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coops
06-28-2012, 08:55 AM
Hope you enjoy this one:)68129

GRSArts
06-28-2012, 10:12 AM
Woooo....that is beautiful!!!!!

eighty+
06-28-2012, 10:14 AM
Hi. Katie now you really Singing. Go go gal :cool::D

limey-g
06-28-2012, 11:41 PM
Wow Katie, this is so lovely, it has a wonderful delicacy about it.
Well done.
Geoff

barnburner
06-29-2012, 12:14 AM
Great idea Katie., And as usual, extremely well done. :) :) :)

silvy
06-29-2012, 04:42 AM
It's always a pleasure see your delicate brushwork Katie. Love it!:)

Vladislav
06-29-2012, 05:16 AM
Excellent!

D Akey
06-29-2012, 05:41 AM
In opening this one, it is so well resolved visually that I take things to be as they appear. And as such, it feels wide open and fresh. To me this one is about a child who is nearly a blank canvas, full of possibilities and imagination. I think a particularly lyrical part is that the clouds and the breaking waves are handled in similar ways, owing to the overall lightness and pale purples. It feels like that handling is a deliberate part of the theme.

The figures of the child, the birds and butterflies are what have attention and focus given them where they have a symbolic presence. I love the idea of him being surrounded by guardians - not the fierce type, but the guides, like students from The Jiminy Cricket School of Advanced Reflections on a practical field trip. Ah, Grasshopper. . .

It's very well painted indeed, Ms Coops. And it feels thoroughly uplifting. :):)__:cool:__:):)

Rondo
06-29-2012, 05:44 AM
just has to b agree with all the above,really touching and beautiful work:) thanks for sharing....

semd74
06-29-2012, 07:34 AM
Beautiful painting my friend, very well done...love the sky texture and the butterflies added a nice touch :-)

HarlequiNQB
06-29-2012, 08:29 AM
Love it, supurb!

I especially love the way the ripples have texture, and how delicate the clouds are, and the contrast of the pale sky and water with the strong colour on the child and... Oh, I think I just like everything about all of it :)

L Skylar Brown
06-29-2012, 12:16 PM
Lovely. Makes me smile.

Valerie
06-30-2012, 01:08 PM
Katie this is fabulous
Val

hypotaxis
06-30-2012, 02:53 PM
I also like this very much. And I like the whiff of a threat to the little one from the sea behind him, for me, it just adds a nice edge to the guardians being there.

Brett

coops
06-30-2012, 09:40 PM
GRS many thanks much appreciated:)
Dear Eighty I try ohhhhhh I try lol:)
So happy you liked it Geoff:)
Barnburner, Silvy and Vladislav thanks for your very kind comments:)
Dear Mr Akey, as always your poetic words have me smiling and you amaze me that you see so much in a painting and that you take so much time writing what you see. The forums really thank you as do I for your time and brilliant comments. Thanks once again kind sir:)
Rondo, Steve, and HarlequiNQB, thank you so much I really appreciate your comments:)
Skylar so happy that this made you smile as a smile is worth a fortune and really cost nothing.:):)
Thanks Valerie and hypotaxis glad you enjoyed this one, many thanks for your comments:)

Alexandra
07-01-2012, 04:31 AM
Awww Katie, this is touching and so beautiful.

pat1940
07-01-2012, 04:50 AM
Dear Katie, when I opened this one it put sunshine and warmth in my heart, what a fantastic painting, I LOVE IT

Caesar
07-02-2012, 07:05 PM
It's such a sweet and lovely painting ...

coops
07-03-2012, 12:29 AM
Thank you Sandy, glad that you enjoyed it:)
Pat, what a lovely thing to say and that really made me smile, thanks so much:)
Thank you Cesare for your kind comments, I really appreciate them:)