Apr 12, 2015

Montana Fantasy-scape



 a joyful world
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 i have a question for you
below is this piece at the watercolor stage

the one above is the finished version
which i simply went over pencil lines and added white highlights
which do you like best?


one day this week
a new visitor 

a Yellow Finch or American Goldfinch
such a lovely splash of color and song too

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19 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! You are very talented.

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  2. Beautiful painting. I like the top one better. I saw a red bullfinch in the tree outside my window! Have a good week, Valerie

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    1. lovely to see new birds
      thank you for enjoying

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  3. I like the second one best, it reminded me of a Waldorf painting. Soft and dreaming and full of magical spirit.

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    1. oh yes, Waldorf, i can see that too
      thank you.

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  4. Fun


    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  5. So lovely! I like the top one best because the distinct outlines and highlights contribute a certain liveliness and engage the viewer more directly. I like the bottom one best because its softness evokes a dreaminess that slowly draws in the viewer.

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    1. i love that you used 'best' for both of them
      and thanks for sharing why. I agree and like them both, that is why i asked. It is wonderful to consider each through my friends eyes and hearts.

      thank you everyone!

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  6. I love your joyful world.

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  7. The top one is brighter, but the bottom is a better illustration of watercolor technique. Both are very nice. ;)

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  8. Oh, Tammie ~ What a fanciful world you've created! I love both versions, though the top one pops more, visually, that is. But both are wonderful.

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  9. Quelle fraîcheur et quelle poésie dans tes illustration. Elles touchent l'âme. Elles font du bien.
    Belle soirée en amitié.

    Roger

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  10. I'm terrible at making choices... ha ha. They each have their pleasing personality:)
    Last month the resident pair of crows started building their nest. I love watching them fly hither and thither.

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  11. Magical, Tammie -- like a wonderful children's book illustration!

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  12. This is really great. Love the houses on stilts with the high connecting walk-way and the path to the woods and the colourful pebbles at the front, just so magical, all of it.
    Which is best? - what a difficult question. I've looked at both, back and forward. Maybe they are two different paintings - one the soft but detailed watercolour and the other, with added outlines, more an illustration, but both equally valid and beautiful.

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  13. Oh how I would love to visit this magical city for one day! My fav house is the violett one in the front ;) both versions are great...it is too hard to choose one favorite, haha ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  14. Both versions are charming and magical, but I think I like your finished version best! What a sweet bird!

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  15. one is definitely more finished then the other but I do like the unfinished version more - with their almost loose way the colors are added. I don't know, I just know I like that better. I suppose if I have not view them together, I might not have a preference. but then again, it is personal taste isn't it?

    hope you have a lovely day.

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  16. Dear Tammie, I'm going for your first work ......
    it's like it looks sharper, not seen together all two equally beautiful.
    also has to do with taste.
    A new visitor is always welcome, especially if he can sing well.
    A beautiful bird.
    Groetjes Christiene.

    Lieve Tammie,ik ga voor je eerste kunstwerk!
    het is net of het wat scherper lijkt, niet samen gezien alle twee even mooi!!
    heeft ook met smaak te maken.
    Een nieuwe bezoeker altijd welkom,en zeker al hij goed kan zingen.
    Een mooi vogeltje.
    Groetjes Christiene.

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