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Art Therapy is Heart Therapy ~ TwinkleToes2day (aka mo)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Painting Practice

I took this photograph on August 5th this year.


These are the first blackberries on the little bush that I planted two years ago. With encouragement from my online friends, I thought I would have a go at painting it.


I used my Koh-I-Noor paints, and what luscious colours they are. 
I'm quite pleased with what I did, but had some problems mixing sufficient of the green paint in one go. Also, I'm not overly keen on the background, but have been given an idea by Pam Robinson that I am going to try. I will update this post with a new picture if I am successful.

Edited to add tweaked image:

As you can see I added some splats, which were Pam Robinson's idea, but I also added some darklights on the berries and stems as suggested by my blog friend Tracey Fetcher King who just happens to be a most amazing artist with mucho patience for giving me advice. So thank you Tracey ((hugs)) and thank you Pamikins ((hugs)). I am much happier with it now and can see how the additions have helped.
Now, what's next?........... ;-)


Until next time..............
................thanks for popping by to say 'Hi' ((hugs))


15 comments:

  1. Your blackberries look far healthier than mine, and your painting is really wonderful. I know if I was the artist, I'd be pleased. You made a beautiful piece that shows your coloring skills as well as your composition skills. Beautiful art.

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    1. Bless you Elizabeth, thank you so very much :D

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  2. Very impressed by your drawing and colouring skills, fantastic painting which reflects your photograph so well.

    Hope you are well pleased with your ArT, looking forward to more:-) xxx

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    1. Thanks ever so much MoH :D I nearly didn't post it, but so glad now that I did. I have added a tweaked image of how it looks now. (hugs) Mo

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    1. Many thanks Valerie :D I'm so glad you like my painting. I have added a tweaked image of how it looks now. (hugs) Mo

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  4. Looks good enough to eat!! I love the way you captured the light on the berries. And all the greens in nature don't match, so don't fret about your green not being "perfect" Your own worst critic!! ;)

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments always Sue. I have left you a message on your most recent post :D

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  5. I rather like the background as it really helps you to focus on the beautiful painting but it will be interesting to see where you take this next. Jenny x

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    1. Many thanks Jenny :D I'm so glad you like my painting. I have added a tweaked image of how it looks now. :D x

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  6. I thought it was stunning originally but you have just taken it up another notch! Love it.... Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thank you so much Anne, you are very kind ((hugs)) I'm really glad that you like it. It's very awesome having awesome friends who are awesome artists and give awesome advice, hehe xox

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  7. Oh it's beautiful Mo! Looks good enough to eat. ;D

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, I appreciate every one of them ((hugs)) :-))

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