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Alan Cross
10-19-2003, 05:39 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/10-19-2003/13186_waterlily_s1.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Water Lily's
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Watercolor
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 22X30 inches
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
A new flower painting....

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Big and bold what do you think of it?
Alan :)

roberj
10-19-2003, 06:03 PM
This is really nice, especially like the color treatment of the water. Nice contrasts.


Bob

Alan Cross
10-19-2003, 06:12 PM
Thanks Bob for taking the time to look and comment.
Alan :)

bnoonan
10-19-2003, 06:44 PM
Hi Alan - very nice. I'm wondering if the reflections are a bit bold and could be lightened a bit so they read better? Perhaps it's just the photo.

Love your colors! Barb

Alan Cross
10-19-2003, 06:47 PM
Thanks for looking in Barb I got this photo to paint from the RIL and its almost that strong...all I did was change the flower from wwhite to pink....again thanks for your comments..
Alan :)

designditz
10-19-2003, 06:58 PM
Gorgeous!! :)

Wayne Gaudon
10-19-2003, 07:00 PM
Beauty .. :clap:

dornberg
10-19-2003, 08:23 PM
i like the simple composition
and strong contrast

jerryW
10-19-2003, 08:26 PM
sorry I missed this beauty,
too busy with computers lately.
wow!
no shortcuts
just total satisfaction.

Alan Cross
10-19-2003, 10:41 PM
Sarah thanks very much for your comments

Thanks Wayne...

dornberg thanks for looking in and commenting...

Thanks Jerry for all the nice words...

Alan :)

Rabbit Twilight
10-20-2003, 10:04 AM
Just beautiful. The lily glows!

dudley_d
10-20-2003, 10:16 AM
Hi Alan,
The focus is clear, nice color work, good elements of composition, and the eye is allowed to wander. I also like the water. It seems believable.
In my opinion the background lillys could use a light glaze of blue to make them receed just a little to middle ground. But just my personal preferance I suppose.

Sign it and frame it.

cheers

Jakeally
10-20-2003, 11:08 AM
I love your big bold flowers Alan. This is gorgeous:clap: :clap:

Alan Cross
10-20-2003, 12:27 PM
Thanks Bob for your comments....

Dudley_d thanks for looking I did wash over the back ones a bit I might still look at them again...thanks for your comments.

Jakeally thanks glad you liked it...
Alan :)

Pilan
10-20-2003, 12:55 PM
Alan the reflection is fantastic. I learned something by you posting this. I always love your work ;) and have nothing other to contribute on this one except a GREAT praise. Hope this is suffice :D

Pilan

Alan Cross
10-20-2003, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by Pilan
Alan the reflection is fantastic. I learned something by you posting this. I always love your work ;) and have nothing other to contribute on this one except a GREAT praise. Hope this is suffice :D

Pilan

Thanks thats perfect!

Alan :)

Adrienne
10-20-2003, 03:00 PM
Hi Alan,

The reflection didn't read as such to me. Perhaps because I'm an abstract painter, I like it the way it is, which to me reads as very dark abstract form -- but not a reflection. But since you probably didn't intend that, I thought I'd mention my thoughts, for what they're worth.

Alan Cross
10-20-2003, 03:09 PM
And thanks very much for your thoughts...the reflection on the ref is also very strong...take a look
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=21000&papass=&sort=1

Alan :)

Adrienne
10-20-2003, 03:17 PM
Alan,

I love the painting as it is, and prefer not to filter my impression of it by seeing the reference photo!!! Thanks anyway :)

Alan Cross
10-20-2003, 03:21 PM
You are right sometimes its better...
Alan :)

giniaad
10-20-2003, 04:02 PM
yum, yum and yummy!
love the color combos
love the contrasts
love it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

definately my favorite of yours that I have seen
great work!!!!

delicate
sensual
beautiful
beautiful
beautiful

Alan Cross
10-20-2003, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by giniaad
yum, yum and yummy!
love the color combos
love the contrasts
love it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

definately my favorite of yours that I have seen
great work!!!!

delicate
sensual
beautiful
beautiful
beautiful

Well thanks very much....and I am happy its your fav....(so far)
Alan :)