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PostSubject: Secret Cottage    Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:10 pm



This painting is 24x30 canvas. It was an old canvas I'd painted before in acrylics and had some blobs on it before I ever got to it that someone else had painted on it. I textured it with gesso, and then painted a wash over it in a few colours giving it areas that were orange/pinkish, grey/blueish. I've used some of the texture to build my design upon, like the branching patterns on my trees in the bright zone. A lot of the background colour still shows through in the sky and light trees. I'm using my mosaic style and still have a lot to do in the darker areas on the top and right.
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Cottage    Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:20 pm

I love it. Your mosaic style always creates such unique beauty in your paintings.

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Cottage    Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:22 pm

Thanks Judy. I really enjoy painting in this style!
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Cottage    Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:31 am

Sofie, You are just on a roll, wonderful -- I love it! Would love to see it in person.
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Cottage    Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:54 pm

Another one of your jigsaw works. Love 'em
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Cottage    Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:10 am

Thanks Dana and Jack!

Jigsaw - I'll have to remember that description. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Cottage    Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:13 am



Here it is all completed!
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Cottage    Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:31 am

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Most of my jigsaws had one piece missing.
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Cottage    Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:29 am

I just force that last piece in , whether it fits or not, even if it's from a different puzzle. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Cottage    Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:12 am

Sofie Wow beautiful painting! It looks like such an inviting scene! Good job! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Cottage    Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:43 pm

I thought the last picture was done, but this really looks great. Judy

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Cottage    Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:09 pm

Beautiful and interesting, Sofie.
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Cottage    Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:08 am

Sofie, I like that it has some mystery about it. As I continue to say, I love your style….your colors are great and your work seems to reflect a joyful quality. I like the brighter colors......
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Cottage    Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:30 am

Thanks everybody! I really enjoyed painting this subject in this style. The suburb of Melbourne where I stayed had lots of cool older style houses in rampant gardens so they were quite hidden - I intend to paint more of them. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Cottage    Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:50 am

I've found the bit you forced in.
Great pic
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Cottage    Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:09 am

Very nice finished painting! I find that technique fascinating, somewhere between stained glass, and the mosaics you see in Italy...

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