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tigre255
05-05-2003, 01:57 PM
This is one of Rods beautiful flowers. Thank you Rod for the photo ref. 9" x 12" arches wcp, W/N artist paints.......not finished with it and have a lot more to do. But have to take a break and visit daughter to help her groom a couple of dogs........(she has a mobile grooming business.....) anyway not sure if I want to do the same background or not, so any help in that direction would be appreciated.......

I'll post the ref photo first, then the wip pics next up to the point I'm at........so far the colours used are warm orange, w/n yellow, burnt umber, with a touch of natural tint......

here is the ref photo
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2003/3748-138Dscf9388-med.jpg

and here are some of the WIP pics
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2003/3748-sunflower_1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2003/3748-sunflower_2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2003/3748-sunflower_5.jpg

Annetta
05-05-2003, 01:59 PM
Barb, that is a beautiful reference photo and you're doing a great job so far!! :clap: :clap:

I just purchased a book showing artist who leave a lot of 'white/light' in their paintings and this reminds me very much of their paintings!!

Will be checking back for progress pics!!

Nandie
05-05-2003, 02:03 PM
Ohhhhh....WOW!

Stunning photo, and the painting is going to be just as great, I can tell already!:clap:

Gilberte
05-05-2003, 02:09 PM
Originally posted by Nandie
Ohhhhh....WOW!

Stunning photo, and the painting is going to be just as great, I can tell already!:clap:

I confirm this !!!!!!!!!!!

mchew
05-05-2003, 02:19 PM
Looking good, Barb.... keep going :clap:

els
05-05-2003, 02:28 PM
Barb, this is going to be great...

artmom
05-05-2003, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by Nandie
Ohhhhh....WOW!

Stunning photo, and the painting is going to be just as great, I can tell already!:clap:

Agree w/Nandie and Gilberte:D

Lyn

tigre255
05-05-2003, 02:48 PM
Thank you Annetta, Nandie, Gilberte, Marvin, Els, and Lyn for your kind words......

Will be working on it tonight when I get back from my daughters........gotta go now....see ya when I get back.
:D

Lulu
05-05-2003, 03:55 PM
Ooooooooooooowheee!!! Fabulous Barb!:clap:

M.A.
05-05-2003, 04:05 PM
Great title ... fantastic WIP!

Rod
05-05-2003, 06:32 PM
Great progress Barb,

Its excellent,
thanks for using my photo :)

Rod.

Nitsa
05-05-2003, 07:11 PM
Beautiful!!!!!!

I love the sound of "Warm yellow"....Will have to seek that one out!

jkook
05-05-2003, 07:18 PM
Off to a great start Barb ! Can't wait to see in progress.
Jim

Sandy1
05-05-2003, 08:32 PM
Oh wow. This is going to be really great. Love the colours. Can't wait to see more.
Sandy

Little Old Lady
05-05-2003, 08:42 PM
Great start! Cn't wait for the final salute.
JoAnn

CharM
05-05-2003, 09:26 PM
That floral looks like a real challenge! You're off to a great start! It's going to be absolutely beautiful!!!

tigre255
05-05-2003, 09:57 PM
Thank you Lulu, Mary-Ann, Rod, Nitsa, Jim, Sandy, JoAnn, and Char for you kind words and for looking......

Nitsa it's warm orange by Daler-Rowney, not warm yellow.....lol but there is some W/N orange in there also......

here is another installment before I go to bed for the night.......

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2003/3748-sunflower_7.jpg

sweetbabydill
05-05-2003, 11:45 PM
This is coming along nicely.
It is going to be gorgeous when finished.
Love your reference photo!
Carolyn

Olga
05-06-2003, 03:54 AM
Looking good, Barb
Make sure you keep the lights to get the sunshine in! (I am sure you will--just something I need reminders of myself at this stage...lol)

Olga

painterbear
05-06-2003, 05:46 AM
Terrific colors to match a wonderful photo reference. I really like the darks you've placed so strategically. Coming along great.

tigre255
05-06-2003, 09:06 AM
Thank you Carolyn, Olga, and Sylvia for looking and commenting.....

I have the flower finished, now I need to figure out the background.......:eek: HELP ........

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-May-2003/3748-sunflower_8.jpg

Annetta
05-06-2003, 09:09 AM
Great 'almost finished' painting Tigre!! :clap: :clap: How about a darker blue background? I just remember that dark blue compliments orange? I'm not good at backgrounds. I'm sure others will have some good advice :D Whatever you decide it's going to be just great!!!

painterbear
05-06-2003, 09:57 AM
Barb,

Beautiful job on the flower, why not use the same wonderful greens that are in Rod's photo and the diffuse look there too.

I usually do my backgrounds first so not sure how you approach it at this stage.

NeerlysGal
05-06-2003, 10:11 AM
This is one AWESOME flower:D What kind of flower is it?

I see a dark blue green background with a little purple here and there. Nothing to compete with the stong image of the flower.

This is so beautiful:)

tigre255
05-06-2003, 10:23 AM
Ok here it is finished I hope......lol

What do you guys and gals think, is the background ok or not.......

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-May-2003/3748-sunflower_finished2.jpg

mccab42
05-06-2003, 11:23 AM
Barb,

I've been watching your WIP anticipating the final. Great job! You asked about the background, the flower would really pop if you added some darker values (just as in Rod's reference flower). Nice painting!

suzpaints
05-06-2003, 12:11 PM
beautiful flower - orange is such a tricky color and you've handled it really well. like previously mentioned, I agree to add some darker areas in the background to really make that flower pop.

Susie:)

Gilberte
05-06-2003, 01:03 PM
I like this soooooooo much ......
it even made me want to play with it (hope you don't mind ;) )

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-May-2003/9813-sunflower_3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-May-2003/9813-3748-sunflower_finished2.jpg

The background is perfect and makes the flower really come forward ....... I wouldn't touch it any more ! :clap:

tigre255
05-06-2003, 01:27 PM
Thank you mccab42, Susie, and Gilberte for looking again and commenting......

Uschi
05-06-2003, 06:57 PM
Wonderful photo and fantastic painting!!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:
Uschi