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10-11-2001, 07:25 PM
here's my latest done on stonehenge. size is 10" x 12". It's from a photo taken by Miss Mouse. :D
the colors are actually cleaner looking in RL...
Oh Stacy and Shoope, I'm bringing this down to show.
Arlene this is beautiful.
You have a wonderful ability to make things look extraordinary - I have almost been looking for the insects running amongst those petals. You have certainly made me look at the flowers in my own garden differently. Thank you.:)
10-11-2001, 11:53 PM
WOW!:eek: I thought this was the photo at first glance. I second Lulu's comment: Beautiful work!
This looks great! :)
What do you mean by done on stonehenge? (English is not my mother tongue...)
10-12-2001, 06:32 AM
Arlene this is WOW WOW GORGEOUS.....WOW..:D :D :D
:clap: :clap: :clap:
10-12-2001, 08:59 AM
I am awed by the subtle shadowing you've strategically placed in this to make it totally 3D. Beautiful technique. Wow!
10-12-2001, 12:13 PM
You sure you posted your painting and not the photo! Love the way the light comes from behind each petal. Again, awesome!
10-12-2001, 01:13 PM
Wow Arlene....this is just so lush....To me it looks better than a photo, like a photo with character, like you've caught the essence of a dahlia.... I really like the few darks you've placed in the center - really draws your eyes into the middle, and then the whites scatter your eye around...
I really like this. I want to try this style on a pot of mums my dh bought me yesterday. added bonus, I won't have to worry about foliage...I hate foliage, and backgrounds......this is a really great approach to floral painting.
Sorry, I'll stop rambling now......
10-12-2001, 01:32 PM
this one gave me quite a hard time...of course if i had tried using the spanish yellow in a practice petal first, I wouldn't have had so many problems...it turned the flower more yellow than I had wanted, and I also had used pale vermilion on the shadows and that was a disaster, too.
Got so I could go ice skating on the surface of the paper.
Jig, stonehenge is the paper I used...full name is Rising Stonehenge vellum finish.
10-12-2001, 06:45 PM
Another perfect piece of artwork. This is wonderful Arlene. :)
10-12-2001, 10:52 PM
Very lovely to look at, job well done! :)
10-13-2001, 08:46 AM
Hey thanks Te and Ivy...this is a testament to not giving up till there are holes in the paper...(this one was just before this point...
10-13-2001, 08:56 PM
:eek: This is Awesome! It really looks like a photograph. I especially like the details and the shadows and highlights in this. I also like the colours you have used. This inspires me to try and draw more flowers.:clap: :clap:
10-13-2001, 11:22 PM
The Dahlia is very nice. You have such a light touch with the pencil and so much detail.
I'm still trying to figure out how to post something on here.
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