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Postby Monika » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:54 pm

Bluebells in watercolour, I finished a few weeks ago and the cute pussy in pastel I finished this afternoon.
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Re: My latest efforts

Postby dejavou » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:04 pm

They're beautiful Monika, well done
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Re: My latest efforts

Postby Monika » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:53 pm

Thanks, deja.

I've never painted an animal before, so I'm pleased with the way it's turned out ................. so much so, I'm going to attempt a Welsh corgi next.
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Re: My latest efforts

Postby Andere Richtingen » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:56 pm

Smashing, Monika! I've always envied people who can draw and paint. I especially love the bright, fresh green of your trees - really makes me think of spring.
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Re: My latest efforts

Postby mazzy » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:10 am

I could almost smell the bluebells, and kitty was looking straight at me.

Wish I could do that - they are lovely.
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Re: My latest efforts

Postby Monika » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:49 pm

Thanks very much for your comments, mazzy and Andere. I would have liked to have posted them in entirety and, although I resized them to put them here, it didn't work out as expected.

I've been good at drawing faces ever since I can remember, but until I joined the local art group (about 2 and a half years ago) I hadn't done very much painting at all. I think I've come on leaps and bounds since joining so, I think you should both have a go yourselves, you might surprise yourselves. Get a good photograph of something you like the looks of and give it a go ................... it's only copying after all. :sunglasses:
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Re: My latest efforts

Postby mazzy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:05 am

I did just about manage O level Art...think they were having a benevolent marking day.

I was on a course a while back and we were told we had to fill a large page with a drawing...anything we wanted. We all groaned but she said that we were to draw using the 'wrong' hand. I have never been able to write my name or anything with my left hand, but there we were, with crayons, pens, glitter- all sorts.

The freedom that came from nt expecting it to be good was amazing, and everyones efforts were so much better than expected. She said to remember that if ever you were drawing with your 'right' hand. It was only you holding yourself back.
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Re: My latest efforts

Postby Monika » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:22 pm

I've never heard that before, mazzy, and I think I'll give that a go next time I go to art group ........................ should be interesting!
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Re: My latest efforts

Postby Monsy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:51 pm

They are very good Monika. Well done!
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Re: My latest efforts

Postby Andere Richtingen » Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:58 pm

I suspect I'm beyond hope - I've never met anyone else who actually failed art O-level but I did! I have done the 'wrong' hand thing. I'm left handed and, while I was at school, injured my left hand so had to spend several months using the one on the right for drawing, writing, eating, everything. Strangely, my writing is quite good with the 'wrong' hand (although totally different in appearance from my normal writing) but drawing was hopeless - the charcoal just wandered all over he paper, completely uncontrolled and uncontrollable.
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Re: My latest efforts

Postby Monika » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:21 pm

It's our Arts and Crafts fair this Saturday so I'm putting my bluebell wood picture in the exhibition (Not for sale) and hoping to sell my cat pic and this new one:
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Re: My latest efforts

Postby Lacemaker » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:55 pm

You are very talented, Monika, well done. :sunglasses:
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Re: My latest efforts

Postby mazzy » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:51 am

Wow...that is excellent. Would imagine that would sell very quickly.
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Re: My latest efforts

Postby Andere Richtingen » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:04 pm

Brilliant, Monika. I hope they sell and that you get lots of well-deserved compliments.
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Re: My latest efforts

Postby dejavou » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:08 pm

Beautiful Monika ..... you clever lady
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