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10-22-2013, 10:35 AM
I painted this alla prima in about 4 hours. I'd appreciate comments and critiques.

It's in oil on 16x12in, 40x30cm canvas.

10-22-2013, 09:14 PM
The brush work is great,the shadow i feel needs to have soft edges so it can blend into the surface, as shadows would having ,hard edges it make it separate to the table surface.

Charlie's Mum
11-02-2013, 01:10 PM
I like the vigorous handling of the paint very much.
Yes, I'd soften the shadow as it moves away from the bouquet but I'd also add a little more intense and defined shadow and shape where it lies on the table - just to ground the flowers a bit.

11-02-2013, 05:46 PM
Many thanks, Maria and Maureen. I shall consider your suggestions carefully.

Vivien Maloney
11-05-2013, 09:09 PM
Great tulips, and yes I agree with the other comments....soften the shadow.

11-08-2013, 11:28 AM
good one! i like it as it is. i wouldn't change it:)

11-08-2013, 02:09 PM
Vivien and Connie, thank you you for taking the time to comment. I shall ponder what you wrote.