Thursday, 25 August 2011

Failte, Cara

I'm half Irish; so when I painted some Waterford crystal filled with fruit, it seemed natural to give it an Irish title.

The title is Failte Cara,  which means, "Welcome Friend"

This little painting depicts a welcome to any friend who visits, and a refreshing treat.

Failte Cara


36 comments:

  1. An-mhaith Pat. (btw my g-grandad was Irish). Love your painting, the glass looks so real.

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  2. Thanks, Ann. Glad you think its very good! I'm very pleased with the result :) xx

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  3. This is gorgeous Pat. You've captured the light on the Waterford crystal and the fruit exceptionally well and I love the swirly ice-cream background washes. Lovely piece and my favourite one of yours so far! I think you'll be getting a lot of comments on this one :)

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  4. Thanks, Michael. This was a complete experiment, so I'm delighted to hear you think its so gorgeous and your new favourite! xx

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  5. I think it's gorgeous too! The crystal is beautifully painted and the cherries look delicious! And I envy this wonderful background! (you know me and backgrounds...)

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  6. Thanks, Judy! So glad you like it.

    The background was really simple - wet the paper and three bold S shape swishes of each of the primaries - and there you are! Have a go :)

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  7. This is my favorite drawing from your drawings yesterday. This turns really gorgeous. Oh those lights from the crystal and the berries, I love them. Isn't it difficult to paint crystal? Just like Judy, I'm always afraid to do backgrounds. I'll try what you said, wet the paper and put pigments afterwards. Seems simple but how much pigment you have to use.

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  8. Hi,Pat,
    Congrats! Absolutely masterpiece!! So beautiful, just between reality and fantasy. I have Irish backtround friends. Keep any language you have!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  9. Very lovely, Pat. I'm part Irish, also :)

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  10. Wow - This really is VERY good! I love the background and I think the glass is very believable too - not easy! Now I am hungry! BTW - I have replied to your comment on my post - -What a wonderful idea it would be to meet at The Tate one day! :0)

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  11. I love this Pat. The fruit looks so yummy and the crystal...well...just fantastic.
    Oh and love the background too!! Hugs xx

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  12. Thanks, Cora. Glad your favourite drawing turned out well :)
    As to how much pigment - that's up to you, how strong you want the colour to be.

    Thanks, Sadami . It is between the two, though it gives the impression of realistic :)
    Sadly I know so little Irish language, most of that side of my family are gone.

    Thanks, Jan. I like to think I've inherited the natural friendliness of the Irish - how about you?

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  13. Thank you Sandra - glad you like it, especially when you paint glass so much more realistically than me! :)

    I looked this morning to see if you'd answered, will go back now its lunchtime and look again!

    Thanks June - glad you enjoyed this painting xx

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  14. Pat, I too love your background on this, I must try the s swishes! The crystal glass is amazing, sharp in contrast to the light and loose background.

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  15. thanks, Maria.
    The swishing is great fun - just remember wet the whole paper first (after you've done any necessary masking)
    Glad you like the painting xx

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  16. Cara, this is such a beauty - bravo!

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  17. I believe that I have, Pat :) I know that you have~~~

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  18. I dont know about others, but I am going to give you a visit immediately. I cant miss that yummy treat you have painted. Its a winner.

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  19. I love the way you made the glass! Good weekend cara!! Arianna

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  20. Thanks, Kathryn. I'm blessed to have such friends in blog land xx

    You do , too Jan *hugs* xx

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  21. Prabal, if you're ever in the country, you'd be most welcome to pop in!
    Glad you like the painting :) xx

    Thanks, Arianna xx

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  22. Pat, what a wonderful painting: I love the crystal, the cherries, the background!

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  23. Oh, that's beautiful. You are one talented lady. And such a lovely sentiment.

    I have been doing my family tree, and of course, like many Americans, my roots are heavy in the British Isles. One of my lines was big into glassmaking in some part of England. They built a glass house, which I think is used as a museum today.

    No wonder I'm into beautiful English china...it's in my blood!!

    Blessings,
    Patti

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  24. Your crystal is perfect, Pat, and your post is so friendly!I love it.xoxo

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  25. Lovely painting. Great rendition of the glass and I like the background too.

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  26. Thanks, Patti. Glad you liked it xx

    thank you, Anamaria - you're all friends to me, so that's how I talk to you :) xx

    Thanks, Linda, it is a lovely painting all over :) xx

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  27. Well, fruit is so much healthier than the ice cream that I thought it might be. I guess I didn't look close enough at the drawing to see the stems. It does look yummy!

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  28. Fruit would be healthier, Tonya.. though I am sure I could rustle up some ice cream for you :) xx

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  29. Pat this is gorgeous! I love the soft background against the tighter glass. :)

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  30. I agree with what others have written. This is really beautiful.

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  31. Pat,es sencillamente sensacional,es increible como has logrado plasmar en el papel la textura de la copa y ala vez dar la impresión de que seremos capaces de coger una cereza y comerla.
    Precioso de verdad.
    Un besazo.

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  32. I had an Irish grandmother. Love the painting.

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  33. thanks, Crystal, I think the two work well together :) xx

    thank you Renske, it does look beautiful xx

    Thanks Conchi - sometimes I sit in wonder also at what comes out of my brush :) xx

    And I bet she's proud of you, Ann *hugs* Glad you like the painting xx

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  34. Qué bonito el cristal y los frutos mmm! se ven ricos, me los quiero comer todos. Me encanta.

    What a nice glass and fruits mmm! are delicious, I want them all eat. I love it.

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