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allanom
12-06-2004, 12:56 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/12-06-2004/4031_waterLilies.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/12-06-2004/4031_waterlillies1.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Waterlilies
Year Created: 2004
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 22 inches x 30 inches
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Another "scene setter" for my 'Family Reunion' series of paintings. Ever since a painter friend of mine named Maggi Cash passed away after a courageous fight with breast cancer (2 years ago in January), I have wanted to complete this painting as a tribute to her. Her version of waterlilies that inspired this piece (the second painting) is included.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Comments?

jerryW
12-06-2004, 08:59 AM
your lake maggie is very peaceful
it speaks of connection with a much bigger body of water.

haaf
12-06-2004, 09:52 AM
lovely work and tribute
calming , meditative
maybe it is a buddhist body of water
Caroline ;)

1+1=2
12-06-2004, 10:10 AM
The first painting seems symbolic in a way.
Each leave a breast cancer survivor.

It has a strong stillness, sadness!

Bill

Gilberte
12-06-2004, 01:56 PM
The first painting seems symbolic in a way.
Each leave a breast cancer survivor.

It has a strong stillness, sadness!

Bill

yes.

Dana Design
12-06-2004, 04:40 PM
Lovely remembrance! My comment would be that as you see the light glinting on the water of the original, perhaps some light could be introduced in your painting to avoid that "flat" look. Let the viewer know that it's water. The lilypad leaves could also be a bit darker toward the front of the painting, going lighter as they go back. T'would give the painting a bit of punch.

I'm still loving this.

ponting
12-06-2004, 05:03 PM
Such a difference in the two styles. Both are lovely but I am drawn to the surreal qualities of the first one. Very nice :clap:

Dianna

dornberg
12-06-2004, 05:25 PM
pretty exciting

Tamana
12-06-2004, 08:55 PM
I like the symbolism of the lotus and how it rises out of the mud and through the water to survive...either way - she IS a survivor as this painting demonstrates.
Still waters run soul-deep.

Michael-Ann
12-06-2004, 10:41 PM
Overwhelming calmness, serenity, yet bright and beautiful at the same time.

LisaArt
12-07-2004, 02:41 AM
Beautiful work and tribute

hward
12-07-2004, 10:57 AM
Applause. For the 2nd one especially. Nice colors and waves. Nice interpretive effect, with that genial sympathy for the viewer, without which an "art painting" had better be a photograph (as often happens).

The H20 is calming, as someone said above.

Nits: the perspective in the 2nd one does not seem quite right -- the water's surface (which should be, of course, flat) seems to curve down at my feet.

I'd tone down the whites in the water, as they compete with the flowers. Also, I'd add shadows to the interiors of the flowers, as an easy way to add realism and drama.