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Before posting in my gallery and here at the ArtID site have for some time "previewed" the work to get honest opinions. Not all are as favorable and consider these to develop my techniques and composition for work. Of course never post the negative critiques (smile) and work hard to honor the favorable ones. Here are two comments on this work. by Chipka on Jul 12, 2010 5:14:59 pm [homepage] This is quite marvelous! I love the textured blue above the waterfall. I've just seen the repost of this piece and I have to say that I like both posts for differing reasons. This is quite sensitive, as is it's companion post (and others I've seen thumbnails to but have not yet commented on… Continue reading… 0 comments

Under the Sea

by msonya , April 27, 2010—12:00 AM

Topics: Mary Sonya Conti, fish, print, seascape, style, sunlight, turtle, under water, water

Mixed media of acrylic inks, watercolor and pastel. This piece is done on "hot press" watercolor paper. Each month there are themes chosen from a group artists site. This month's free theme was Under the Sea. Having started this piece with acrylic inks several months ago; it's been sitting there waiting to be developed. Knew could see clearly a fish hidden in the coral. As the announcement came pulled this out and felt more confident in proceeding with the composition. Textures suggested coral and seaweed floating beneath the surface. Use of pen and ink stems from the last workshop attended with Gerald Brommer as instructor at the Kanuga Conference 2010. Will be featured piece at the Cannery for May First Friday. Contact me if you wish to purchase… Continue reading… 0 comments

Turbulence

by msonya , January 8, 2010—12:00 AM

Topics: Mary Sonya Conti, Prints, sunlight, water, waterfall

watercolor on illustration board, unframed Horseshoe Falls from the Canadian Side This month's theme Is Turbulence. The power and strength of the rushing waters are viewed from the top of the Horseshoe Falls in Canada. Standing there with the water's mist and turbulent "fall" over the opening spellbinds ones. Found it very difficult to draw away from the edge. Water is one of our primary elements in living. Am contemplating putting a series together of these elements. Fire, Water, Air and Earth. This is also a departure from the series of winter scenes that start the New Year off with. Change feels right… Continue reading… 0 comments