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Dompros
05-15-2003, 10:31 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2003/12130-Hebe500.jpg

Hebe in bloom.

12"x16" 140lb. Cold press, M. Graham Paint.

Critiques and/or comments welcome...

Regards, Robert

Rod
05-15-2003, 11:41 PM
I like the composition and focus on the left bloom.

I feel that you need more darks in the background and some shading on the leaves to make it pop,

Rod.

Dompros
05-16-2003, 12:00 AM
Hi, Rod!

I forgot that you were a New Zealander.

I feel kinda embarrased for mashing up your native flower!

Good of you to give the kind remarks inspite of that...

I realize that the blooms are supposed to be violet, I just threw in the red...

This is a 1/4 size study for a larger painting.

Thank you for your constructive criticism.

Hopfully I will have my goals for this painting straight by the time I start it.

Input from the rest of you folks will be beneficial.

Regards, Robert

artmom
05-16-2003, 04:41 AM
I like your left bloom, also. IMO, another bloom and a lot more variation and darks in your leaves would make a much more pleasing painting.

M.A.
05-16-2003, 04:58 AM
Rod's suggestions sound good. Great work on the branches too!

Yorky
05-16-2003, 01:02 PM
Very nice, Robert.

I wish you could paint all my floral backgrounds for me!

Doug