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01-29-2007, 02:23 AM

hi everyone
I'm new here
input please

01-29-2007, 02:55 AM
Your hibiscus flower close-up looks gorgeous. I love those flowers. reminds me of Pacific islands.

chammi kaiser
01-29-2007, 03:46 AM
Very good and vibrant. Looking forward to your next posting.

01-29-2007, 08:38 AM
This is fantastic!!

01-29-2007, 09:11 AM
Hi and Welcome to Acrylics, Elliem! You did a great job painting the hibiscus which is such a lovely flower. Since you asked for input, do you think the brighter blue competes with the flower? The painting is lovely as is, but it was a thought for the next painting perhaps.

01-29-2007, 11:39 AM
A lighter blue would add to the tropical feel but it's not overly distracting. I really like hibiscus and had a couple of very nice plants until a freeze hit last year while I was away:mad: You did a really good job on this one

01-29-2007, 12:41 PM
thanks everyone,
I agree with the background. I think I will change it a bit. I just love that blue but it does compete with the flower.

Charlie's Mum
01-29-2007, 02:09 PM
I see you found us elliem:D

That blue doesn't bother me because the rest is so powerful - bold colours in both flower and foliage.
Nice work :D

01-29-2007, 09:54 PM
Beautiful, you have done a really nice job on it!

01-30-2007, 09:13 AM
So vibrant! Love it!


01-30-2007, 10:42 AM
This is a great painting..You have executed it ver well.:clap:

01-30-2007, 04:25 PM
It is a great flower painting - what colours did you use for the petals?

01-30-2007, 05:25 PM
I like what I see. I like the sky as is. The colours are powerful, and toning the sky may make it look washed out. Great work, keep them coming.

01-30-2007, 08:36 PM
thanks everyone,
I can not remember the exact colour but it was probably a combo of cad yellow, az red, white, cad red, purple. Those are the colours I usually have going.

01-31-2007, 10:51 AM
Hello and Welcome elliem! A gorgeous macro painting!!!!

02-01-2007, 03:24 PM
This painting has been damaged. There is a long scatch down the middle, through the varnish but not thought all the paint layers. Is there an easy way to fix this? I think I will have to repaint and varnish parts of it.
Any ideas?

02-01-2007, 03:39 PM
Did you use a removable varnish like MSA or did you use a regular non-removable acrylic varnish? More information on that would perhaps help someone give you the information you need. I haven't had that happen so I am no help at all.

02-01-2007, 09:35 PM
A striking and vibrant painting, elliem! :thumbsup:

Welcome to the forum ~ :wave: Sorry I can't help you re. the damage as I haven't had that happen before but hopefully, someone else will be able to help you.