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So, a while back I did a painting inspired by going to Milwaukee's Indian Summer Festival and watching the dancers. I was very proud of it, but it lacked contrast. Still, where I was in skill, I hesitated to mess with it. I liked the composition and a lot of other things about it, and didn't want to risk ruining what I'd achieved.

But my skill and my confidence have both improved, in part thanks to @EllenMillion's sketchfest, and so finally, this week, I risked it.

I made almost no actual changes, but I added layers of paint to give it contrast and I added a lot of detail. Before it was very orange. Now it's still very orange, but it's more than that. (I should have thought to take a "before" picture. There might be one on my computer, but I'm tired, and I'm not taking the time to look.)

So, here is my Spirit of the Desert (with a watermark). It's acrylic on a 9 x 12 inch canvass.



Comments welcome! I'm at the *stare at it for a few days to see if it's done* stage.

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Date: 2017-01-14 05:33 pm (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Default)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
Ooh, very cool! The more I look at it, the more I see.

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Date: 2017-01-14 10:28 pm (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
I think it's awesome.

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Date: 2017-01-15 12:05 am (UTC)
lemon_badgeress: basket of lemons, with one cut lemon being decorative (Default)
From: [personal profile] lemon_badgeress
Hello! I am dormouse.in.tea over on LJ. I am switching to following you here because LJ has started demanding I use captcha /while logged in/ and I'm trying to get myself to interact MORE, not LESS.

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Date: 2017-01-15 08:13 am (UTC)
kelkyag: eye-shaped patterns on birch trunk (birch eyes)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
That's something the journal owner can set on LJ (and maybe on DW, I haven't checked) -- one of the options under "my account settings" / "privacy" is who to show captcha to, with "all commenters" as an option.

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Date: 2017-01-15 03:08 am (UTC)
earthspirits: (flower witch)
From: [personal profile] earthspirits
What a lovely painting! I love the warm colors and subtle textures. : )

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Date: 2017-01-17 05:52 am (UTC)
kelkyag: notched triangle signature mark in light blue on yellow (Default)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
That's a dangerous stage of a project -- I keep wanting to make one more little change. :)

Love the texture you've gotten on the foreground lizard, and the activity of the dancer's ribbons.

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