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05-20-2004, 11:10 AM
Good morning all :)

Here are two paintings I have done this week from photos in the IRL. Both on 16x20 stretched canvas.

The first is a purple tulip (thanks madmum) and the second is a gorgeous bunch of poppies (thanks olika).

All and any comments welcome :)



05-20-2004, 03:39 PM
Both paintings have turned out lovely, Jan! You have done a wonderful job of catching the light and that is no easy feat! Glad you found inspiration in my poppies! :D :D

05-20-2004, 03:54 PM
Thanks gerri - and thanks for the lovely photo! The paintings themselves are much brighter than I could get in a photo - those poppies were complicated but they were so gorgeous I had to try :)

05-20-2004, 03:57 PM
Hi there i thought your paintings were beautiful, so colourful. I have been learning how to paint flowers and it is not always easy! :) I am wondering if you used any specific mediums or anything?

05-20-2004, 08:45 PM
I love both of these paintings!!! Well done with the light!


05-20-2004, 10:35 PM
Very nice paintings!!!

HRH Goldie
05-21-2004, 04:54 AM
Great to see this post - currently trying an open tulip and its not easy!
I have a love of poppies and yours have captured both light and movement.
Love them! :clap:

05-21-2004, 12:57 PM
Thanks for all the nice comments :) I wish the photos didn't look as cloudy as they do.

I'm about to start on another sunlit tulip, so watch this space :)

06-16-2004, 02:27 PM
I just discovered your PM and came straight over! I love your rendition of this image, it has a softness that is missing from the photo.

(I've tried to paint this one in watercolours and it isn't my most successful work! lol)


Marty C
06-17-2004, 03:11 AM
Hi Jan,
Delightful work on both of these although I think the poppies is my fav, the colours are bright and beautiful. Your work is just bounding ahead.