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Annie.

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Reply #30 on: February 23, 2017, 06:24:14 AM
Beautiful Fiona  :clap:
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Reply #31 on: February 25, 2017, 04:13:36 AM
Thank you all so much for your lovely comments, I really appreciate it  :flowers:  :hug:

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Reply #32 on: March 27, 2017, 01:52:14 PM
 This line and wash was taken from a quick sketch over the weekend. There is a small village near me called Burton Dasset (sounds like a small furry animal) and there is a church here dating beck to the 13 century. It's quite a quaint little place and I was inspired by this window.... so there I was with my sketchbook and pencils in a church graveyard, scribbling frantically while trying to keep the sketchbook from blowing away  :)  I may have to have a return visit as there are so many things that caught my eye


As always crits, comments and suggestions for improvement are more than welcome

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Fi
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Reply #33 on: March 27, 2017, 04:10:43 PM
Love this Fi, you show great patience getting all the little leaded panes in there. Well done you!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #34 on: March 27, 2017, 11:02:15 PM
Fi,

Love the church window.   So simple but so elegant! Took real skill to make that look so real.

Also, saw the two cottages further down the page.  Don't know how I missed those earlier.  Great work.

Your work is starting to look like it was done by the old masters!

aloha

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Reply #35 on: March 28, 2017, 03:10:30 AM
What a great subject for your line and wash. I love all the detail along with the simple colors.
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Reply #36 on: March 28, 2017, 06:33:21 AM
You go, girl! This is really lovely. A charming piece, Fi.
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Reply #37 on: March 28, 2017, 12:03:11 PM
This is what line and wash is all about  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #38 on: March 28, 2017, 01:03:03 PM
Excellent, Fi!  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: 13th century, huh? The oldest church around me only goes back to the late 17th century. That's pretty old for this country.
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Reply #39 on: March 29, 2017, 05:10:52 AM
A most beautiful P&I work  :clap: :clap: :clap:  I love it.  I can imagine you in the Church court drawing and fighting the element.  Hope you had a good time working outside... just like the Masters  :yippee:

P.S.  Some history:
- Canada will turn 150 y.o. this year.  All National parks are open free of charge until end of Dec. 
- According to Goggle, the oldest building around here was a Fort build in 1878 (only a replica remain, it burned down)  The first recorded "Canadian" building was build in 1608 in Quebec.  The oldest building still in use  is a seminary in downtown Montreal and dated from 1684.
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Cheers, Annie
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Reply #40 on: March 29, 2017, 06:00:34 AM
Love this! So beautifully done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #41 on: March 29, 2017, 07:27:41 AM
Fi your Church window is stunning. The simple wash is perfect on it.  :clap:
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Reply #42 on: March 29, 2017, 09:55:35 AM
Thank you all for your lovely comments, I really appreciate it  :) It was a nice change of pace for me doing the window, I think I may be getting the hang of it now  :2funny: although the desire to load colour onto my brush is strong....

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Fi
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Reply #43 on: March 29, 2017, 10:14:06 AM
I have been invited to a friend's wedding vow renewal ceremony in May, and it just so happens to be their 25th anniversary as well. Coming up with a suitable gift was a nightmare until I hit upon the idea of painting the church the ceremony will be taking place in....

Good job it's only round the corner from me, as I was there in the week with my sketchbook, scribbling away like a mad thing and fighting the elements again! I made a few initial sketches of the church and decided on this view as it was the most interesting. I did leave out a few of the gravestones as they were starting to look like the main focal point - not something I was looking for!

I tried doing this in pastels first, but it seemed a little too heavy for the subject, so here I go with line and wash again - it could become addictive...   

Any comments and suggestions for improvements are more than welcome, so I can get this one finished and off to the framers.


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Fi
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Reply #44 on: March 29, 2017, 10:59:43 AM
Fi,

That will be totally perfect as a wedding renewal gift!!!!

aloha

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