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Yako
05-24-2006, 09:47 PM
Drawing flowers are a good subject to start painting.:) They are not intimidating as trying to paint other subjects like portraits (people always want likeness:( ), still lifes (oooops!:eek: how difficult is to paint textures, make bottles and vases symetric...) and....so on....

One can paint flowers and if they are not very similar...well.... it doesn't matter... you can always paint beauties....Everybody will like them....:)

Here is a collection i've been gathering some time ago from the RIL. I chose them because they had some interesting features to paint...like drops of dew, light reflections, unusual compositions, textures.....

Well....lets stop all this chat and.......pick up that stylus or mouse and lets start painting the soul of these beauties!........

You can find these images in:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=58820
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=54921
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=54920
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=35408
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=28215
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=23908
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=23903
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=23901
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=17801
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=14314
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=12548
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=12038
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=5646

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2006/23771-AlliumHeadsAtArleyHall_Yorky_.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2006/23771-CFGS03Photo4_kstubenv_.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2006/23771-pansy_Crias_.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2006/23771-ParrotTulips_geckonia_.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2006/23771-PeachRose6_stephie20_.JPG

Yako
05-24-2006, 09:49 PM
and....:)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2006/23771-PeachRose7_stephie20_.JPG and....:)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2006/23771-PeachRose_Crias_.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2006/23771-PinkRose_crias_.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2006/23771-RainbowTulips_madmum_.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2006/23771-tulip12_karenboss_.JPG

Yako
05-24-2006, 09:51 PM
and.....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2006/23771-Tulips_sundiver_.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2006/23771-TulipsInSun_PaintonBrush_.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2006/23771-TwoTulips_Anthony_Carter_.JPG

justjean
05-24-2006, 11:17 PM
Thanks Kareen :wave: , great bunch of references, now to decide which one/s :)

justjean
05-25-2006, 08:24 AM
Here's the first one , started to try and draw the outline with a grid but kept losing where I was so got rid of the grid and did the rose leaf by leaf it was hard but as I couldn't sleep it passed the time :lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2006/36920-wcrosse.jpg

TxAggieDarlin
05-25-2006, 10:42 AM
aww Lady, you did a fantastic job; it is so pretty, great shadows.

Great idea on this one as I love to do flowers. I have some of these saved and wanted to try acrylics, but will love to do them digitally.....wooohooo.

LadyAlba
05-25-2006, 11:49 AM
Beautiful ref. Kareen...Thank you for these! :wave:

Jean...That is absolutely Gorgeous!! :thumbsup: You can tell you spent alot of time on it ,I am almost ashamed to put mine up here your a tough act to follow!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2006/29951-Peachrose.jpg

TxAggieDarlin
05-25-2006, 02:07 PM
ok, rotfl.........sorry Jean, I thought lady did yours.......it is wonderful and now, Lady you have done an excellent job on yours...hehehe
Yours looks like it might be porcelain...nice crisp edges and shadows...wonderful job

Annie*M
05-25-2006, 03:13 PM
These are lovely.:thumbsup:

Yako
05-25-2006, 09:05 PM
Hey Jean and Marge your very fast! Those flowers are beautiful and look very delicate:clap: :) Can you tell a bit about the techniques you applied?:)

justjean
05-25-2006, 09:52 PM
thanks Marge, Aggie and Kareen :wave:

Marge , your rose is :clap:beautiful :clap: and I agree with Aggie it does have a porcelain look to it , I didn't spend to much time on mine between cups of tea, reading a book, this and that :lol: )

Kareen what can I say, used Painter IX, Artists Oils, clumpy ? (I think, I never remember from minute to minute ) and as I said started with a grid, got rid of it and just painted leaf to leaf :)

Annie*M
05-25-2006, 11:12 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2006/82004-Tulips_xAnnieM.jpg
Here are my tulips. This was PSP 9, palette knife and smudge tool.:)

nancy_ellen56
05-25-2006, 11:28 PM
Ladies....what a wonderful job you have done....everyone of you...wish I had the time to just sit up tonight and paint one too but maybe will find sometime this weekend...

