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12-05-2012, 01:59 PM
Any suggestions on ways to improve this painting will be greatly appreciated. Especially regarding highlights and shadows. I am trying to create a dramatic effect.

12-05-2012, 07:15 PM
Some Cadmium yellow to enrich the rose
Some change to the greens to make the rose look alive
The background is sucking the life out of the rose image.

12-05-2012, 07:36 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. Would you go over the whole flower with the cad yellow? I have added a bit of depth to the painting background. Should I darken the leaves near the bottom?

12-06-2012, 10:20 AM
Andrew, your post confuses me. I would need more direction were this mine. Where, what areas should the cad yellow go, how will it affect the appearance? What do you suggest for the background?

12-08-2012, 05:48 PM
Andrew can you clarify for me what you mean? thanks

12-12-2012, 08:34 PM
I am not satisfied with the results, but do not know how else to improve it. Any suggestions, especially regarding light and shadow areas, would be greatly appreciated

12-13-2012, 03:12 AM
I have no suggestions since you're beyond my level but I'd have to say the flower looks way better than the original. petals really pop out. Great work.

12-13-2012, 09:04 AM
Youve done a great job on this one - rose are very hard. I did a painting with roses in foreground that had endless reworks - never again! Its so hard to get the shading and clear bright colour together.
Like changes to background, and detail on leaves. However I prefer the 2nd post as the petals on last have lost there softness and look a bit too thick - so dont look so real. Suggest aiming for previous version but with a few sharp highlighted edges to bring out the thinness of the petals.
Hope that helps. Arnie

12-13-2012, 05:43 PM
Thanks for the responses. I agree with you arnieb. I am in the process of trying to get back the delicate look I had on the rose before I added the Cadmimum yellow. I think once I get that done I will be satisfied. Wish me luck...yellow is so hard to work with!

12-15-2012, 09:12 PM
Susie-q, I made a quick video critique for you here. (http://www.screencast.com/t/Dcsveg0PZdqS) Hope it helps :)

12-16-2012, 02:44 PM
Thank you VitruvianStudio. Your video was very informative.

12-17-2012, 09:00 AM
Yes thats a great critique. Arnie

01-04-2013, 03:18 PM
Keep a direction of light in your mind and have everything obey that same principle. Also there was a haloing effect around the petal edges, if you are going to keep that background, try to match the color as closely as possible and do some edge work. There isn't a whole lot you can do since the background is one plane. I'd work on light direction, shadow/shadow depth and edges... and chalk it up to lesson learned.

you need a complete sketch with background...light questions solved...everything.. before you go on painting for next time :)

01-19-2013, 05:50 PM
I decided to start over completely. I never realized how difficult painting with yellow can be. I found out yellow does not follow the same rules as other colors do, when trying to add depth in a painting!
Here is the end product of all that work.
Any comments will be greatly appreciated.

01-20-2013, 10:53 AM
:) I thought that was a photo of the flower not the painting-thats how i see it.:thumbsup: