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Sunday, 17 March 2013

SHARON WHITLEY'S CHALLENGE

Sharon Whitley is setting a monthly challenge, this month there were two, foxgloves or a horse.After struggling with the foxgloves, which I thought would be the easier option, I decided, after much deliberation and trepidation to let the horse see the daylight.

With the aid of tracedown I had the outline before me.  But I got lateral displacement! A well known illness, first brought to my attention by Ron Ranson.  You have a piece of white paper ready, then you make a cup of tea, ring a friend, walk around the garden - stalling before you face up to that dreaded paper.  Well, let me tell you what happened.  I started, smiled, the fear I had when I did the foxgloves did not appear.  And when I had finished I had once of those moments, when you look at something you have painted and think 'Did I do that?' Well, yes I did do it! Sharon Whitley bring on the next challenge (no, only joking mustn't get carried away).


26 comments:

  1. I like it much too, a truly beautiful result!

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  2. Polly you're a little star - I'm so pleased, it's stunning!

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    1. Thanks for that challenge! You've had some great results from the photograph. Feet down to earth tomorrow as teacher wants me to do flowers again!!!!

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  3. Fabulous job Polly. Love it. Now I know what I suffer with too but I waste my time on the PC and not the garden. lol ;-)

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    1. Have noticed you're on the computer, nearly as much as I am! It's a nasty little illness to suffer from. Thanks for the comments too. Nice of you to pop by.

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  4. Beautiful work Polly, you are right to be proud of it.

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    1. Bet if I tried again it would be awful!

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  5. Awesome Polly, you did VERY well !

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    1. Thank you so much. I had a good day!

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  6. How brilliant this is Polly, that feeling was well deserved

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  7. Oh, that's called lateral displacement? Lovely painting.

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  8. It's not you, it's the wind ;)))
    Well, beautiful and lovely painting. Good job.

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    1. Oh yes it could be the wind. Thanks for your comments and thanks for visiting me.

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  9. This is really beautiful, Polly, it's just magic when paintings seem to paint themselves! I suffer from lateral displacement, too; now I know it's the reason I change my painting water so frequently!

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    1. It's a tough illness! Fortunately it's not infectious.

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  10. what a fabulous job you did painting this horse. You can come to California and have some Jello anytime. Or I could mail you some today

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  11. Great job!!! Bravo! I did a horse once and it came out looking sort of stunted. You really rose to the challenge.

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  12. Hello Polly:) I saw the challenge and you did a great job! So well painted, beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Renate. I surprised myself!!!!

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  13. Polly, fabulous painting! WOW! High Five!! Frame it!

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    1. Oh, perhaps I will frame it, hadn't thought about it. Thanks for the High Five - You nearly broke my wrist with it!!!!

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