View Full Version : Leaning Over to see Myself

04-23-2013, 04:11 PM
As I leaned over, it was a pleasant surprise to see myself my reflection was beautiful! All this time I thought of myself as being quite ugly, being surrounded by murky water. It was a miracle to realize the beautiful world and all the wonderful blessings!
11x14 inches, Oil on Canvas Panel, palette knife
C&C most appreciated. Is there anything that really pops out that I should fix in this painting?
Thanks for stopping by and looking!

04-23-2013, 11:18 PM
Very nice water lily.

04-24-2013, 10:01 AM
What a lovely idea and story.
This is a beautiful lily. I just wondered whether there might be a little more sparkle/ ripple on the water to contrast it more with the sky?
A very beautiful painting and clever use of the palette knife.:) :)

04-24-2013, 12:27 PM
Thanks Colin, appreciate your comments.
Margaretta, thanks for your comments and suggestion. I thought about the ripple / sparkle, but cannot think of the right place to put it. It feels like I might ruin if I do it at wrong place...

04-24-2013, 01:30 PM
Preranap, you're right. Neither can I see the right place. It is lovely as it is.:clap:

04-25-2013, 11:33 PM
Thanks Margaretta!

Vivien Maloney
04-30-2013, 03:21 PM
A beautiful painting and I loved your story that goes with it!

04-30-2013, 04:10 PM
This is extremely lovely work. I'd add broken horizontal wavy lines across the reflection, otherwise it looks as if 2 flowers are competing for attention.

05-10-2013, 06:01 PM
Thanks Kay! I saw your post too late... Its already hanging in the Spring Reflections Juried show. But you know after I bring it back I can still do some changes as you mentioned.

05-14-2013, 10:43 AM
Prerana, It's lovely! I wouldn't touch it!

05-15-2013, 02:04 AM
Thanks Lea for your input. Today was the artist reception for this show and I stood next to it and pondered if I would really make slight changes after bringing it back home. Looking at the actual painting, I don't think I will be able to Chang it any more. Lot of people liked it even if I didn't win any award...
Appreciate all of you commenting and looking through.

05-16-2013, 02:15 PM
Don't worry about not winning an award...and it always helps to hear that other people like your work!

05-17-2013, 09:20 AM
hi such a sweet story and beatiful drawing so pretty very good job on the reflections also xx

05-20-2013, 01:37 AM
What a beauty!

06-20-2013, 01:23 AM
Thanks Lea, this forum is very encouraging and helps to continue always.
Thanks 8JANWAY12 and heartspun! Appreciate your feedback.

06-20-2013, 12:36 PM
Prerana, this is really lovely- all of it.
Did you attach the story to your painting for the show?

06-20-2013, 12:50 PM
Thanks April, good suggestion. Whenever I do the show myself I put the stories next to my paintings. But this was organized by an art league. So I actually did not ask if they would like to have story. I will ask next time, doesnt hurt to ask!