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mirizar
11-26-2012, 01:23 PM
Below is my latest. It is about 7.5X11 on clear-gessoed purple matboard. I used Erengis OPs here and a sepia pencil for some details. Wish I had painted it bigger.
C&C are welcome.

Thanks, Michelle

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Nov-2012/31994-tulips_pastel_rev.jpg

Ru.dA.Ra
11-26-2012, 03:14 PM
This Is AWESOME!

mirizar
11-26-2012, 03:45 PM
Thanks Rudara!

Pat Isaac
11-26-2012, 04:42 PM
These tulips are beautifully done. Very nice ruffled petals.

Pat

mirizar
11-26-2012, 04:58 PM
Thanks for your comment Pat!

CarlyHardy
11-26-2012, 08:36 PM
Beautiful! and the dark background really brings out the color in the tulips. Just one comment about the stem on the far left...it seems larger than all the others in width which makes it get more attention.
carly

mirizar
11-26-2012, 08:50 PM
Thanks for the comments Carly! It is actually two stems next to each other from two different flowers...maybe I should get rid of one...

Flycatcher10
11-27-2012, 09:38 AM
This is your best painting so far using OPs Michelle - congratulations.

I love the deep violet background against tulip - gives the flowers attention. Nice work on your choice of colors for the tulip petals, wonderful blending!

mirizar
11-27-2012, 09:57 AM
Fixed the double-stem issue.Looking much better now.

Mary--thanks a lot for your nice comments!

ai2ai
11-27-2012, 09:20 PM
Beautiful work, my only concern is the apparent absence of cast shadows considering the strong directional light on the cluster.

mirizar
11-27-2012, 09:29 PM
Hi! I took the picture myself a while back and the tulips were in a vase on a table with light directly overhead from a lamp. The nearest wall behind the tulips was about 4-5 feet away so you wouldnt expect shadows in this case...would you?

CarlyHardy
11-27-2012, 10:02 PM
With the darker background, any shadows would disappear. I think you have plenty of shadows within the tulips themselves to discern your lights.
carly

mirizar
11-27-2012, 10:57 PM
Thanks Carly! The wall was actually beige but due to it being far from the light it looked dark brown...I took the liberty of changing the color from beige/brown to dark purple but the left the values intact.

ai2ai
11-28-2012, 04:14 AM
Sorry Michelle, I did not mean the cast shadows in the background, rather shadows cast by adjacent tulips close to each other especially the centre bulb. Without looking at the actual reference, hard to tell.

mirizar
11-28-2012, 10:51 AM
Oh ok--silly me! Well, looking at the reference picture I do not see any obvious cast shadows only that the left side of each flower is slightly darker than the right side. Should I darken my left sides more?

Lasmeja
11-28-2012, 11:46 AM
Very very nice!!

mirizar
11-28-2012, 12:26 PM
Thank you Lasmeja!

DLT
11-28-2012, 05:15 PM
Beautiful work!

mirizar
11-28-2012, 06:40 PM
Thanks DLT!

reeta
11-28-2012, 07:51 PM
This is very lovely. I would leave it as is.

mirizar
11-28-2012, 08:40 PM
Thanks for your comment Ree!