Monday, January 6, 2014

More Palette Knife Play - 30 in January 2013

                                                                 Acrylic, 6x6"

Folks, I don't know who posted this painting to my blog, but I would strongly suggest that if they want to continue to use a palette knife, they consider getting some instruction!  And also, IF while they were painting they were thinking things like, "My friend Sharon paints the best chickens and will surely know what's wrong with this one," THEN the person who painted this one truly should be told they did not paint this in the spirit of our motto here--Paint Like Nobody's Watching!   Enough said.

Except I need to get back up on my soapbox...excuse my self-indulgence.  Actually, if you were here yesterday, you probably want to skip this part:

One of the the very best things I have ever done for my blog readers was to figure out how to get rid of that "prove you're not a robot" thingy for when readers want to leave a comment.  I would encourage all bloggers to do the same.  The tests to see if someone is a robot are getting smaller and blurrier and harder to pass.  I did find the other day that if you fail about three times in a row, they throw one at you with larger, clearer print.  Yes, you have to REALLY want to leave a comment on someone else's blog to try to prove you're not a robot four times!
 

Bloggers, you can still have good control over the comments on your blog if you enable moderation.  That way, all comments go to your email and you have to approve them prior to their posting on your blog.  So, you use your own brain to decide if someone is a robot or not.  Actually, Blogger does a good job of catching most of the spam comments and not even sending them to your email.
 

Of course, we all have a choice how to handle comments on our own blogs....but I know the feedback I've had from my followers about not having to prove themselves not robots is..."what a relief!" 

Feel free to email me for instructions on how to make this change to your own blog, and Happy Painting!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love seeing your paintings Meredith.
It really brightens my day to see a different one every day. Love you.
now to figure out how to get this to post.

carol edan said...


I love your chicken....

carol edan said...

You know you are the only blog I can comment on Chrome.... have tried to comment on other entries from the thumbs nada had to open in Firefox

Sharon L. Graves said...

I love this. I see nothing wrong with it. The colors are fabulous as your brush, knife strokes. But thanks for giving me so much credit.

Anonymous said...

I admit it -- it's my chicken. ;)

Stefanie

Jacklyn Karabaich said...

Please tell the person that painted this chicken, that it was painted very well! It isn't stiff and has real life to it!

Meredith Adler said...

Thank you Jacklyn, Sharon, and Carol, and I will pass the word along if I figure out how this chicken got here! Looks like my sister is claiming this one...

Who is the other anonymous up above? Somebody loves me! Wish I knew who...!

Bhavani said...

Hi Meredith. You are being too hard on yourself. I love your chicken. He has lot of character and love the bright colors and textures.

Sandra Kavanaugh said...

love your chicken and your post. I'm thinking of trying a palette knife - maybe it will help me loosen up

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Bhavani and Sandra. If you try the knife, I'll look forward to seeing what you come up with, Sandra!

Bill Whitworth said...

I think you have captured the light particularly well. It looks so, I don't know, real and natural. It looks right. Excellent!

Meredith Adler said...

Thank you, Bill, for your very nice comment!

Jennifer Cotter said...

It was me the wicked stepmom. LOL i couldn't figure out how to put my name in here

Meredith Adler said...

Thank you Jen! It's always good to know who loves you...nothing wicked about you, either. Big smile now from me. And I see you figured out how to put your name in, congratulations...

Phyllis Davis said...

I love your chicken! You have captured so much of the personality they exhibit. Colors are great too

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Phyllis, so fun to get this comment from you (a certified chick painter!) a year later. Thanks for visiting...

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