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Title: Monets Garden
Post by: Gita on July 11, 2017, 09:36:25 AM
I had sometime to swing my brushes... had a photo of Monets garden and tried my best to make this impressionistical. I started this as a water colour without any masking fluid, so that I had to use some acrylic for the whites. Please do tell me your thoughts.
Title: Re: Monets Garden
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 11, 2017, 11:01:45 AM
 :heeha: Gita, I love it  :smitten:. Your style is so gentle and flows with delicate color. Delightful.
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Post by: Win on July 11, 2017, 12:59:18 PM
Its lovely Gita, I like the style of painting   :smitten:
I just find to my eye your water seems to be heading downwards instead of across or is that how it should be?
Title: Re: Monets Garden
Post by: Gita on July 12, 2017, 02:40:12 AM
Thank you Kathy.
Yes i see your point Win, I think the water reflections in the front give this impression of water flowing downwards. Maybe I should do something about it. Thanks! I could use some pastels...  :whistle:
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Post by: liz on July 12, 2017, 09:14:36 AM
Gita, just add some horizontal streaks on your water.  That happens to be one of my favorite Monet paintings.  :) ~Liz
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Post by: mea hamo pena on July 12, 2017, 11:06:53 AM
I love it, Gita.  So soft and serene.  Beautiful use of grey tones.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Monets Garden
Post by: Gita on July 13, 2017, 02:36:14 AM
Thanks Liz for the suggestion. Have to try this carefully. I had been to Monets garden two years ago in Giverny and I would have preferred to paint this plein air rather than form a photo!

Mea, lovely that you are back! You were on vacation, I guess. I missed your paintings!
Title: Re: Monets Garden
Post by: Val on July 15, 2017, 09:43:45 AM
 :heeha:   Yay Gita!!! Loving the looseness of this.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:

I have a different view of Monet's lily pond with the bridge. I am in midst stride with the drawing. I set it aside when I delved into the succulent. Had to stop that before I was driven to go in search for an opium den! (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/129055/1514100.gif)

My Monet is going to be attempted in pastel, do I qualify to be categorized as a masochist?   :banghead:       :2funny:
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Post by: Gita on July 15, 2017, 11:55:05 AM
Thanks Val! Looking forward to seeing your Monets Garden in pastel! You a masochist?  :2funny: :2funny: Far from it, Val...
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Post by: Val on July 15, 2017, 01:40:38 PM
 :think: Quite right Gita.... I'm just a right nutter!   :2funny:
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Post by: JayJ on July 15, 2017, 10:04:53 PM
Nice and serene!
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Post by: lynn p. on July 25, 2017, 05:45:35 PM
Love it Gita!  Finish that thing Val, I want to see it.
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Post by: Gita on July 26, 2017, 01:40:59 AM
Thank you, Lynn!
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on August 02, 2017, 12:56:25 PM
You did fantastic job Gita,i love it,

i think this is standing water so i would add irregular shades of sky/ blue/if you know what i mean.


Val  i would like to see yours Garden in pastels must be very interesting.
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Post by: Val on August 02, 2017, 02:00:09 PM
Gita, Lynn, Maria, the pastel Monet is underway! I hope I know what I'm doing...
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Post by: Gita on August 04, 2017, 06:47:46 AM
Thank you Maria. Val, I am just too curious to see yours!
Title: Re: Monets Garden
Post by: Val on August 04, 2017, 01:13:03 PM
Sorry, looks as though you may have to wait a bit. Looks as though we are heading up to New Orleans within the week! Yikes, so much still to do to prepare the boat so we can leave it.  :faint:
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Post by: njnjgirl on August 17, 2017, 03:47:58 AM
A love this Gita.  Well done! :yippee:
Title: Re: Monets Garden
Post by: Val on August 24, 2017, 05:32:00 AM
Val, I am just too curious to see yours!

I'm going to start again when I get home in a couple of weeks.... I'll have all sorts of new paper and pastels to have a go!  :heeha:    :yippee:
Title: Re: Monets Garden
Post by: Gita on August 28, 2017, 04:33:23 AM
Thank you Mary- Lou. Good luck Val!