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Echeveria

Echeveria
Gouache on glossy paper.

This was a photograph of a rose echeveria pulled out of a copy of Bazaar. I’d used a Copic brush tip to write a poem on the petals but that didn’t turn out right. I’m glad I didn’t throw it away. x SB

 

By ΠιCΘLΣ

Life is short, so let’s be decent.

66 replies on “Echeveria”

Thank you. It’s a painting over a photograph. The photo was intense and I used matching and complementary colour acrylics to make it super intense. I look forward to your next visit. x

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I am in love with your use of color, grateful that you chose to share with the world instead of throw this beautiful work away. Lovely, my dear friend.

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Thank you so much, Barbara. I don’t understand myself sometimes. It’s just surreal to look at and I thought I’d give it a twirl out here. Your support is much appreciated. Have a great day out there. x o x o x

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Yw, Sabiscuit, I can understand because it really is hard to “put yourself out there”. Please know that sharing your gifts with others bring joy and happiness. Thanks for sharing.

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You are welcome, everyone needs love and encouragement especially creatives. Please keep showing your work. It comes from your heart which is very beautiful.

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Uhh — !!! I’m stopped in my tracks, without recourse. The implication that I would ever even have the desire to be un-nice to you, or that I ever was so, is just…….I’m completely without words, in English, with which to provide a response of any substance. Perhaps there are words in some other language, but I’d have to hear the accent first in order to enter the realm of acceptability?? I most certainly hope that your delicate state is displaced by an infusion of strength and resolve, and soon? And, this I say earnestly, with the predictable degree of protestation common to my type. I miss you. XO

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I like this, I am also seeing extras hidden in it and am not sure if its played for or accidental, so far I have found a birds face, two pairs of skis, a monkeys face looking away, part of a saxaphone , two tadpoles and some goldfish. I am also sober at this time..

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Thank you very much. This made me laugh a lot. I’m relieved that readers are seeing things in this painting. I thought it was almost too plain to be interesting. I’ll return your skis when you visit again.

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I don’t think they are mine, so put them in the lost and found cupboard until the real owners claim them 🙂 Many years ago (old story) I had a mermaid in watercolour commissioned, the artist knew full well how much I liked hidden extras in a painting, I doubt if I have found all of them yet 😀

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I am not sure but now that you mention it, this does evoke an emerald brooch set in pure gold. I loved the photograph so much (it was pure green) it seemed right to add the enhancements.

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Very pretty – I especially love the yellow-orange. The tones seem very Van-Gough to me. Also, it may be my over-active imagination, but are those two faces at the center of the rose?

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I was very happy when I painted this. I was singing and laughing. I had a wonderful time with a large paint brush. An experienced painter would be able to notice the freedom in the strokes and flourishes. There was no hesitation. Bliss. Joy. x

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I’m very happy that you’re very happy 🙂 I just saw some bubbles at the bottom that resembled “tears” maybe its a trick of the computer or maybe I’m blind. I should take up painting sometime.

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Thank you so much for the encouragement. Partly, I thought no one would think a poem on collage would look interesting. That would explain the half hearted attempt at a write up. It was a poem published in the past (Maximum Dolor) and I ended up putting it on one page. The second part of the poem is handwritten in a collage. It’s schedule for some time soon. My scrawl is scheduled …

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Did you use acrylics? BTW, may I email you. I’m interested in why you almost deleted your blog.

Thanks,

Rob

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Sure, Rob. Yes, I used acrylics. I’m just too pretentious to type “acrylics” so I say gouache instead. It’s a terrible affliction. You know how to find my email address. x

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I had no idea what gouache is. Haha, you are not pretentious. Thank you for the email address. I’ll email you shortly.

Rob

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