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Reply #30 on: April 10, 2013, 06:20:57 PM
Tried to finish this while the site was down...it's a hybrid Blue Gum!  ;D You know how sometimes the colour just doesn't look right?...  ??? ... the brush strokes aren't quite what you're looking for?...  :-\ ... and it just keeps getting bigger...and BIGGER?  :o

The photo has come out much brighter than the painting...willl try for a better shot tomorrow.

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Reply #31 on: April 10, 2013, 07:56:10 PM
Patricia, don't talk yourself old :nono: Think young like I do ;)

Val, your tree is very well done :clap: :clap: :clap: Be careful with the perspective of the road tracks - they get closer together as they disappear into the distance.
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Reply #32 on: April 11, 2013, 04:32:24 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis, I need a kick in the butt every now and again to keep me in line.  You are such a wonderful role model and believe it or not, I do try and think "young".  Yes, I am privileged in many respects and I do count my blessings for when I look in the mirror and see these wrinkles, I am blessed, as many were not given that privilege. I have a ton to be grateful for but just need reminders every now and again.  So thanks Dennis!  :-*


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Reply #33 on: April 11, 2013, 06:08:30 AM
Val!!!! This is beautifully painted. I love it! The light is amazing as is the hedge. I think your decision to leave out the birds and figure was a good one this time, though I like them in all the other paintings. Yours has such a sense of realism, that they might not have blended. I'll make my own story.
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Reply #34 on: April 11, 2013, 06:16:32 AM
Beautiful Val!  Sunlit morning path.  :smitten:
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Reply #35 on: April 11, 2013, 07:22:28 AM
Val!  What a great job you did...I LOVE the shape of your main tree and you sure nailed the wistful background.  I think you did a wonderful job!  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #36 on: April 11, 2013, 12:08:50 PM
 O0  Val, Your blue gum tree is fantastic.  I thought it was excellent.  Patricia
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Reply #37 on: April 11, 2013, 02:02:57 PM
 :blush: Ah gee, (shuffle, shuffle) thanks so much for your encouraging lies!  :2funny:     :jk:

Actually, there is a bird....he is a bit small...but it's a BIG tree!  ;D
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Reply #38 on: April 11, 2013, 03:46:01 PM
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Reply #39 on: April 11, 2013, 05:53:27 PM
Well done, Val!  I really like it!    :smitten:
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Reply #40 on: April 11, 2013, 05:55:34 PM
Thank you much Lillian, hope you've got your winter woolies on tonight...  :cold:
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Reply #41 on: April 11, 2013, 06:04:45 PM
Just turned the thermostat up, Val.  Your painting makes me feel warmer.  I'll come back to it when I get too chilled.   :D
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Reply #42 on: April 11, 2013, 07:17:10 PM
Val, I don't know what a bluegum is supposed to look like but this painting is just great (no lies I promise).  I agree that the realism is terrific as is the light.  Great job


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Reply #43 on: April 11, 2013, 08:53:48 PM
Val....great job. Looks terrific and the colors are so warm n bright.  :clap: I like your 'big' tree....works just great in the picture, and your hedge turned out great.
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Reply #44 on: April 12, 2013, 09:52:17 AM
Thanks so much Lynn and Bella. Believe it or not...I was trying for a 'looser' effect! Go figure  :D

I almost missed your comment Dennis  :doh:
Val, your tree is very well done :clap: :clap: :clap: Be careful with the perspective of the road tracks - they get closer together as they disappear into the distance.

Would you believe they were tapered just right..... and then they just dried that way?  :heeha:     >:D
Cheers, Val

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