Sunday, 24 April 2011

Back after Easter..

Hello my friends. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.
We had a great time, which included some messing around with paint for me :)

I had a new colour I wanted to try out - Quin Gold.
So I painted a loose style crab and my guardian angel ( who just had to have colours)
I was a little disappointed with the Gold, expecting it to be more translucent and bright - but then I read a post on the Painting Friends Forum about colour intensity. Quin Gold was listed and shown as low intensity.
Now I am not disappointed at all, but realise I had the wrong paint for these particular paintings.  Or I painted the wrong picture for this particular paint!
You live and learn, as they say :) 

Here's the pics - I might paint them again at a later date, with more intense colour.




Now to take a look around and try to catch up with you all!
much love, Pat xx

21 comments:

  1. This is a lovely painting and the crab has become beautiful. The quin gold is well into its own in the painting. Nice color too! You have a nice loose style of painting.

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  2. I love Quin Gold for autumn leaves, or the shades on blonde hair... if you wish a more bright yellow for your crab, you can try indian yellow, or the marvellous new gamboge... but I find that your crab is lovely just the way he is! A hug, ciao!

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  3. Hi Pat
    Easter was fantastic. My daughter and my son-in-law came from Aberdeen for a week. I had no time to paint and was not on the PC.
    The crab that you have painted, has become very beautiful. I Like the colors and splashes.
    I wish you a nice day.
    Love
    Elsbeth

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  4. Nice work, Pat, I really like your backgrounds on both of these, I have not used this color yet, may have to give it a try!

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  5. Lovely to see your paintings Pat. You always come up with something special! Glad you had a good Easter. Hugs xx

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  6. See now this is exactly what I blogged about you for my May for me.

    Curious?

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  7. Hi Pat. Glad you had a nice break. Quin. gold has it's place- I find it to be a bit on the green side, so I use it primarily for mixing and glazing foliage colors.I find a well-made New Gamboge is similar, but warmer. Apologies if "advice" unwanted.

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  8. Not sure what brand your Quin gold is but I have the Quin gold's and various other colors from Daniel Smith and they are gorgeous and one of my go to colors now. Nice pieces you've done:)

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  9. Fun playing around with new paints, isn't it Pat? Glad you had fun with these!

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  10. Beautiful the crab! Arianna

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  11. Happy easter Pat
    Aww sorry the colours were not quite what you wanted but I think they look good anyway
    especially like that crab! I think the colour is perfect for him, but I dont know what you were seeing in your head

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  12. Quin Gold wasn't what I expected either! But, it has its place and makes a wonderful glaze.
    I like the loose style in which you have painted the crab :0)

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  13. well it may not have been what you expected but it certainly made for some very pretty pictures. I love the angel

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  14. Hi Pat, welcome back! I'm happy that you had a nice Easter...we did too. I like the colors and the look of these two paintings. I find them very attractive...especially the crab.

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  15. Dear Pat,
    Weldone!! I admire your challenging spirit and positive attitude.
    The crab looks very nice. The guardian angel seems to await more brushes. True, we live and learn and Fate loves a brave like you. Thank you for sharing the precious info.
    Cheers, Sadami
    PS. I remember an old joke...for you.
    "Is this crab drunk? It walks straight!;)"

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  16. Both are very nice. I agree a guardian angel should have colors!

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  17. Thanks everyone!
    I like the crab but feel his legs are a bit overworked. I like the simplicity of the brushwork on the angel but the gold is too dull. Kathryn - I never object to advice, never! Give me all you want :)
    Sadami, we always say in my Irish family "God loves a trier" :) and that is an old joke about the crab! :lol:
    Tonya, not curious but patient teeheehee xx

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  18. A late comment from me. Love the crab and the angel is beautiful too!
    The colours I can bye here are different from yours, a different brand, so I am not familiar with quin gold. I have permanent lemon yellow and gamboge. But reading about your experience quin gold is not a colour I'd miss.

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  19. Beautiful work Pat! I really love that crab. :) I have sort of mixed feelings for quin gold. I find it a little too brassy for the way I like to paint. But I do really like the way it looks against purples. A nice complement.

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  20. Hello Pat, the crab es great, so beautiful!!! congratulations.

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  21. He looks like a true Maryland crab! Love him

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