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Becky-Bob
08-24-2005, 07:04 PM
For some reason, once you do one of these, it just makes you want to do another. I'm hoping this satisfies me for now because I have other irons in the fire.

This is Sthrathmore 140lb, Cold Press, 18 X 24...Holbein and vanGogh watercolor paints. And I've got everything done, except I must put more indications of shadow greens and other greens at the bottom, which should punch up those little whatever kind of bell-type flowers those are...then I'm done. Unless someone has other suggestions.

C & C welcome. Thanks! http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Aug-2005/4536-P8230051.JPG

Becky-Bob
08-24-2005, 08:54 PM
And the finish. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Aug-2005/4536-P8230053.JPG

Now, I'm actually not that quick at painting when I get on a roll. I had this 1/3 done for about a week here, and studied it each day, did a bit more until today when I expressed to the gal that I was definetly going to have two paintings done for her today. Little incentive there....I know me too much.

laudesan
08-24-2005, 10:26 PM
Becky this is so pretty..

That white patch in the middle of the iris bothers me tho'???

Becky-Bob
08-25-2005, 01:14 AM
You know, I wondered about that. Guess I'll have to put touch of color there. Thanks!

painterbear
08-25-2005, 05:52 AM
Hi Becky,

This is very nicely done. Loose, soft edges, good color range. Agree with JJ about the white spot, it acts like a bulls-eye for the viewer's eye.

The little lilies-of-the valley-type flowers look much better now that you've shadowed and darkened the green around them. They actually have much larger leaves IRL, but they look fine here as part of the design.

Sylvia

Becky-Bob
08-25-2005, 09:04 AM
Thanks Syl. Those I was told are a plant called "Snowdrops"....I don't know if they are one and the same as Lily of the Valley. I'll show you the reference here. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Aug-2005/4536-05_Spring_Flowers_00018.jpg

I'll google them and see if they are the same.

Becky-Bob
08-25-2005, 09:07 AM
Thanks Syl. Those I was told last night are a plant called "Snowdrops"....I don't know if they are one and the same as Lily of the Valley. I'll show you the reference here. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Aug-2005/4536-05_Spring_Flowers_00018.jpg

I'll google them and see if they are the same. No, they are two different plants.