Wednesday, May 20, 2015

looking...

watercolor

“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. 
You certainly usually find something,
 if you look, 
but it is not always quite the something you were after.” 
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Hobbit

36 comments:

  1. Very lovely work!!! Cheers, Sadami

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  2. Excellent work, Minnemie. And love the quote!!,

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  3. Only totally brilliant, M, and I've just seen the Zebra and the portraits ... wow you're on a roll. So pleased for you: no better feeling when the art is flowing, as it clearly is with you.

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  4. Min this is stunning.there's always such a delicate ethereal quality to your paintings.

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  5. This is wonderful.....the composition, the background, everything, fantastic work.

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  7. Wonderful work, Happy PPF, Valerie.

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  8. Wow, your work is beautiful! Wonderful arrangement and color palette -- really captures the spirit of nature!

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  9. This is beautiful and so thought provoking.

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  10. First time back here for years so first time I have seen your work. Its gorgeous and very compelling.

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  11. First thing I noticed was the texture of the piece, just wanted to touch it! Amazing work and the quote makes it perfect!

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  12. Quality work, nothing less!

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  13. This is really fabulous. You have a lot of talent drawing animals.

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  14. Wow! Totally gorgeous and so majestic!

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  15. wow-this is so finely detailed and absolutely captivating!

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  16. This is so wonderful! I can't even imagine how you did the sparkly background!???

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  17. Incredible as always. That background is amazing. I would love some tutorials from you, or how I did it type blog posts. I always enjoy seeing your work.

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    1. Thank you, Virginia! I confess my process to be rather random...my completed paintings usually differ greatly from what I had envisioned at the outset, and I often wonder myself how I ended up where I did! The one thing I consistently do is to start with a yellow under wash - sometimes several. I learned this from Susan Harrison-Tustain (http://www.susanart.com/paper-limited-palette-priming-method-yellow-underwashes), and even though I don't quite capture the intended effect, doing this does help me get over the white canvas paralysis:-) I use a lot of wet-into-wet, and then salt and frisket for texture and depth in just about every layer. And then I put the almost completed painting in a place where I can see it often during the day (sometimes staring at it for weeks) to determine where I need deeper values and detail. I will try to post progress pictures more often - I just need to remember to take them!:-)

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  18. Gorgeous! You are so gifted in capturing the essence and soul of the animals. M.x

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  19. This is a very lovely painting!

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  20. oh, this is so so beautiful .....Love it ♥

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  21. Wonderful, beautiful watercolor. . . totally mastered. Love the quote too (so true). Blessings, Janet PPF

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  22. Fantastic, I am flabbergasted! - irma

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  23. Love the quote, love the painting!

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  24. This is fabulous, the animal seems to be jumping out of the picture . Gorgeous texture !

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  25. Oh this is lovely! Beautiful colours, and a great quote.

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  26. Absolutely stunning! Hugs, Valerie

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  27. Die agtergrond is uitstekend... so ook die lig op die horings. Goed gedoen!

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  28. Truly gorgeous art work. Thank you for visiting my site.

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