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Well needed a change and this is a nod to my two friends who do the best watercolors and also an effort to try to get something that is loose.  Yes, I did have something to copy from as this is a pretty intricate piece, but did this on watercolor canvas and it is very different than paper as it absorbs the paint.  I am going to try to do a color pencil piece on this canvas too as I am looking for supports that I could get in a bigger size.  This doesn't appear to be as rough as some of the canvas, but boy does it eat pencils.
I posted this two way, but think I could turn it 4 ways and get 4 different pictures - no just tried it and one is clearly upside down, but get 3 different looks.  Guess that will entertain me for a bit.
Another cold, windy day so good to stay inside and work on fairies. :)
Thanks for stopping by and hope you are enjoying a great weekend.


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    1. Well definitely outside my comfort zone, will try to,stay loose. Thanks A for the encouragement

    2. Cannot keep my eyes from it. Really a wonderful wonderful painitng. I just love those jumping colours. Beautiful inspiration.

    3. Morning A, always good when I catch a few of your seconds more than once. The color is what grabbed me too. I like the fact that there is not a right side and when turned it takes on a different look. It just cheers me up on a winter's day and brings in a piece of light. I like too how the eye does the mixing.

    4. Dear Nelvia you always catch more than a few seconds with me. :)

  2. Hello Nelvia! It 'looks very great!
    Motion colors composition very attractive!
    A beautiful work, well done!
    Have nice days at home! It is very cold here,sunny but cold!!!At home is better!!!Ciao!

    1. Big compliments from you, is way cold here as well, missed snow but cold air luring in now. Hope all is well more offline later

  3. Wow, Nelvia... I'm totally surprised by this painting. So cheerfull colors. You are so talented! I find it stunning to look at. It is so alive!!! And also on canvas. Thick compliments. Exactly what Alexander said: more!Dear greetings. You are a great artist:) xxx

    1. Hey Sweetie, are you feeling better, missed you. Not sure about the latter part, but love the color and motion, even though not well executed all that well. You guys are just the best, so nice you believe in me.

  4. This is so beautiful, Nelvia and not an easy piece to do. I have a pond in my backyard with 7 koi' have inspired me to someday paint them....again, this is a wonderful painting!!

    1. Thank you for stopping by Hilda and much appreciate your comments. Your guys have to be pretty hardy if they live in a pond in the Northeast. They are beautiful creatures and quite curious and always moving. Will look forward to seeing your next picture of them.

  5. Heel mooi vol beweging lieve groetjes Danielle

  6. Thank you Danielle, be watching wahtmyounare posting and glad you are feeling better in your heart, time is the best healer.

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    1. Hey C nice to hear from you, are you frozen up there? Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Can't keep my eyes away from your fish :)

  9. Hi Nelvia,
    I love this painting and I am looking forward to seeing your next one. Thanks for turning off your word verification.


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