My watercolor

My watercolor - I painted it when I was about 15-16
@ElicBxn (61149)
United States
January 17, 2009 12:12pm CST
I started a discussion about the death of a famous artist yesterday. Well, I mentioned that I had done some art, so I wanted to share the picture I painted in high school. It is a watercolor. I'm pretty proud of it, but since I'm taking this with my phone and the glass reflects it could be a better photo.
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
17 Jan 09
That's really good! I love to paint but have been using oil paints. I have a watercolor set but have yet to try it. I'm a littke busy with a picture I'm doing for a lady at work. You should do more ElicBxn!
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Well, so far I've only sold a couple of peices, and that was to a friend of my mom's. Now this woman collected art, but she had them in her guest room, not on her "gallery" wall. Still I felt very honored.
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Well...just because they aren't on her gallery wall doesn't make them less. She liked them enough to buy them and has hung them in her house..for her guests to admire at that. I bet you haven't marketed much of your stuff either.If you did I bet it would be more than just a couple you sold.
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Well, I don't know how long they hung, I know they hung for several years. I know they aren't hanging now, she passed away in 07 and her husband has moved. And I didn't think they were that special, but she insisted I sell them (and they were about the best I had done at that point except for one that got taken by the student teacher and went back to her school for display.)
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Hey, you have talent!! I cannot draw to save my life!! LOL
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Thanks. I had a friend who was challenged by a straight line, but she could appreciate it. I have a painting by her father hanging in my front room where I can see it.
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I have artwork by two aunts-in-law who were very talented. My sister was pretty good, as well as my brother. My artistic side comes with dance and decorating, not art. LOL
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
18 Jan 09
The sad thing is that I think I'm a better writer than artist.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
17 Jan 09
That's a truly beautiful painting and I see BarbaraPrz beat me to it by saying it has an "oriental" feel to it. Mmmm..ever thinking of painting kitties? LOL. I actually have a watercolor painting of my crystal gazing black kitty...one of these days I'll see if I can scan it.
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I can do horses, but cats are a whole other matter. I remember when my neice was about 7 she drew a horse that was kind of a big "U" for the face. I then drew her a picture and she said she was going to keep it so she could use it for practice. No idea how long that lasted. Never seen any art of any kind from the child since. Mind you, she's 23 now....
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@AmbiePam (51541)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I like this a lot. You really capture the deer beautifully.
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I seem to remember I painted it from a picture, but the picture wasn't exactly the same, but kindda...
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@GardenGerty (118059)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I wish I had had art in school. It is a good memory to have this picture, though.
@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I did enjoy art, I was probably happier doing art than anything else. Then when I was a senior I did a handicrafts class that I just LOVED!
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17 Jan 09
Hi ElicBxn, That is so very beautiful, I can never do that, I can't even draw let alone paint, you are very clever and talented girl. Well done. Tamara
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Actually, painting is easier than drawing, you can be more general and still have something beautiful.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
17 Jan 09
That is a very good piece of artwork. I wish I had talent, I always wished I could play the piano and paint.
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I tried the piano, and I just have no musical talent. I'm glad you like it. You have to know that my mom took care of it for me for several years until I could get it framed.
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@camomom (7535)
• United States
18 Jan 09
It's beautiful. I wish I could paint that good. I love art but I don't think that I'm very good. Other people tell me that I am but whatever, they have to say things like that they're my friends and family.
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
18 Jan 09
That's what I always said, but when teachers tell you that its good and give you an "A"
@camomom (7535)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I guess, if that's how you judge if it's good or not, Then I'm a pretty good artist. I always got A's in art from Kindergarten to 12th.
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Well, in the earlier grades I think they grade more on willingness to do the work, but at some point (genearlly by middle school) they start grading on your work too.
• United States
21 Jan 09
I like it very much ElicBxn. The colors are very soft and I tend to be attracted to pictures of that sort. I took six years of Art in school so I guess that's why I can appreciate your painting. For only being 15/16, great job! I hope you do get a chance to re-find your artistic ability again so you can create more. Hey, who know's, maybe sell a few. Wouldn't that be great?
