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« on: August 29, 2010 08:33:36 AM »

I apologize for not being around this summer but it's been SO hectic for me!

I just HAD to share my painting........after over 120 hours of work (the hours that I actually counted anyway) it's FINALLY done!  This is my entry to ArtPrize ( www.artprize.org ) and I was running out of time.  What a relief to finally have this DONE!

This painting is 28" x 21" on a full sheet of cold pressed Arches and was painted using MaimeriBlu watercolors.   The ONLY areas that I used friskit on were one of the nets (the net in front of the blue panel) and the ropes crossing the sky.  Everything else I did without friskit.  The photo is one taken by a close friend while in Greece.  I made quite a few changes to the image, a LOT of simplifying (if you can believe it) and a lot of "I think this would look better if I did this" kind of stuff. Only a very little amount of gouache was used in a few very small spots where my whites got away from me. 

The blue of the sky seemed to scan much brighter than it really is but the other colors appear to be pretty true to the painting.  I'm not pleased with the roundness of a few of the circles in the painting (they really stick out to me).  They were drawn correctly, but in the layers of my watercolors I managed to get a few of them out of whack.

Here it is......"Aegina Ways and Means":

and a close-up of my favorite area:

« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010 08:44:00 AM »

Wow! this is amazing

it is so beautiful Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010 08:44:37 AM »

WOW! It almost looks like a photo! Good luck in the competition!

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2010 08:56:05 AM »

WOW! That is so amazing! I wish I had that kind of follow-through. This painting is absolutely gorgeous. The detail is astounding! Excellent job!

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2010 09:02:15 AM »

holy sheet!
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2010 09:43:06 AM »

OMG, I though this was a photograph!!  This is fantastic, your attention to detail is amazing.  Good luck in the competition.

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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2010 09:55:22 AM »

Wow. That's amazing.

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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2010 09:56:44 AM »

I thought this was a photograph too. This is amazing work. Hope you win!

« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2010 10:04:07 AM »

that's beautiful! good luck Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2010 11:04:22 AM »

Wait, what? That's painted? Awesome work! Insanely much going on there. Cheesy Really gorgeous.

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