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Alexandra
02-14-2010, 06:05 PM
Watercolor, stickers, pen, layers, and effects galore.
Another sunglass warning, I believe.:o

barnburner
02-14-2010, 06:16 PM
As always - very well done!:)

Cycles4Fun
02-14-2010, 06:18 PM
This has Tolkien-like tones to it. Great use of color.

Evart
02-14-2010, 06:19 PM
If I had a book that would take my attention off of that surrounding beauty, I'd say I have a pretty special book. This is a very pretty painting Sandra! :)

Alexandra
02-14-2010, 06:21 PM
Thank you Mike, I am so happy that you liked this one. I really enjoyed your evening painting. So beautiful!:)

C4F, I think I will go and and put a Frodo in her place, that would be much better! Thanks for the idea, and thank you for your kind comment. :)

Alexandra
02-14-2010, 06:22 PM
Thank you Evelyn! You know, when I have a good book it is like a vacation to me. I feel so sad when I reach the end.

paul_uk7
02-14-2010, 11:02 PM
Beautiful painting, Alexandra, I really like your paintings, they seem to me to be full of various expressions. And full of life.

JOSEPHINE.EARP
02-15-2010, 12:38 AM
Wow Alexandra this is beautiful.Very well done.I love it Best wishes Jo x

yvan_c
02-15-2010, 01:33 AM
Cool concept.:cool: Nicely done.

Alexandra
02-15-2010, 01:46 AM
Paul, Jo, and Yvan: Thank you so much for your kind comments!:):):)

Now I will upload Frodo in the Shire

byroncallas
02-15-2010, 03:51 AM
Beautiful Sandy. Rich, engaging, contemplative. Love it (them). :):)

coops
02-15-2010, 05:05 AM
These are great Sandy, really beautiful paintings:)

Alexandra
02-15-2010, 05:42 AM
Dear Byron and Katie, Many thanks!:)

damasocl
02-15-2010, 07:21 AM
Great Alexandra...!!!
SEEM SMALL BLUE FLOWERS IN 3D...

Belvrog
02-15-2010, 08:34 AM
Wow. I am hooked by this fantastic tree. Great concept. Btw. I prefer the upper one slightly. It feels more balanced. Some very fine work!!!! Bravo!

Alexandra
02-15-2010, 02:06 PM
Damas, Many thanks!:):):):)
Belvrog, Thank you so much. I agree. It is so hard once the painting is made, and go and add something with the same effects-in this case-I just couldn't get the same effect as the little girl. It was just too tempting not to add Master Frodo.:D
Rose, Thanks so much. So happy to see you here. Stay please. We are a family.:)

foxytocin
02-15-2010, 02:17 PM
The first one is so beautifully balanced......absolutely a keeper.........the colors are unusual, eyecatching and effective.

Alexandra
02-15-2010, 02:30 PM
Thank you so much Foxy! I am so happy that you liked it!:)

Dany51
02-15-2010, 02:36 PM
Very beautiful Sandy, I like this field of blue flowers and all the rest.:):):):):)

Jasminek
02-15-2010, 04:01 PM
I like the details of the tree.:) It is obvious right away how vines wrap around the tree. In my knowledge, trees like that grow in tropical wheather, isn't right?

Valerie
02-15-2010, 04:27 PM
Sandy this is awesome, Terrific work.

Alexandra
02-15-2010, 06:03 PM
Daniella, Thank you very much.:) I hope you are feeling much better.:)

Jasmine, You are probably right. I was an Air Force brat so I have memories of so many different places growing up. Many thanks!:)

Valerie, Thank you so much!:)

AT-TA
02-15-2010, 07:12 PM
This is very , very, very nice. Colors are pretty, like in a pleasant dream... i like this a lot, Alexandra.:)

Alexandra
02-16-2010, 01:18 AM
Thank you very much AT!:D

Caesar
02-16-2010, 01:48 AM
It's really cute and fantasy book looking ... Thumbs full up!

Alexandra
02-16-2010, 06:14 AM
Thank you dear Cesare for your thumbs up!:D

D Akey
02-16-2010, 09:39 AM
Trippy colors. The values are really close together for the most part, and so the reading child becomes more of a second read. . .or maybe third because he's reading. . .or a second read of a reader = 3rd read?

I was never all that good with math.

You challenge my normal sensibility of psychological reaction to color and shape. I would say that for me (only my personal take), that these colors would suggest a disharmonious, grungier theme from the turn of this century rather than a turn of the previous century of a theme of a kid reading a book.

Because of the use of an old style idyllic image done in a very unusual way, it automatically draws a comparison. This is more like an editorial comment, that kid's fantasy reading of nowadays are into rusty robots fighting zombies in toxic dumps out of BioWare Gaming as opposed to a saturated Maxfield Parish dreamlike fantasy, or NC Wyeth or Howard Pyle The Black Arrow or Treasure Island.

It's intriguing, Alexandra. Makes me think, as the unexpected often does. :):):)

Alexandra
02-16-2010, 10:45 AM
Dear Rose, I have walked away from so many things in my life, over the slightest sting, and at this time in my life-it is regretful. I now dedicate my life to the peaceful healing of forgiveness from the Master Healer, and you know of Whom I speak. I find the people here incredibly spirited and kind. Just stay away from negative comments, turn a deaf ear and a blind eye if you have to. It is everyone's place of creativity and what an outlet-right? Let's have a good time!:D As far as the tune, I am so sorry for when I said it-I sang it all day too! It is a women thing I have read. :rolleyes::D

D-Akey, Wow, talk about challenges, you challenge my brain cells, what is left of them! I think basically there is a little bit of a rebellion in all of us, and that is what I do sometimes, I want to crash the 'normal" realm and try to make something unusual. I go overboard too much sometimes, I have to admit that I over indulge, but hey, who doesn't at times? I do so appreciate your looking and your wonderful comments, which are far above the average thinker.:):):)

Sketchism71
02-16-2010, 12:26 PM
What an intriguing image Sandra! Excellent job on the tree and I love the little bit of light shining from the book! Love it!:D

Mike Severoff
02-16-2010, 09:22 PM
I really liked it. great!

Alexandra
02-17-2010, 02:06 AM
Eddie and Michael, Thank you so much!:)

Lima
02-17-2010, 07:25 AM
Fantastic images, fantastic colors. Wow:eek::eek::eek:

Alexandra
02-17-2010, 08:56 AM
Thank you so much Oriane!:)

Alan
02-17-2010, 10:37 AM
Brilliant!!!!! :) I love this one Alexandra, the style is so unique and the flowers are awesome looking too.

*Please forgive me everyone for not being able to comment on everyone's painting. There's so many news ones, I usually just select a random few and comment. But believe me I do look at and admire everyone's work :)

Alexandra
02-17-2010, 12:48 PM
Thank you Alan! I really can't claim these flowers. They are from the sticker and stamps of AR3 and the creator of these. I just duplicated and enhanced them. This software is a total blast to me.:)
BTW-I saved your photo-so look out!:D

Alan
02-17-2010, 01:35 PM
LOL uh-oh! :D :D :D

mannafig
02-18-2010, 01:23 AM
Theses are lovely dear Sandra very calming and peaceful.:):)

Alexandra
02-18-2010, 04:47 AM
Thank you Amanda, I appreciate that Dear Friend. So happy to see you back!:)

L Skylar Brown
02-18-2010, 05:54 AM
Sandy-Alex - Don't know how I missed commenting, but I'm making up for it now! This is one of your most engaging pieces. A beautiful Art Nuveau feel to it.

Alexandra
02-18-2010, 07:27 AM
Skylar ,I love that period in art, so thank you very much.:)