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05-15-2001, 09:16 PM
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Okay so this is my 5th try to upload this, anyway the image is from Ivyleaf's photo in the Cafe Guerbois, I think under "how does your garden grow". I am going nuts trying to add some definition between the petals, because I am trying to follow the photo's color and not my own taste. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated... B.
The colors are good but if you are uncomfortable with them - go with your instinct and do it your way. That is the advantage when painting as opposed to photography. When I paint, the colors seldom turn out the same as the object itself. If you watch the values, you can change the colors and retain the same value change.
05-15-2001, 10:29 PM
a good balance of darks lights and colors
05-15-2001, 10:40 PM
nice colour, a bit too bright.
"put some colour in my world!""
05-16-2001, 12:19 AM
I just love it! I'm glad you found one you could use, and I think you've done justice to it! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!
"Baby, keep smilin', you know the sun is shinin'" Lou Bega
05-16-2001, 06:30 AM
very organic results pretty hard to do with this meadium I think.
05-16-2001, 11:33 AM
Originally posted by baquitania:
I am going nuts trying to add some definition between the petals, because I am trying to follow the photo's color and not my own taste. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated... B.
This is a really beautiful painting no matter whether it conforms to the qualities of anything outside itself. Luminous colors and a lot of visual interest --I'd leave it alone.
"Paintings are never finished, only abandoned" (source unknown)
05-16-2001, 11:47 AM
This is so juicy and uncontrived. Don't change a thing, imo. It would look wonderful as a print; very large and matted in a modern, thin frame. It's great. I could look at this every day. Am loving your stuff. Show more!
05-16-2001, 02:12 PM
I also like this as it is. I really like the colours you have used. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
05-16-2001, 02:56 PM
I like this loose rendition, the composition is nice and it comes off a bit abstract which I personally find pleasing. But you asked for suggestions on how to get more definition, I believe. You've done the flower justice with the shapes and the front petal is pretty flat in the original picture so it's a challenge. I'd darken the back petal and darken the background around the front petal to add depth. Just what I'd do if I felt the desire to fix it, but I have to agree with the bunch that it doesn't need fixing. Your taste/instinct is what makes the art uniquely yours and you've got a good thing going.
05-17-2001, 05:24 AM
zYes I agree with the other folk,so fresh looking,dont touch Fay
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10-26-2004, 03:08 PM
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