View Full Version : In the garden...

04-28-2003, 02:58 AM
Hi guys! I havent posted in some time as spring is here and I am finding my self in the garden more and chasing my children around outside... so it leaves less time to paint! :) I did finish another large painting before doing this one, but have to get a digital photo taken of it because it is just way too large to scan. (will post it soon as I get that done)

Anyway... this is a little different than my usual style I was inspired by a bouquet that I bought from a local grocery store and didn't use a photo to work from for a change. I was guessing at the blooms a bit because they decided to fully open after I had done the drawing and first wash! LOL


04-28-2003, 03:41 AM
This is lovely, Alana, welcome back.

I think there could be a little more definition in the foreground foliage though. (bottom RH, LH corners)


04-28-2003, 05:51 AM

04-28-2003, 08:29 AM
Beautifully done! I really like your butterfly... The soft, soft flowers in behind makes a very nice background... It could be my monitor, but a couple of the lilies appear to be floating... Their stems are there, but perhaps not quite dark enough...

04-28-2003, 08:39 AM
What a absolutely beautiful painting.

All it needs now is to be hang up on the wall for all to see and admire.

Little Old Lady
04-28-2003, 09:24 AM
Lovely painting. Glad to see you posting again.

04-28-2003, 11:13 AM
I like the loose style in this painting and your butterfly is a nice touch.

04-28-2003, 12:04 PM
It's really beautiful !!! Brightful colors ! :)

04-29-2003, 01:57 AM
Your comments are very encouraging. For some reason, I just don't find myself very attached to this one, I wonder why?

04-29-2003, 02:49 PM
Love your colors! How about a crop--like so? Hope you don't mind--



04-29-2003, 02:53 PM
It is nice as it is but Artmom's suggestion is interesting too !

04-30-2003, 02:12 AM
:) I dont mind at all!

04-30-2003, 03:43 AM
Happy you like it!:)

You could also take the other part of the painting, turn that pale pink flower (or area?) above the second red flower from our left, into another strong red flower and then crop the painting above the one lone red flower at the bottom of the middle! Does that extremely long sentence make any sense? (It's 3:45 am here)

Just a suggestion!