View Full Version : Wde 6-5 First Floral-pastel

06-05-2004, 03:19 PM
What a challenge I picked. I really admire those of you who do florals. This is 24 X 18, pastel on Wallis paper. About 21/2 hours, sorry I got carried away and didn't post at 2 hours. Anyway, I know there are areas I have to redraw and find the petals again, and areas to be lightened and darkened. I'll repost when I have a chance to work some more on it.

06-05-2004, 03:23 PM
It's hard to believe this is your first floral. It came out beautifully. Not only did you capture the rose but I love how you have the leaves there but definately in background except for the edge of one catching the sunlight. Great job. :clap: :clap:


06-05-2004, 03:43 PM
Wow. A real stunner. The rose is exquisite, and the foliage is perfect, especially the way you've used it to indicate depth. I hope you do more florals in the future, because you're good at it! Looking forward to seeing the finish on this one!


06-05-2004, 03:43 PM
Everything is beautiful about your floral. Nice light, form, and great background. I do florals and yes, they can be quite frustrating. Yours turned out wonderful.

06-05-2004, 04:09 PM
Great job on the full blown rose........ not an easy task..... I love the one leaf with sunlight on the edge........ beautifully done........ I will be waiting for the finished piece......


06-05-2004, 04:35 PM
Your rose is great! I'm working on my first floral,too (for a class) and it is quite challenging... Please post when you finish it. You are doing a lovely job. I really like the softness you've given it. :D


06-05-2004, 05:18 PM
It's a beautiful rose, and leaves are very good too. Great job. :clap:

06-05-2004, 05:30 PM
AWESOME!!!!!! I thought this was a photo before I opened it. Lots of clappies for you, pj. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


06-05-2004, 05:48 PM
Gorgeous! You've caught it so beautifully I can almost smell its fragrance. And you worked HUGE! :clap:

06-05-2004, 05:54 PM
This was your first pastel??!! Or your first floral?? either way, holey moley it is lovely. what a great job. the colours are yummy and blended beautifully.

06-05-2004, 06:12 PM
Hard to believe this is a first! I Admire how you have rally got the image down-your colors are great...with a little reworking , it is going to be really lovely. :D

06-05-2004, 08:45 PM
Brave soul, your first floral - and you post it! :D (Mine is hiding in the garage - too heavy handed with the color!)

This is terrfic! I'll check back - looking forward to the finished one!


06-05-2004, 09:22 PM
Thank you all for your nice comments. This isn't my first pastel, just the first floral I've done. I can hardly wait to get back to work on it, hopefully Sunday after church.

06-05-2004, 09:31 PM
Very delicate. And the background makes the flower pop.

06-05-2004, 09:47 PM
Your first floral?????????? you are kidding??????? this is exquisite !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can't wait to see it with the final touches - you can be very very proud of this :)

06-06-2004, 01:06 AM
Wonderful rose, love the way it materializes out of the loose background. It's a keeper.


06-06-2004, 01:12 AM
That's a large piece of paper to cover in just 2 1/2 hours, not to mention the technically suberb work...be sure to post it in its own thread in the pastel forum when your finished so everyone can see! :clap:

06-06-2004, 01:28 AM
The rose and tomatoes seem to be the favorites today.

This is really lovely....to my untrained (in pastels) eye I don't know what you could do to make it any better than it is. I love the soft wonderful colors you have in it. Very nice work! :clap: :clap: :clap:

06-06-2004, 11:12 AM
Beautifully done!!


06-06-2004, 12:09 PM
This is lovely. I like the way you have used blue in both the flower and the background to tie it all together.

06-08-2004, 11:51 AM
Omigosh- your first floral?? AAAaaakkkkk! It's stunning! The colors are delicious and you have just the right amount of looseness.