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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Emu Watchful

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I painted this handsome guy this morning, something to be proud about- as it was not even 11 am when I finished the painting.I thought it was time to experiment with some color in the background and though it was scary  working wet-in-wet with all those feathers sticking out of his head and neck; I am happy to have pulled it off!The whole painting looks good with the subject lighter than the background.


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  1. Your experiment was a complete success!!! Beautiful work, Arti!!!

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    1. Thank you Kathryn.Its strange that we work so differently yet like each others' work .My best work is produced when I do it in one sitting.If I tinker about a painting, or decide to 'layer it up' a bit- its bound to be a failure! You on the other hand,build up your work gradually yet produce brilliant looking paintings :) Glad that we are friends!

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  2. The contrast is great. Great portrait..

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    1. Yes Tony I like him too..and I kept myself from adding 'details' in this one! I got your mail and glad to know that you are here.Lets see if we can see each other in person ...fingers crossed!

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  3. This is really beautiful, Arti and the background is amazing as well! Wonderful work!

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    1. Thank you Hilda, the background part was actually quite scary.At one stage I was convinced that I have spoiled everything ;) but now I am happy that I still went ahead and finished it.

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  4. You are really doing great with all of these birds!

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    1. Thank you Deb, it looks like there s some kind of bond here :)

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  5. "Painting looks good" is a serious understatement, Arti. This emu looks just so gorgeous. I was attempting wet in wet a bit yesterday and all I get is color that goes where it wants to go. I need to work at it more.

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  6. It's beautiful, and that's coming from an Emu Farmer - Songline Emu Farm - where it's good to be an Emu!

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  8. You painted that whole piece this morning!? I'm in awe of your skills and your artistic nature Arti! You put a special glow into each piece that you do.
    Sorry I deleted my comment a second ago, I spelled your name wrong, and I always hate when people do that to me, so I started over. :)

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