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Artistically, what would you most like to acheive in 2015?

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19 comments so far...


Petra Palmeri

10 Apr 2011 10:03

Another great piece Avril. I like your blues and the old metal is so well painted.


Alain Chevrignac

10 Apr 2011 10:55

Super!! Avril you are the queen of the rust and manganese


Kirstie .

10 Apr 2011 10:58

Great painting. :)


Lynda Dearden

10 Apr 2011 11:35

so well observed


Lesley Dabson

10 Apr 2011 11:54

An utterly beautiful shade of blue. Your work is always such a treat to look at.


Seok Yam Chew

10 Apr 2011 13:24

Not at all, Avril - the bits and pieces make this painting interesting and lovely. As Lesley says, the shade of blue is lovely, and the peeling paint and rust, so well rendered, define your inimitable style!


avril soldani

10 Apr 2011 14:06

Thanks for your lovely comments which as you know I appreciate immensly. Criticism when you see things that aren't right is welcome too!


Yu Ping Eddy

10 Apr 2011 15:27

Love the blue tone, beautifully done.. Avil, everything in this painting is not only right, it is great....


Thea Cable

10 Apr 2011 16:45

So glad you posted this, Avril, as I was getting withdrawal symptoms from not seeing one of your wonderful rust and peeling paint paintings for a while! The blue is this painting is absolutely delicious (what is it?) That sort of icy blue and rust colour are such a foil for each other that they delight the eye. Beautifully observed snapshot of life.


avril soldani

10 Apr 2011 17:28

So glad you all like the blue. There are three or four glazes each one a bit different! Started off with Cobalt and a touch of Manganese, then cobalt with some permanent mauve and if I remember rightly ! Delft blue with a touch of perm mauve ! All were very watery washes so it needed several..... safer to work the colour up gradually.

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