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Maria Canino

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on: May 02, 2017, 07:07:32 AM
 
This is my entry for the April Challenge 2017, without a frame.
Rendering the Water Lily was a "challenge" indeed... had to use a magnifying glass to make out the fine details in the background in order to keep within the "No changes allowed" rule; but I enjoyed painting it.
Watercolor on 140 lb paper.  9" x 12 " finished size.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2017, 07:12:13 AM by Maria Canino »
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Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 07:22:43 AM
Really very beautiful, Maria! :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 07:49:51 AM
Wow, Maria, the water lily is so beautiful.  Bright lively colors.

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Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 03:11:51 PM
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Cheers, Val

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Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 04:38:27 PM
This is quite gorgeous, Maria! Not sure how long it's been since you painted with watercolors last, but you sure haven't lost your touch!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 05:31:40 AM
 :thankyou: Gita,  :thankyou: Mea,  :thankyou: Val,  :thankyou:  Sharon
I apologize for the belated appreciation of ur kind comments, I just found your replies today.


So that you know, I stayed away from the Paint Basket because[size=78%] it was difficult  for me to respond timely, or to comment appropriately to the numerous posts of this amazing Venue. Once in a while I would sign in to keep up with member activity.[/size]
[/size]Later on I [size=78%][/size] started painting again and posted my work, trying my best to stay active , but again I sort of " fell off".  Maybe it is because there is too much in my Plate?
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[/size]This year I decided to choose just ONE subject on the Forum to see if that would make it easier to stay in touch.  My choice was the Monthly Challenge. I am loving it.
María
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Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 09:01:44 AM
No worries Maria, it isn't easy keeping up with all the goings on. Just focus on the medium you work most with and  pop in now and again. No need to comment on everything, I miss lots!!!  :D

Your rendition of this particular flower still boggles me, so beautifully captured.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 12:53:03 PM
Maria, this painting is fantastic.  My word, you are an excellent artist and I love viewing your work.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 01:01:59 PM
This looks like the photo and is so well done.   :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 05:36:37 AM
 :thankyou:  Patty,  :thankyou: Mary Lou


I was intrigued by the beauty of this little guy and I googled it to learn more about it.  Larger details emerged from my research , which made me become more acquainted with its anatomy.  With learned eyes, most of the hidden attributes of the  lily in the original photo were revealed to me: the shoots, the intricate root extensions and the like.  Your appreciation of the resulting work warms my heart. :-*


Mary Lou, look for my comments in your post regarding ur move to a new home last year, you may find it interesting.
María
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