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on: December 02, 2016, 07:51:33 AM
I just finished this small painting an hour ago, Because of the materials, the small size and doublevision, it is not my best painting, but I like it. It was just great to be able again to paint something as beautiful as this lovely bird. I only have seen it once, well...kind of. This summer there was this blue flash that was flying right in front of me, low above the water...and knowing that there are Kingfishers, or Ijsvogels as we call them, in thiat erea I knew it could only be a Kingfisher. There isn't anything that blue. Pitty I just had taken pictures and had put away my camera, only 3 seconds later there was this bright blue flash.

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Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 12:06:05 PM
Riya! He's wonderful!!! His colouring stands out so beautifully from the background. You have given me a smile today for which I am very grateful. Going to have a boo at your toadstool now  :1hug:     :)
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Reply #2 on: December 02, 2016, 12:59:19 PM
Riya,

Your kingfisher is lovely - nice bright colors.  Nice background, too.

aloha

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Reply #3 on: December 02, 2016, 03:02:30 PM
Beautuful bird  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: December 02, 2016, 03:16:49 PM
Val, Mea and Annie,  :thankyou: so much for the warmhearted words on my little painting :flowers: . The flash did give my Kingfisher his bright blue feathers, in real it isn;t that bright...but it works just great with the background, as if the sun is catching his feathers and lighten them up.
Fun thing is, this blue is as bright as that blue flash I saw, so...maybe my flashlight did him well.
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Reply #5 on: December 02, 2016, 03:21:55 PM
 :smitten: What a beautiful Kingfisher, Riya.  O0
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Reply #6 on: December 02, 2016, 04:42:18 PM
 O0 O0
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Reply #7 on: December 02, 2016, 04:54:28 PM
 :thankyou: so much Kathy and Steve for the wonderful comment and O0
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Reply #8 on: December 04, 2016, 02:22:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  A great painting of the Kingfisher Riya.  You do such lovely work. Keep it up.


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Reply #9 on: December 15, 2016, 02:00:35 AM
you have done a fantastic job Riya. I especially love your wood effect :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #10 on: December 25, 2016, 04:45:06 PM
Sorry for the late reply, I didn't feel wel and had some bad tidings, I had some tests and they think I have intestinal cancer. So...again I have to go to hospital, but that is something I don't want to think of right now.
 
Thank you so much Patricia and Nolan for your wonderful replies, those are just what I needed.

Nolan: I am very happy and proud on what I have done, and yes,  I absolutely love how the wood texture turned out. I did plan to paint some more, I allready have let slip time by due to all the health issues. But how sad it does make me, it is like Dennis said,I still was able to make some paintings, and I love them...but I wished I could have done more then the few paintings I have made. And now it looks again that I will spend some time off-line in hospital.
Well, feeling sad or complaining wont change it, I had a wonderful year knowing that I could paint the whole year as a wonderful gift. Time flies and soon my scholarship ends. Thank you all for this wonderful gift, I feel honored by your support through all these months, all the warmhearted loving and very kind words that encouraged me to go on and make me feel so blessed. Thank you all for making this happen, you all are special to me and I will never forget it.

For now all  I can say is: Have a wonderful Christmas, and a very Happy New Year. I wish all of you a wonderful, colourful and very creative 2017. I will pop in as much as possible, because I love to see what all my wonderful friends here are up to.
Till then...
Loads of Love and Big hugs, Riya

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Reply #11 on: December 25, 2016, 09:13:28 PM
Riya,

So sad to hear your news.  Wishing the best for you as you face this new health issue.

Love the playfulness of this cat painting.

aloha

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Reply #12 on: December 26, 2016, 06:10:32 AM
Thank you Mea for your kind words.

I try to stay positive, normaly after I had tests they came out clear, nothing wrong even it looked bad. But with this one I knew that the test wasn't good because it wasn't 'clean', but they just didn't want me to do the test again. They said the test isn't good so you have to go to hospital for treatment, they even had allready made an appointment for me in a hospital in another part in the Netherlands for the next week.
I was so convinced that I was right, I called my doctor and she did give me that second opinion/test. And because I didn't hear from her again. I was sure all was well and I had done the right thing.
But last week I had to go to see my doctor for the doublevision that gets worse and then she told me she had tried to call me several times, my phone is 10 years old and lately doesn't show all the calls I have had/missed, because of that test...and again the test wasn't good and she told me I really needed to go to hospital as soon as possible.
I was shocked and had to think about it, but after I told my partner he also agreed I had to go to hospital and do the surgery. And that my partner told me too to go to hospital hit me... I started to get really concerned. So my Christmas is not that happy, but I try to paint a little, knit a few tests for designers and hope to get my calm back and stay positive.
 
I still am sure there is nothing seriously wrong, it has to be. I don't let this get the better of me. Not now I start to feel so much better after the strokes.
I don't know why I have to go through all these things, again, I start to get enough of it. It isn't fun anymore. I hate it and I just wished I knew how to change it. Luckely I have my art, my journaling, my knitting and ofcourse my partner and sweet Yana. They keep me going and all my friends here and at other communities, keep me inspired and are so encouraging, supporting and uplifting. I am very grateful for that, every day again.
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Reply #13 on: December 26, 2016, 08:18:23 AM
Riya, I am much saddened to hear this news. You are foremost in my thoughts and prayers.

This chubby little kitten you have painted may be tangled in the lights, but she is still hopeful and determined of getting all those tempting dangling delights before her. Never lose sight of that spirit Riya. It shows me who you are. This is truly the most delightful self portrait I have ever seen.  :1hug:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #14 on: December 26, 2016, 09:01:57 AM
Dearest Riya,

I love your positive spirit. It will get you through this, as will the support of the positive network around you.

Keep us posted and be sure to bring a sketching kit to the hospital.

aloha

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