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MacPix
12-15-2010, 11:39 PM
Hello! I've been using ArtRage 2.5 for a month and am amazed what I can do with this program! I usually work until the wee hours, so I post into the Gallery and go to sleep!. But tonight, I wanted to say thanks to all who post here for all the valuable info and inspiration! My name is Deb and all comments are welcome!

semd74
12-16-2010, 12:45 AM
Nice painting, Deb and welcome to the forum

Caesar
12-16-2010, 12:54 AM
This painting is magnificent and has a special lighting and atmosphere, so joyful, intimate even in this majestic and cold natural environment.
I like the dwelling in here; I guess its a hobbit's home.:p
Season greetings, welcome and congratulations for such a valuable contribution!

AT-TA
12-16-2010, 02:39 AM
So lovely to look at. And merry Christmas to you and welcome to AR.:)

barnburner
12-16-2010, 02:46 AM
Welcome to the forum Deb, and thanks for sharing your fine painting with us.
Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
Merry Christmas! :)

Alexandra
12-16-2010, 07:12 AM
Welcome Deb, this is delightful!

MacPix
12-16-2010, 11:42 AM
Thank you all for your kind words and greetings! I love intimate forest and garden scenes and wanted to do a cozy one for our Christmas card. Glad you all liked it! And yes, Caesar, someone or something very small lives here!

jibes
12-16-2010, 01:56 PM
Deb. Welcome! What a great 1st painting posted here and I know what you mean by wee hours of the morn. Time fly's!! A great Christmas Painting!
Here is a hint (I painted lights before so I know how this goes.) If you want your lights to really shine use another layer and put just a tiny dot of white (or very near white with a hint of the lights color) on each bulb. I see you have done this already to some extent. Give it a try, it really works. Provided that's what you want. If not, never mind. :o

MacPix
12-16-2010, 03:21 PM
Thank you for the hint, Jibes! I airbrushed a glow around each light, but didn't think of the white spot--next time!

L Skylar Brown
12-16-2010, 03:53 PM
Deb - Good Work!!! I discovered Ar last year, and have never been so re-energized by anything like I was with it. When AR Pro came out, it just ampped me up that much more. So I think I know of what you speak.

justjean
12-16-2010, 04:15 PM
Deb, welcome and a lovely painting of a snuggly little home in the forest

Lee
12-16-2010, 04:30 PM
Dear Deb, Hello!! a lovely and sweet painting and thoughtful greeting for the Christmas season, very warm!:)

MacPix
12-16-2010, 11:33 PM
Thank you Skylar, JustJean and Lee!
Skylar--I have seen your work before, perhaps on the American Artist or Artist Magazine sites. I am excited to see your work here!!!

coops
12-17-2010, 05:26 AM
Ohhhhhhhhhhh looks like it is about the time for snow to start and Father Christmas to set off. Very good painting:)

mannafig
12-17-2010, 12:20 PM
Welcome Deb. Stunning work:):)

MacPix
12-17-2010, 11:52 PM
Thank you coops and mannafig! Merry Christmas!