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linettalee
10-15-2013, 01:27 PM
I did this piece as a wedding present for a couple being married in late October. They love fall colors - actually have chosen oranges, golds & rusts to use in the wedding. Her favorite flower is the hibiscus. This is my first time using Uart and I found it very difficult.
approx 12x18 on Uart 400

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Oct-2013/110796-October_Gold_sm.jpg

mercbill
10-15-2013, 01:46 PM
LinettaLee this is Very nice. Your dark background sure make the flower pop right at you. The lucky couple will love this. Bill

Ruthie57
10-15-2013, 02:02 PM
It's beautiful! So delicately done. They will love it!

Sarah Dowson
10-15-2013, 04:09 PM
This is beautiful and what a lovely wedding gift. I am sure they will love it.
I tried Uart 400 and really liked it. I think each sanded paper takes a bit of getting used to. I will use it again.

mang
10-15-2013, 07:25 PM
Great job, what a lovely idea

Terry Wynn
10-15-2013, 10:12 PM
What a lucky couple! This is gorgeous.

BTW, don't want to rush you - - but my birthday is next week :wink2: :lol:

allydoodle
10-15-2013, 10:43 PM
Beautiful work, I am sure they will love it. I am wondering what grit of Uart you used? I like Uart 400, the higher grits are smoother, I much prefer the 400.

FaeLynn
10-16-2013, 07:51 AM
Oh that is lovely! What a thoughtful gift!

Christinal
10-16-2013, 09:06 AM
Oh wow, beautiful!! THIS is how I wanted the "hellbiscus" I "painted" for my mom to turn out.

ElleZ
10-16-2013, 08:47 PM
What a beautiful hibiscus, the colour is intense and this will make a beautiful gift.

linettalee
10-17-2013, 02:48 PM
Thank you everyone! I am always so very excited to hear from you and appreciate your comments so very much. I did use 400 grit paper, but think my main problem is not really the paper at all. I am so used to using PanPastel rather than sticks and ArtSpectrum Suede, which is really soft. It is just a completely different way of working.

I am praying they really will want this piece of art. It is difficult since art is so subjective to each individual. But, fingers crossed .....

btw, Christina, I love the term "hellbiscus" :evil: When I asked the groom what his fiance's favorite flower was .... he said "succubus" :confused: Took me a bit to figure out what he really meant, and then I had trouble not literally rofl.

pastel65
10-17-2013, 06:23 PM
Beautiful. Only tried the UART 400 twice so far. First time tooth was gone before I was done but second painting was okay. Will probably stay with Wallis. Pam:wave: