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Monday, 3 March 2014

BRUSHO BAGATELLE

While I have been battling away with Abstract I have also been brushoing, if there is such a word.  One quite intricate for me and a flower (yes I said flower me no like painting flowers - oops bad english) and one a challenge which turned out better than I expected.

I painted a Bird of Paradise flower in my A-Z challenge as Xotic flower for 'X' but thought it would make a good brusho painting, because of the vibrant orange.  The bleach wouldn't complete take out the blue, so it has left a lovely texture that was quite by accident!

This is Sharon Whitley's Challenge for February, photograph by Gary Jones
Was going to to it in watercolour, but Brusho called and I listened. Great fun.

Have a lovely week and remember Spring is round the corner for us Northern Hemisphere people.

22 comments:

  1. Love the birds of paradise! I like the way you have the stems crossing...nice composition. The bird is great!

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  2. Wow, Polly, what a nice paintings!!! How did you achieve this exact flower and leave shape in the flowers?????

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    1. Quite a lot of bleach was used for the flower after doing the orange background, then going back in with colour. But to be honest I can't remember how I did the rest, sorry.

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    1. Thanks Celeste, happy painting this week

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  4. Les effets obtenus sont très beaux!
    Bonne semaine, Polly.

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    1. Vous etes tres gentille. Merci pour votre commentaires. Bonne semaine!

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  5. Both wonderful , really love the abstract with such gorgeous colors , but the eagle is fabulous too !

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    1. Thank you Jane. I actually enjoyed painting the scary eagle

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  6. Polly both of these are super! The eagle is such a magnificent bird. This Brusho really makes some gorgeous colors. I also love the texture you caught in the Bird of Paradise. Surprises that work out are always the best! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Glad you liked them Debbie, it's lovely of you to comment.

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  7. Both really look great, Polly! The first one is a very beautiful semi-abstract full of life and dynamism. The second is so dramatic!

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    1. Had fun painting both these, thanks for your comments.

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  8. Love the duo of orange and blue in your bird of paradise. Such complementing colors. And your eagle is a real piece of work. I feel it's coming right through a window. Striking!

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    1. Thanks Helen, and nice of you to pop by and for your lovely comments

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  9. Oh, wow, Polly, these are both spectacular, strong ... but so different too. The eagle is fierce! And I really love the bird of paradise (a favorite flower of mine), not just the flower itself, but the background too!

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    1. Thanks Laura. It's brusho that does a lot of it and just help it

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  10. Muy buenas, Polly. Enhorabuena!
    Abrazos.

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  11. Wow, gorgeous work!! I learned something new- brusho and bleach. I love the effects they produced!

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    1. Bleach is a very exciting effect and the white paper appears as if my magic.

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