View Full Version : WDE: 02-22-13, Lisianthus Buds

Lake of Trees
02-24-2013, 09:20 PM
Hi Everyone,
When I looked through all the reference images this week, the lisianthus buds definitely called out to me. The picture is so beautiful. I almost thought it was fake at first.
I painted my piece in 4 hours (a lot longer than expected). I have a photo of my painting at the 2 hr mark. I thought keeping the white background with no shadow would be a good idea, until I tried painting with white around my flowers (used oils - which the white would take from my flowers and get the dark colors on my paint brush and then I would have to wipe it clean every time - a lot more difficult than I thought). I painted on a 8x10 canvas panel.

2 Hr Mark:

Final Product:

02-24-2013, 09:24 PM
That is very pretty Thacsha! The lack of shadows gives it a lovely clean, graphic look. Nice crop too.


02-24-2013, 10:55 PM
Very beautiful flowers :heart:

02-25-2013, 03:19 AM

02-25-2013, 06:27 AM
The odd shape of these flowers gives this almost the look of an antique Egyptian panel. Exotic and elegant.

Charlie's Mum
02-25-2013, 07:21 AM
Lyrical and lovely! Not easy to keep the delicacy with oils - but you managed it:)

02-25-2013, 09:02 AM
A very well done version of this ref, T h a e s h a!

02-25-2013, 09:15 AM
Lovely and soft. Well done Thaesha!

02-25-2013, 11:14 AM
Nicely done.

02-26-2013, 09:05 PM
Nice job, I like the way you did the background, I think it adds to the painting!

02-27-2013, 01:13 AM
This is very pretty Thaesha a bit the art deco and love the support texture nice job

02-27-2013, 01:42 AM
You did a great job capturing lizianthus. I do flowers for weddings and use these often and love them. I will think of you the next time I do. Again, great job.

02-27-2013, 02:32 AM
They are so pretty, you have done a great job with them.

02-27-2013, 07:02 AM
this is beautiful Theisha

03-01-2013, 01:25 PM
Lovely. I too thought this was a painting for a couple of days until I looked at it closely in the RIL; then, I felt comfortable finishing it:)