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oldrockchick
04-10-2013, 11:43 AM
Thanks Maureen for the refs. I've hanged back on a couple for later. I'm busy atm. I need to get my finger out and finish some pieces and I need to get my works started if I'm to get something done in time for the UKCPS exhibition.:rolleyes: I only have about 4 hours of activity a day so everything takes forever.


I had some gouache left out after finishing a piece so thought I might as well do that. Because I dont' have a studio or work area, I have limited space in my corner of the lounge so haveto put stuff away before I can start a new project with a different medium.

I started it Monday but because I was back to my radio show yesterday I only managed to get it finished last night so about 2 hours all in all 90mins Monday night and half an hour on the petals last night.

so here it is.....

'Orchid'
Gouache
W H Smith around A4
Watercolour wash background

Wasn't happy at the way the background wash worked. Must be the paper it soaked it up before I could add next colour and was hard to get the hard edges out of it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Apr-2013/179312-WDE_5_Apr_13_-_Orchid_-_gouache_.JPG

skappy
04-10-2013, 11:48 AM
Well done Lin love the extra colors added
Robert

sundiver
04-10-2013, 11:53 AM
Still life is beautiful! You can maybe make the background more to your liking with some soft pastel.

Scattykat
04-10-2013, 01:26 PM
like it lots, well done, call me an oddy, but I like that background...

Charlie's Mum
04-10-2013, 03:04 PM
I like this Lin. Like that the b.g. doesn't compete with the still life and really like those accentuated colours in the shells. It's a good piece, you should be pleased.:)

Paulafv
04-10-2013, 03:24 PM
Background looks fine. Love your variety of colors in the leaves and shells. Nicely painted, Lin.

Deano
04-10-2013, 03:24 PM
A lovely piece of art, Lin!

connievanwinssen
04-10-2013, 03:55 PM
Beautiful!:)

Scotkatidid
04-10-2013, 06:26 PM
The background for this still life is beautiful Lin so serene and you did really well with those shells and lovely delicate petals.

m50paul
04-11-2013, 04:19 AM
very nice

oldrockchick
04-11-2013, 10:36 AM
Thanks all :)

guilliame
04-11-2013, 12:41 PM
Hey Lin:wave: love the colours and fusions in this one:clap:

ArtsyPatrice
04-11-2013, 12:44 PM
Nice work on the shells & love the translucent look on the vase. The shadows are working well also. Nice!

oty
04-13-2013, 08:55 AM
beautiful!!! very nice work on the orchid, I also like a lot the leaves! and great details on the shells!