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03-13-2013, 03:46 AM
Hi All:wave:
Thanks Oty for the wonderful images!!! I went to Romania about 12 yrs ago and the images brought back many wonderful memories... I also visited Sighisoara, walked through the allies climbed the church tower... took lots of photos... this was when they were renovating the square...

So it just wasn't my week.... but in the spirit of...

Pigeon done with neocolor I wax crayons with added media- monocromatic 34 x 27 corrugated cardboard with gesso about 1 hour +


Sunflower disaster!!!! oil on corrugated cardboard with gesso 34 x 27 --mainly knife painting

This is about 1 1/2 hr mark


After some scraping scratching still a disaster any constructive suggestions would really be welcome before I trash it... glazing????


Thanks for looking comments crits most welcome

03-13-2013, 04:58 AM
I like your pigeon and your sunflower is looking bright and beautiful, all it needs is a few defining darks and hey presto....

03-13-2013, 07:27 AM
Dear Carol, I do like both paintings and I am glad I brought you nice memories from your trip to Romania!!!
In the first one, the monochrome simplicity is well compensated by the beautiful details on the pigeon! With the sunflower, you have got the sunny feeling and a very nice crop, and I agree with Christine that some darker colors here and there would make it stand out even more. For me, making the green darker in the right-bottom corner, and maybe more brown in the middle. Thank you for joining!!!

03-13-2013, 09:54 AM
I like the corrugated pigeon, Carol!
I agree about adding a few darks. I would also add a few very judicious thick dabs of high value paints for accent.

03-13-2013, 11:14 AM
love the scratched effects on the sunflower
the pigeon is great, hmm, never painted on cardboard
but with gesso can paint on anything!

03-13-2013, 11:19 AM
I like the textured effects of the cardboard. if you want to add more o.p. to the sunflower you might try going over it with acrylic medium and putting some o.p. on top of that. You'd have to re-cover it with medium or varnish to get an even-looking surface. I just said that because you were asking what else to do; actually I think it's fine as is!

Charlie's Mum
03-13-2013, 12:06 PM
Personally, I'd leave the sunflower, other than adding a few darks:) ... if it's real oil paint (as opposed to OPs) I wouldn't add acrylic though ..........oil over acrylic is OK but not t'other way round ;)

That pigeon is really lovely:)

03-13-2013, 12:57 PM
I actually like the sunflower after you scraped. It has a very abstract quality about it.

03-13-2013, 07:31 PM
Your sunflower painting is real and lively and looks great

03-14-2013, 01:22 AM
Great job on the pigeon and agree with others' suggestions for the sunflower. Well done!

03-14-2013, 01:54 AM
Leave 'em! The pigeon is definitely complete as it is. It's all there, the bright eye, the alert stance, the feathers. The sunflower bursts out. You've made your statement!

03-14-2013, 02:03 AM
Hi Carol I like the monochromatic pigeon the sun flower shines and has an abstract quality you might loose by adding details then it will look more finished it is up yo you

03-14-2013, 07:48 AM
Hi Carol I like the monochromatic pigeon the sun flower shines and has an abstract quality you might loose by adding details then it will look more finished it is up yo you
I have to agree with Robert.

03-14-2013, 11:57 AM
Hey Carol:wave: sorry cant help with the sunflower,others have offered some good advice,like your colours though:thumbsup: absolutely love the pigeon:clap: the tilt of his head the look in his eye:clap:

03-14-2013, 02:27 PM
I agree - lovely detail in the pigeon and a great burst of color with the sunflower!

03-14-2013, 07:25 PM
well done on all, always love sunny sunflowers...

03-15-2013, 05:06 PM
The pigeon is my favourite!:)