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liz

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on: July 12, 2017, 10:48:07 PM
A tree I saw downtown one day.  Gotta find the name of it.
A Rainbow Shower tree.
Oak tree I saw last Oct. when I visited Emily's sister at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA.  Sometimes trees can look the same, same colors, same shape, so I'm working on different trees. ~Liz
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Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 11:28:25 PM
Beautiful work  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 01:23:49 AM
 :thankyou: DENNIS!  I will never forget that you taught me how to draw trees with graphite pencil. You also taught me how to do pen and ink drawings, too!  I never drew anything in my whole life until I found Paint Basket 5 years ago! These are small sketches on acrylic paper.  Hugs to you and Nolan. :hug:  -Liz


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Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 02:43:53 AM
Lovely interpretations of all trees Liz! How small are the paintings?
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Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 04:00:50 AM
Your mini tree paintings are lovely Liz. Awesome colours  :clap:
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Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 04:50:31 AM
Beautiful paintings, Liz!
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Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 07:01:10 AM
 :thankyou: GITA, WIN, EMMA LEE for your encouragement!  These small tree color studies are around 5x6 so not miniatures, though one day I may try 3x4 paintings.  I hope to do some landscape paintings so I'm 'practicing' how to give trees shape and 3 dimensional form.  I can hear Nolan say 'remember the bird holes'.  The other subjects that are a real challenge are rocks and boulders and water in a stream bed.  Hard for me anyway. -Liz


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Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 08:23:37 AM
Liz

I love the use of color on these.

We need to have a "paint together" day because I need work on these, too.

Association of Hawaii Artists has a miniature show coming up in the fall.   Maximum size is 12" (inc. frame).

I bought a lot of 3 x 3" boxed canvases at WalMart to practice on.

aloha

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Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 08:50:46 AM
Maryanne, what do you have in mind, single subjects, still life, seascapes, scenery? Is there a theme? Who likes these- collectors?  I will pick up some this weekend.  Ben Franklin has 40 percent discount and I usually get another tube of paint, too.  -Liz
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Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 10:30:16 AM
Liz,

As far as I can tell from last year's miniature show, there is no theme.  It's whatever strikes one's fancy.  Some people bring as many as 10 pieces as there is no limit.  We had about 150 last year.

It's a more difficult show to hang, though.  So much diversity.  It'll be at Ho`omaluhia.  Hope you can come to the reception - not sure when yet.  Or join AHA and put yours in the show, too.

aloha

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PS - I like your new avatar - bright smiling face!

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Reply #10 on: July 13, 2017, 12:03:35 PM
These are really wonderful, Liz! I can see a tree calendar - a tree for every month!  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: July 13, 2017, 03:43:14 PM
 :thankyou: SHARON for your cheerful comment!  Coming from a creative, resourceful person like you does not surprise me!  Today I saw a yellow shower tree which I may try painting next.  I discovered that the young trees and less mature trees or trees that just grow naturally have interesting shapes and are nicer to photograph and paint.  So many of the older trees in the city have been pruned so many times that they grow out too dense before their branches are loped off again. ~Liz


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Reply #12 on: July 14, 2017, 12:23:23 AM
Very colourful paintings  :clap:
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Reply #13 on: July 15, 2017, 01:26:07 PM
Excellent job Liz! These are an excellent way to break into plein air painting. I hope to do this type of thing with my pastels.  O0

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Reply #14 on: July 15, 2017, 03:39:28 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Liz, your trees are beautiful.   Patricia
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