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08-07-2011, 04:58 PM
Mucking about with watercolour and texture

08-07-2011, 07:12 PM
Great work, looks like she has just started and hasnt yet got to 10.
Like the detail and thought that has gone into the brick work...

08-07-2011, 07:41 PM
i like it very much - nice picture

08-07-2011, 10:55 PM
What a wonderful painting Juz and it took me back to being that little girl. Love it:)

08-08-2011, 02:18 AM
Wow Juz, what great painting. You are so talented!

08-08-2011, 02:32 AM
Juz... I love the subject and you have done a great job on the little girl , and the wall and grounds very subtle stains, and weathering... a super work :cool::cool::cool::):):)

08-08-2011, 04:54 AM
Juz I love this painting, it is heartwarming to me as it brings me back to childhood:):):):):)

08-08-2011, 05:01 AM
This is really cute, and well-done!

08-08-2011, 05:12 AM
Wonderful, both the painting, colours and the scene :):)

08-08-2011, 05:40 AM
Excellent work:)
I like the idea, that brings back in past and the technique you used:):):)

08-08-2011, 06:38 AM
Really well done, I like the stance that you gave to the little girl, it looks so real.

08-08-2011, 06:57 AM
It is really very well observed scene. The pose of the girl looks very natural. :)
The both textured surfaces in the background are supposed to be an interesting workshop experiment, ...I guess.

08-08-2011, 10:40 AM
cute scene, very well done!
I love the dress of the girl, and her pose looks so natural, reminds me of my childhood :)

08-08-2011, 11:34 AM
Wonderful work....and that's an understatement....:):):)

08-08-2011, 02:09 PM
@IceAxe - at first I was going to call the piece 'Count to 10' but in my own memories of 'hide and seek' we'd always choose a 'big' number knowing full well whoever was it would fall short of it as soon as everyone was out of earshot ;):)

@Avim, thanks for looking :)

@Coops, Pat, Silvy and MSIE.. I'm so glad this piece could evoke fond memories of childhood for you :)

@Sandy, thank you, very high praise from someone as talented and creative as you :)

@Justjean, thanks I've been trying (and failing miserably) to limit my colour choices more and more :)

@GfxPainter, MaryLou, Limey-g and Kenmo thanks for your very kind comments :)

@Strandy, yes indeed, I'm finding digital watercolour to be its own very unique (new) medium and for the moment am happy to let it lead me around. Thanks for looking :)

08-08-2011, 04:25 PM
Juz, this is beautiful painting.... very good use of wc's and such a sweet theme....:)

08-09-2011, 07:18 AM
great scene, memorable and well painted

08-09-2011, 07:27 AM
Beautiful work!!

08-09-2011, 08:10 AM
I like everything about this painting...especially the brick work

08-09-2011, 12:21 PM
@AT-TA, SheCat, DMerchen and Semd74, thank you for looking and for your kind comments :):)

D Akey
08-09-2011, 01:53 PM
Very nice Juz!

I think it shows a delicate hand and a sensitivity to color. The hair is really good in how you chose a color seen elsewhere in the pic work as the shadowed area between the blond locks. A good balance, nicely painted.

It feels straight and orderly. That's great if that's what you want to say, because the connotation is that all's right with the world, even though the materials in this setting are a bit masculine for a girl so dressed. So it's an interesting combination that immediately creates a wee bit of tomboy tension. As a result I could see her being adventuresome, solving mysteries in a young adult book venue. And hide and seek could be a good lead in, story wise, to further mysteries.

Having said all that, were I painting it (not necessarily for you), I would make the line of bricks a little more off, where there might be a crack or some pits, or cast shadow on the mortar, or a chip or two knocked off. But I'm a lover of textured surfaces. Believe me, it's not going to make your painting any better or worse to change those details. It's just different and there may be places in which you might want to add some grittier character to the environment for mood -- like in a haunted house or something.

But had I a daughter, I would be happy to get her a book thus illustrated as you have done. Nice!

08-09-2011, 02:10 PM
great watercolor effects and very cute nostalgic image as well. good to see you mucking about. super job on this Justine.

08-09-2011, 02:22 PM
OMG thanks D.Akey :):eek::) you're absolutely right!! The background wall elements are quite monotonous on the eye and the changes you suggest would definitely make it a more interesting piece. Brilliant, i'll revisit it.:D

I struggle a bit with worrying that my watercolour has become too overworked and sometimes aren't sure when to stop. I may have left this one a little early.

@Screenpainter, thank you dear friend you always are so encouraging :):)

08-11-2011, 10:30 AM
Wow. This is great Juz. Really like its colors. Very well done!!!!!

08-15-2011, 07:55 AM

08-15-2011, 08:04 AM
Beautiful:eek:, delicate and wonderful colors. Congratulations Juz.

08-15-2011, 08:47 AM
Hi Juz

This gently beautiful your painting. Very well done:rolleyes::)

08-15-2011, 09:18 AM
Wow,I really like this style :)


09-17-2011, 04:58 PM
I missed this one while I was away Juz... This is beautiful! The style and brightness reminds me of a Norman Rockwell (perhaps it's the pose and scenario). The colors are brilliant and I love the color play in the brick. Fantastic Juz!:eek:

09-17-2011, 08:29 PM
Juz. Hawkeye D M'Akey has said it all and you and I both agree with him

Regards. E+

09-18-2011, 09:39 AM
Hi Juz wonderful paintinga:)