Sunday, June 17, 2012

don't over think it



The spontaneity of life drawing is so wondrous. When you only have 20 minutes to finish a painting it turns out completely differently than if you had lots of time to think about it.
$50   5"x7" painting with 8"x10" matt.
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59 comments:

  1. Parole Sante!"Holy words", you say in Italian of all that is too true!Have nice sunday,Nora!!!

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  2. I agree with you and Rita, Nora! Beautiful drawing, full of life

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  3. Great painting and good advice and title on this Nora, as she looks deep in thought!

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  4. I admire your spontaneity, again a wonderful work, so light, fresh and cheerful....congratulations
    greeting maria

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  5. Hello Nora:) Just 20 minutes? wow! What a great job!! I love this painting because of the symplicity. Very very nice!! As always...

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  6. I'm so impressed with what you are able to convey with just a few lines - there is such a feeling of vibrancy!

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  7. Well keep drawing quickly then as this is another wonderful Nora painting! happy Sunday Sketching!

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  8. Always beautiful watercolors!
    A hug from Brasil

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  9. She is exquisite ~ lovely ~ thanks for sharing this ^_^ ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  10. Bella questa figura pensosa. Elvi

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  11. what you say is totally true...the way a painting looks depends a lot on the time you are able to spend on it! good one here nora.

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  12. Zarte Linien. Die Farben vervollständigen das Bild perfekt.
    Grüsse Dich
    janina

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  13. A new follower of your blog. Love the contour drawings, love the instant color. Great work!

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  14. Your paintings transmit me freshness and spontaneity.

    Congratulations for your beautiful art :)

    Hugs.

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  15. You have such a unique style!!

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  16. I agree, it is all about catching a moment, and you really did that, nice as allways

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  17. So true...great painting :)

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  18. I really like your spontaneous drawings. They are lovely with colors. Cheers.

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  19. Hi Nora,
    What an amazing piece for just 20 minutes! Wow! I'm loving your artwork! :)

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  20. wow - absolutely fabulous - that expression is totally convincing

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  21. This is great. Love the pose and how you captured it. Very fluid and expressive.

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  22. Une peinture tellement spontanée... Souvent les meilleures...

    Gros bisous à vous.

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  23. Absolutely agree with 'don't over think it'! Just another beautiful sketch !!!

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  24. You are a genius in these 20 minute paintings!

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  25. Perfect, perfect, perfect! And I think that's because you haven't tried to make it perfect, if that makes sense? :0)

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  26. Fabulous work, Nora. I love how you handled the background on this piece too.

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  27. Hi Nora, is amazing as always, and fresh! 20 min.. wow!
    hugs!

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  28. Very good advice, in painting and in other fun things in life.

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  29. What I love about this piece (and many others, too) is how easily I can picture someone I know.

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  30. Tus bocetos al natural me gustan mucho y el retrato maravilloso. Esas aguadas que consigues son muy inmediatas, muy vivas.

    Un abrazo

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  31. this is a fabulous painting. I really love it!

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  32. come to your house today and I look forward because I start English course
    I'm clumsy but I do want to learn and
    regards

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  33. Wow you can almost see inside the mind as she really is deep in thought. Great paintings.

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  34. I love the pose, Nora, you can almost hear the cogs whirring inside the model's head. great rim lighting too! Have a good day!

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  35. Hello Nora
    Thanks for the comment on my blog!
    Your paintings are amazing!!
    I LOVE your lines, beautiful!!

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  36. Lovely job on these figures! You are right that things come out very different if you know something has to be done in a limited amount of time. What you get done wows me!

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  37. Nora: Your art is absolutely lovely. I was so blessed to see that you became a follower of Word Art Wednesday, and I really hope you will link up some of these lovely works of art into our challenges. It would be SUCH a huge blessing to have you link to our challenges so everyone can see your beautiful art. Thanks for supporting us.

    Have a blessed week!
    Hugs,
    Karen L, Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. I have some sweet blog candy up for grabs on my blog. I'd LOVE to have you visit.
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  38. Hola Nora, preciosa acuarela. Un abrazo!

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  39. Wonderful work!! As well as her portrait below too.

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  40. She's beautiful! Love the loose and fresh look of your painting.

    Sue

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  41. Herrlich Dein Bild. Trotz der Abweichung von der Realistik wirkt Deine Dame sehr lebendig. Genial.
    Grüsse Dich
    janina

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  42. I love your art! Full of sensitivity! Keep going! :)

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  43. Love your style, Nora, thanks for visiting & commenting on my blog!!

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  44. Ciao Nora,
    very beatiful your last works,portraits and woman are espressive and very interesting for your style and colours.
    I think you are able to give them a carateristic personality! Brava!
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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  45. Wonderful work and nice blog

    Thanks for visiting my blog

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  46. Bela pintura...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  47. Hello Nora.
    I love the spontaneity and colors of your watercolors. Have their own style, you get to express a lot with a few brushstrokes. Congratulations.
    I am delighted to discovered your watecolours,thanks for following my blog.
    Greetings.

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  48. The way you integrate the figure with the background so simply is awesome!

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  49. Es muy expresiva Nora, esa mujer pensativa está llena de sentimiento.

    Un abrazo

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  50. What an expressive figure!I love the colors and the way you've painted it! Great!

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  51. I really enjoy the looseness of your work. It looks so effortless, though I'm certain it isn't!

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  52. La figura humana siempre me resulta compleja de resolver, aquí está resuelta maravillosamente y de forma muy sencilla.
    Chapeau!

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