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08-04-2000, 08:36 PM
This is the latest one I'm working on. Haven't a clue for the background.
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08-04-2000, 09:59 PM
Lovely! There is a lot to be said for a white background, at times. Depends on what you want. (For me it often depends on whether I've dripped or spattered.) Gives it a kind of botanical study aspect. Mat it with a gold rimmed mat, frame it with a narrow gold frame. Very classy. Keep up the good work.
Billie Dawn

08-04-2000, 10:04 PM
Good advice. I like it the way it is too!
Keep up the good work.

08-05-2000, 07:43 AM
I like this clean, fresh style of yours...and also, I agree about the white background here. Your pieces would make lovely cards, or have you done that already?
I hope you will post this when it is done!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol
PS: Dennis, what are you using for a reference?

[This message has been edited by oleCC (edited August 05, 2000).]

08-05-2000, 11:34 AM
Thanks for the replies. I hadn't even considered a white background. I'll give that some thought. The painting was intended to be in a round frame. White just might really click. The reference, oleCC, was a group of single flower digital photos arranged in photoshop. I'll post it or email it if you wish.

[This message has been edited by Dennis (edited August 05, 2000).]

08-05-2000, 03:38 PM
Really nice soft colors...has a romantic flavor. The only part that bothers me is the darkest flower at the foreground...squint and take a look. You could use that color or a few more tiny stems of that flower in the bouquet to move the eye thruout. White background gives that romantic feel, too.

08-05-2000, 09:11 PM
Yes, I agree with Carly about that, but thought you were still painting it...saw that light sketching waiting for more of that darker color.
Photoshop images eh? I have Print Artist, but hadn't even checked to see if they are there..if you get a min. you can send me a few Dennis.. thanks http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

08-05-2000, 09:30 PM
oleCC, The images I take with a digital camera. Then I put them into ps and do an arrangement or layout. Also use it to work out colors, layout etc. Often take a pic of a sketch B/W or color and then play until I satisfied. Saves a lot of paper! lol

08-07-2000, 01:36 PM
Dennis, the flower petals have a lovely transparency, contrasting with the velvety and heavy spotty pistils (?) and petals in the lower right. The angles of the three forward facing lilies are very similar, and seem unlikely in an actual (vs. Virtual) vase. Maybe a background that lets them float would continue that approach. Love your idea for using photoshop for playing with a work in progress - I'm going to try it.

08-07-2000, 02:42 PM
thanks cassandra for the comment. I hadn't considered the floating look you mentioned. I will be more aware of it next time.

Lynda Mortensen
08-08-2000, 10:48 AM
Super - lovely clear, bright, translucent colours.


08-08-2000, 04:40 PM
Usually I like a background but since you're putting this in an oval I think I'd go with the white. You might try looking at colored mats since the background is white (I usually believe in white mats but not always). I enjoy my digital camera so much for composing - also for emailing photos with my grown children.