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Gita

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on: October 02, 2016, 04:42:55 PM
This scene fascinated me to draw with pastels.
It was not easy to get the depth of the grotto. I made 3 attempts and I think there is perspective now.
Can I make anything better?
Would appreciate your comments.
The words in front say:

Nymph of the Grot these sacred springs I keep,
And to the murmur of these waters sleep;
Ah! Spare my slumbers, gently tread the cave,
And drink in silence, or in silence lave.

« Last Edit: October 02, 2016, 04:47:02 PM by Gita »
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Win

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Reply #1 on: October 02, 2016, 05:13:38 PM
I love this Gita so well done. I always enjoy the subjects you choose to paint/draw.
Win


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Reply #2 on: October 02, 2016, 07:11:41 PM
Wow, Gita, this looks like it was quite a challenge.  Yes, you achieved the depth in the grotto.  Maybe try a gradual shading rather than an outlined look around some of those stones.

I admire you for taking on such a difficult painting.

aloha

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Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 01:21:58 AM
Beautiful work Gita. Love the colours  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #4 on: October 03, 2016, 03:41:54 AM
Well done :clap: :clap: :clap: A slight more reflection of the nymph in the water would make more alive O0
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Reply #5 on: October 03, 2016, 12:48:27 PM
Nice work :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: October 03, 2016, 03:10:56 PM
 :thankyou: Win, Mea, Val.
Mea, thanks for your special appreciation. I applied the gradual shading.
 :thankyou: Dennis for your valuble suggestion- I added the reflection of the statue in the waters.
 :thankyou: Bhavna
« Last Edit: October 03, 2016, 03:18:28 PM by Gita »
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Reply #7 on: October 03, 2016, 04:18:43 PM
Oh, Gita.  You have really made it sing out now.  Great work.

aloha

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Reply #8 on: October 03, 2016, 09:05:09 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Super painting Gita.   Patricia
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Reply #9 on: October 04, 2016, 01:12:12 PM
Very nice painting, Gita! O0 O0

So is this water nymph Flosshilde, Woglinge or  Wellgunde?
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Reply #10 on: October 04, 2016, 09:20:23 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: Steve, I like your humour. Haha.
No, she's  Geraldine Sigourney Wanetta. She lives in Stourhead.
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Reply #11 on: October 05, 2016, 05:09:37 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia
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Reply #12 on: October 05, 2016, 01:51:58 PM
:2funny: :2funny: Steve, I like your humour. Haha.
No, she's  Geraldine Sigourney Wanetta. She lives in Stourhead.

Hee-hee! I thought you'd like it. :)
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Reply #13 on: October 06, 2016, 02:01:20 AM
I like the colors and rock textures. The depth is just fine for the grotto effect. Congrats.


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Reply #14 on: October 06, 2016, 09:46:21 PM
 :heeha: Wow, this is a spectacular painting, Gita.  :smitten:
Kathy S.