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04-29-2002, 03:15 PM
Oil 12 x 16. The wind is gone, and it was a low, cool overcast this morning. All comments appreciated. :)
04-29-2002, 04:15 PM
Seems to me that the top half works but the bottom half seems too flat .. ie .. the top part of the painting is 3 dimensional but the bottom half isn't to the same degree of finish.
Perhaps more shape to the flowers and foilage.
04-29-2002, 04:43 PM
Yeah, I see that. I painted back to front, and what with the intensity of the magenta brachts, I was very leery of overworking that area-- plus, I was trying to leave some of my transparent underpainting peeking through in spots to intensify the glow. Looks like I might have stopped too soon.
I could have also achieved more 3-dimensionality there by showing more of the foreground pot, as I intended-- when I was drawing & blocking in, things just sort of grew on me. :D
04-29-2002, 05:52 PM
Wow-- did I misspell that or what? It's "bougainvillea".
04-30-2002, 07:16 AM
I like the yellow flowers very much. I always work all over the painting, bringing it all together about the same time. Working in separate areas tends to cause problems.
04-30-2002, 08:23 AM
I always work all over the painting, bringing it all together about the same time
I like that and work in a similar way .. it helps one spread the color around as well .. a lot of this here .. a little there sort of thing.
bougainvillea .. could have spelled it bogainviddie and I wouldn't have known the difference .. just figured it was some big name for something that was yellow or red :D
04-30-2002, 08:55 AM
Thanks, Linda. :)
I'm going to try working all over the canvas for a while-- sounds like an excellent suggestion, and it seems like it would help to keep my attention on the big picture and unify it.
Wayne, bougainvillea is that red/pink stuff-- it thrives in hot, dry climates, so I'm guessing you don't see much of it around your neighborhood. :D I know that it just looks wildly vibrant and over-stated in my painting, but it is actually that color, particularly when there's no direct sun to bleach it out (well, mine is that color-- some varieties are more orange/red, or orange/pink, or purple).
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