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Alexandra
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.:)

Caesar
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::)

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

Juz
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.

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

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

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

alien23
01-27-2010, 04:02 AM
absolutly beautiful I could look at that all day.

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

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

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

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

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

PICASO41
01-27-2010, 06:27 AM
Sandra

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

Mike

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

lolalot
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! :)

DMerchen
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!

Alexandra
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!:)

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

Lima
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.

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

Regards.

Alexandra
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.:):):):):):):):)

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

foxytocin
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....

Alexandra
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.:)

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

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

Sketchism71
01-27-2010, 02:21 PM
This turned out Excellent Sandra!:eek::):)

Alexandra
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!:)

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

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

337_lee
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.

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

Alexandra
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.:):):):):):):):)

alkratzer
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!

Al

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

paul_uk7
01-28-2010, 01:18 AM
This really is a most beautiful and appealing painting:)

Alexandra
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