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Title: Leaves & Berries
Post by: njnjgirl on July 18, 2017, 01:00:01 PM
This started as a painting of fall colored leaves.  While looking at reference photos, I ran across a bush called American Cranberry Bush which looks amazing in the fall.  So I decided to paint that and tried to incorporate my first painted leaf.  Now I am thinking the leaf looks out of place..if so, I  I will chalk this up to practice and begin a new painting of the cranberry bush.   Your suggestions are appreciated.  Thanks!!

Title: Re: Leaves & Berries
Post by: Val on July 18, 2017, 04:34:56 PM
I think this looks great Mary Lou, after all it is a fall picture and some leaves do turn faster than others. You could always touch in a lighter mixture of the reddish colour on some of the background leaves.

I like it!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 18, 2017, 06:29:12 PM
 :smitten: I wouldn't change a thing, Mary Lou. Your painting is beautiful as it is.  :smitten:
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 19, 2017, 04:53:12 AM
Thanks Val and Kathy.  I think I will add a bit of red here and there to tie it together :thankyou:
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Post by: Win on July 19, 2017, 12:38:45 PM
I think it looks lovely Mary Lou, :clap:
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Post by: dennis on July 19, 2017, 11:33:42 PM
Beautiful  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 20, 2017, 08:27:39 AM
Thank you so much Win and Dennis.  I revised it a bit with a few red touches, not many but I think it looks a bit better.


Not showing up too much in the photograph.   
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Post by: mea hamo pena on July 20, 2017, 08:37:03 AM
Mary Lou,

Yes, it seems to have a bit more zing now.

Great way to get ready for fall.  Inspiring.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Leaves & Berries
Post by: Val on July 20, 2017, 09:25:21 AM
  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 20, 2017, 02:26:23 PM
Thank you Mea and Val. :thankyou:
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Post by: Happychappy on July 20, 2017, 03:30:08 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  MaryLou, your leaves and berries are beautiful. Pardon me, but I can't see any difference between the two photographs ... perhaps it is my eyesight but they both look the same and just as beautiful as each other.


Patricia
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 20, 2017, 03:50:34 PM
I love this painting - great composition and colors! I would maybe add a bit more of the crimson color to the background - like Patricia, I don't see a difference between photo 1 and 2...Your leaves are amazing!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Leaves & Berries
Post by: njnjgirl on July 21, 2017, 03:44:56 PM
Thank you Patricia and Sharon. The addition of red is very subtle in the background I can do a little bit more I don't want to overdo it with the red.  I do appreciate your comments very much.

Here is the revision.  I really like this now and will enter this in the fall show..Thank you!

Title: Re: Leaves & Berries
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 22, 2017, 07:16:31 AM
Even zingier now, Mary Lou.

Love it.

aloha

mea
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 22, 2017, 08:58:38 AM
Thanks Mea!
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Post by: Val on July 22, 2017, 10:34:03 AM
                            :congrats:
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 24, 2017, 09:14:36 AM
What a difference that little bit of additional red tones has made to your painting!! It's wonderful!! And proud of you for entering it in the fall show. You go girl!!!  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: TeresaM on July 24, 2017, 06:03:24 PM
Mary Lou you have created another lovely painting well done  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 25, 2017, 03:00:42 AM
Thank you Sharon adn Teresa! :thankyou:
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Post by: Happychappy on July 25, 2017, 03:07:51 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Mary Lou, the little addition has made a huge difference and it is absolutely beautiful. You can be so proud and wishing you much success in the Fall show.  Keep us informed.


Patricia
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Post by: Annie. on August 07, 2017, 06:49:02 PM
Mary Lou, this is a wonderful psinting.  Great colous and very good composition  :clap: :clap: :clap:

p.s. sorry I missed it earlier... my lost.
Title: Re: Leaves & Berries
Post by: njnjgirl on October 05, 2017, 08:50:51 AM
A belated Thank you Patricia and Annie!

I was thrilled to see I won 3rd place again! 

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Post by: Val on October 05, 2017, 01:18:52 PM
 :heeha: CONGRATULATIONS Mary Lou!!! Would it be permissible to say I'm not surprised?  :yippee:    Well deserved!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on October 05, 2017, 04:36:16 PM
 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:  Yaay, CONGRATULATIONS on being placed in the Fall Show Mary Lou.  Your painting was excellent and you deserved to get honours for it.  I am so happy for you.


Patricia
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Post by: KathyKuz on October 05, 2017, 05:06:46 PM
Mary Lou:  Congratulations on third prize.  I think your painting is beautiful.
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Post by: EmmaLee on October 05, 2017, 06:24:31 PM
Congratulations! Beautiful painting!
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Post by: njnjgirl on October 06, 2017, 04:56:09 AM
Thank you Val, Patricia, Kathy and EmmaLee :thankyou:
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Post by: Bhavna on October 06, 2017, 08:37:07 AM
Lovely  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on October 07, 2017, 04:33:41 AM
 :thankyou: Bhavna
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on October 07, 2017, 09:31:51 AM
I agree with Mea, it ZINGGGGS. Well done.