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Comment by Priyanka Sharma on October 17, 2013 at 7:33pm

Its very nice Jenifer ....

Comment by Jenifer Nadira Knight on October 17, 2013 at 7:45pm

thank you, Priyanka.  It was a LOT of hard work and details.

Comment by Pat on October 17, 2013 at 11:56pm

Beautiful Jenifer! Is this acrylic?

Comment by Jenifer Nadira Knight on October 18, 2013 at 12:07am

Hi Pat, and thank you!  Actually, it's soft pastels!  

Comment by Pat on October 18, 2013 at 12:33am

I tried them once,,,made a big mess, lol........Beautiful Jen.

Comment by Jenifer Nadira Knight on October 18, 2013 at 12:54am

Thanks again Pat, and thanks for calling me "Jen", not too many people know that's my pet name!  Pastels also gave me a rough time in the beginning; in fact I tried them, made a huge mess and left the box for another 20 years, before I picked them up again.  You basically have to paint with pastels, using the same mind set you use for painting with acrylics, oils, or any other media.  Think in "layers".

Comment by Pat on October 18, 2013 at 1:02am

Well maybe someday I will try it again...lol

Comment by Jenifer Nadira Knight on October 18, 2013 at 4:03am

Thank you, Gail!  I had to blur the background!  With pastels, there's too much 'fighting' going on with background and foreground.  Something has to give, and in this case, it's the background!  I did try to paint the flowers with detail, but they detracted too much from the birds.  It was a matter of trial and error. I kept trying combinations until the right one worked. 

Comment by Nelson Failing on October 18, 2013 at 6:40am

Beautiful Jenifer....and the colours are so soft and peaceful and it has a 3D effect....really cool touch!

Comment by Jenifer Nadira Knight on October 18, 2013 at 4:06pm
  • Thanks, Nelson, and I was also admiring YOUR work!  VERY creative!  Very.

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