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liz

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on: June 27, 2017, 08:31:21 PM


I found a 2013 painting I thought could be revived.  I did a makeover on it. I'm planning to donate some paintings for a fund raiser to help a woman's shelter so I will give this one away, too among more recent work. ~Liz


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Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 12:36:21 AM
This is so pretty and a great revision!   :smitten: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 10:31:25 AM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou!  It's amazing how forgiving acrylic paints are.  They dry so quickly so you can keep working with them until you're fairly satisfied.  You can see that my painting is getting looser now yet still has realism. ~Liz


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Reply #3 on: June 28, 2017, 12:16:49 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Liz, you have done a great job on the revised painting.  You have made me so interested in acrylics now ... I have them all but have been too nervous to even try them.


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Reply #4 on: June 28, 2017, 04:14:48 PM
Hi Patricia, my dogs' drawing buddy!  :)  Seems like just yesterday that Dennis and Nolan were teaching me how to draw!  We all have come a long ways with our art, haven't we?


Please use your acrylic paints!  You don't have to wait days and weeks for oil paint to dry and you can really have great results with faster drying paints, especially if you want to give paintings away as gifts.  Remember my granddaughters doing handstands?  I did those 2 paintings in a short time.  If you recall I redid a portrait of Pixie, my daughter's Yorkshire terrier and changed the whole background.  It's in my gallery.  I don't think that's easily done with oils.  Acrylics clean up so nicely, too.  Get a pad of acrylic and oil paper to play with your paints!
  :painting: ~Liz



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Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 07:20:51 PM
Patricia, Liz is right... dive in!

Liz, I am not sure I understand if you redid the old painting or if you painted over. I noted they are both labelled as '13.

Independently, I see a very big difference in the 2 paintings.  The first one is very beautiful.  But the second one has more live, more spark, may I say less boring?  I think it is partly a better technique but also the chosen colors, complementary, melt together.

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Cheers, Annie
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Reply #6 on: June 29, 2017, 01:20:17 AM
Hi Annie, The new version is the first painting still with the old date. The background was toned down mostly on the left side except for the bottom portion.  It was the rose that was reworked and the other flowers were repainted as well. The vase was untouched. The colors of the original are more green than blue and rose not as dark. Poor photograph. -Liz


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Reply #7 on: June 29, 2017, 05:34:35 AM
Oh! Liz, you will always come to mind when I think of our dog drawing lessons which was such an exciting time in our art growth. You certainly have and continue to do so well.  As I mentioned, I have all the acrylic paint, paper etc which I have had for more than a year and I just need to get down and do it. Unfortunately, time doesn't allow me to do much art since moving but I will get back into it very soon.  I work mostly on my art in the night which is a drawback for my eyes aren't as good as they once were but nevertheless, I soldier on.


Thank you for the encouragement Liz.


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Reply #8 on: June 29, 2017, 05:45:10 AM
Thank you Annie for your encouragement too. I am a little too timid for my own good especially starting new things but I will get there just as soon as time allows.


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Reply #9 on: June 29, 2017, 11:59:34 AM
Excellent revision Liz.  O0   This really showcases how much your talents have improved. Banner job!  :heeha:

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Reply #10 on: June 29, 2017, 02:45:11 PM
Lovely Revision Liz and a thoughtful gesture to donate it.

Patricia you must try acrylics I have painted with acrylics for most of my painting life and they are as forgiving as pastels are.
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Reply #11 on: June 29, 2017, 04:55:10 PM
 :thankyou: VAL & WIN for your gracious comments!  You folks on PB are the only ones I would share my experiences with regarding poor art examples.  I think contrast in hues and values is a key thing, plus learning to simplify and not overwork and ruin spontaneity in one's painting.  That's why the original had such a 'blah' look to it. . .kinda boring. . . I didn't care to look at it anymore, like I do the other old paintings to see where I've been in the stages of my art development.  ~Liz


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Reply #12 on: June 30, 2017, 01:58:24 PM
Beautifully reworked  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #13 on: June 30, 2017, 03:30:25 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: DENNIS & NOLAN for all of the encouragement and support I have received from you folks this summer being 5 years since Emily and I met you on Paint Basket in 2012.  God bless you, your art school and this forum!
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: ~Liz and Emily


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Reply #14 on: July 08, 2017, 08:00:08 AM
I love the revision Liz.  Great new detail and wonderful color harmony (I like how the pink is used throughout and the blueish color into shadows).  Wonderful painting skills Liz.


 

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