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Comment by Pat on September 12, 2014 at 12:11pm

Comment by Pat on September 12, 2014 at 12:12pm

Better Jen?  Mr Nelson and I could work as a team...lol

Comment by Nelson Failing on September 12, 2014 at 1:51pm

Ha ha ha Mz Pat...yes "tease" me....buwah hahahahhahahha

Comment by Jenifer Nadira Knight on September 12, 2014 at 4:44pm

oh my goohness gracious.  I'm speechless.  My husband has waited for this day:  Me speechless.  Nelson and Pat, you're an unbeatable team!  "Better" is an understatement, Pat, this looks like a masterpiece that I had nothing to do with!  Thanks, love you guys.

Comment by Pat on September 12, 2014 at 4:46pm

My hubby would love me to be speechless...lol.......Not going to give him the satisfaction though...lol..I'm sure it looks beautiful in person too which you had everything to do with Jen...

Comment by Jenifer Nadira Knight on September 12, 2014 at 4:49pm

Actually, Pat, pastel is a funny, tricky medium.  You're basically painting with dust, when you draw with pastels, so up close in person, the painting looks a bit different, from how it appears here with your fotoflexed version.  I wish I could explain to you, but you'd have to see an original pastel painting in person, to understand what I mean.  Unlike wet media, pastels are a 3-dimensional medium.  That's why a pastel painting looks so good when it's photographed.  In person, well, um, it's another story!  :)

Comment by Dusty Gonterman-Clare on September 12, 2014 at 9:42pm

These are wonderful finches, they look great with the photoflex, the iris lose something. There is so much detail the photoflex picks flattens it out a bit. Either picture, it a wondrous composition and an even better execution. I love these. I am truly in awe of the irises.

Comment by Jenifer Nadira Knight on September 12, 2014 at 10:01pm

Thanks Dusty, that was some excellent critique!  Actually I had a ton of trouble with making the irises realistic.  Couple times I was tempted to give up and just pick another flower.  But I loved the complementary scheme (yellow & purple) too much to give it up, so I fought away on those irises.  Truthfully, the irises were more difficult to paint than the birds!  Especially with the limited range of colors you get from pastels.

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