Thursday, November 1, 2012

parental advice

Acrylic on Canvas

Never fear shadows. 
They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. 
~Ruth E. Renkel

sharing at
apr (shadows)

50 comments:

  1. oh my gosh, so so beautiful. love the color!

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  2. Fabulous painting! Thanks for sharing the quote... your light is definitely shining. Happy PPF!

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  3. I love the elephants! Rich colors and I love the detail on the tusk. Happy PPF!

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  4. Oh wow, yep, you are entirely correct. Love the elephants. . . mom and baby. . . magnificent painting. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  5. I am fascinated by your brush strokes and choices of colors! HPPF!

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  6. Awesome contrast of dark and light, wonderful concept, beautiful painting!

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  7. that is stunning... another one to forward onto Lala... and have to comment on your amazing sense of colour... again...xx

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  8. Wow, so beautiful, love the quote and the color!!
    Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  9. Wow...such an impactful painting with words to go with it:)
    xx

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  10. wow your shading is wonderful and I do love your elephants.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

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  11. Wow. Dramatic image. Interesting composition, too. : )

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  12. love the use of black... and also love the 'Therefore I art' catch phrase!

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  13. There is such love between them in this painting! So expressive!

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  14. What a gorgeous elephant painting. I love the haunting eerie atmosphere you've created. It gets you thinking of elephants and their plight. Lovely thought provoking piece.

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  15. Stunning work..carries so much power and beauty....and gorgeous quote to match!
    Victoria

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  16. Ohhhh... this is so beautiful. Love the way you painted this, it's masterful.

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  17. That's a good advice. :) Love the elephants! Very dramatic light. :)

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  18. Spectacular! I love your elephants and their outrageous color.

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  19. Lovely powerful painting. And that quote is so beautiful!

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  20. Gorgeous! I so love your elephant paintings. I also love the idea behind the quote. Beautiful work. Happy PPF

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  21. Fantastic painting Minnemie!!
    Thank you for the quote, made things somewhat simpler...
    Hugs and Smiles.

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  22. Gorgeous quote and painting!
    Wonderfully rich gold and blues!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  23. This is a wonderful composition! I love the play of lights and darks and the vertical orientation. The subject grabs my interest as well. There is nothing crippled about your pencils. I see that every time I visit.

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  24. What a gorgeous pair of elephants! I love the way the lights pop and the darks recede. So beautiful.

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  25. Oh, delicious. I love the strong contrast.

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  26. Hello Minnemie:) What a nice surprise to see that there is still a small elephant to see at the bottom of the painting. Great:) Beautiful painted! Have a nice weekend:)

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  27. stunning. i love the shadows against the black background.

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  28. I love the colours you use, and how you've cropped the composition. I wouldn't have thought of using blues on elephants but you've done it really well!

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  29. What a daring painting - so much darkness!! It's wonderful and full of contrast.

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  30. oh wow Minn, these are extraordinary. Never think that you've done too many of any one kind of animal. you're just so good at them that it owuld be a shame if you ever stopped.
    Hugs,
    Jenn

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  31. Wow, this is stunning. The colours are so great and those shadows. I love all of your paintings but this one is one of my favourites. Love the little saying too, really makes sense when you think about it.
    Von

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  32. Awesome ! Totally love it , wonderful use of colors and shadow...so true the quote . xx

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  33. this is stunning and BEyond all description of extraordinary. and the quote, oh my... you have given me a whole new way to observe the shadows.

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  34. Love your elephant series! And the quote is so right on.

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  35. this is so beautiful. I love elephants and these are extraordinary. Happy PPF!

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  36. Stunning is too small a word to describe your painting :)

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  37. What an absolutely wonderful painting and quote to remember! Coming to you from APR and PPF. Thank you so much for your comments on my blog.

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  38. this is a touching and stunning painting!!

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  39. Beautiful. you are a genius at bringing words and illustration together perfectly. the colours in this piece are gorgeous.

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  40. Very unique composition. Powerful.

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  41. I just love all the elephants you do. The dark colors in this one are really cool! You've got so much range!

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  42. What a gorgeous painting, Minnemie!!! The colors are beautiful...I also love the title...so appropriate!!!

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  43. Hello minnemie! It seems like it's been ages and I hope you are well. Very crazy end of the year for everyone, it seems! Hope you post more cool stuff soon. :D

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  44. Love your Elefant. Nice contrast between warm and cool colours on this one. And I like the very close perspective.Nice!

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