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Sunday, August 1, 2010

A painting for a wedding gift


When my daughter's best friend, Samantha, got married earlier this spring, I knew I wanted to paint a little something for her. I found this gorgeous photo on her very interesting blog...

http://hackphoto.blogspot.com/2010/02/little-greenery.html

....and I knew it would be the perfect subject. I had a small, 8" square canvas all ready to go and this is how the final painting came out.....


I still have a ways to go technically on painting ferns, but this little painting tries to show the idea and spirit of a spring fern in a green forest. There are alot of colors in that background, certainly some I didn't expect to use, but they worked. I was tempted to add a little drop of water to the very tip, but I didn't. Maybe next time?

The canvas was gallery wrapped, so the painting went all the way around the edge and it didn't need a frame. I liked the way it came out and the best thing is, so did Samantha and her new husband.

And now, just putting together this post I can feel that painting bug biting me again. I'd love to do another fern painting, but a coastal painting is tugging at me. Maybe I'll do both?

I'll be linking to the fun parties in my sidebar this week, come and see all the excellent projects posted there!

25 comments:

  1. You did an amazing job! It's absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. Kudos to you Ann for a beautiful painting. I can't wait to see the coastal painting. La

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  3. I love it! And either way, another fern or a coastal sounds good:)

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  4. This painting turned out beautiful. I love all the greens.

    ~Makalani
    Makaz Home

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  5. The painting is beautiful... Also Thank you for visiting my blog and taking your time to write comment.

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  6. Oh my Goodness your painting is absolutely beautiful. I've enjoyed my visit and thanks for visiting mine and leaving a comment.

    Have a wonderful day.

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  7. Lovely painting.You did a great job!

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  8. It is so lovely! You did a great job!

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  9. What a beautiful painting and what a special ideal for a gift.

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  10. I love ferns and I love what you have done here.

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  11. I like all the pretty blue you included in your painting...makes me happy.

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  12. Very nice! I bet the bride LOVED it! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!

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  13. Very nice! I love the background too! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  14. Nice job, so talented. Love the color and tones.

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  15. oh, it's YOU again. I could have known. I LIKE your stuff. I spotted this lovely art project at a linky party and thought to come visit. It looked really interesting.

    well, what can I say: i thought you'd be a regular now at Fine Craft Guild, every Wednesday at our DIY linky party, but I'm a good sport, I can invite you again:

    Come link it up, girl, you're that good. I want you in my group of folks to follow... that is, IF you want to be there, of course!

    http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-9/

    Rose

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  16. Rose, this cracks me up since I thought you wanted only tutorials on that linky party! I didn't think my posts were well detailed enough to be a how to. I'm flipping over there and joining the current party and if I'm not a follower I soon will be. Thanks for the kind words.

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  17. The Spirit of the Fern---what a lovely phrase, and even lovelier concept!!

    I happened in from BTGG, was captivated by your stone-stacks, and will return for more of your whimsical, beautiful ideas.

    rachel

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  18. It is so beautiful! You have a gift for sure. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday too. :)

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  19. You are a very talented 'maker' indeed. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. I love yours and will be back again. keep up the fantastic inspiring work.Andrea

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  20. Hey, What a beautiful painting and what a special ideal for a gift. i like it. good work keep it up!!! :)

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