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Reply #135 on: June 29, 2013, 03:02:33 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Wonderful paintings MaryLou. I also favour the second painting, lots of things to look at all over the place!  :heeha:

Another class would be great Mr. D. !!!  :yippee:
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Reply #136 on: June 29, 2013, 05:47:52 PM

I really like your paintings, Mary Lou!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Dennis, as I looked back on the thread with our Lesson #63 paintings, I actually did notice the combination of the abstract areas with the more tightly painted areas. 


This was the first time I did a paint along and it didn't dawn on me at that time as I was too much 'in the moment'. 


But just a few minutes ago, as I viewed Mary and Batman's paintings, it struck me how nice the skies and bushes juxtaposed with the building looked.  The combination of the flat, straight-lined surface surrounded by the loose, painterly areas gives real interest, and makes the building with the red roof even more the center of attention.


You can add my vote to others interested in painting abstracts.   O0
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Reply #137 on: June 30, 2013, 04:12:40 AM
Lillian, reading your post, makes me realise just how little I know about painting.  You picked up on the juxtaposed position of the abstract with the formal if I can put it that way.  It never even came into my mind about those things so once again, I am learning.  It almost feels like I am being "awakened". Thanks Lillian.  Patricia 
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Reply #138 on: June 07, 2014, 04:00:56 PM

So the other day I found an abstract heart I had painted over a year ago that I didn't think was very good - mostly because I've never been a big abstract lover. After I found it I showed it to a friend who said she thought it was great - so I put it on Facebook and it sold very quickly! Consequently, I think I like abstracts more now! I also remembered Dennis had an abstract class on WC - thus my contribution to this forum topic. I'm now absolutely in love with the Saran Wrap technique! I didn't have any gum arabic but I used soap and some sea salt and a little white acrylic paint since I don't own any liquid paper…and voila!  I really enjoyed this class, Dennis!
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Reply #139 on: June 07, 2014, 04:16:28 PM
Just look how beautiful :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #140 on: June 07, 2014, 07:34:16 PM
Gosh, Sharon, everything you touch seems to turn to gold.  Your talent is paying off.

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Reply #141 on: June 07, 2014, 08:03:46 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis and Mea! I've been asked to be in an art show next Saturday so I think I'll frame these and see what folks think!
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Reply #142 on: June 07, 2014, 09:08:24 PM
Good idea.  Good luck.  I bet they'll sell readily because you have a "name" around town now.

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Reply #143 on: June 08, 2014, 06:05:06 AM
Absolutely brilliant!  :heeha:   Congratulations on selling the heart abstract, would love to have seen it. Must see these framed!  ;)   Best of luck with the show, keep us posted.  :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #144 on: June 08, 2014, 07:17:14 AM
Like them all, but that top one is special!  :clap:
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Reply #145 on: June 08, 2014, 03:49:41 PM
Thanks Val - we're in Vegas now but I'll post the heart when I return.
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Reply #146 on: June 08, 2014, 03:51:26 PM
Thanks Natalie - I love that one too, and the one with the red and green. In hindsightsurr wish I'd painted them all larger!
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Reply #147 on: June 15, 2014, 07:36:47 AM
Brief update - I Had a good time at my art show yesterday - although most folks were at the winery to purchase wine vs art! I sold 4 pieces and one of the Oak Park Sign prints - plus I'm getting a commission to paint a picture of someone's wedding cake and possibly of someone else's grandfather.  And a lot of folks took my cards so we'll what happens next. It was great exposure and I learned a lot...
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Reply #148 on: June 15, 2014, 04:35:03 PM
Sounds like a good time Sharon-glad you are selling stuff and getting more exposure!
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Reply #149 on: June 15, 2014, 08:30:45 PM
Sharon, good on you :clap: As Nina says "Way to go!" O0
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