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05-15-2003, 09:39 PM
3.5” x 4.5” on Bockingford 300gsm
W & N artist paints
A left over piece of paper turned into this card. The dark bg is mostly Alizarin Crimson and Viridian to make a black. As usual I fiddled with it too much. I tried to leave the lily itself alone before I turned it into mud. Any comments graciously accepted. Thanks for taking a look.
This looks a lot bigger here than in real life!
05-15-2003, 09:43 PM
I like it!
05-15-2003, 10:15 PM
If I were the recipient of such a beautiful card, I would be honoured! From the PABG (paranoid about backgrounds) Lady, I have to tell you that I love the dark mix you used. Your lily really doesn't look overworked...
05-15-2003, 10:26 PM
Beautiful Lily !
05-15-2003, 11:30 PM
Beautiful lilly and nice use of a scrap. I'm glad I.m not the only one who fiddles and makes mud lol
Lovely card , your lily pops out against your rich background,
05-16-2003, 12:07 AM
Thanks artmom, CharM, Jan, Bill and Rod for your positive comments and a special thanks to ArthurG for the lovely photo from the RIL. Sorry, I'd almost forgotten where I got the photo. I tried to do it before and it flopped. This one is a definite improvement.
05-16-2003, 05:37 AM
Quite a stunner I like the effect you have achieved-------well done--------Alan
05-16-2003, 08:38 AM
Great form in the flower.
Hope you got more scrap paper, so we can see more.;)
05-16-2003, 08:48 AM
Lovely Calla Lily, such beautiful flowers!!! The background comes across as almost dark brown on my monitor, if this is so in reality I would add a bit of Winsor blue here and there to freshen it up a bit.
05-16-2003, 12:05 PM
Beautiful lily....one of my very favorites....
05-16-2003, 01:47 PM
Mmmm, almost metaphorically beautiful, rising up from the darkness and glowing in the light. Would be perfect for someone going through a tough patch, though I'll bet it gets framed.
05-16-2003, 02:17 PM
Beautiful Lily :) love the contrast.
05-16-2003, 08:06 PM
Beautiful painting of the lily,Jan. Thanks for honoring my photo with such a beautiful artistic rendition.
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