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Rod
07-24-2000, 02:57 PM
Lovely colours, would like to see stronger color on foliage . This would also bring in some more darks,
Rod

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VictoriaS
07-24-2000, 04:36 PM
I think it's beautiful.

Dennis
07-24-2000, 06:20 PM
Thank you, Rod for you comments. I struggled alot with the darkness of the leaves as I sometimes tend to get things too dark and didn't want to take focus away from the flowers. Would you have them as dark as the stems or somewhat lighter? Also, I keep the green leaves on the blueish side again with the object of letting the flowers be the warm focus. Again, thanks for your comment.

oleCC
07-24-2000, 09:30 PM
Dennis.... I love the simplicity of this - it is fresh, not too busy and cheerful. If it were mine, think I would leave it alone instead of trying to get tooo realistic. I am good at "over-kill" though http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

Dennis
07-25-2000, 12:32 AM
I just finished this watercolor of tulips. I would appreciate your comments. Thanks, Dennis

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carly
07-27-2000, 03:08 PM
Carol summed this one up...with its simplicity, freshness and clean colors. I would add some glazing to the leaves to increase the value from the background. If you squint and look at it, the leaves tend to disappear leaving the flowers floating.

I'm not a controlled (lol) watercolorist so won't give you any advice in how to's!
carly

MALARKEY
07-27-2000, 03:32 PM
Great painting Dennis! I especially love the windmill in the back.... how did you do that? Sandy

ReNae
07-27-2000, 08:49 PM
I agree with Rod and Carly on this one. I would add more value to the leaves.

I really do love the freshness of this piece. The colors are so vibrant and alive!

Warmth,

ReNae

msue
07-27-2000, 10:51 PM
Don't darken all the leaves, but bring some of them up to the same or close to the stems value.

oleCC
07-28-2000, 07:47 AM
I must be getting less picture on my monitor than you all.......what windmill? I see only a muted (lovely) background here...hmmm
: ) Carol

Dennis
07-31-2000, 09:31 PM
Thanks very much for the comments. Mal, the windmill was painted in using violet-redish while the sky was still very wet. Acutally too wet! I'm going to try parrot tulips next. Wish me luck. Dennis

Rod
08-01-2000, 04:03 AM
Hi,
I think I would paint the close ones a strong green and rear ones a bit lighter than the stems,
Rod

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