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Gita

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on: June 04, 2017, 12:23:34 PM
My friends little girl will be eight. This is a colourful present for her birthday. The rain forest ( I am still influenced by my vacation in the tropical Seychelles, I think) is a nice subject. I tried using the technique Lynn mentioned with the plastic foil. Thanks Lynn. Made a colourful background and added the trees and leaves to it after that.
Done with acrylics on paper.
Happy to hear your comments- anything to add or improve?

« Last Edit: November 05, 2017, 01:13:00 PM by Gita »
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Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 01:14:00 PM
This is lovely, Gita.  Love the colors.

I would add another bird (or maybe a monkey peeking out behind a leaf)at a lower level, maybe where there is that soft green space in the lower left.  Just a thought - otherwise, super pretty.

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Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 03:31:22 PM
its lovely Gita but I agree with Mea about adding an extra bird or something, your three birds are all in a row.  But it sure is a lovely gift.
 
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Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 03:34:50 PM
its lovely Gita but I agree with Mea about adding an extra bird or something, your three birds are all in a row.  But it sure is a lovely gift.
 
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Reply #4 on: June 04, 2017, 03:55:18 PM
This is really cool.  I love the varying colors of the trees and the whimsical look of the piece!!! I think you pulled this technique off.  I have never tried it with acrylic.
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Reply #5 on: June 15, 2017, 08:59:23 AM
I like this.  Nice to see art that is whimsical... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: June 15, 2017, 10:10:50 AM
Very colourful, imaginative, and lively! A wonderful gift.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #7 on: June 15, 2017, 02:02:23 PM
Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #8 on: June 15, 2017, 11:39:53 PM
Thankyou Mea, Win, Val, Mary-Lou, Lynn and Dennis! I might have been influenced by artists in Seychelles who painted rainforests in a very colourful and fancy manner. I still have to add other animals- have to borrow the painting back from the little girl for this. She's quite happy at present but it would fascinate her further.
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Reply #9 on: June 22, 2017, 10:25:05 PM
I have an order to paint this in oils,  250 cm x 200 cm. This is a person who used to follow my paintings but was less fascinated by the realistic interpretations.  He is fond of naive painting. He wants the rain forest in oil to get the colours more vibrant. This is such a big format.  I am bit exited  :cheering: about this but also rather nervous 😬since I haven't painted in oils other than the parrot till now.

I think I shall go for this, have to buy the oils and canvas.

I wish I were much more motivated to do this than I am now. 🙄
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Reply #10 on: June 23, 2017, 04:10:52 AM
You will do a great job on the painting.

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Reply #11 on: June 23, 2017, 06:59:05 AM
Just a case of nerves Gita, happens every time  I start something new.  :eyesclosed:     :faint:       :2funny:

You'll do great.  O0
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Reply #12 on: June 26, 2017, 06:11:21 AM
This is great, Gita! I can't wait to see it in oils. It will be wonderful!
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Reply #13 on: June 26, 2017, 01:35:33 PM
Cant wait to see it in oils Gita.  You will do a fabulous job of it.
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Reply #14 on: June 26, 2017, 08:17:33 PM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: What a wonderful gift!  So many possibilities for other creatures big and small, like crawling up the trees or along the ground, hidden partially behind leaves and peeking out, tree snails, butterflies. . . What fun!  Have you seen any of Henri Rousseau's paintings?  He's good at putting animals into imaginary scenes. ~Liz


 

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