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Mae
02-08-2002, 10:15 PM
Well I have to also confess flowers are not my forte..but it is an interesting challenge ..used pastels too.(.also not in my comfort zone of mediums)! Thanks Arlene for tonight..this is a great concept and a fantastic way to join artists on the web..
cheers Heather ...aka Mae

Mae
02-08-2002, 10:20 PM
my second floral submission..I love these flowers..don't know what they are ..but they have a lovely -alien- other -world- feel!

Luvy
02-08-2002, 10:22 PM
Looks just beautiful Great purple *S*

Wingnut
02-08-2002, 10:26 PM
love the iris! :clap:

Think I might have to try that one tomarrow.

Caron
02-08-2002, 10:46 PM
great job on both:) Im surprised to hear so many people saying they dont do flowers and yet they all turned out so great! I really like the blending on the iris. Very vibrant colour and yet delicately faded. thumbs up!!
Second flower is an orchid I think??
Caron:cat:

sundiver
02-08-2002, 10:48 PM
Those were my 2 favorites, too. I think I'll try them in pastel too. I like the soft look of the irus petals. I don't know how you did those 2 pictures (and well) in 2 hours.

MALARKEY
02-08-2002, 10:54 PM
Pretty flowers Mae, I think pastels was a good choice for these flowers.

Surfinia
02-08-2002, 11:15 PM
Nicely done. :clap:

greencook
02-09-2002, 12:53 AM
Mae,
I'll have to agree with Caron on the nice job you did on blending the color on the iris. I know nothing of pastels, but if you hadn't told us, I would have first taken it for watercolor. It looks so much like an iris too.
The names of the other flowers are orchids, but I couldn't tell you the variety.

Have a great day! :)

sherville
02-09-2002, 01:02 AM
Nice colours! I like the way these turned out, sort of sketchy but also complete in their own way.

Mae
02-09-2002, 08:51 AM
oh..thankyou so much for your positive feedback! I guess I am hard on myself because I am used to the control a pencil or fine paintbrush offers and the flowers feel unfinished..Guess I just have to look at them through a different lens! I was impressed by the wide array of interpretations of these photos by all of you (even the most self critical :)) and even though we may struggle at times..ultimately it is so gratifying

auntie_chaos
02-09-2002, 10:53 AM
Very nice for both flower posts, Mae! Wish I'd made it in last night ... am seriously thinking of attempting a sketch of one of these flowers anyways ... not sure I'll post it ... depends if it looks like a flower or not. :D :evil: I have to agree, pastels are great for doing flowers. :)

Gisela
02-09-2002, 04:56 PM
I especially like the iris -- very nice depth on that! :cool:

Gisela

dnip24
02-09-2002, 05:29 PM
Looks excellent, how did you it make that process!

Debs
02-09-2002, 08:16 PM
The first one is my favorite and they are lovely :) I love the colors on the first.

Mae
02-10-2002, 09:39 PM
ah shucks..thanks folks
dnip..i used pencil first ..then a mixture of oil and chalk pastels..not sure about how to describe my technique..just try to use colour as if it's paint..blend and experiment