Annie*M
05-26-2006, 04:11 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-May-2006/82004-Rose_by_AnnieM.jpg
psp 10 palette knife and smudge tool.:wave:

justjean
05-26-2006, 07:05 AM
WOW Annie your tulips are lovely but that rose is gorgeous :clap: :clap: , how about a step by step for us .... PLEASE :)

Yako
05-26-2006, 07:05 AM
Wooooooooooooow Annie! those flowers are incredible, love specially the tulips piece Bravo!

TxAggieDarlin
05-26-2006, 10:26 AM
Wow, Annie what beautiful work....palette knife and smudge tool? I guess I need to try that.......I love the tulips...they are my favorite, but the rose is beautiful...great job

Annie*M
05-26-2006, 01:58 PM
thank you:D

Elainepsq
05-28-2006, 11:19 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-May-2006/42008-tulips.jpg wow! some great photorealism. here's my version of the purple tulips. I really enjoyed painting the drape, I'm afraid I'd have to go into photoshop and do some cloning or dodge/burn to make the eyelet in the cloth work,, so I decided to leave it as is.
Mostly Painter4, I had to go to photoshop to crop. I just don't know painter well enough.
2 days till my new version of Painter arrives, I'm very excited. I ordered the entire CS suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign2, Acrobat and Painter!!!

Annie*M
05-29-2006, 03:38 AM
:thumbsup: How very pretty Elaine

Yako
05-29-2006, 07:22 PM
There's a romantic feeling in your piece Elaine!:)

Chiers
05-30-2006, 03:44 AM
Jean, Marge, Annie, Elaine you have all done some great flowers!

TxAggieDarlin
06-01-2006, 09:19 AM
aww Elaine, that is beautiful...it is romantic...great job

LadyAlba
06-02-2006, 10:05 AM
Beautiful work everyone here is one I finished the 29th and forgot to put up here...LOL
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jun-2006/29951-parrottulips.jpg

TxAggieDarlin
06-06-2006, 12:57 PM
Lady, that is just beautiful....

TxAggieDarlin
06-06-2006, 12:58 PM
My orange rose. I loved doing this...great pictures...

Painter and used oil brush and blender

LadyAlba
06-10-2006, 09:43 AM
Here is a rose I did not too long ago when I needed something to do in Painter...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jun-2006/29951-Peacerose.JPG

Annie*M
06-10-2006, 05:08 PM
Fantastic LadyA for both of them but I do particularly love the rose. Just beautiful.

Annie*M
06-10-2006, 05:10 PM
Your rose is glorioius Aggie:)

Yako
06-11-2006, 03:09 AM
Aggie You chose a difficult flower to paint (well at least to me!), you captured their essence. Beautiful roses specially the orange one

TxAggieDarlin
06-13-2006, 10:08 AM
thanks, all...........Lady, I don't think I ever saw that.......wonderful job....

BrendaSue
06-27-2006, 05:19 PM
Beautiful flowers, everyone!!! Marge, I love that peony vase... very pretty.

Here are some watercolor... at least an attempt at watercolor- roses I did in painter.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jun-2006/83784-wc_whrose3c.jpg

Elainepsq
06-28-2006, 12:45 AM
I'm still experimenting with Painter 9- a big change for me from version 4. I
I've been very busy with a graphic's project and haven't found the time to paint.
I enjoyed playing with the sponges with this one- not sure it has much value otherwise! Oh well, as long as I've had fun doing it!
anyone have any suggestions for it???
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Jun-2006/42008-rose-or-shell.jpg

Chiers
06-28-2006, 11:45 AM
Great job on the flowers everyone!

justjean
06-29-2006, 01:19 AM
All the beautiful flowers would make a wonderful bouquet :thumbsup:

Annie*M
06-29-2006, 09:02 PM
This is such a pretty thread:)