I very rarely do competitions, and don't like them: but I do like your painting. If there were a composition for most improved artist in a year, you'd be a dead cert.

That is really beautiful, Denise.

I really like this, Denise - I'm sure you've improved it and added more interest to the painting. The splatters are particularly effective...

I think the additions have worked a treat, like this a lot

Like it Denise and good for you for entering the competition . Great that you enjoy them and have fun , if you do anymore on it don’t forget to repost .

You are very kind Robert, thanks for those words of encouragement. All your words are very kind, thanks very much David, Jan, Heather and Paul.

Another excellent piece. I like the variety of style in the paintings you are making.

Very good Denise. Great leaves and splatter. I have entered 2 competitions by a local Art Supplier. No prizes but got a boost seeing my efforts in a gallery. It's not winning but taking part, as they say !

It’s lovely, Denise. Gorgeous colours.

Aww lovely and pretty 😍

I did not see it before the changes but I think this is really good. It works lovely.

Love the colours, splattering and birds Denise. A lovely, inviting composition.

Lovely interesting painting, Denise

Very appealing Denise, well done on all your work this last 12 months.

Don’t remember the original, Denise, but this is lovely, really like the blue/orange combination with the addition of the blue splatters.

It's lovely. I like it when you feel completely free, as in, "This didn't work so I'll just do anything I like." Often leads somewhere good.

Excellent indeed Denise!

It’s lovely Denise especially the birds.

Much appreciated thanks Lewis, Richard, Marjorie Faye, David, Carole, Linda, Thalia, Carole, Jenny, Shirley, Alan and Christine.

Good for you. By experimenting you achieve and this is great.

Really, really like what you’ve done to this Denise…..the birds are a fabulous addition!

I missed the original, but this is lovely. Love the way most of the colour is focused on the birds and flower

Must have missed this one Denise. It’s fabulous.

Nice work

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This was a watercolour I did last year and entered in a competition, it didn't come anywhere. Today I pulled it out and thought I would try some mixed media, so I added some birds, some splatters, a tiny bit of gold leaf. I used pastel, ink and watercolour, oh yes and a bit of charcoal. I think it looks better, I might even add more stuff to it. Coming nowhere, did it put me off competitions, no, I like entering the odd one or two, it's fun.

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Denise Cat

My name is, Denise. I started painting at the end of April during the Covid lockdown 2020. I’ve never painted before or had any experience of doing any art. I walked into a shop, bought some watercolours and have been trying to teach myself. I have pain conditions and had to retire early last year…

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