Sunday, March 1, 2009

"On Display"

"On Display"
6" x 8"
Oil on Gator Board
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This is what I came up with from this week’s Different Strokes from Different folks challenge. As everyone seems to have said, when I first saw the photo I thought,,,, maybe not so much! But once I started playing around with it I had an absolute blast. What fun it was to work with such bright colors and be so loose with my brush strokes. Bravo Karin, I think this has turned out to be one of the best yet!!

27 comments:

  1. You did a fantastic job with the challenge, Amanda! Beautifully painted.

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  2. I love it!!!! Amanda fantastic job on the challenge. Not only is this technically impressive but I love the way you rendered an almost intimacy between the two 'dummies'.

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  3. Wow!! Great work! Bold, loose and powerful. Brava!

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  4. Wow! Thank you all so much for your kind words! I have so enjoyed being part of the DSFDF painters, what a wonderful family of support!

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  5. This is a wonderful piece, such flair in your rendition. I love the highlights that show the glass. Great job.

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  6. I love how you handled this painting. You even have suggestions of the reflection on the glass which I was afraid to tackle.
    Great job.

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  7. AMAZING! Love your handling of the medium and subject, excellent!

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  8. I love your version of the DSFDF challenge...bravo!

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  9. This is fantastic! I really love it!!

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  10. Thanks to all of you! It is so wonderful the amout of support among the DSFDF artist! I am very happy to be a part of it!

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  11. Amanda..this is so nice. This challenge was a difficult one, and you did great. Beautiful piece. I do so hope you'll participate with the WTTW children. I would be honored.

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  12. Hello Amanda - This is simply beautiful; very well done. Love your painting style!

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  13. I love your version of this, Amanda! Great job.

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  14. Amanda, I really love your take on this challenge. (checked it out a few times). Beautifully painted as usual and a very interesting crop of the reference photo.

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  15. Wow , thank you guys so much for all your kind words! It is so great having such support! This one really has been fun!

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  16. Fantastic! My favorite so far! I love the mystery of it & it is not scary. Even the photo was too scary for me to deal with. Wonderful painting brush strokes!

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  17. Amanda, as one who struggled with this challenge, I am amazed at your rendering. It is so lovely. LOVE IT!! Great job.

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  18. Absolutely a winner, Amanda! I like everything about it!

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  19. Nicely done, Amanda. I like what you took from the original photo and how you painted it.

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  20. The first thing I thought of when I saw this was: 'Like mother like daughter'. It feels like a real human relationship in the expressions and te way thre smaller one is tucked into the curving neck of the larger one. Love those haughty expressions!

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  21. Wow, Amanda, I love your work. This latest DSFDF painting is wonderfull. The colours and your brushwork is inspiring. I gave this challenge a miss as I thought it to great a challenge. Will try the next one again. Well done. Deirdre

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  22. Hi Amanda, I hope you don't mind, but I have "tagged" you.

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  23. Gorgeous work, Amanda! I like it all. Those strokes of blue in the upper left are pure inspiration!

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