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04-13-2007, 05:07 PM
I haven't been able to do much this year but I was recently able to find time to do this one. I'm not as talented as some others who do florals in this forum but I continue to try and continue to learn.
Not sure what this needs do if you have thoughts, please let me know.
22 X 28 - gallery wrapped canvas

Thanks for looking!

04-13-2007, 06:11 PM
I think it very lovely Gayle, nice colors you used.

04-13-2007, 07:02 PM
Your painting is quite lovely, Gayle. I hope you continue to do more florals. It is lovely as is but what do you think about adding hints of warmth?

04-13-2007, 09:41 PM
Very nice, but i do agree with Ann just a little warmth. Good job.Jan

04-13-2007, 09:58 PM
Hi Gayle - I think it's beautifully composed and the shapes of the petals and leaves very much remind me of O'Keefe's style. I agree about adding some warmth and I was also thinking about perhaps defining some of the petals a little bit more especially on the left side for more depth maybe?

04-14-2007, 09:40 AM
Thanks so much for your comments. Hints of warmth huh?! Not sure how to do this. I'm at a point where I'm scared of ruining it. Do you suppose warming up the petals on the left would help define those as well as provide the warmth it needs. Should I then warm up some of the leaves too? I'm still not quite sure what to do. I'm going to have to think about where to add the warmth.

04-14-2007, 09:49 AM
I'm not sure but I think I would try adding the warmth as a glaze of red or purple, in the some of the shadows. Yes, some of that in the leave shadows' too. Some others may be able to give you more definitive help though.

04-14-2007, 10:13 AM
Don't sell yourself short, I think you are very talented and I love this.
If you do add the glaze of red or purple, please post again so I can see the difference :)

Lady Carol
04-14-2007, 10:21 AM
Gayle, I am confused about the blue on the back leaf and the placement of some of the yellows. I think that the lighting is a little confusing in this lovely painting. Also, the background colour seems disconnected with the flower.

04-14-2007, 12:49 PM
What a difference. I think I'll look at it for awhile and see if I need to do anything else. I think I will come back in with a green glaze over that leaf at the top though it actually looks better in the painting than in the photo.

Thanks for your help!!


04-14-2007, 02:42 PM
Gorgeous! You did a great job with the changes it just sings now!! Very lovely, you have a knack for florals.

04-14-2007, 03:58 PM
Thanks very much Sue. What I learned on this one is that white is a difficult color to capture! Who knew??

04-14-2007, 04:31 PM
I think you did an excellent job!!

04-15-2007, 01:21 AM
It's wonderful. Just needs a signature.

04-15-2007, 09:07 AM
Gayle - you did it! That's perfect - just the slightest glazes can make all the difference in the world. See how you can really sense the light hitting the flower now?

Lady Carol
04-15-2007, 09:53 AM
What an improvement. This is such a lovely piece.

04-15-2007, 01:42 PM
Thanks very much for all the help and encouragement. I just keep plugging away and learning in the process. I think I may have to do some more white flowers - it is much more difficult than I ever imagined. Maybe we need a class on painting white things - it's nearly as difficult as glass I think. If I had known I'd never have attempted this one but you guys are always so helpful and positive.
Thanks again!