Monday, 3 October 2011

Dancing with Deb

Morning all,

The photo for this painting came from Deb over at Painting Friends. Mollie kindly gave a stage by stage of her version, with lots of helpful tips. Mollie is the crystal painting Queen!

So I made an attempt - and here it is:

Dancing with Deb


29 comments:

  1. This is really lovely Pat, the colours in the glass and reflections are great.

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  2. I love your "attempt." What an appetizing drink - and I don't even drink (because of an old head injury). I just love how you do so many different things, Pat. I never know what to expect while waiting to see your site!

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  3. Good job! Looks like a difficult painting to paint! Cheers!

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  4. Ooohhh...!
    Congrats! I have a feeling, Pat, you're going to be a brilliant watercolourist. Or already!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  5. Nice going Pat, I like the way you did the bg.

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  6. If Mollie is the crystal queen, you can now probably call yourself the glass princess:-) This is beautiful.

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  7. EXCELLENT Pat, such bold and bright color! You have inspired me to quit being so stingy with my color!

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  8. Wonderful and colorful and such an unusual subject, love it!

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  9. Oh so cheerful and I feel like taking a sip.. :)

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  10. I don't know what crystal painting is but that sure is nice

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  11. I like it! Fantastic color.

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  12. Thanks, everyone - glad you like it. Crystal is glass, usually with facets. Ann, I don't drink alcohol either - through choice :) xx

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  13. Very very nice watercolour! Arianna

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  14. Hola Pat, qué acuarela tan atractiva por los brillos y el colorido intenso, sin perder la transparencia, es hermosa.

    Hi Pat, so attractive watercolor by intense color and brightness without losing transparency, it is beautiful.

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  15. I read the above comments and had to smile that you are the 'glass princess'. You know I don't drink either, but I just want to pluck that cherry right out of the glass!

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  16. Glass is one of my most favourite things to paint! Isn't it fascinating to see all of the clours and destortions? :0)

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  17. Stunning painting, so vibrant. I would suggest, though that you would see more of the background colour through the glass. I hope you don't mind constructive criticism?

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  18. thanks, everyone, so glad you all like it :)

    Sharon I never mind constructive criticism. I have the advantage of seeing the photo and knowing the bg colour only came through at the top left of the glass.. its a quandary for me, do I post the photo so you can see what I based the painting on, or would people then think, but a, b and c aren't exactly the same? Because I do use photos only as a basis, not as gospel. With this one for instance, the colours were a trifle more muted, so although every thing is in the same place, I've made the colours more zingy!

    Its a quandary and one I always think about.

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  19. Hi, Pat, glad you didn't mind. I agree absolutely...it is your painting not mine. And I don't post reference photos either! It is a stunning painting!

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  20. No, Sharon, honestly don't mind at all - mostly when people suggest I do consider and on average I change the painting about half the time.
    I would honestly prefer if I got people's real thoughts, because then I can weigh them up and change if necessary. I find its the best tool for growth. So please, even though I didn't change this on this occasion, do carry on giving me advice. Thank you xx

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  21. Oh, good, wouldn't want to upset you. I too prefer constructive comments, different wiewpoints that make you think. Happy painting!

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  22. No Sharon, you wouldn't upset me, I have a thicker skin than that :)
    I also worked for many years with so many different people that I realise that art is extremely objective. What one loves another won't, what ones sees as needing a tweak, others won't.
    Which is why I listen, think and then do what I feel will enhance my work. But I never get upset - though I have had someone get upset for me once! :lol:

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  23. Hi Pat, I'm getting a bit behind on my blogging and reading. Oh well, better late than never :) Glass is so difficult to get right but you've done a really convincing painting here! Lots of reflected colour and the refracted image of the straw looks spot on! If you're not drinking it, I'll have it ... lol :)

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  24. Looks great, Pat! I love all the fresh, lively colors you've got in here!

    Two thumbs up!

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  25. Dear Pat
    Thank you so much for visiting... I am so happy you enjoyed viewing the vase..
    I just love the colors in your glass... Another beautiful painting.
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  26. Gorgeous Pat! I LOVE those colors. :) Really wonderful work here.

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  27. O idee foarte buna, iar culorile sunt foarte reusite, imi place!

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  28. the glass is very good painted
    i like this still life

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