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Blumenduft - Smell of Flowers by rieke-b Blumenduft - Smell of Flowers by rieke-b
A small watercolour painting (about 21x15cm) with some sprays of opaque white.
I had to paint this quickly as a last-minute Christmas present for my granny. She loves kittens, puppies and other cute animals.

I think animals that might often be referred to as “ugly” (e.g. naked mole rats, goblin sharks or the mata mata turtle) also deserve a lot of love and respect. I’d love to paint them, too, one day. ;)

Technically, I think this is one of my best watercolour paintings so far. I like it a lot, even though (or just because?) it took me only about 2 ½ hours to complete.

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Ein kleines Aquarell (ca. 21x15cm) mit einigen Spritzern Deckweiß.
Ich musste dieses Bild schnell malen, als Last-Minute-Weihnachtsgeschenk für meine Oma. Sie mag Kätzchen, Hundewelpen und andere niedliche Tiere.

Ich finde, dass auch Tiere, die vermutlich oft als „hässlich“ bezeichnet werden (z. B. Nacktmulle, Koboldhaie und die Fransenschildkröte), viel Liebe und Respekt verdienen. Ich würde sie jedenfalls auch sehr gerne irgendwann malen. ;)

Technisch gesehen ist dies wohl eines meiner besten Aquarelle bisher. Ich mag es sehr, obwohl (oder gerade weil?) ich dafür nur etwa 2 ½ Stunden gebraucht habe.
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:iconrebeccatripp:
RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Totally lovely...
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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DouglasGordon67 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Very Nice Painting :)
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww..Vey sweet..Im a cat lover..I have two that are with me 24/7..:)
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, that's lovely! Cats can be extraordinary personalities for sure. :D
Glad you like my little painting. :heart:
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:iconladyjart:
ladyjart Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes they are..:)
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stefonthesea Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful painting:) I like the realistic way the cat is looking at flowers, it is very alike the way they do in real life:) I love the tones, luminosity, contrasts and composition:) Great job!
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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moonlight311 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
love this,the detail is so great,amazing work
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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TifaLockhartFangirl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you do such amazing work, all the detail in the grass and flowers is just jaw-dropping!
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, so glad you think so! :D
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HerDrugsMalice Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really beautiful! Your attention to detail is spectacular. :wow:
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you! This was a rather quick painting, though, but I'm glad I didn't put in even more details. :D
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Milasery Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: You have been featured [link] :iconcuteflowerplz:
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, what a huge lovely cat feature!! :wow: Thank you! :)
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Milasery Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=) You're most welcome!
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XxAmyxXx Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
awww süß :heart:
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Leny97 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
süß :D
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke! :)
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angelichope Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
So very beautiful and sweet!!!!:iconkimberely:
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :dance:
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angelichope Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Very welcome!!:hug:
A very great and happy day to you!!!:glomp::airborne::hug:
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Alisusi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Richtig süß!:heart: Und toll gemalt!:)
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:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke schön! :D
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive!
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kael1030 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Its looks sooooooo adorable!!! :iconcatglompplz:
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
There is no such thing as an ugly kitten. I prefer to call it "homely". :meow: I love this painting too! You did it so well and so quickly. Love those flowers, and they seem to go on and on. I just noticed the kitten is looking at the only purple flower. I love the subtle blue shades on the kitten's face. He looks like a sleepy kitty. :love: Great painting!
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D What I meant is that my granny only likes cute animals, such as kittens and puppies. She'd never like to look at naked mole rats, goblin sharks, mata mata turtles and other animals that aren't cute, but I love those, too, and would very much like to paint them one day, too. :)

I'm really glad you like it. :heart: Yep, there just had to be one cornflower, too. ;)
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist
...very pretty drawing:iconeufrosis::iconcutestkittyplz:so cute!:iconsmilecatplz::iconeufrosis::clap:
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SimplyKristina Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Amazing caught my eye love it will be favoriting
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DeenaCoulthard Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes the ugliest animals are the cutest ones!
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So true! :D Do you know naked mole-rats, goblin sharks and mata mata turtles? They're usually not referred to as "cute", but I love them! :heart:
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DeenaCoulthard Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I have to draw the line at the shark and the molerat... those guys are too freaky! the mata mata turtle is awesome though
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Freaky is great! I think all animals are fascinating. ;)
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DeenaCoulthard Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahaha!!! Yes, I agree! I kind of draw the line at things that live in the ocean though!
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Nanja-kid Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So cuteeeeeeeeeee.... :squee: I love it! :sun:
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pampeepirai Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
sooo beautiful...
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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bonnieface Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Lovely painting
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Dessine-moi-un-Beru Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
that's beautiful ! I love the light in your watercolour !
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EtShadow Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You deal very good with watercolors!:)
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! ;)
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hannahcurry Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Photographer
This is so pretty... <3
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judith559 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cute! Nice work!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwww! Süßes Kätzchen!
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Saekhtis Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Waw, beautiful! And so cute!
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Blue-Sapphire-Ren Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! The use of colours is brilliant. It gives me a warm sunny feeling and thats a very curious kitty!
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you! :) Really glad you like it.
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