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Thread: Mink (IPad)

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    Mink (IPad)

    Mink from a photo taken with permission of a friend Hugh Smith.
    Christine.(Paint what you see, not what you know to be there)

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    beautifully done Sapphire. quite wonderful painting. it could benefit hugely from a crop to enhance the focal points and balance the negative areas. see what you think.
    Last edited by screenpainter; 02-19-2012 at 01:17 PM.

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    Thank you screenpainter for your imput.
    The original painting is done 2048 x 2048, the Mink and the log are the only thing I copied from the photo the water and reeds were done to fill the empty space.
    The 8x10 crop is to make for easier printing onto canvas.
    I see where you are coming from about the empty space, your crop is great apart from cutting off the tip of the tail.

    New crop keeping to 8x10 added wiskers
    Last edited by Saphire; 02-20-2012 at 04:55 AM. Reason: Added wiskers
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    Very nice indeed Saphire, I just love your animal paintings they are an inspiration to us all.
    Geoff

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    Thank you so much for your nice comment Geoff.
    Christine.(Paint what you see, not what you know to be there)

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    Your paintings are always spectacular!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    The light on the fur is so delicately painted, at first you don't realize how much work it must have taken ... And the word "balance" comes to mind, how the painter has insisted on strong horizontals in the water, verticals in the grasses, curves everywhere, and the diagonal-poised mink, energy at rest ...

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    Christine, he is a delight in his lovely surroundings

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    Awwwww he is so delightful, you can almost see his whiskers twitching in the air,well done Christine
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    Stunning work Saphire, great detailed and texture. Love it!
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