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New artist. 6th painting 20x16 acrylic

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New artist. 6th painting 20x16 acrylic

Postby nkanig » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:50 pm

6th painting 20x16 acrylic. Not really my style, but it's a gift for my Mother. I thought it turned out pretty good, but i think the colors could be more realistic. I didn't know, until after I finished this painting, that it's better to darken a color by using it's opposite color instead of adding black. I've never taken a class, so I'm learning as I go. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for looking.

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Postby Singular » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:48 pm

This is a very nice painting for a learning artist. Your mother will love it. There are a few really good nature artists on this site. Hopefully you will get a chance to meet them and get ideas.

all the best,
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:10 pm

A very charming and colorful painting. Sometimes what we don't know. Will work well for us.
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Postby DaveL » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:22 pm

Im really diggin this Dont worry bout what you didnt know. Art is a constant progression. Those who stray from the norm are oft time the ones thats become the greats. Go with what you feel. Thats the best I can tell ya :D
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Postby Abelone » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:40 am

Your attention to detail is lovely it is a very enjoyable painting to look at. I really like the colours !
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Postby weirdpuckett » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:07 pm

This has a lot of character to it . . you made some nice color choices and it is well balanced composition...I think Mom will love it . . .
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Postby DrSirDrawsALot » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:07 pm

This is cute. :)
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Postby clark78 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:33 am

looking at these paintings makes me feel like i need to learn more.man..
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Postby ehoeveler » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:57 pm

Very charming and I love your
use of color!
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