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Thanks. I tend to find the "art" need is satisfied in my crafting. I do want to get back to painting, but I need to get time and space (space more than time really) and hope to get some pictures done.
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• United States
21 Jan 09
I love to craft but haven't had much time lately, or lack of enthusiasm. I gotta get with it already. The art in school I think helps you be much more creative and imaginative later in life. At least it does for me. I hope you can find a little space for yourself to keep up your paintings. It really would be a shame to waste your ability and talent. Shame on me too.
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@kholid78 (341)
• Indonesia
21 Jan 09
Hi ElicBxn We have the same hobby. I think yours seem influence by chinese art. It's a nice one.
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I love oriental art, Chinese and Japanese. I wish I could really do the landscapes like them, I love them.
@kholid78 (341)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 09
I sure you can realizing so. I can't be patient to see it soon. Good luck
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• United States
21 Jan 09
I wish I could do water colors but I look at a blank sheet of paper or canvas and that is all I see is a blank canvas. I will remark on your photo when I see it.
@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Honestly, that's all I see, but then I start adding colors... Sometimes I decide what I want it to be, I did a glass print in like 7th or 8th grade for a student teacher that was pretty awesome and I did do that, decided what I wanted then tried to do it, came really close too. I think Maggiepie has first dibs on the painting.
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• United States
25 Jan 09
Oh darn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just know it would come to me since we are such good friends. heehee
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
20 Jan 09
[b]I can't wait to see it, tho I think I know which one you mean. Maybe. Sigh...good ol' MyBot.... Maggiepie[/b]
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
20 Jan 09
[b]Oh! Okay! Thanks! I am sick of MyBot's awkward system, tho. Maggieohyouknowwhoitis....[/b]
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
18 Jan 09
it is a pretty piece of art.it is a great hobby.do you paint nowadays also.i was not so good at painting ,when i was in school but ,i love to admire others work.
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
18 Jan 09
No, I don't get to paint much these days, tho I have a goal to get back to doing so, now its a matter of finding that darn watercolor paper again! I'm probably better at admiring other's work than the actual painting.
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
20 Jan 09
[b]A-hem. Oh, Eeeeelliiiiiccc...I have some watercolor paper.... Wanna put yer money where yer mouth is & use some of it? I'd love to see what you did! Anyway, went to the pic, & yes, it's the one I thought it was. Left a note there. Maggiepie[/b]
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
25 Jan 09
Yes I remember your discussion on Andrew Wyeth. I think I responded. You have talent my friend. I enjoy painting myself, but I find watercolor to be frustrating. Thanks for sharing this lovely picture with us. You should be very proud of it.
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
25 Jan 09
Thanks, I realize I've got some talent. I actually took a little summer class in art and, more than anything else, it helped me really appreciate other's work in watercolor. Back when my eyesight was better, I used to get right up on them to see the way they layered the colors on the paper. I was always impressed.
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
22 Jan 09
[i]Hi ELic, you're very talented! that is great output! I cannot do that! LOL! Wow, so, are you still painting this time?[/i]
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I'm not at the moment, too many other things, and lack of space and time, more the former because I could take off from mylot if I had the space.
@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Jan 09
Very nice. It's a whole lot better than anything I could have done in High school!
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Thanks
@bunnybon7 (44250)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Jan 09
yes that is a very nice looking water color. you should persue that career.
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I think, bunny, that at our age, its more of a hobby until there's enough stock to sell.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
18 Jan 09
I am not good with my hands, I would love to be able to paint, I am a writer, and my boyfriend is the painter, he does beautiful oil painters and sells them
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I think I'm a better writer than artist, if that tells you anything.
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Very nice Elic, you have great talent. Do you have more? Have ever thought of making them to sell. You could make some money with your talent.
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Off hand, no, but if I knew how to market them, I'd probably start again! As it is, I have a lot of jewelry I've made and don't know how to sell either.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I also draw & paint but i have only used water colors once..I usually do my paintings in oils...Its lots of fun to paint & i really need to get back into my painting....I have not seen yours yet but when i post this i will be able to see your painting...You should be proud of your work...
@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I think you'll like it, it has a nice over all feel to it. Making me want to get my paint and paper out! Think that's part of why I wanted to post this!
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