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Anonymous
02-01-2005, 07:57 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/02-01-2005/52322_Soiree_de_bal.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Ball dancing !
Year Created: 2004
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 20
Allow digital alterations?: No, please :)

MY COMMENTS:
Having so much fun !

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Can you feel it ?

Tamana
02-01-2005, 08:04 PM
I'll dance with you ANYWHERE, Linda!!! :D

Yes, I can feel her vibration!!! Beautiful and vibrant!! Like an Orchestra of light during the Grand March of the Ball!!!

One nit: the blue seems a bit much and disturbing to me; but prolly cause I like it warm when dancing. :D I'm shocked there's not more yellow!! :eek:

The crop/balance are fantastico!! :clap:

Mikey
02-01-2005, 08:09 PM
Feel it? For some quite illogical reason it does bring a smile to my face. The saturated blues seem to come forward a bit. Was that intentional, or do they look different on a Mac, something like that.

Hey did Linda paint this Tam? With that blue you could be right. It's Linda's palette.

Mikey

Dhuot
02-02-2005, 12:49 AM
Linda ??? :confused:

Anyway..

Never ...never I would have imagine comenting on a flower painting...
Hum!
But I did it allready, so I`ll go on HA ha

Well, this is a heck of a nice painting. The background throws me away. I like it.

I think it really work well because of the good composition..

Linda !, (un `tit peut de joual ok là )

Si cé toé là. ben chu surpris en Tabar...k :D ...Pas parceque j`crois pas qu`t`aurais pu faire ça, mais juss` parceque j`trouve que ç`est ben bon....En maudine a part ça......
Sûrement une de tes meilleur..
Même que c`est bon-en-cibolle :D

Daniel

katelynalain
02-02-2005, 12:58 AM
i think it's one of your best too! HAHA..i got some of the french..i think. very nice linda..reminds me of the flowers that keep raising each other up and cheering. your other ones! i really like the blue in the leaves. this one works. nice color. AS usual.

Dhuot
02-02-2005, 01:01 AM
i think it's one of your best too! HAHA..i got some of the french..i think. very nice linda..reminds me of the flowers that keep raising each other up and cheering. your other ones! i really like the blue in the leaves. this one works. nice color. AS usual.

Oh! K..You really got some of THAT french...SLANG :clap:

:D

Linda or Anonymous, but Linda, the blue dosn`t distract me at all. Au contraire...

LisaArt
02-02-2005, 03:12 AM
Oui Cest bien Linda! Beautiful, that touch of blue throughout is a marvellous touch!

Esmeralinda
02-02-2005, 08:52 AM
YOU GUYS ARE TOOOOOO MUCH !!! :D

I guess I cannot post anonymous anymore. :( It's just that these tulips seemed different to the others. Thank you, merci for your great comments.
I'm happy you like the blue because I do to, a lot.

Tamana, thanks for your nice words. I'm happy you can feel the vibration.

Daniel, you don't comment on flowers. Pourquoi ? Elles ont de la personnalité aussi, tu sais ! :D Merci pour tout. T'es ben fin. :)

It is really entitled "Soirée de bal" but didn't want to post it in French because of the anonymous thing. (really didn't make any difference, thou) :D When you look at them upside down, they look like evening dresses.

Mikey, where were you? missed you. :wave: Happy I made you smile. :)

Katelyn, alors tu parles le joual ??? :D Great description, thank you. Made me feel really happy (again) :D

Merci Lisa; always great to hear from you. :) :wave:

So I guess I'll stop here. Too much bla bla. But did I ever tell you I was a HAPPY person, :D ............. most of the time. :D

Take care you all ! :wave:

Wayne Gaudon
02-02-2005, 10:09 AM
Your colors are beautiful and tell on you.
You still are not showing any atmosphere or distance as all your flowers are of the same color and values. If you don't want to show distance and atmosphere then ignore me but I think it would open up the flowers more and not act so much like a wall. you don't necessarily need those features if you want to show things as color only so it's not a necessity.

Gilberte
02-02-2005, 12:03 PM
Stylish ! Très stylish ...

Andrew
02-02-2005, 01:18 PM
Your colors are beautiful and tell on you.
You still are not showing any atmosphere or distance as all your flowers are of the same color and values. If you don't want to show distance and atmosphere then ignore me but I think it would open up the flowers more and not act so much like a wall. you don't necessarily need those features if you want to show things as color only so it's not a necessity.


Once again Wayne, you have read my mind (What is it they say about great minds?). While perhaps not a necessity, the composition would be stronger if there was something to create the illusion of depth.

Andrew

tbezesky
02-02-2005, 01:20 PM
I love the textures and color, and great over all!

