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Oscar's moods 3 by SamanthaJordaan Oscar's moods 3 by SamanthaJordaan
Oils, acrylic and soap on canvas 30cms. Our pet octopus , a very interesting character!
www.samanthajordaan.co.za
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McFlyky Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH my GOODNESS! I love these paintings, of the octopi! Wait, so you actually have these as pets? haha, maybe I am not understanding!

As far as technique, I just love the almost sandy, gritty, texture of the water, much like a murky, salty ocean, which is where these little guys might live. The dark, sprinkled with little textures of light, and sand. I don't know how I should describe it, let's just call it beautiful and leave it at that!

These pieces are a well accepted surprise in your gallery, and those colors just speak to me. Where did you learn to use color so beautifully? I know color takes a lot of practice to master, or even understand to a lesser degree. It always seems to be outstanding in your work, and I have long thought it was one of your strengths as an artist.
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner May 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanx! Yes they actually make really excellent pets. But we don't keep them long. We go to the beach, collect a little one in a big bucket of sea water, some sand, shells and food. Then he visits in our fish tank for a while, so we can watch him. Then we take him home again. We have done that about 4 times. It's really fun and each one has their own personality. :squee:
And thanx, colour for me is very intuitive and i tend to be over the top sometimes but I love it. And can you believe I was a goth all in black as a teen, ha,ha.
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MaineTherapy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
How is the soap used?
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Hi. I mixed dishliquid with posterpaint and water and then you blow bubbles into it with a straw, them you can either lay your paper on the bubbles or spoon the bubbles on the canvas and let them dry. It's really fun:-)
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MaineTherapy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Will it work with any other paint, like acrylic? Maybe the craft kind?
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm sure it will, i think inks work aswell , just experiment with the mix first using just a little. I wasted allot trying to get the ratio of soap, water and paint right. Please show me and let me know if it was fun for you too. :-)
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool image.:sun:
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you:-)
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome.:sun:
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
thanx.
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glunac Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   General Artist
He looks sneaky...blending into the background, slowly inching forward, with that one eye focused on the viewer. LOL Wonderful expressionism.
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