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Reply #30 on: July 25, 2017, 12:43:22 PM
WOW! What a gorgeous flower painting!
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Reply #31 on: July 25, 2017, 12:56:47 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, Val, Bea Sue... I appreciate your comments so much.
Val, I do admit that after seeing Trevs Portraits, I was influenced by his comments and colours.  Thanks to Trev. And voila, his style is infectious!!
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Reply #32 on: July 25, 2017, 03:33:58 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Oh! Gita, your painting is just too beautiful.  Love it.   Patricia
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Reply #33 on: July 26, 2017, 04:16:43 AM
Hi Gita.... Love this pot plant in particular, and the watermelon is making me hungry, even though it is winter and not really watermelon weather. I'm sure I can smell it! I carry a small notebook with me and sketch attractive advertizing logos when I travel on the bus. I have to be quick because the bus always moves before I finish the design. The other day I decided to draw something on the bus that wouldn't step off or be left behind as the bus moved on. So I tried a sketch of the driver... but the wretched man wouldn't stay still.. he kept on twisting his head so the drawing looked like a Picasso by the time I got off. I don't know how you managed to draw your two soccer players, since I don't suppose they posed for you either!
Val.... you have a very well-equipped boat.... blenders, food processors and a special art lamp for drawing at night! I bet you even have a gas stove, fridge and pressurized hot water! No wonder you need an inverter. I don't have most of those things in my apartment! ( well, I do have a fridge and hot water, and I just bought a daylight bulb for my painting desk).. but...on the boat we managed with kero stove (horrid thing), kero lamps (also horrid smoky things - we could never get clean kerosene, bucket showers, and, for a while, a bucket loo! The skipper is a very back to basics man. We had an inverter and a fridge, but when they broke down he decided they were too much trouble. Same story with the chemical lavatory....We bought the kero stove thinking it would be easier to locate kerosene (parafin to UK and US readers, I think) than to buy methylated spirits, and regretted it forever after. Amongst other things it had a habit of catching fire. There I've managed to put everyone else off the idea of boat living for life.. but surprisingly it was fun. ;)


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Reply #34 on: July 26, 2017, 06:39:15 AM
Your description of plein air sketching is really funny.  :2funny: :2funny: I do my fast paintings either after work or during a pause on my working table, actually. My room is on the 8 th floor, so that even on a very rainy day like today it is bright enough to paint. I use photographs form magazines lying around to choose my subject. :smiley6600: I am enjoying my small windsor kit and the tiny brush very much.

But.... I painted the flower pot in normal subdued living room light while talking to my family. This was a new "light" experience for me. Now i know, if I am just dabbing colours then the brightness of the light does not play a role but the colour values.
I had a look at where you live, Linely. For me it is so far away that I could say it is at the end of the world! Glenorchy! My school geography was not enough. :-\ Thank God, we have google maps! And it´s winter there, of course.
We have been cheated of a nice summer in Berlin this year. Its raining on and off and we had a terrible storm last week, supposed to be the first one since ages.

This painting I experimented is a calm water scene in Ontario which I liked in a magazine. It looks like the boat is rowing up a water fall  :confused:.

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Reply #35 on: July 26, 2017, 07:41:23 AM
Gita,

Your writing is as delightful as your artwork.

The grass land to the right in this painting appears to be floating to me.  I think it needs a bit of reflection onto the water to anchor it.

Otherwise, I found it quite delightful to look at.

aloha

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Reply #36 on: July 26, 2017, 01:14:46 PM
Another trip down memory lane Gita, this is very reminiscent of a creek I used to paddle through the marshes near Frenchman's Bay, Ontario. Very peaceful most of the time.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

The 'up' strokes on the right side of the canoe are what is giving it the 'uphill' effect. Just need to level out the strokes (horizontal) and it will be fine.  O0   I think a bit of reflection as Mea pointed out would help as well.
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Reply #37 on: July 26, 2017, 03:18:32 PM
Gita - your sketches are enchanting!! I love that you're doing this and posting for us to see. I can't stop staring at the stack of watermelon slices!! You're painting skills keep improving with each sketch you post. You should go on vacation more often and do more of these sketches - I love them all!!
Cheers,
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Reply #38 on: July 26, 2017, 04:31:23 PM
Keep up the good work Gita You are inspiring me. :flowers:


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Reply #39 on: July 26, 2017, 05:58:17 PM
Oh Dear Mom !

All of those are wonderful.  I am truly amazed you get so much details in such quick sessions.  Bet you get lots of practice with these :clap: :clap:

My favorites are the bird and the flowers, but they are all very nice.
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Reply #40 on: July 29, 2017, 08:32:27 PM
Great sketches  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #41 on: July 31, 2017, 03:16:37 AM
Thank you Mea, Val, Sharon, Linley and Dennis! It´s also motivating for me to get a feedback from you.
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Reply #42 on: July 31, 2017, 05:27:48 AM
One of the challenge photos done with pen and ink. Freehand sketch done on postcard sized paper. Could be better, but due to the fastness in doing this it´s acceptable.
Thanks for all comments. :smiley6600:
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Reply #43 on: July 31, 2017, 06:08:19 AM
More than acceptable  O0   Very good pen work on this.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #44 on: July 31, 2017, 07:11:33 AM
Oh Gita - this is great - not sure how t could be even better. When you return home will you be turning some of these sketches into paintings? I'm still so enchanted with that stack of watermelon slices!!
Cheers,
Sharon


 

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