Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Red Balloon"

"Red Balloon"
oil on board, 8x10"
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This is my entry for Karin Jurick's blog Different Strokes from Different Folks . The original photo was of a lot of rooftops and I cropped it a bit and added my special touch... This was fun yet challenging as I don't normally paint cityscapes. I definitely learned a lot.

9 comments:

  1. Already? And you did such a great job! I like the different crop you chose and the addition of the balloon gives it a hint of whimsy. Very creative!

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  2. You did this beautifully, Kristen. I love that touch of Kristen, that touch of whimsy with the red balloon!

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  3. This is fantastic, Kristen! YOu really got that shiny metal areas down perfectly, and that red balloon is such a nice surprise!

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  4. Hi Kristen, I like your version of the challenge.

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  5. I really like the potential for a story that the red balloon introduces into the painting.

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  6. Kristen, what a wonderful addition of the red balloon. What interest it adds to the painting. I can almost visualize the tears on that child's face whose balloon got away.

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  7. This is a wonderful, inventive solution to the challenge...glad I found your blog, Kristen

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  8. Fabulous rich colors, and the ballon is the perfect touch!

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  9. Oh your piece as such a great imagination and makes your viewer create a fabulous story. Bravo well done

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