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by linda patterson
Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:09 am
Forum: Visual arts
Topic: Art Contest - Reflections
Replies: 23
Views: 9308

Kicking off the contest submissions! :)

This artwork, "Home", is about the recently collapsed Brighton Pier (in the UK). I went there in 2001 and spent my last night by the Pier (last night of a 3 month Europe trip with my husband on our honeymoon). We watched the beautiful sunset there as the sun seemed to set and dissolve right into the...
by linda patterson
Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:23 pm
Forum: Foundmyself.com general discussion
Topic: brainstorming for the story!
Replies: 12
Views: 4948

re: tongues idea

[quote]OK, how about a frog who has a shorter tongue than other frogs, so finds it hard to catch flies. The flies tease him, because they who they can
by linda patterson
Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:54 am
Forum: Foundmyself.com general discussion
Topic: brainstorming for the story!
Replies: 12
Views: 4948

re: story ideas

hey purple! here are some other ideas (you can adapt any of these in whatever way you want, if you'd like - they're just ideas!): 1. maybe a frog who's afraid of the water (like some little kids are) - he can see all the other frogs having loads of fun, but he's too scared to join in. maybe he gets ...
by linda patterson
Mon Dec 01, 2003 8:15 pm
Forum: Art critique
Topic: 2D Mixed media
Replies: 13
Views: 4157

re: mutual admiration society - i know! I'll have to start calling myself "share" so we can be sunny and share ;) re: not doing it on purpose - that's the magical thing about art, isn't it - the moment an artist does try to do it on purpose it loses the very depth that he/she was trying to put into ...
by linda patterson
Mon Dec 01, 2003 7:10 pm
Forum: Art critique
Topic: 2D Mixed media
Replies: 13
Views: 4157

re: broken dreams

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!! You're just so talented, Sunny. This is just as awesome as "Grief". All those elements - the earthiness, the captured emotion and stories (which you do so well), the symbolism, the gorgeous colours and deliberate removal of colour, the resourcefulness, the framing, the collect...
by linda patterson
Mon Dec 01, 2003 6:50 pm
Forum: Art critique
Topic: Critique please?
Replies: 9
Views: 3161

re: leaving or removing the shadow

sunny - i think you should definitely leave the reflected shadows on the water - removing the shadows makes you wonder whether the leaf is still on the tree when you look at the branch & conflicts with the beautiful effect of it clinging to the surface of the water. Your original photo doesn't m...
by linda patterson
Mon Dec 01, 2003 6:42 pm
Forum: Art critique
Topic: Critique please?
Replies: 9
Views: 3161

re: haiku

i loved Sunny's leaf too.
by linda patterson
Mon Dec 01, 2003 3:55 pm
Forum: Visual arts
Topic: Art Contest - Transition
Replies: 23
Views: 8781

re: congratulations

thanks guys - to all the people who commented and submitted their work (Sunny and I were in very good company) and to Trevor and his site for bringing us all together in such a lovely community!!! :D Sunny: good on you, you amazing gal! As soon as I saw your piece I knew it was a winner. And congrat...
by linda patterson
Mon Dec 01, 2003 3:46 pm
Forum: Foundmyself.com general discussion
Topic: HAPPY TURKEY DAY!!
Replies: 12
Views: 7387

re: WIP

wow - i'm glad you included the first close-up - you can really see the definition of the strokes! All this in one hour!! It's going to look awesome with the acrylic texture, and the use of colour is just great. I can't wait to see the final piece - would you be able to do a closeup or two again whe...
by linda patterson
Mon Dec 01, 2003 3:34 pm
Forum: Art critique
Topic: Some works to share by Linda Patterson
Replies: 11
Views: 3606

thanks guys for all your comments!! it's so nice to be able to go to a supportive forum like this & share things - thanks so much, Trevor, for establishing this wonderful site. I've promised myself I'm going to go check out all your work for a long time now & i've finally got an hour to spar...

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