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01-27-2010, 01:51 AM
I made this using watercolors low thinner, airbrush, and changing and merging layers with different effects. I painted glass when I was in high school, and since I have been learning techniques here at artrage-I would like to do it again using these digital paintings as a pattern.
I hope it is not too visually cluttered and that you like it.:)

01-27-2010, 01:57 AM
Everythings is beautiful and appropriate in here, dear Sandra! Excellent painting! :eek::cool::):):):)
It has got the same colourful transparencies, clarity and purity of your soul, my dear friend. The clutter, if any and certainly not at all disturbing, are possibly most intriguing and surprising part of Your personality, my dear friend ...:rolleyes::)

01-27-2010, 02:11 AM
No Sandy, its not too cluttered its beautiful. Love it:)

01-27-2010, 02:47 AM
Gorgeous really has the feel of painted glass :)

Mike Severoff
01-27-2010, 02:52 AM
Fine picture, very good colours in my opinion.
In the top right corner I have made out the fairy with open hands.
(Them there 3?)
Thanks you.

01-27-2010, 02:52 AM
You truly have captured the look of painting on glass.
Very well done.

01-27-2010, 03:31 AM
It is lovely dear Sandra wonderful vibrant colours a great pick me up on a very dull day:):)

01-27-2010, 03:48 AM
Sandy this is wonderful and I love the colors that were used.

01-27-2010, 04:02 AM
absolutly beautiful I could look at that all day.

01-27-2010, 04:56 AM
Itīs very fine painting. I like those outlines around every flower.

01-27-2010, 05:02 AM
Cesare, Katie, Juz, Michael, Barnburner, Amanda, Valerie, alien23, Tom:
Thank you all for your lovely words and encouragement!:):):):):):):):):):):):):

01-27-2010, 05:22 AM
I think you have achieved the stained glass painting feel here. Very beautiful. Really like it. :)

01-27-2010, 05:37 AM
Thank you very much Pai!:)

01-27-2010, 05:45 AM
This is lovely Alexandra it reminds me of silk paintings. :)

01-27-2010, 06:27 AM

Wonderful stained glass effect achieved here, colors and balance
this piece should be hanging in a gallery:)


01-27-2010, 06:44 AM
Another masterpiece Sandy. love it. Best wishes Jo x

01-27-2010, 06:49 AM
Beautiful, Sandra! I like the way it looks like an abstract, yet it has an actual subject. Great job! :)

01-27-2010, 08:00 AM
Sandra, this is awesome!! I love the effect you have achieved here. Would love to know further how you accomplished this, but I know some things are just artist secrets and should stay that way.:D Beautiful image, and I have to agree with the others, no clutter at all. Wow!

01-27-2010, 08:22 AM
Jules, Mike, Jo, Chris, Dave: Thank you all so very much for your kind and generous comments.

Hi Dave, I will try to make a page with Bobbyray very soon and make notes. I have to give credit to Peter though for this. Once I learned to change effects on each layer and combine them, I was hooked. You can lose hours doing this!:)

01-27-2010, 08:55 AM
Sandy...beautiful... it would make an amazing glass piece.

01-27-2010, 10:50 AM
I agree, this painting is brilliant Alexandra.

D Akey
01-27-2010, 10:54 AM
Gee whiz, Alexandra, this is incredible! I can see nothing that by removing it the piece would get better, nor would adding to it make it a better work. Rather perfect, if you ask me.

I think the colors are transparent, luminous, and glass-like, now that ya mention your high school days. Like memories and reflections on the past, I see those parts that are beneath or on the other side of the surface of the pond, an underlying network of roots extending down and away, feeding that which thrives on the surface, which provides life and the beauty of the flower.

It alludes to a bit of the sensibility of a fractal although not the mathematical kind that provides those dazzling graphics. This is as seen through a non-technical lens, though it alludes to something that could be calculated and plotted.

It's very arresting and it begs many questions, like getting at the clockwork of a wishing well, and seeing through to how it all fits and turns and relates. It nicely illustrates Vision in about the right proportion.

01-27-2010, 11:24 AM
Very nice.


01-27-2010, 11:33 AM
Albert, Oriane, DAkey, Narf: Thank you all for your comments, they mean so much to me. :)
This program has been a total blast. When I paint a flower- I don't know where I am going to go with it, so I will duplicate, and transform the layer and enlarge it and then use the screen effect just to add a different background. Sometimes I will go through so many layers and effects, that I cannot go back, and could not tell someone how to do it.:o I am so happy that you all liked it.:):):):):):):):)

01-27-2010, 12:20 PM
These flowers look like a dream, a beautiful dream :)

01-27-2010, 12:26 PM
Makes me think of the very best art glass vases, such as what I always hope to see when I watch antique road show....

01-27-2010, 01:10 PM
Evelyn, I am so happy that you liked them too. Thank you.:)

Foxy, Thank you very much. I love that show-and used to watch it often. Tiffany lamps, vases, and people would find them at garage sales for practically nothing! haha.:)

01-27-2010, 01:54 PM
Everything was already said , so i just sigh out"Gorgeous".

01-27-2010, 02:08 PM
Sandra! This is such a beautiful painting! OMG Well done. :)

01-27-2010, 02:21 PM
This turned out Excellent Sandra!:eek::):)

01-27-2010, 04:06 PM
AT, Fashmir, Eddie: Thank you! I really appreciate your kind comments, you all are such wonderful and skilled artists!:)

01-27-2010, 04:09 PM
woweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee:eek: it is so beautiful the coulours are so vibrant i love it

01-27-2010, 04:12 PM
Dunii, Thank you very much!!!!:):):):)

01-27-2010, 08:03 PM
The glass effect is great. I have to admit I had to look up forsythia on wikipedia after seeing your painting, to find out exactly what it was. Apparently you can get a strain that actually grows here in Canada.

01-27-2010, 08:47 PM
I think this is worthy of the Ambient Spotlight award!

01-27-2010, 11:26 PM
Lee: I have them everywhere here-the second thing to bloom in my yard. I have a Camelia that blooms in February and then comes the Forsythia's and the Jonquils. They are the voice of spring in my area shouting hello, it is almost over! Thank you for the kind comment!:)

Ice, Thank you so much, I really appreciate that.:):):):):):):):)

01-28-2010, 12:52 AM
Beautiful work! I love the sense of depth your approach has given it -- and the colors of course too!


01-28-2010, 01:14 AM
Thank you very much Al!:)

01-28-2010, 01:18 AM
This really is a most beautiful and appealing painting:)

01-28-2010, 03:29 AM
Thank you so much Paul! I am still ooing and awwing over your wine and bird painting-so beautiful!:D:D:D:D