Monday, 4 January 2016

Day 4 - Pearl Ring

 
Acrylic on board 16cm x16cm
 
Ughhh! This took me most of the day to do. I had felt so optimistic when I began that I'd be able to do it in an hour or two! I re-did the ellipses about a million times before I felt they looked respectable.

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  1. J'adore!!
    Beautiful painting and ellipsis is perfect ;)

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    1. You are very kind Veronique, thank you!

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  2. It's beautiful, Wendy....and I've been there! All day long painting something that I thought would take a couple hours. Ellipsis are SO hard, but you nailed it!

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    1. Thanks so much Laurie, yes, it's very rare for me to a quick painting but for some reason I persist with the idea that it's likely to happen with each new painting.

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  3. this one's stunning Wendy! Elipse's are about the hardest thing to paint arent' they?! Good for you for even tackling it...You did such a beautiful job.

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    1. Thanks so much Sally! You are very encouraging. I love what you have been doing on the challenge!

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  4. You did a great job on both the ellipse's and the ring with the lovely shine , well done !

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    1. Thanks so much Jane. I love your latest winter landscape!

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    1. You are very kind Rosemary - thank you!
      I've just enjoyed catching up on your blog - such wonderful photography and stories! I always feel like I've just been on holiday afterwards.

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  6. Oooh...I love the shine on the pearl in the ring. It may have taken you a while to get the ellipses right, but they look perfect now. Beautiful job!

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    1. Thanks so much Joan! I'm glad the ellipses seem to look right to other people's eyes.
      I love your daily flowers!

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  7. Okay Wendy! My goal is to keep up with your wonderful art! All great! I so love the darks in this piece! Very dramatic and so very beautiful! I will keep you posted buddy!
    Michael

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    1. Thanks so much Michael, it's great to have you cheering me on but don't worry if you don't get to comment regularly - I'll know you're there!
      Take care!

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  8. Wonderful and the pearl so realistic.

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    1. Thanks so much Margaret! Glad you like it.

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  9. Happy New Year Wendy! Looks like you are off to a great start for 2016 by doing the challenge again. Looking good so far!
    Ha Ha, yeah ellipse' are brutal aren't they?! But if you don't put in the time and get them right it always comes back to haunt you so it was time well spent!
    Love your palette on this one and the pearl is,... well a pearl! You put the focus right where it needed to be!
    Keep painting...

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    1. Thanks so much for your glowing comments David!
      Yes, you're right - if the hard yards aren't put in early on it can only end in tears. Or is that just me?:)
      Am about to catch up on your blog!

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  10. Who notices the eclipses anyway with such a fabulously painted pearl. So I looked anyway and they are perfect.

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    1. You are too kind Julie! I just went back to your blog to re-admire the shiny little gold feet on your china pot. I so love your style!

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  11. This is awesome! I would think the whole thing would be difficult. That pearl looks perfect!

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    1. Thanks Janine, the pearl took quite a while to get looking like a pearl I confess.

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  12. Amazing Wendy - the ellipses are so difficult for me but yours are super friend. Just beautiful.

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie, this painting nearly broke my spirit but in the end I was very happy with it.

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  13. Perfect pearl, beautiful shifts of colour and value,I love it! I have a string of my Mother's I want to paint but I know they won't be easy.

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    1. Thanks so much Karen. I hope you do attempt it one day. I find that if I paint what I see and trust it then it somehow seems to work. It is so tempting with these shiny things to add more white and shine because we believe it should have more. This pearl just looked grey to me but I trusted what I was seeing and it worked in the end. I'm sure you know all this already Karen as you are a master at painting shiny things.

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