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connievanwinssen
09-09-2006, 11:08 AM
I fooled you all! It's not a cow;)
Not too happy with it because of the composition. It's acrylics on canvas, 24x24", took almost 2 hours. C&C welcome.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Sep-2006/42792-N169bloemen06.jpg

Gotta run, will look at your work later!:)

Chloe_1
09-09-2006, 11:11 AM
It's camouflaging the cow right?
Love your color mixture in the background, and your flowers shine:-)))

Elainepsq
09-09-2006, 11:38 AM
Of course I love the colors!!! :clap: And it could be a camoflagued cow!!:D
but seriously, the composition bothers me to. You have this vertical line, your eye flows from one flower to the other straight down. Can you bring in another flower to the right, just barely touching the others to improve the composition a bit??? Do you have some tracing paper, or a program on the computer to try playing around with the composition?? I think you could save it!

Helen
09-09-2006, 11:42 AM
Love the color. Agree that the composition needs a little help but not much... slight adjustments on the position of the flowers will change the vertical.

silverflagon
09-09-2006, 02:03 PM
I love your colours as usual Connie, and I must admit to looking for a cow among the flowers at first :lol:

Elaine sugested using a programme to find a way to solve it, and as I still have my prog open.. Hope you don't mind my sugestion?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Sep-2006/44191-42792-N169bloemen06.jpg

lorna12
09-09-2006, 03:12 PM
LOL...and here I put the calf in just for you!!:D

Love the colorful flowers Connie...I agree with the others on the comp but I know you'll work it out.

orangepassion
09-09-2006, 03:18 PM
Wow, Steph! How did you do that? You can fix my painting anytime for me. Are you sure there are no cows in there? I am still looking!

Orange

connievanwinssen
09-09-2006, 04:33 PM
Thanks girls!
I followed your suggestion, Steph, because I wasn't happy with the composition myself. I took another flower from the reference and placed it where you suggested. It will never become my favourite painting, but at least I can live with it. If nothing else at least it is cheerful.:wink2:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Sep-2006/42792-N169bloemen06n.jpg

nogenius
09-09-2006, 05:00 PM
I love the colours and the enhanced composition - in fact it is very cheerful and I'm sure someone will want to have that in her/his house.

bluefrog
09-09-2006, 05:49 PM
Wow! This looks great!

Brooklyn
09-09-2006, 06:03 PM
Connie, If I squint really hard I can see a cow head sniffing the bottom flower! lol Really I can! Great colors!!
Pat

SAndypp
09-09-2006, 06:26 PM
Connie, you have achieved your goal, these flower ooze happiness and the addition of that extra flower sealed it very nicely, that's what I love about wetcanvas, always more minds to give you a fresh perspective, I agree with nogenius this will make a lovely addition to someone's home or office if you're not 100% happy with it. Its a keeper!!!

azulparsnip
09-09-2006, 07:23 PM
I like it Connie, it is lively

cmwynn
09-10-2006, 01:10 PM
You're right, I was expecting that calf as well. But I love flowers and you make them to bright and cheerful. I am so poor at composition but now understand that the second version is better indeed.

silverflagon
09-10-2006, 01:48 PM
Thank you Connie, I feel very honoured that you liked my humble sugestion. I can't say I love it now though :rolleyes: :thumbsup:

Orange, I used the lassoo tool in Photoshop to select around the main flower, copied and pasted it, and then manipulated it to change it's shape. I've been using Photshop for 7 years, and Paintshop for longer, so all the things I do in it are almost second nature to me now .

artbyjune
09-10-2006, 02:15 PM
I was expecting the calf too!!!

Love the feeling of light and shade in this one. Crisp colours.

kordelia
09-10-2006, 03:54 PM
you painted over my favorite part, that little bud!!! the only thing i didnt care for is still there... that long vertical white/blue petal dead center that conncts two flowers.... a simple break there i thought would have done it...... i DO LOVE your b/g colors/style tho!! and your whites are always so WHITE against the other colors........ i do admire that; that's why YOU're the PRO!!! :clap: Kor

orangepassion
09-10-2006, 08:34 PM
Thanks, Steph for your information. It seems like useful software for artists.

Orange

SpriteLight
09-10-2006, 10:07 PM
Its wonderful to see so many supportive talented folks working together here! Steph, you usually make very astute observations and Connie -- to see an artist of your caliber still willing to take suggestion is a wonderful thing. Viva WC!

Dewi
09-11-2006, 04:57 AM
Beautiful Connie, I admired the way you choose colours ....what colour goes where and the way you paint .

*Deirdre*
09-11-2006, 07:44 AM
Connie, If I squint really hard I can see a cow head sniffing the bottom flower! lol Really I can! Great colors!!
Pat
Me too! WE found one Connie...do we get prize? Nice picture...like the update best...with the red cow, sniffing the top our left flower!!:p

connievanwinssen
09-11-2006, 11:07 AM
Thank you all so much for looking and commenting and thinking with me!

Anything for you Kordelia...I painted another bud and separated the two flowers. On top of that I went a little wild and drew some white and purple lines around the flowers and splattered paint all over it. (LOVE doing that!)
It's called summer and summer it is! I kinda like it now...sometimes.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Sep-2006/42792-N169bloemen06.jpg

Dewi
09-11-2006, 11:23 AM
Connie it's mooooore beautiful, wonderful

wabbitt
09-11-2006, 03:20 PM
Wow, looks better and better every time I come back for a peek. I didn't think you could improve on #2 but you managed. Fantastic!

kordelia
09-11-2006, 03:47 PM
:music: ~ FIESTA~:music: YES YES YES>>>>>>>>>>> o it is so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOWWOWOWOWOWOW

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: i LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!! :clap: :clap: OLE!!!!

lorna12
09-11-2006, 07:52 PM
I totally love the latest version...I love the comp revisions and those paint splatters really do something for me! Excellent!!

ladyariel
09-12-2006, 10:40 AM
I really like what you did here. I liked it before, but really like it now. It feels like one that you could hang on the wall and see different things in every time you look at it.

Ladyariel

tyree
09-13-2006, 10:18 PM
your work always is so crisp and exciting....tyree:heart: :smug:

yabby
09-13-2006, 11:21 PM
Better and Better - I also was expecting a cow :) and saw one!
The white spots are lightening the work.
You will find a buyer for the last version.

ElleZee
09-14-2006, 06:48 AM
I think it looks very nice. I do like the revised version. Great job! Very cheery.

Tressa
09-15-2006, 06:47 AM
Connie, I love the colors, and the change of adding the flower gave you an "s" composition, which works very well, now you just dance up the flowers, and back around, so, it may not be your favorite, but is is a great painting!! I really like it!!
Tres

Charlie's Mum
09-20-2006, 03:33 PM
Well, I like it Connie!

You know I like flowers - but this is vibrant - and even more vibrant - full of life and sun .......... and I'm sorry to be so late, but saw hardly any of last week's entries!

dragonlady
09-21-2006, 06:12 AM
And I'm even later, but I just saw the latest version and have to say I love it too, those last additions really made it sing.

sundiver
09-21-2006, 09:50 PM
I missed this, and now I see what a lucky gal is Nonny's DD!