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Fiona

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Reply #435 on: July 10, 2017, 02:13:56 AM
Thank you all  :) Your comments are always most welcome  :flowers:

Here is another one of the charcoal studies, the reflectiveness of the kettle was a bit of a challenge as I'd never done anything quite so shiny before. But once you break it down into random shapes with different tonal values it becomes much easier. My putty rubber did some serious overtime on it  :2funny: All drawn freehand, which begs the question of why I can draw perfect spheres but not a straight line....



As always comments, crits and suggestions are most welcome

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Fi
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Reply #436 on: July 10, 2017, 02:35:05 AM
Me again my lovely peeps  :)  This one is a bit of a puzzler.... It started off life as a sky scape of a sunset over a lake. Then I showed it to my sister via Whatsapp and the picture was sent upside down.... "Great abstract" she said.... "What abstract?" I asked. Then I looked at it and now I'm not sure either  :2funny: :2funny:

I like the reflections in the water of the landscape way up, but I also like the way the eye is lead to the column of "light" in the inverted abstract.... Help!!  Your thoughts please.


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Fi
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Reply #437 on: July 10, 2017, 03:20:37 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  First of all Fi, your charcoal kettle with the reflections is excellent. Reminds me of Dennis' lesson with the copper kettle which was so enjoyable. 


Secondly, the pastel painting of the sunset over the lake is so fascinating for it generates a calm feeling on still waters and when turned upside down, shows the exact opposite, turbulent water but also draws your eye into the shaft of light.  Amazing how it can be interpreted like that, two complete opposites of the same painting. Very interesting indeed.


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Reply #438 on: July 10, 2017, 03:28:39 AM
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It's beautiful both ways. Make prints and sell them as a two-for-one painting. You may be a trendsetter.

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Reply #439 on: July 10, 2017, 03:32:43 AM
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Nice work on the kettle.

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Reply #440 on: July 10, 2017, 05:41:55 AM
Well, how cool is this?! Both are lovely, Fi. I think my preference is for the abstract with the upward thrust.

I once painted a semi-abstract based on an image from the Hubble space telescope. This was for a small art show at my church. I liked it so much better when I rotated it 90 degrees, and that's how I hung it.
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Reply #441 on: July 10, 2017, 08:41:55 AM
First, the kettle is outstanding. The water reflection is also beautiful. I prefer it to the abstract but that does not mean a lot coming from me, because I am personally not an abstract lover. It comes down to your own taste. The colours and movement are gorgious.


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Reply #442 on: July 11, 2017, 03:10:02 PM
Your Charcoal kettle drawing is great  O

 Your painting:.....   Gosh thats a hard one to answer Fi they both evoke different feelings and look equally good, but personally I like the tranquility of the first one a little bit more than the upside down version. :)
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Reply #443 on: July 12, 2017, 03:49:30 AM
Love your abstract!! I agree with Mea - turn this into prints and sell them as a framed duo - one up and one down.
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Sharon


 

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