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fink
05-20-2001, 10:18 PM
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I didn't add a background since I was afraid that I would mess it up entirely. Perhaps it doesn't need too much or it would all be tooooo busy.

taghera
05-20-2001, 10:41 PM
I'm no expert on flowers but these look good to me. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Lise
05-21-2001, 06:56 AM
It's very pretty as it is. A background could make it look too busy.

Rod
05-21-2001, 07:27 AM
Its lovely as it is , a background would reduce the impact of the flowers,
Rod.

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ameliajordan
05-21-2001, 08:31 AM
I'd leave it as it is. The only way I'd know to put in a background at this point is to mask out the flower before you did any background. Then I'd only use tints of the colors you already have in a wet on wet or solid wash to keep it from being to busy. Janet Walsh works in this manner and has a book and videos.

faymcivor
05-21-2001, 04:49 PM
I agree with Rod, this is just beautiful, http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Fay

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oleCC
05-21-2001, 06:58 PM
yes, I agree...looks finished without adding any background to me too. Nice work http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
Carol

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fink
05-21-2001, 07:34 PM
Thanks all, for the nice comments. It is always hard to determine whether a painting is done or whether more should be added somewhere. It feels good in an oval also.

I am working on peonies right now - well as soon as I finish reading here. They are much harder to do for me at least.

rsmak
05-23-2001, 01:43 AM
this is very beautiful,fink!the colour is super.
rosanna

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carly
05-23-2001, 05:10 PM
I think the white background works beautifully with the flowers. I wouldn't add anything except a double or triple mat to pull out the flower colors and a frame.

Oh yes...and a signature!
carly

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animal
05-24-2001, 12:37 AM
I agree it looks great as it is. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif I especially like the colours you have used. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif