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    Adrift ~

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    Decided to see what kind of "water" effect I could create with the now
    famous Gloop tool and this is the result. For lack of a better description
    I have titled this painting "Adrift" since this silly heart seems to be taking
    a rock infested boating excursion without benefit of oars and a life jacket.




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    Mairzie Dotes

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    Dear Mairzie, yes the gloop tool is a fine tool is it not and you used it so very well. This is a fine painting but somehow makes me feel a little sad.
    Sometimes...I remember better with my eyes closed

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    Beautiful painting MaryAnn. It makes me sad as well. I think anyone who has fallen in love and lost has felt this very thing. You painting a strong feeling so so well.

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    As long as you still feel you have a heart you are alive,
    what a heart travel on a pack ice, refreshing !!
    The water looks excellent but no doubt
    must be very cold, I can say
    after it's color.
    "All are about quiet and light." Dany
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    Looking at it and well I thought the heart had just arrived. Now I've read your description.



    Despite its most depressing theme, it's really beautiful Mair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coops View Post
    Dear Mairzie, yes the gloop tool is a fine tool is it not and you used it so very well. This is a fine painting but somehow makes me feel a little sad.


    coops,
    So happy that you like the painting, thank you ! I felt like painting
    "something" before I retired last night, something quick I thought and
    started experimenting with the chalk tool that I often neglect and came
    up with a couple of forms that looked like rocks so then I thought of
    water and what I could do with the Gloop tool to represent ripples. The
    painting looked a bit lack luster ... it needed some color. I love hearts,
    decided to add it for lack of painting something less attractive like a
    lobster... which would have taken waaay too long to create with all
    of those spindly legs!
    Mairzie Dotes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandra View Post
    Beautiful painting MaryAnn. It makes me sad as well. I think anyone who has fallen in love and lost has felt this very thing. You painting a strong feeling so so well.

    Alexandra,
    Gosh, did not want to make anyone sad. Good information indicates that
    this heart is an Aquarion, just looooooves water, is an accomplished
    Olympic swimmer and ... not to mention ... that is one vibrant, blushing
    boater who may only be adrift for the fun and adventure of it. As
    always, thank you for your sincere and most kind response.
    Mairzie Dotes

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    Wonderful Mairzie, i love how the cracked stone slabs reveal the gloopalicious water
    "I paint because I love to cut mats" (Arthur Alexander)

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    Very original, Mairzie,creative and story telling.I think, you could put the heart in a little boat, not to get scratched up and hurt too much... so when it gets to the destiny point, will still be strong and healthy maybe for the new beginnings and new adventures. Lovely evening pic....like it a lot and am looking for more...and thank you here... for the kind and lovely comments to my pics. They are always appreciated...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AT-TA View Post
    Very original, Mairzie,creative and story telling.I think, you could put the heart in a little boat, not to get scratched up and hurt too much... so when it gets to the destiny point, will still be strong and healthy maybe for the new beginnings and new adventures. Lovely evening pic....like it a lot and am looking for more...and thank you here... for the kind and lovely comments to my pics. They are always appreciated...

    AT-TA,
    Many things can be inspirational and in this case, EB's recent piece,
    "Water and Rocks" prompted me to give the Chalk and Gloop tools a
    try in creating my own rendition of these forms. I use the image of
    a heart in many of my paintings, some understated ... for example,
    in a painterly snow drift. In this case, if I was going to title the piece,
    "Adrift" ... (which where my sleepy eyes were going!) SOMEONE had
    to be sitting on one of those rocks! 'Twas late, should have been
    asleep, but that Art Rage "gotta paint" feeling came over me and this
    painting was the conclusion ... the urge fulfilled, then to bed and
    "adrift" in dreamland I went. Now to paint my dream ... ohhhhhhhhhhh
    decisions, decisions!

    Many thanks for your thoughtful and positive response.
    Mairzie Dotes

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