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Old 04-12-2006, 09:31 PM   #1
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Painted my own background... aaah, files may be big??

Now I am by NO means a painter. When I comes to painting I have NO idea what I am doing. I decided to paint my own background for my 20g and I think it turned out ok. The paint I used is VERY shiny so its hard to get a picture of the painting without a huge flash reflection but here it is anyway, and unless I use the flash to take a picture of it on the tank, you can hardly see it.




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That looks really good Meredith! I certainly can't paint like that at all.
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Looks very neat! Good idea and good job!
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:28 AM   #4
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NO idea, are you kidding me, That looks great. I was expecting a Copy Cat painting!
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Old 04-13-2006, 01:00 PM   #5
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Aww, thanks! I think it looks like a little kid painted it
Does anyone know of any kind of craft paint that is less shiny?
I used acrylics.
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I'm not interested in the materials, I'm interested in the styles and skills you displayed. I noticed your brushstrokes are similar to that of Rembrant. And you say you're not a painter.
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Old 04-13-2006, 06:11 PM   #7
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That's really cute Meredith. Good job!
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Old 04-13-2006, 07:02 PM   #8
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LoL! Thanks you guys. Jc, how much is a rembrant going for these days? Wanna buy a painting? Seriously though, thanks for the complement.
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Looks great. If I tried the it would look like smears on a blue background.
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that looks really nice. fits in pretty darn well with the actual plants and stuff you have in the tank.
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Cool idea..I bet you enjoyed it and now you have something to talk about and it will be a showcase tank!
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that looks awesome...what an accomplishment! I can draw a stick figure, I don't think the fish would appreciate looking at my stick figure all day
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Meredith, I will add to the other compliments - your painting is amazing! I can (or could, lol) draw pretty well, but I never accomplished the blending of paints for color/shadow/highlight areas all that well. I think you would enjoy some art classes if you haven't taken any already.
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Yup! Great color and creativity. I myself have as much creativity as a door knob. Nice pix for the fishy friends to admire.
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Wow, that is GREAT ! Its gorgeous ! Talk about "bragging rights" !!!

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