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Sketchism71
03-10-2011, 02:08 PM
This was done fairly quickly today using a reference of Monet's Garden in Giverny France. The photo is a free reference found at Wet Canvas (see below). Thanks for checking it out!:)

Sketchism71
03-10-2011, 02:12 PM
Oops... forgot the photo reference...

L Skylar Brown
03-10-2011, 02:45 PM
Monet is a personal saint of mine, and Giverny is a place of special beauty. I like how you interpreted it.

Caesar
03-10-2011, 08:56 PM
That's why I immediately had a déjà-vue impression! You painting this most famous place very well and originally with Your sort of "action neo-impressionist" style.

coops
03-10-2011, 11:09 PM
Beautiful, gently and dreamy painting Sketch. The bridge takes me back to when I was a child and I was always in the park. There was a bridge just like this one and hmm guess I was a tomboy as I tried walking along those outside parts that jut out. Guess what, I fell in and got covered in greem slimey stuff and I wasnt very popular when I got home. Great painting with lots of resurfacing memories for me, thanks for both Sketch:)

Sketchism71
03-11-2011, 02:32 AM
Skylar, Caesar, and Katie - Thanks a bunch for the comments! :D:D

Weeks
03-11-2011, 02:36 AM
Hi Sketchism71,

I like the tone palette...

Best,

Weeks

pat1940
03-11-2011, 03:09 AM
This is so soft and beautiful Sketch, and such a wonderful interpitation in your own style:):););)

Mike Severoff
03-11-2011, 04:57 AM
It seems to me that this wonderful place was miraculously drawn.
Thanks

AT-TA
03-11-2011, 05:38 AM
Sketch,I like your own digi interpretation.... pretty and inviting .... i like it. :)

Alexandra
03-11-2011, 11:51 AM
How beautiful Eddie!

Suha
03-11-2011, 05:27 PM
Is a beautiful place, drawing more than wonderful

byroncallas
03-11-2011, 07:31 PM
Eddie - beautiful work. Echoing others, you've taken one of the more famous references in art and successfully turned it into a moment of your own - an instant captured in your evolving style - a momentary and lovely landing place of Sketchism here and now. I know you are aware Rosy is particularly fond of your work - she still remembers the big box of crayons so brilliantly and boldly interpreted. She saw this and commented on your incredible evolution, pointing out how your migrations and experiments in every case are so fully accomplished and lovingly expressed. Your posts are infrequent, but each is always worth waiting for. You always deliver the goods. The goods in this post are thoroughly satisfying and can be attested to the many promptly posted warm responses. :):):)

Sketchism71
03-12-2011, 06:25 AM
Thank you Weeks, Pat, Mike, AT-TA, Sandra, Suha, and Byron for the awesome and inspiring comments!:):)

@Byron - Thank you so much! That box of crayons is still one I go back to every now and then and wonder "How did I do that?"...lol! I am still a realism painter at heart but I must say it has been fun and therapeutic to step away from it for a while and explore a more relaxed style of painting. Realism is always a fantastic challenge to me but it can be back breaking and painful at times (though I always enjoy the end result). Tell Rosy "Thank you" for remaining my fan as I am off painting in la la freedom mode! You guy's are the best!:D

screenpainter
03-12-2011, 06:43 PM
beautiful painting. beautiful use of color. really like it.

hanzz
03-12-2011, 08:28 PM
I've been there, really loved it, and I really like your painting. Nice work !

silvy
03-13-2011, 05:21 AM
I love Monet and i like very much your personal interpretation:)

mannafig
03-13-2011, 06:25 AM
Fabulous:):)

JOSEPHINE.EARP
03-13-2011, 06:37 AM
Simply beautiful.
Best wishes Jo x

alkratzer
03-14-2011, 01:31 PM
Nice one Eddie -- I really dig the loose style and color scheme! Hope all is going well with you!