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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

SHARON'S CHALLENGE

Sharon Whitley's Challenge this month is of Cwm Idwal and the photo was taken by Gary Jones.  What a spectacular view, it fer takes yer breath away!  Although it is so awesome I felt that it wouldn't make a good painting.   However, when I got stuck in (very technical artistic term) I really enjoyed it.   I decided to use a limited palette of french ultramarine, burnt sienna and raw sienna, and, unusual for me, is painted small only 29cm x 20 cm.


I couldn't resist putting the real photograph taken by Gary.  How lucky to be able to walk so high and capture such breathtaking beauty. I thank Sharon for using this pic and for Gary for sharing this beautiful view.  Brings back memories  walks that I did way back that took my breath away.


18 comments:

  1. Lovely scene, well painted. Love how you've managed to capture the feel of the slopes.

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    1. Thank you. Thought the perspective was a little difficult so must admit to using tracedown paper.

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  2. Your painting is so nice! Good you gave it a try.

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  3. stunning location you've captured it beautifully polly :)

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    1. Thank you. I thought it was a wonderful location.

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  4. What to say when the painting is even more exciting than the beautiful photography!?
    Polly Brava!You painted in stunning way a wonderful place of our amazing planet.

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    1. I thought it was an amazing view and didn't think I could do it justice. Thank you for your lovely comment!

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  5. Perfect rendering, you did this really well !

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    1. Thank you Jane, What a view though.

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  6. You've done a fantastic job, I like the colours you chose.

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    1. Thank you. I thought too many colours would detract from the spectacular view.

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  7. What a beautiful painting Polly it is so much better than looking at the photograph hope you are framing it

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    1. Oh thank you Lorraine, So pleased with the comments. And no it won't be framed just put in the box with the rest. Well after what people have said maybe I will put it in our club exhibition later in the summer. With Gary's permission.

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  8. Polly you've excelled yourself here - I won't tell Gary that people think it's better than his original photo though lol!! I'm sure he won't mind you exhibiting it - it deserves to be seen - wish it was mine!

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    1. Thanks Sharon. Bit embarrassing really. As I don't think you can improve on nature! But such nice comments from people. I just love his photo. Ofcourse I will be glad to attribute it to him. You are really stretching me, thanks. I am enjoying it.

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    2. the photo and the painting are both beautiful but nothing compares to actually being there, I'm very lucky that I get to see these views for real

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    3. We used to ski and when I got to the top of a mountain I used to feel very emotional. Felt very privileged to be able to see such wonderful views. Then I was petrified cos I had to ski all the way down!

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