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Sacgal/Sharon

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on: March 26, 2017, 04:14:29 PM

Each year, our local museum has an event called "Big Names, Small Art." Artists donate paintings that are no bigger than 14x14 framed. I was going to submit a butterfly painting I did, but someone just bought it. So I thought I'd do something a bit more whimsical to replace it - this ice cream picture (reference photo from pixabay.) Framed it will measure 7x11. Do you think it's ok as is?
« Last Edit: March 27, 2017, 06:41:05 AM by mea hamo pena »
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Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 04:19:35 PM
Looks good enough to eat! :clap: :clap: :clap: Like it as is. O0
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Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 04:31:34 PM
Thanks, Mary Lou! Artists involved in this event get quite a lot of credibility for being "professional" - I've been in it the past 2 years, hope to make it for year 3!
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Sharon


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Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 05:26:58 PM
One of my favorites  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: March 26, 2017, 06:32:20 PM
Wow - that's quite a compliment, Dennis. Thank you!
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Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 07:14:40 PM
love it! and love the colors too!
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Reply #6 on: March 26, 2017, 07:51:43 PM
Sharon,

I love it.  Great color and a topic sure to catch people's eye.  Love having the bite out of it.

Personally, I would extend the stick to the bottom of the page.  (One in my freezer measures 3.5" for the ice cream and 2.25" for the stick.)

Regardless, it will be a hit at the show.

aloha

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Reply #7 on: March 26, 2017, 10:34:52 PM
Love your whimsical :painting: it's good enough to eat.
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Reply #8 on: March 27, 2017, 03:02:24 AM
Lovely realistical painting! Looks ready to eat... :whistle: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: March 27, 2017, 04:45:39 AM
Lovely painting!  Good luck for year 3, but either way you are a professional artist... one of my favorite  :1hug:
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Reply #10 on: March 27, 2017, 05:12:01 AM
What a fun, well painted painting, Sharon. May I suggest a hint of a shadow along the right side of the ice cream & the stick that will, in effect, "lift" the subject from the background and make it more 3-dimensional.
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Reply #11 on: March 27, 2017, 10:09:33 AM

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments - means a lot to me! Here's the painting framed. Susan - I added the shadow as you suggested...and Mea, by framing it I cut off the stick to give the illusion of it being longer. Hope you guys like it!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #12 on: March 27, 2017, 11:02:38 AM
Totally love it!!!  Way to go, Sharon.

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Reply #13 on: March 27, 2017, 11:37:57 AM
Thanks Mea! PB advice always makes my paintings better!
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Reply #14 on: March 27, 2017, 02:43:36 PM

so cool.
love it!
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