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10-21-2015, 02:43 PM
this is an abstract poinsettia acrylic and collage

working on a series,

Hairy wolf
10-21-2015, 03:29 PM
Let me be first to say it's gorgeous.

10-21-2015, 04:00 PM
thank you. just to add some context, the image below was the original painting.
I tired of pretty. I want to make interesting.


10-21-2015, 08:19 PM
that's a pretty fantastic save


10-23-2015, 02:47 PM
what a leap! Way more interesting, challenging. I do enjoy the variations within the larger color areas, especially the white.

The only area I am a bit struggling with is the upper right, as I feel the isolated white blob too strong (IMHO). Personally, I feel like adding a hint of that wonderful blue you do elsewhere could do the trick.

10-23-2015, 03:53 PM
I love this, what an improvement from the flower! It's energetic and so vibrant, love the marks. That upper right blob does bother me too, it's eye catching but lonely.

10-23-2015, 06:23 PM
I also prefer something more challenging than 'pretty' paintings, and I think you did an awesome job with this one! I like the parts preserved from the original, the decisive brush strokes and the colors used, very interesting!

10-23-2015, 08:02 PM
I think it is great that you tired of pretty! This is much more engaging than its predecessor. The colour has a dynamic range of value, hue and saturation, making this piece very dramatic.

From a critical perspective the five dots in the upper 2/3 create fairly static trapezoid, but you've cleverly drawn the eye away for a holiday with the collaged elements.

Keep it up. It's bound to be a beautiful (not merely pretty) and challenging series!

10-25-2015, 11:09 PM
Awesome ! Thanks for all the fresh eyes. I will definitely look at some of those isolated shapes and maybe introduce a new hue to the problem one!
Thanks everyone. How exciting!!!!!