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linley.plester

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on: October 26, 2017, 06:22:41 PM
This is another one I'm quite pleased with, but I would really appreciate it if you would pick holes in it so I can make it as perfect as possible.I'm entering some of my stuff into the December exhibition of the Tasmanian Association of Recreational Artists (TARA) and this is one of the paintings I've chosen. (Actually I'm entering almost everything I haven't chucked out.) We are allowed 6 framed paintings, 6 matted paintings, and 20 cards. Since I haven't painted any really small stuff, I'm going to have to paint 20 cards before 8th Dec.Should have listened more to Mea and Liz and Kathy.  :painting: like mad!


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Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 06:27:27 PM
Linley,

It is a lovely painting.  So much could be read into it.

Personally, I wouldn't do anything more.  I can see a mom buying as a gift for her teenage daughter.  I would.

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Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 03:06:54 AM
Very symbolic, lovely painting. Well done you!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 04:43:30 AM
So relieved you like Hope. I was very nervous because I combined several references and was terrified in case I done something stupid like having the light coming from different directions in different sections of the painting...  :2funny:    :thankyou: Mea and Val.


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Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 05:29:05 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Hope is a beautiful painting Linley. You have done a gorgeous job. It has such a calm feeling about it. My only observation which is purely personal taste, is that her white top gets lost in the surroundings. Perhaps if you brought the surrounding colour closer to her neck for there is a white strip underneath her chin and down her neck, it would make her white top pop but wait to see if anybody else remarks about it.  Patricia
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Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 06:56:17 AM
I suppose it would be a matter of preference, but I would leave it as is since it is not a focal point. That's my sixpence!  ;)
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Reply #6 on: October 27, 2017, 08:32:25 AM
I think this is very pretty and would leave it as it is.Well done!!!
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Reply #7 on: October 27, 2017, 09:48:27 AM
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Reply #8 on: October 27, 2017, 04:12:18 PM
Linley, I viewed this beautiful painting this morning and I must say that this evening, in darker light, it looks much better and therefore I would agree with the others and leave it as it is.    Patricia
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Reply #9 on: October 27, 2017, 04:26:07 PM
 :thankyou: all.  Patricia, thanks for the suggestion. I'm actually planning to cut a strip off the bottom which will eliminate most of the problem. I think the picture as it is is too long. The white streak under her chin caused me much angst. Whatever I did I couldn't get rid of it without slopping blue into her skin tones. I'll have another look at it and see if it's a problem once I take off that bottom strip. It's funny Mea... I had the mother buying it for a teenage daughter idea too. I think a teenager or teenybopper might like Moon Witch as well.


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Reply #10 on: October 28, 2017, 12:58:31 PM
Linley:  I would frame it and say beautifully done.   :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: October 28, 2017, 01:23:38 PM
The name you've chosen is perfect for this beautiful painting, Linley. The red hair of the girl has come out very well as well as the dove. Simply beautiful.   O0
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Reply #12 on: October 28, 2017, 09:46:28 PM
Linley this is a beautiful painting and personally I would not change anything and i don't think it's too long either. Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #13 on: October 29, 2017, 02:36:53 AM
 :eek: I hope you haven't chopped it. I think it's marvelous as is.  O0
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Reply #14 on: October 29, 2017, 04:14:26 AM
I haven't chopped it yet Val... actually I think I might have "chopped" it in the photo so I've given Patricia misleading information. Thankyou Kathy, Gita, and Teresa. Wouldn't it be nice if all our paintings were successful?


 

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