Esmeralinda
02-02-2005, 01:32 PM
Thank you Wayne, you know I always appreciate your critiques. :) I'll have to think about what you said. This morning, I was working on another tulip painting and putting in more depth but don't like it as much. :confused: I might not be doing the colours right.

Thank you also to GG and Tracysart. Appreciate your kind words.

What do they say about great minds, Andrew: If I knew you better I would add something but.........just teasing! :D Thank you so much for looking and saying. :)

Linda :wave:

Andrew
02-02-2005, 02:27 PM
Thank you Wayne, you know I always appreciate your critiques. :) I'll have to think about what you said. This morning, I was working on another tulip painting and putting in more depth but don't like it as much. :confused: I might not be doing the colours right.

It is a bit of a balancing act. sometimes it works by just graying them off with the compliment, sometimes not. Other times you need think a bit more monochomatically, and look at it as a puzzle of values. If your other tulip painting is anything like this one, you are dealing with a limited space. Which, unlike a landscape, the loss of percepted color is far more subtle. Rather than greying off or blueing off the distant colors and muting values, think in terms of fewer values. As the flowers recede away, you percieve fewer values, making them appear flatter and less defined (not sure if I am explaining this well or not). For example, say the foremost flower, and focal point has 5 values, then the supporting bouquet would have maybe only 3 values, and the ones way in the back possibly only 1 or 2 values.

Andrew

debbi_carr
02-02-2005, 03:38 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA you were trying to be anonymous and you got caught. HAHAHHAHAHAHA. anyway, these are scrumptious!! i love it! and i am not a big fan of flower paintings either.

Esmeralinda
02-02-2005, 03:39 PM
Hi Andrew,

Thank you so much for taking time to explain. I really appreciate it. I printed this and will study it carefully as I did with other good critiques.
I think I understand but will attemps a whole new painting with that advice.

Linda :wave:

haaf
02-02-2005, 04:17 PM
Hi Linda

Must say I agree with Wayne and Andrew here.
Nothing lost, it's just a matter of having to many balls in the
air to juggle for this composition. Its somewhat off balance now.
With the defined color shapes.
By mixing up the colors you are working with already, or making more shades of one, you will get more of a colorconnection troughout .
If you want to.... you could loose completely one of the saturated colors.
HeY....I know........it's your painting so ........I will say no more and if you gonna rework.... I know it will turn out fine.(mighty fine)
Caroline;)

giniaad
02-02-2005, 06:19 PM
nice painting, Linda
and great advise...
also, since you want info on this distancing issue
think of blurred edges
for future work...but based on this for example
the small flower in the back is much smaller than the flowers in the front
so could easily be blurred to add to the illusion of distance

all that asside...I really like this over all.
dheers!

pampe
02-02-2005, 06:32 PM
lovely colors...agree about the distance and the blues

nice work

Esmeralinda
02-02-2005, 07:42 PM
Okay! this is serious business. Can somebody illustrate or perhaps show me with your advanced technology on my screen. (Do change it on my image eventhough I asked not to). Pretty please. It will be easier for me to understand, being French and Visual and all....

Thank you so much for your help, Caroline, Giniad and Pam.

Linda :wave:

Tamana
02-02-2005, 09:43 PM
Well, I'm no good at ps "coloring" or whatever you call it; digital alterations et al. But, I played around some since you asked. :D Just a general idea, NOT a suggestion regarding technique/application!!! Well, because you have your own and I SUCK at ps!!! I'd stated the blue bothered me so I've erraticated it!! I mean I like some of it showing through -- but not as much as was. :cool:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Feb-2005/18021-Dance.jpg

laketrees
02-03-2005, 05:17 AM
I can see this one as a triptych :clap: :clap: :clap: bouquet a terre, bouquet en lair and bouquet ????? (please excuse my french spelling) just trying to get the message across!!!
Cheers Kim

Esmeralinda
02-03-2005, 08:35 AM
You are all so helpful and patient with me. Thank you!

I know it will turn out fine.(mighty fine)
Thank you for your confidence. I must admit that I'm scared to touch it but must if I want to learn.

Giniaad and Pam, thanks a lot for helping also. You all agree so I guess I have to study this very carefully. It's just that I don't want to loose my kind of signature in all this.

Can't rules be broken sometimes ? :confused: Guess not :(

Thanks Tamana, I see a big difference in the sky and agree it does look better. Did you touch the flowers because I don't see any change but I guess I should blur a few and add shadow or light (whatever I see logical)
Must admit I prefer your paintings to your ps. LOL :D

The message came across Kim, thank you. NEEDS HARMONY THROUGHOUT.
It needs to all come together. I'll try my best with all your great French advice.

Linda :wave: