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Time for a rest by fredasurgenor Time for a rest by fredasurgenor
This painting is watercolour on paper and is the eighth in the Venice series.
This is the first one with people in it. I was really taken with this group resting in the sunshine at lunchtime, by the Grand Canal.

Thank you all for your kind comments, faves and watches. Most appreciated.

Freda's website: [link]
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:icongarrettbrothers:
GarrettBrothers Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice piece.

Regards,
Garrett
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and for the fave, most appreciated.

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:iconhydrangeas:
Hydrangeas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Incredible!You are very much talented! Congratulations!
I can not believe done with watercolour.Wonderful! I will visit your gallery always.:iconlove:
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your very kind remarks, I do appreciate them.
And thanks for the fave on Time for a rest.

:hug:
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:iconhydrangeas:
Hydrangeas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
my pleasure,dear.:)
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:iconaixado:
aixado Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
beautiful, I like very much your watercolours Freda!!!:blowkiss:
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you and for the fave
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:iconaixado:
aixado Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
:glomp:
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:icondragonfly22:
Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
as usual, magnificent! :clap:
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much, and for the fave.
:heart::heart::heart:
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:iconjenniferx0:
Jenniferx0 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
oo i love venice its so pretty there and that picture is amazing
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Jennifer.
:heart:
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:iconmelyanna:
melyanna Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
How do you get such vivid colours with watercolours?
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
I don't work wet into wet, as this dilutes the colours.
I use the colours full strength which is what makes them so vivid.
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melyanna Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see, thank you for the info :-)
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Delighted
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xian-ated Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
i love the gondolas and the way you paint the water.. it feels so real because of all the details like the weeds on the steps leading to the water, the leaves on the trees and the gate in the background. :)
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Den, I really do appreciate your kind remarks.
And thanks for the fave too.
:heart:
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xian-ated Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
it's always a pleasure to view your work :) so you're most welcome :D
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LucaTedde Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing again.
Can I ask you what size it is and what price would it be sold at?

:+fav:
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
the image size is 64x82 centimetres. I don't know yet what price it will be, maybe around $8000.00 AU. And thanks for the fave on it.
:heart:
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:iconhellknite:
hellknite Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
outstanding detail :) really well created!
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much and thanks for the fave.
:heart:
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:iconhellknite:
hellknite Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
anytime keep up the great work :D
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davidlee1965 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this . my first love is water colors . simply amazing . :painter: :sing: :jawdrop:
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much David and for the fave.
:heart:
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davidlee1965 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome :+fav: :w00t!:
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MayFong Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Freda,

This is a magnificent painting! The deep emerald water just draws the eyes in. The people sitting in the background are so detailed and realistic. The sunshine wash over them makes the background soft and glistening. The contrast of the dark foreground and light background are captivating.

I love the subject matter. I got to visit Venice one of these days. This is so tranquil and colorful!

A watercolor Masterpiece, Freda! :clap: :worship:
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, MayFong and thanks for the fave. I do appreciate your comments.
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My sincere pleasure, Freda. You are an extraordinary watercolor master! :nod:
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
And thanks for the fave on Quiet reflections, Venice, too.
:heart:
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome!
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wowowowow, amazing details, vibrant colours, love the water, as always... can't believe done in water-colours!!!
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Jasmin.
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
always a pleasure :)
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wwwEAMONREILLYdotCOM Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Great painting.:-)
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your kind remark and the fave too.
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Freda..you just blow me away..
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks David and for the fave too.
:hug:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome.. really! :hug:
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Martywolf92 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Stunningly beautiful!
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Danny
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Martywolf92 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
anytime. I think you need to rest now. =D
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I'm having a bit of a rest. But, next week I have to start a miniature still life for a lady who turned up after contacting me through my website. She had already bought one at a church art show and wanted a mate for it. It will be light relief from Venice.
Hope school is being good to you.
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Martywolf92 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Good good, enjoy the rest while it lasts. Goos luck with that.
Nice. Oh, school = homework but im working through it. Luckily its a long weekend right now but it still means homework but its a good break.
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tdierikx Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
I think you have captured the scene perfectly Freda! *fave*
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Tracey, and for the fave.
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tdierikx Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
You are totally welcome Freda... you know I just adore your work... *grin*
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wholba Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) as always: very nice, very delicate and crisp.
and new: with some people.
this adds a new quality, leading the eye of the spectator to undertake a journey. from the gondolas to the reflections on water, to the people, to the doors and bars and their shadows, at last to the tree. and back to the boats.
very nice. congratulations!
very muted critique: i would have opted for darker shadows, esp. in background.
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your nice critique.
Where in the background would you opt for darker shadows? Do you mean the shadows the seated people are casting?
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