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Riya

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on: November 23, 2012, 04:25:39 PM
Still in the mood for drawing, this time some small pansies with a ribbon.

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Sarah (arch)

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Reply #1 on: November 23, 2012, 05:27:11 PM
Very sweet!
Sarah


Riya

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Reply #2 on: November 23, 2012, 05:34:04 PM
Thank you, Sarah. After my landscape i just finishes, i wanted to do something else, and i like pansies, even now it is cold, 3 degrees celsius, i have them in my garden. They are so strong, and just holding their heads up, even after these very cold nights.
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Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 05:52:05 PM
 :) Beautiful!
Tania :D


Bhavna

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Reply #4 on: November 23, 2012, 06:40:20 PM
 :o  beautiful painting
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Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 09:34:22 PM
Great little flowers-in life and your drawing!  :)
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Reply #6 on: November 24, 2012, 04:23:06 AM
Lovely flowers Rita,  I was eight when I left your neck of the woods but I do remember the cold.


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Reply #7 on: November 24, 2012, 11:50:17 AM
Very nice flowers.  The ribbon is a great addition.  I love your colors also.


lynn p.

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Reply #8 on: November 24, 2012, 02:44:11 PM
Another pretty drawing Rita.  Love how the light plays off of the ribbon and the linen look to the background. :flowers:


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Reply #9 on: November 24, 2012, 02:48:02 PM
Rita, very nice ribbon,,and the pansies are well done  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: I like it a lot!
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Riya

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Reply #10 on: November 24, 2012, 04:10:49 PM
Thank you Tania, Bhavna, Natalie, Zilpa, Red, Lynn and Mary Lou for all the lovely comments. I don't draw or paint flowers often, this is my second flower i have drawn. The first is a orange lily with a lovely butterfly. But that background i messed up.
Lynn, this background was a happy accident, i didn't get it blended very well, so i crosshatched it in the hope, that would help...not much. But after i uploaded the drawing, i saw that it just look like linen.
Zilpa, where are you from, i'm originally from Enschede. I'm always surprised to see how many people have their origins in the Netherlands.
The ribbon was the biggest challenge, to get all the turns right and the highlights and shading, and i think that is the best part of the drawing also. In total there are more than 20 colours in this small painting, the ribbon alone has 6 colours.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2012, 01:16:36 AM by Rita »
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Reply #11 on: November 24, 2012, 05:14:32 PM
I am from Amsterdam Rita. We moved to Australia when I was 8 I have been back once when I was 17 and believe it or not I speak dutch more fluently than my mother.


Riya

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Reply #12 on: November 25, 2012, 01:30:48 AM
That's great, Zilpa. I believe that with, keeping up your first language, you always have your land of birth close to your heart, some kind of safe place where you always will be very welcome. And your children, did you teached them Dutch? Mis je Nederland niet, vooral nu met Sinterklaas, die is net vorige week weer aangekomen?
 :oops: sorry Dennis, i know :offtopic:
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Reply #13 on: November 27, 2012, 12:02:06 AM
You've done a great job of your painting Rita! I like how you have added the ribbon too. It makes it unique.
Well done  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #14 on: November 27, 2012, 01:12:53 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely painting.   so pretty
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