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TipToe thru Tulips...

I finally got around to completing this oil pastel slash sketch. I began the week of the arctic blast, before the drastic temperature drop and electric outage, and I tellya, my hands got so cold my fingers ached and I couldn't hold on to the pastel sticks and concentrate on sketching. Even when the power came back on three days later, I was out of the mood to begin again. But Wednesday morning, before sunrise, I got it out on the table before Bud got up and finished it. I titled it TipToe Thru Tulips. Nice and Spring-like.






49 comments:

  1. My gosh that is just gorgeous.

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  2. Very pretty. I'm ready for some tulips to tip toe through

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    1. Thanks Ann...yep winter is like that, huh?

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  3. It's just gorgeous! Love it♥

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  4. Very beautiful Anni! You are a great artist!

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  5. perfection, i can't see how you could do this with freezing fingers. i suffer when my hands will not warm up. even here in FL where it doesn't get icy like you did. about the male/female Bird on Anns blog, I just saw your comment, i went out and researched and found a whole bunch of stuff that birds can be born with both sexes just like people. but i am still not sure the photo was untouched by photosop

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Yo are a fabulous artist Anni...such talent!!!

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  7. Que a gente não perca a capacidade de se encantar com o que é simples!

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  8. So glad that the heat has returned so you could finish your lovely picture. That had to have been such a miserable time.

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    1. It was, but it's over...time to move on.

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  9. It's gorgeous Anni!

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  10. A great subject after what you experienced! I've got a way to go before I see my tulips, but I look forward to it.

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  11. That is a lovely picture. Glad you could finish it!

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  12. Gorgeous, Anni! I'm glad you found your mojo to finish it. ~Andrea xoxo

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  13. Hello Anni, Your pastel is beautifully done, It looks gorgeous in the frame. I haven't been blogging or visiting much lately, because of sciatic pain, which prevents me from sitting down at the computer, but it's always a pleasure when I do visit.

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  14. Beautiful! I love it!

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  15. I'm so glad you completed it. I love it.
    My Aunt was a great artist and worked mostly in pastels. She bought me a set and when she came to visit one time she set up a still life of fruit in a silver bowl. We worked each on her own picture. I copied hers while she looked at the fruit. I was only 10 years old and didn't really know how to see all the nuances that she saw..so I just copied what she did. I still have that piece of art. Guess I will have to get it out from under the bed and look at it again. Maybe if I get brave enough I will share it sometime.
    Sue

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    1. What a neat memory. Yes, bring it out, dust it off...and share!

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  16. A beautiful work of art that makes me yearn for the upcoming season!

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  17. So very pretty and peaceful looking. Our snow is beginning to melt, but will be some time before we see any flowers, so very nice to see yours. Wonderful job. Hope you're staying well, staying safe from this Covid and are getting your shots soon, if you've not already accomplished that.

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  18. I love the way you use the colors and brush strokes to make the flower come to life. The cold can be a real mood killer sometimes. It's almost like Mother Nature is going through menopause... she's hot then she's cold. lol

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    1. Well, they aren't brush strokes per sè, it's all done with oil crayons.

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  19. Looks great. Now I hope we can soon actually , tip toe through the tulips outside.

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    1. Tulips are only in pots here...the bulbs rot in the ground.

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  20. I love tulips! Your artwork is amazing.

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  21. You are just so incredibly talented. Beautiful! :-)

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  22. Pastel sticks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a wonderful *invention*!

    Years ago, when I worked with pastels, they were messy and big and.... Not easy to work with. -chuckle-

    Now they come in sticks, which keep your fingers clean, unless you want to "smudge" or whatever you'd call it.

    Inventions march on. LOLLLLLLL

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  23. That is absolutely beautiful.
    You are so talented.

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