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Reply #60 on: August 11, 2017, 11:50:39 PM
 :thankyou: DENNIS & MAL for your comments! 


Wy figures cherries are cherries.  Right, but where do I find bright RED cherries?  Do you know that there are yellow cherries, too, not the Rainier ones.  And BTW when cherries are shipped here, you find lots without stems and those with stems are not joined together in pairs like in Nolan's paintings.  :(  ~Liz


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Reply #61 on: August 12, 2017, 12:34:55 AM
Maybe Nolan glued the cherries together!

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Reply #62 on: August 12, 2017, 05:19:15 AM
Your cherry painting is awesome, Liz. I love the background, the color of the cherries, the style of the painting, the whole thing! I have such a hard time with backgrounds (notice most of my paintings have solid backgrounds).
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Reply #63 on: August 12, 2017, 07:13:13 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Liz, your painting of the dark cherries is beautiful.  Love your mini paintings which are all gorgeous but my personal favourite is the first tree in this series.  Every time I log onto your posts, I stop for a while to take yet another look at that tree before going onto the latest messages.


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Reply #64 on: August 12, 2017, 07:16:06 AM
MAL, in the cherry lesson I saw that he had a lot of nice cherries with double stems.  I had cherries that were different shapes and that one that toppled over just when I took the photo so I painted it lying on its side.  It's really hard to see colors on dark cherries but what you do is look at them real good before eating them!  :)


EMMALEE, I usually use a colored ground primed canvas.  This one was a little burnt umber with white.  After I got the cherry shapes roughed in I painted the white background so the cherries would stand out. This painting was on canvas paper.  Also I set the cherries on a piece of white copy paper to get the shadows in a close up photo.  I had tried a white and also light yellow pillow case in a shadow box, but the smooth white paper worked best. Then the horizontal strokes under the shadows helped take away the cherries suspended in the air look.  -Liz
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Reply #65 on: August 12, 2017, 07:33:28 AM
HI PATRICIA. I went to a botanical garden yesterday nestled right in the city. I hadn't gone there since I took kids on field trips many years ago. I had a wonderful time seeing some towering trees planted 100 years ago.  There was a tree that was a descendent of the tree Buddha sat under in his quest for enlightenment! I paid $3.00 resident fee, the only garden of several on the island that charges admission.  At least I will have photos of my mini paintings when I donate them to a fund raiser in October. I plan to do 2 or 3 more trees or flowers, maybe no more cherries for now.  I see you've done some pretty awesome art lately. Good for you, Patricia!  -Liz


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Reply #66 on: August 12, 2017, 10:02:06 AM
Hi Liz,  Wow, how interesting to see a tree which is a descendent of the tree Buddha sat under. There are so many wonderful things to see and appreciate in this world of ours. Thanks for the compliment about my art. Liz, I just wish I had more time but with the grandchildren on holiday, my time is taken up and I can only do art in the evenings which isn't the best time with ageing eyes!!  Anyway, I so enjoy viewing your mini paintings, keep it up girl.


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Reply #67 on: August 14, 2017, 07:39:18 PM
That's it!  I quit for now anyway.  Nearly all the cherries are eaten and now Wy bought a bag of 4 cherry plums 'for me to paint'! MAL, $.80 each!   I should have told him I'm going to do a couple of flowers.  Then I should be done with mini paintings for the fund raiser. ~Liz
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Reply #68 on: August 14, 2017, 08:47:21 PM
Liz, these are beautifully done.  Shiny and juicy looking.

Of all the beautiful botanical gardens on Oahu, Foster is still my favorite, although I spend far more time at Ho`omaluhia because of the art gallery.

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Reply #69 on: August 14, 2017, 09:48:17 PM
MAL, I spent my youth in the Ho'omaluhia park area; learned how to drive on an old army jeep with 4 wheel drive on the dirt road through there, before the flood catchment and park were developed and subdivision built.  So I have fond memories of that place, now a garden with FREE public access. We raised two steers at our friend's chicken farm, ate mountain apples, wild plums and guavas and best of all played in the mountain streams.  BTW, the cherry plum I just ate was sooo sweet and juicy!  Did you do the cherry painting?  I liked painting the Rainier ones the best. ~Liz


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Reply #70 on: August 14, 2017, 10:39:24 PM
Liz,

I am embarrassed to say that I do not remember doing a cherry painting.  Every time I open my art bins, I find many paintings I do not remember doing!!

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Reply #71 on: August 15, 2017, 12:14:36 AM
Liz your cherry paintings are so good. The last painting of the single cherry is excellent I  had to open the picture  to see if it was a photo or painting  :clap: :clap:

I have never heard of cherry plum. Hope they are nice to eat
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Reply #72 on: August 15, 2017, 04:46:51 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Liz, you have become an expert at painting cherries.  They are all so very well painted.  I love that some of the small white high-lites are in the shape of a heart.  Just beautiful.


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Reply #73 on: August 17, 2017, 06:05:08 AM
Great cherries Liz  :clap:  you not suppose to eat the "still life "  ;D
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Reply #74 on: August 18, 2017, 09:26:12 AM
 :-X Win, that is kinda funny about eating your still life! I told my husband I felt bad cooking a large purple eggplant last night. It was delicious even after carrying it back and forth to my studio to study it over a couple days and the stem started turning brown. -Liz


 

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