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April 9, 2010
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Sandpiper by merimask Sandpiper by merimask
Another beach painting...did this one in New England though. That's a real place...Horseneck Beach in MA, if you want to know.

Another fairy too. I'm not comfortable doing portraits so I add giant wings to my girls and presto: fairy art. That's actually based on a photo of myself at 17. I had neither wings nor pointy ears, but I often thought it did. ;-)

This is one of the few watercolors I "cheated" on...added acrylic paints to get the textured lighter colored grasses atop the darker dune grass. I usually get my lighter effects in my watercolor paintings with masking medium and a careful working-around my white space, but this needed more. So, in my book I call it "cheating".
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
This is beautiful! :happybounce: I love the color!
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solusauroraborealis Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet you could make an amazing set of leather wings if they haven't grown in ;) The background is really lovely too! The soft clouds blended with the trees and the dune really set it apart.
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merimask Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-) I got a lot of practice painting beachscapes as a child in Rhode Island...it's fun to put it to good use. ;-)
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solusauroraborealis Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awe beach combing, I love finding stones. Kinda a beach hound from when I lived by Lake Superior. I enjoyed it a lot and is something I miss doing. I have a bunch of stones I keep for things, some of them are natural beads I incorporate into dreamcatchers from time to time. The fae picture just feels very natural to me, which is probably why I like it so much!
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mixxi90 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
those wings would ne cool as a mask i think.....


i like it it gives a feeling of solitude
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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animegirlfroggy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not cheating, it's mixed media ^^ A really beautiful, serene painting.
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
True. :-) I always feel like I'm admitting defeat when I can't portray my mental image with just one medium...it's a pet peeve.
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animegirlfroggy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
All artist are entitled to their quirks ^_^
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whitesmoke321 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
beautiful, I like art that can take me to another world and this fantasy piece does...
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