View Full Version : Peach Blossom

05-02-2006, 10:59 PM
I painted this in PSP 9 using the palette knife and the smudge tool:wave:

05-03-2006, 04:33 AM
Beautiful, Annie, and I like the colours against your greeny grey background.

05-03-2006, 02:04 PM
Thanks Barry. I am newbie here and knocked over by the standard of the work.:thumbsup:

05-03-2006, 02:42 PM
Just beautiful I can see this on a tea cup. ;o)

05-03-2006, 03:32 PM
I appreciate anyone who can tame that digital palette knife. The flower petals that are perpendicular to the viewer, especially, are technically well done.

05-03-2006, 04:31 PM
Beautiful and love the simplicity of it :thumbsup: and that background is very nice

05-04-2006, 12:39 PM
Lovely work. Makes me nostalgic for my my misspent youth. We had acres and acres of peaches on our farm. I really miss the spring. Your painting really stirred up old memories.

05-04-2006, 07:59 PM
Beautiful work!

05-04-2006, 09:17 PM
Thank you very much.

05-05-2006, 09:35 AM
I love the flowers, they are fantistic...But, I am not sure about that background, but I seem to be the only one that has a problem...so it is probably me lol.......

05-05-2006, 08:55 PM
Wow! how could i have missed this.! They are beautiful!

05-06-2006, 12:38 PM
But, I am not sure about that background, but I seem to be the only one that has a problem...so it is probably me lol.......

I have to agree about the background. The flowers are lovely, but I find something a bit disconcerting with the relationship between them and the background. I think it's because I don't get a sense of depth, especially with the flower in profile. The visual cues tell me that the petals extend into 3d space, but the flatness of the background conflicts with those cues.

05-06-2006, 03:18 PM
Thanks Digistyle and TxAggieDarlin. To be honest I feel the same way but I seem to have trouble "seeing" a background. Do you think I would have been better to just left it white? I am also very new to digital painting and welcome any useful comments :)

05-06-2006, 05:12 PM
This is a quick solution in Painter IX.5:

I copied and pasted your image onto a new canvas and added a couple of layers (default layer setting and pick up underlying color).

Pasted another copy of your painting onto the top (fourth) layer and hid it.

Sampled the main color of your background and painted a blob in the mixing pallette. I mixed in black to darken one area, white to lighten another.

Using a large brush, I sampled colors from the mixer, then painted and blended on the two visible layers.

I turned on the top layer (the second copy of your painting) and changed the layer setting to gel.

I hope this helps!

05-06-2006, 05:50 PM
Thank you so much Digi, that is wonderful and it makes a HUGE difference. I had this saved in layers so will go and have a play. Thanks for your time and effort with this. Cheers Annie.

05-07-2006, 03:50 PM
On good advice I have changed the background. I did not have the same program has Digi so had to improvise but come up with this and it does indeed make a difference. Thank you for your help and learning curve.:heart:


05-09-2006, 06:31 PM
The contrast works well. Glad to help out.