Bonnie Megowan
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  • Loganville, GA
  • United States
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Self Portrait

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bonnie Megowan Nov 5, 2016. 5 Replies

I wanted to learn to…Continue

Walk on the beach

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Greig Nov 6, 2016. 3 Replies

Feeling very productive today. Finished this in one day. A gift. …Continue

Wedding gift painting completed

Started Oct 14, 2016 0 Replies

Going to a wedding shower on Sunday. Hope the bride to be loves it. Painting is the front of their new home.…Continue

Wedding gift painting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Nov 3, 2016. 12 Replies

I am painting this for a wedding gift. It is mostly done but for the leaves on the Japanese Maple. I think I will make them red or green with red even though it is early in the year to change colors,…Continue

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Ian Greig replied to Bonnie Megowan's discussion Walk on the beach
"Very nice  Bonnie,  I think  you have captured the mood very well. "
Nov 6, 2016
Bonnie Megowan replied to Bonnie Megowan's discussion Self Portrait
"I think all I need is a signature unless someone has suggestions."
Nov 5, 2016
Wenda Spooner replied to Bonnie Megowan's discussion Wedding gift painting
"the foliage and shadow on the little front tree are very nice now. i see you filled out the other trees more too. and a few leaves on the ground are a nice touch. i hope you are satisfied with it now, well done!"
Nov 3, 2016
Bonnie Megowan replied to Bonnie Megowan's discussion Wedding gift painting
"These are the changes I made. I was able to get the painting back from my daughter to touch it up. If you look close you can find a rabbit. If anyone sees any glaring improvements, let me know. I plan to spray it with acrylic fixative this weekend…"
Nov 3, 2016
Bonnie Megowan replied to Bonnie Megowan's discussion Self Portrait
"I am working on the values and skin tones. I didnt realize how I needed to warm it up which helped. Used a warmer red in the flesh tones and looked at my face more critically not as I think I look but more subjective, wrinkles and all. I like my…"
Nov 2, 2016
Sarah Irland replied to Bonnie Megowan's discussion Self Portrait
"Hi Bonnie.  I have never painted a portrait (so can't offer much help).  I have drawn portraits in the past and recognize they are very hard.   In viewing yours - I have to say it looks pretty good to me.  The resemblance is…"
Nov 2, 2016
Bonnie Megowan replied to Al's discussion Orchid
"I think making this a tryptich would be great. That way the dropping flower on the left will lead your eye to the other canvas. If your wife is happy, you have achieved your purpose. I bet this matches the drapes in your living room, am I right. I…"
Nov 1, 2016
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Pears

"Nicely done, Bonnie.  The lines and colors give this still life movement somehow.  I like it! "
Nov 1, 2016
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Peaceful Pacific

"Beautiful, Bonnie.  There is such a feeling of peace to this - which suits the title! Your sky and water are lovely.  I particularly like the way you did the sand. The multiple colors and the shadows are wonderful!  Beautiful painting."
Nov 1, 2016
Wenda Spooner commented on Bonnie Megowan's photo
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Pears

"they look delish to me! :)"
Oct 31, 2016
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Peaceful Pacific

"very pretty Bonnie. love the soft palette. well done."
Oct 31, 2016
Deborah Alavosius replied to Bonnie Megowan's discussion Self Portrait
"Thanks for sharing Bonnie.  I also can't wait to hear what others have to say to help you out.  I am really a beginner and wouldn't know how to advise you.  I would like to paint a portrait too,,, actually did one of my dog…"
Oct 31, 2016
Wenda Spooner replied to Bonnie Megowan's discussion Self Portrait
"thanks for sharing bonnie! I have been wanting to try a portrait too. learning is so much fun. I cant wait to see what the others have to say. as for me? I think you have done a great job on a first attempt :) good work. your neck may look a little…"
Oct 31, 2016
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Oct 29, 2016
Bonnie Megowan posted a discussion

Self Portrait

I wanted to learn to paint portraits so started with myself. Interesting looking at a photo and a mirror and having to remind myself my face is backwards in the mirror. I have never mixed skin tones. Used a restricted palate, ultramarine blue, alcarazin red, yellow Ochre and white. Mars black for pupils. Not sure if I want…See More
Oct 29, 2016
Bonnie Megowan replied to Bonnie Megowan's discussion Wedding gift painting
"I may get it back and enlarge the fur tree on the left and lower it as well as soften the line between the carving tree and the rest of the painting. I'm not sure if she will let me do more than that. I am working on a self portrait for the fun…"
Oct 26, 2016

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How long have you been painting? Doing any kind of art?
7 months
What other mediums have you used?
Pencil, acrylics
Are their specific things you would like to learn?
Brush use, values, shading, blending, composition, people, animals, rocks
Where did you learn about this website?
YouTube search

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