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kommi1974
02-03-2014, 02:39 AM
Hello!

I am a new painter, doing this for maybe 4 months, picking up the brush for the first time at age 39. I have some artistic background, but not in painting. This is also my first painting with acrylics. My last 5 or 6 oil painting attempts ended up in the trash:o . Anyway, I'm pretty happy with it, considering my experience and no training or classes whatsoever (YET!). Any positive feedback and constructive criticism welcome :crossfingers:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u54/kommi1974/th_021_zpsf3defe23.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/kommi1974/media/021_zpsf3defe23.jpg.html)

~Kommi1974

SilverLady
02-03-2014, 05:06 AM
This is very good. Love the flowers, very good. Background sky and trees very good.
The transition from tiny to larger flower is too sudden. Should be more gradual. Some flowers look like they are floating in the air.
Great start, wishing you well.
You can learn so much here. I have.

kommi1974
02-03-2014, 02:52 PM
Thank you for the suggestions and kind words, Silverlady:) . I went back this morning and worked another hour on touching up the flowers, making the transition better, adding more color to the daisy centers, adding more flowers, and adding some more stems to avoid that floating look (You also may not be able to see some of the stems from the angle and/or lighting, but in person you can see that to my eye, nothing is floating). I'm not mucking with it anymore. I think it looks better and it's now complete, for better or worse. Thoughts? Thanks again!:wave:

Before:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u54/kommi1974/th_021_zpsf3defe23.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/kommi1974/media/021_zpsf3defe23.jpg.html)

After:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u54/kommi1974/th_001_zps813169fd.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/kommi1974/media/001_zps813169fd.jpg.html)

~kommi1974

susme48
02-03-2014, 05:23 PM
Not sure why, but I can't see anything for the first pic, and the last one is so small, I still can't see? Not sure what's up?

~JMW~
02-03-2014, 05:33 PM
I'm sorry you threw the others in the trash..
sometimes you can scape them down , or repaint over them with more textures.

SilverLady
02-03-2014, 11:24 PM
It looks much better. You are talented so keep up the good work.