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05-10-2003, 07:05 AM
This is on Bockingford 300gm, Win & Newton...I'm kinda hoping for a nice crisp edged lily focal point with loose softedged background fish and leaves.....opinions encouraged!!
I've just masked out the main flower, and a few highlights on the fish and bud, and done a really wet in wet background wash.
05-10-2003, 08:32 AM
So far soooo good and looks very promising!! I'll be watching!!!!!
05-10-2003, 08:40 AM
So far, so good!
05-10-2003, 08:45 AM
Looks really good so far! You are doing what you set out to do...
05-10-2003, 09:18 AM
Masking the lily was probably the best way to go, then, if you're looking to get that crisp edge. Your background looks terrific and you're doing great so far!
Can't wait to see the final version! :)
05-10-2003, 09:57 AM
looks and sounds well-planned!
05-11-2003, 12:47 AM
Lovely composition! You thought this through and it's coming along beautifully... Waiting for next installment...
05-11-2003, 03:04 AM
I agree Looks good so far.
Looking good. Eager to see more.
05-11-2003, 06:54 AM
Sitting back and watching.......:D
05-11-2003, 07:08 AM
Happy Mothers Day!!
I treated myself to some quality art time and managed to work on the lily....still have to touch it up a bit here and there, but its pretty close....more to come:D Thank you all for your comments.
05-11-2003, 07:28 AM
The lily is absolutely gorgeous!!! I do feel though that the contrast between the sharp lily and the very diffused background is a bit strong. Maybe develop the pads just a bit more????
I think Uschi got it just right.. The lily is lovely, the background is nice--but they do not yet work together...
05-11-2003, 08:45 AM
The flower is great! Can't wait to see the rest finished. I love lily ponds.
05-13-2003, 12:16 AM
Not much time, so just washed in the fish....I glazed over it to lose it, so it wasn't sitting on top of the water and now I'm not so sure that I shouldn't just bring it back up a bit? Opinions?
Thanks Olga and Uschi, I have been thinking that about defining some of the pads myself...that niggling thought.....but the decision has been made for me!!:D Thank you! I love that about this site!:clap:
I also want to clarify the bud a bit, so its not the same value as the pad behind...hopefully the next pic will be the final!
I like the fish. And--on a second look--that lily positively pops off the pages and sparkles with light. Looking forward to the finshed pads... You are almost there...
05-13-2003, 04:45 AM
Mia I'm going to be awkward and say I like this just as it is :D Beautiful work, the soft background allows the flower to be the star.
05-13-2003, 04:58 AM
Looking forward to see what you do next, it`s a great painting.
05-13-2003, 08:23 AM
It's looking great!! The only small thing that I can see added to this would be a cast shadow on the water. The shadows are so strong on the petals, but somehow the lily seems to be floating on the water. Perhaps a nice cast shadow on the water would help to ground it more.
05-13-2003, 08:33 AM
Mia, this is turning out just beatifully. In awe over that lilly!! :eek:
So this is what a painting can look like when you "plan" out what you're going to do *laugh*. I try to do that, but sometimes go full steam ahead and then go "OOPS" :p.
05-13-2003, 09:03 AM
Mia, this is beautiful-can't wait to see the final posting.
05-13-2003, 10:00 AM
Wow this is stunning, agree that the flower needs grounded but boy does it ever pop off that page well done!!
05-16-2003, 06:30 AM
I've finally finished (OOps haven't I been slack lately!:rolleyes: ) Had trouble doing the shadows on the water without it being too obvious, so in the end redid all the water and darkened it to bring it up closer to the flower, threw in a shadow under the lily, fiddled on the pads and lily and now I've had enough. Its not quite what I was after, and I won't bother framing it, but it was a fun exercise anyway! Thanks all for your help along the way!
05-16-2003, 06:37 AM
I love the finished work. You've done a beautiful job!
05-16-2003, 07:45 AM
You did a great job on the lily, and I love that fish. It may not be what you envisioned, but it's a lovely painting.
05-16-2003, 09:03 AM
WOW! That lily is just popping off the page!! I absolutely love it!! And I also love how you added a bit more definition to the lilypads... perhaps not what you initially wanted it to look like, but it's a terrific painting nonetheless!
05-16-2003, 09:33 AM
It is gorgeous!!!
05-17-2003, 06:55 AM
Thank you els,surreal,mpopinz,Michelle,....and thank you Lynn for all your input into this!
Have a lovely weekend all!
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