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Wed Apr 29, 2020, 09:52 PM

I just might be improving a little 🙂

I went back to a painting I did about a year ago and had no trouble finding plenty to spiff up.

https://imgur.com/ZZ7iPs2

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Reply I just might be improving a little 🙂 (Original post)
MLAA Apr 2020 OP
GreenPartyVoter Apr 2020 #1
MLAA Apr 2020 #3
lunatica Apr 2020 #2
MLAA Apr 2020 #5
lunatica Apr 2020 #7
MLAA Apr 2020 #8
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2020 #4
MLAA Apr 2020 #6
Karadeniz Apr 2020 #9
MLAA Apr 2020 #14
bif Apr 2020 #10
MLAA Apr 2020 #13
femmedem Apr 2020 #11
MLAA Apr 2020 #12

Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 10:02 PM

1. How sweet!

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 10:06 PM

3. Thank you!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 10:04 PM

2. That is excellent and also adorable

I have no idea how it may have looked before but it has a sharpness in the details that sparkles. The way you show the highlights of the reflected light is really well done on the mouseís head, ears, nose, fur and eyes. The whiskers too.

And the perfect colors on the candy and the luminescence of the candy wrappers are also really well done. Your sharp edges are in perfect contrast to the softened fur and is done very well. Youíre also telling a story which makes it compelling. A mouse with a sweet tooth interrupted while indulging in Christmas candy.

I love this.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 10:11 PM

5. Thank you!

I keep trying different styles. This is a lot tighter than the one I last posted. Itís kind of odd, but I canít seem to settle on a consistent, recognizable style.

Do you think that is odd? Is it okay to continue this way? Do you have any pieces that are quite different style than others? 😊

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Response to MLAA (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 10:37 PM

7. Oh yes! My style depends a lot on what subject I have

and even on what medium I use. At one point in my life I dove into abstract expressionism for a couple of years. It was the hardest work as well as the one that forced me to grow as an artist. It became a passion and compelling me to explore. It taught me so much about what art means and why artists picked that style of painting.

And when I draw I try to make it as realistic as I can, which is the complete opposite of abstract painting. I also try to keep my paintings of objects or clouds as loose as possible, in the Impressionistic mode.

Just do what you want and let others worry about trying to figure it out.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 10:39 PM

8. Words to live by! 'Just do what you want and let others figure it out'

Thatís my new motto for my art and life.🙂

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 10:07 PM

4. That's great! Love it!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 10:12 PM

6. Thank you, Velveteen Ocelot you are kind 🙂

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 03:29 AM

9. I love it! Just makes you want to smile!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 08:26 PM

14. Thank you for saying so!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 09:44 AM

10. Wow! That is excellent.

Very nicely done! It's almost photographic.

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Response to bif (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 08:26 PM

13. Thank you.

I started painting animals and I just canít stop. Cats, dogs, birds, and now a mouse.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 05:03 PM

11. Oh my gosh, I love it!

Instant smile. Isn't it great when you go back to something and see how to fix it?

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Response to femmedem (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 08:25 PM

12. I was amazed that I could see what it so clearly needed

when at the time I painted I thought this one is done, done and done. 😬

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