Wednesday, July 11, 2012

hey sleepy head

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I had a sudden urge to draw and paint a bear.
$50  5"x7" watercolour painting
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85 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, he is absolutely beautiful. YOur color is gorgeous. Can I ask your favorite brand of watercolor paint? I am just getting into building a collection.

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  2. A slightly different type of bear than the ones I paint but wonderful! Don't you just love them? He's gorgeous :0)

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  3. I love this bear!!! soooooo relaxed zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  4. What a beautiful bear, so juicy . Beautiful colors too !

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  5. Love this one - the expression, colours and composition are fab.

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  6. This is so adorable, Nora. :) Thanks for the smile.

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  7. Hi,Nora!He sleeps like a teddy bear!Wonderful watercolor loose and strong at same.I love it!

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  8. I'm just back from vacation and trying to catch up on what I missed. Love the bear, but those oranges are wonderul. They look so colorful and juicy!!! Nice work!

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  9. Oh my word, I love all the colours you have washed in here. How good is this 10/10 :)

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  10. Sometimes those urges happen! :) I like him a lot!

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  11. Wow, this is gorgeous - I love animal pictures.

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  12. Fantastic! Just dropping in a bit of color here and there. Wowzers.

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  13. SO sweet....I love the softness in the painting.

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  14. I love how soft it is and that it got an abstract feeling too it, take a step back and the bear look less abstract and more real.

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  15. Absolutely LOVE this, Nora!!! Especially how you incorporated so many colors into the piece!!

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  16. Awww... cute and excellent!

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  17. Lovely this sleeping bear

    Greetings Janny

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  18. Nora great, an example of synthesis.

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  19. He is so cute Nora! And in your style it's wonderful to see!

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  20. Looks wonderful! I particularly love all those colors you use for shadows.

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  21. Hola Nora. Es un oso amoroso, muy bello. Un abrazo. Sonia.

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  22. Interesting subject choice and well rendered.

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  23. I love this ! The colours are beautiful. I like your style :)

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  24. I gasped when I saw this. This is excellent! I love the way the colors overlap. Wow!!! Absolutely stunningly beautiful.

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  25. Hi Nora, is a wonderful work, i love the soft colors,I always think that is amazing what you do with watercolors.. :) Hugs!

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  26. Precioso. Trabajas con el color y las pinceladas justas.

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  27. So gorgeous, Nora!! Your work is always just so perfect!

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  28. Lovely pose, and beautifully painted!

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  29. beautiful, beautiful watercolor!

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  30. Oh my, what amazing work you create. I'm so impressed. Jeanette

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  31. lovely watercolor! Your style is unique, Nora

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  32. Love your bear and all your glorious uses of the happy accidents watercolor provides.

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  33. He is adorable. Don't you just love painting bears

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  34. Ciao Nora,
    I like very very much your animals (also people), they are so particular, sweet and kind...and soft ...they make smile and smile and give emotions...
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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  35. Stunning use of color and subtle lines!! Wow!

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  36. Absolutely lovely watercolor ~ love the bear ~~ thanks ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  37. You made him look harmless and cuddly - the power of paint!
    Beautiful warms and cool areas on this. Nora. As always...so well painted.

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  38. Awww, he's so cuddly. I just want to leave him a marshmallow and tiptoe away so he can finish his nap.
    Brilliant work!

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  39. This bear might as well be me...this is exactly how I've felt this week. Beautiful, beautiful work!

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  40. Beautiful watercolor work!! The bear makes a wonderful subject.

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  41. Dreamy, and I also LOVE your new header painting. HPPF!

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  42. Hello, Nora MacPhail.

      It is my joy to share your wonderful work.
      And sweet message charms my heart.

      I pray for your happiness and world peace.

    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma ❃

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  43. I love your use of colors in this, so very lovely.

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  44. That is simply glorious... the magic loose lines and wonderful colours... one day i hope I become this skilful...xx

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  45. So sweat! Another nice one of your personal style!

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  46. beautiful. such sad, sleepy eyes. i love the shades of purple/blue you used for shadowing.

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  47. Nora: hermoso trabajo, me gustaría dormir como ese Oso. Bien Logrado.
    Felicitaciones.

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  48. Hola Nora, me parece una acuarela preciosa, realmente tierna con un colorido impresionante, me gusta mucho. Te deseo un buen verano.

    Un abrazo

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  49. Perfect he is!! Wow love him!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  50. a charmer...! nice size too..big bear on a small surface.

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  51. Yes, delicious paint, I like that Sleepy, beautiful colors. Greetings.

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  52. So, so gorgeous!
    I love the variety of your palette, and the way you unify the colors in your painting!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  53. Very good, I like how you got the image from overlapping spots. Saludos

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  54. Excellent watercolor. I love the bear sleeping. Nice job!

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  55. OMG - once again you've blown me away. (I need a bigger house to hang all the pieces I want to buy!

    Neena

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  56. wish my urges came out incredible like that!
    cheers, dana

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  57. Wow! Such a beautiful cuddly bear. Love your use of watercolors, always interesting.

    Sue

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  58. oh this is just beautiful!!!!!!i love it.

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  59. You should always follow urges that lead to something this beautiful!

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  60. Looks like he feels hot and wants some cold water to dive in.
    This is all about art: you manage the story after you see the image. Thank you Nora for this experience.

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  61. Absolutely stunning! Such an amazing and beautiful technique!

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  62. That bear is what makes my heart beat fast at the thought of water colors - however, that stops quickly because I just can't make them work. You can and do however, and that bear is fabulous.

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  63. Another beautiful painting and I love the style of your animals, too. Very well done! :)

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  64. Great bear! Love all the colours you introduced! Terrific composition!

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  65. Oh my gosh! Love your watercolour. Wow.

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  66. Wow. I wish that my watercolors turned out even half as beautifully. I think its my lack of patience.... or just talent. But you definitely have talent. The polar bear is beautiful!
    xo Kate

    P.S. I have a giveaway and I'd love for you or anyone else to join. This is my first give-away, if you have any tips how to make this better I'd appreciate it!

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  67. OMGosh I love bears almost as much as birds. Gorgeous painting. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  68. Oh so lovely but he's making me sleepy. :)

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  69. Precioso, magnífico. Me gusta mucho la acuarela, felicitaciones.

    Saludos.

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  70. My comments are not going through, I will try again. Wonderful painting of the bear. Beautiful watercolor and interesting composition.

    Sue

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  71. Love this bear! I have a photo on my to do list of a bear in a similar sort of pose, he's fab!

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  72. Wow Nora, this bear is gorgeous! Beautiful colors!

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