lynn, this is in Acrylics.
Thank you Mea, Val, Cath, Win, Tezza, Teresa, Linley!
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: Happychappy on January 28, 2018, 01:18:58 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very well done and I love the bright coloured birds Gita. Great job.      Patricia
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: linley.plester on January 29, 2018, 12:37:33 AM
Have  to tell you again, Gita, how much I like this painting. You have  a real talent for design. I love those big colourful leaves, and she will spend hours searching out the various almost-hidden birds. It will be like her own personal "Where's Wally?"
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: Gita on January 30, 2018, 03:47:38 PM
Thank you Patricia!
Thanks again Linley, in real this painting is very cheerful to look at with lots of colors. The eye wanders over the whole painting- like you said- searching for birds and the other interesting types of leaves and flowers. The various colours are harmonious even though at first sight you could think there are too many colours.
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: Annie. on February 22, 2018, 02:47:26 PM
Well done Gita  :clap: :clap: :clap:
I love the brilliant colours.
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: njnjgirl on February 25, 2018, 01:19:54 PM
Gita, this is wonderful, love all the colors and shapes you have used.  Also, the closeups of the birds are outstanding on their own, you should make prints of them.  They are wonderful paintings on their own!  Excellent work! :yippee:
Title: Re: Rain forest- commission finished
Post by: Gita on February 27, 2018, 08:16:50 PM
 :thankyou: Annie and Mary-Lou! Some greeting card prints would be good, I think.