Friday, 18 May 2012

The Alphabet Paintings... X

The X painting, all finished... not a plant, a flower or an X-ray!

I present to you.............

Xenolith

15" x 11"
Arches 140 Rough
WN AQ paints

Of course, all those with an interest in geology will have no doubt guessed my X .. for those who don't know about geology, the explanation of a xenolith is HERE.  I hope you all enjoy the picture.

27 comments:

  1. I feel I can almost pick one up and throw it high into the air and watch it fall back again.

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  2. Very clever, xenolith! I love your colourful painting of them!

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  3. Hi, Pat,
    Oh, what a beautiful work and I learned the new word!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  4. Well I would never have thought of that one! It is gorgeous! I love how they look as though they are sparkling with light and the colours are beautiful :0)

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  5. Pat, I did indeed enjoy both the picture and the information! Gorgeous colors and textures.

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  6. Good game of shadows in these colourful stones! Happy we, Arianna

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  7. Hola, qué fantástico colorido! Un abrazo!

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  8. Brilliant!! I wasn't a millions miles out with my guess. I didn't think of Xenolith but I half expected something geological. It's a lovely painting Pat.

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  9. Fabulous Pat, really love this !

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  10. Since I"m rather clueless when it comes to geology I had to check the link. I love the painting. Good choice for the letter X

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  11. Hi! Nice to meet you, Xenolith! You have lovely colours and shapes. Thanks for introducing us, Pat! Wish you a lovely weekend and happy painting!

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  12. I love this! Great color and gradations in the rocks. And thanks for teaching me a new word!

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  13. Well, never too old to learn something new! Thanks for the geology lesson. A word I never knew! And your painting is lovely. The shading is great!

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  14. I knew we could rely on you to come up with an excellent X, and you didn't let us down...lol. Brilliant painting Pat, love the layers of colour plus the darks and lights.

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  15. Love this Pat, and a new word for me too!! NOw ? what will you do after the Z? BJ

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  16. Pat, I enjoyed your work, and the education! :)

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  17. Thanks, Prabal. What a great response it evoked in you xx

    Thank you Judy, glad you liked the painting xx

    Thanks, Sadami, a good day then, a lovely painting and something new learned :) xx

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  18. Thanks, Sandra. I enjoyed making this painting and I think that shows :) xx


    Thank you, Christiane. I enjoyed making all those textures :) xx

    Thanks Arianna, I love playing with shadows :) xx

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  19. Thanks Sonia. I love the vibrancy too :) xx

    Hey John, I thought you'd guess close! Glad you like it :) xx

    Thank you Jane :) xx

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  20. Hey Ann, before I started learning about rocks and gems, I'd have been clueless too! I'm glad you like the painting xx

    Glad you like the painting, Anamaria. I love the colours and shapes too :) xx

    You're welcome, Linda. New words, new paintings, its all good :) xx

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  21. Never too old is right Robin. Glad you enjoyed the lesson and the painting :) xx

    Ann, thank you. I try to be different :)
    I really enjoyed making this one and I'm glad you feel the same about viewing it :) xx

    Hey, BJ, so pleased you enjoyed the painting and the word. I was wondering myself what I shall do for a new series? I've done Cowgirls, Alphabet, Dogs... what do I do now? *eek* :) xx

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  22. Hello dear Pat! Thank you so much for your recent comments, much appreciated. I am feeling a bit better.
    I love this painting, full of colour and you feel you could touch them! Beautiful work! xx

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  23. This is just beautiful Pat. :) I really love that splash of pink amid all the cooler colors. I think paintings of rocks are so fascinating and yours does not disappoint. Beautiful arrangement too. :)

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  24. Pat, you did a super job on this! I had no idea what a xenolith was! Thank you for helping me add to my vocabulary. There aren't many "x" words in it:)

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  25. I love all the colours
    Thank You for the birthday wishes and say hi to Missy
    Love and Hugs Tess xxx

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  26. I love this, Pat! So colorful- and a wonderful use of the "x".

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  27. Congrats on completing such a large series! Hats off to you!

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