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07-28-2005, 04:42 PM
Hi all,
still trying to finish off paintings started then left....this vase if flowers is from my imagination...(why do i keep doing that?) i think they are sort of lilacs although not the botanical kind...the vase is also made up...stretched canvas 18''x24'' any C&Cs welcome.

Charlie's Mum
07-28-2005, 05:49 PM
Love the colours - not sure about the table, but LOVE the colours:D

07-28-2005, 06:03 PM
Thanks for looking and commenting Maureen.

Lady Carol
07-28-2005, 06:27 PM
I would increase the intensity of the highlight on the vase to something a lot closer to white but maybe not pure white. For the table to be convincingly reflective it needs a little more work and faithful reproduction of the reflection of the vase. I would also toss in a couple more highlights in the flowers.

It is lovely though. A few minor adjustments and this will be a winner.

07-28-2005, 06:43 PM
Thanks Carol......taking it all in.

Wayne Gaudon
07-28-2005, 07:35 PM
I feel the light is wrong .. if the light is behind the vase the flowers would be somewhat of a siloutte because of the strong shadow .. I would move the shadow or lighten if off so that it is caused by a secondary light and not a main light source.

07-28-2005, 10:44 PM
Love it! I like the contrast of yellows and purples, Love the intensity of the colors, birght/bold! Very lovely work!!!!

07-28-2005, 11:39 PM
very colorful,Jan

07-29-2005, 08:12 AM
Thanks Wayne...Kysta and Jan....for your comments...
always have problems with shadows....i'll keep on trying.

07-29-2005, 04:55 PM
I like your painting very much! Good composition and beautiful colours!

07-29-2005, 05:20 PM
Thankyou Paula...i'm working on it i'll post for C&Cs again thanks for that.

07-30-2005, 04:07 AM
The flowers a fantastic, so are the leaves and I love the colour and textured looking background, it sets the flowers off nicely. I agree about the table though and the shadowing of the vase on the table doesn't seem to match. Other than that its a beauty!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

07-30-2005, 06:35 AM
Hi all,
well here it is hopefully finished...i MUST stop painting from my imagination....thankyou all for your help and comments. The background is not as dark IRL.

Leslie Pz
07-30-2005, 10:33 AM
Love the colors. Working from imagination is hard. Sometimes, the subtle details aren't considered, such as shadows and hightlights -- reflected colors and values.

I really like this. The colors really are great and love that blue. The last revision is very nice.

07-30-2005, 11:00 AM
Caroline, I like this as well. I notice that in this piece as well as your "ala prima" you've used yellows and purples that work together nicely. :clap: ~Lissa

07-30-2005, 03:03 PM
Thanks......Leslie and Lissa...i have added a few little petals on the table in the space on the right hand side of the table since posting......thanks for your nice comments.

Wayne Gaudon
07-31-2005, 03:12 PM
strong finish .. good light direction .. Sorry to anyone who thinks differently, but petals on the table is like the water drop on the leaf .. OVERDONE .. BURNT TO A CRISP .. glad I saw it before you added :D :D :D :D

07-31-2005, 03:25 PM
Thankyou for the post Wayne.....i wonder if i can paint over varnish????? it's just a tiny tiny bit... :evil: :evil: :evil:

07-31-2005, 05:32 PM
this is just great. I love the colors and the whole thing. Please do not stop painting out of imagination. Your imagination is absolutly fab.

mrs willow
07-31-2005, 06:10 PM
You have created a very fresh and lively painting here Caroline. I think the changes you made have been beneficial to the overall finish. Great work!

07-31-2005, 06:15 PM
Thank you Morgana and Sandy......your very kind....thanks again.

07-31-2005, 09:10 PM
Nice imagination. So good that im MY imagination, I can smell the lilacs. Golly, I hope they were lilacs. Thats what my imagination tells me anyway. I also agree, don't stop painting from your imagination. It's pretty good.