View Full Version : Gardenia - Finished

Lady Carol
07-06-2007, 09:53 AM
Thank you for all the advice.

This is it. I am happy with it. The colours are a fair representation of the whites in the flower. Basically I am afraid to add too much colour but colour is there. That is where I went wrong the first time.

C&C appreciated.


07-06-2007, 10:21 AM
Very beautiful. :clap:

07-06-2007, 10:31 AM
Nice finish. This seems much more "alive".

07-06-2007, 10:38 AM
You've handled the leaves especially well. This is lovely.


07-06-2007, 01:01 PM
it's beautiful ...

07-06-2007, 01:46 PM
Very lovely Carol. I especially like the energy/shape of your leaves.

07-06-2007, 02:16 PM
Perfect! You caught the flower just right.

Lady Carol
07-06-2007, 02:20 PM
JJ: thank you :wave:

Gayle: how could I have managed this without all your help. Thank you.

stapeliad: thank you too

Violet: :wave: :D just the words I want to hear.

Celeste: perhaps it is not as colourful as you would paint your photo, but it works. Thank you for the advice

Audrey: 30X24 inches. I appreciate the kind words.

07-06-2007, 03:13 PM
Carol, what a wonderful finish! I really like the turned up leaf with the light showing through. Well done!

07-06-2007, 03:40 PM
This is turned out wonderful. I love it. Jan

Charlie's Mum
07-06-2007, 04:44 PM
'Tis truly lovely Carol - those leaves especially are excellent :D

07-06-2007, 06:45 PM
Very beautiful!

07-06-2007, 06:49 PM
A truly pristine gardenia to me. More color would be another flower.

07-06-2007, 07:00 PM
Beautiful work, Carol. :thumbsup:

Rose Queen
07-06-2007, 07:12 PM
I didn't see your first one, but you certainly didn't go wrong here! :thumbsup:

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Lady Carol
07-06-2007, 07:29 PM
Lillian: thank you. That urned up leaf is a favourite also.

Jan: thank you

Maureen: :D The comment tis greatly appreciated.

Deb: Thanks

Paula: you are right, more colour and it isn't a gardenia.

Ann: :D Thanks

Diana: you wouldn't want to see the first version. Suffice it to say it was truly dreadful. Thanks for dropping into the forum to comment. It is greatly appreciated.

07-06-2007, 08:09 PM
Beautiful! I can picture this hanging in an elegant dining room.

Lady Carol
07-06-2007, 10:13 PM
Thanks you Linda. I am hoping that that is where she hangs it.

mrs willow
07-06-2007, 10:27 PM
A great finale Carol! :thumbsup: :clap: :clap: :clap:

07-07-2007, 12:05 AM
This one ended well. You should be pleased.


Lady Carol
07-07-2007, 12:24 AM
Sandy - thanks for all your help. And thanks for the compliments

Cami: thank you as well

07-07-2007, 02:09 AM
A very good choice for a background color Carol! It really acentuates the white of the flower and adds glow to the leaves.I like it very much:)

07-07-2007, 04:45 AM
Hello Carol
I watched you struggle with this one, and I congratulate you on a beautiful painting, it looks quite luminous and exactly like a gardenia should, I can almost smell that powerful perfume.

07-07-2007, 06:58 AM
Hi Carol..This is just Breathtaking. Masterly done...Love your leaves and the white. Bravo to you! :)

Lady Carol
07-07-2007, 09:02 AM
Tony: that is my favourite green - Golden's Jenkins Green. Thank you for the lovely words.

Jane: it was one epic struggle. Up until Thursday night I didn't think I could deliver. Needless to say never again will I paint a white flower...well not for a long time. Your words are the best that anybody could have said.

Lisa: thank you as well.

07-07-2007, 10:12 AM
cool .. and a really lovely present.

07-07-2007, 10:35 AM
This is lovely!:clap: I know you struggled with it but it was worth the effort.

Lady Carol
07-07-2007, 02:05 PM
Andy: I delivered it this morning. It was exactly what she wanted. I breather a sigh of relief over that one.

Gail: thanks for the kind words and support. :D

Roger Evans
07-07-2007, 02:09 PM
Ooooohhhh. Pretty! I love the silky finish you achieved. I'd be afraid to approach something this delicate. Outstanding job, as always.....


07-07-2007, 03:24 PM
It's so real looking I keep checking for fragrance!

07-07-2007, 05:16 PM
beautiful rendition :thumbsup: !IMO don't touch it again!

Margaret 59
07-07-2007, 09:23 PM
Wow, Carol. I'd love to see this IRL at that size.

Lady Carol
07-08-2007, 09:44 AM
Roger: thank you for your kind words.

Keven: thanks - shame computers don't transmit smell.

Clem: thanks also. Don't worry my client has it now.

Margaret: thank you. I am happy with it...finally. Phew! What a struggle.

07-08-2007, 10:18 AM
:wave: Hi Carol!

This came together beautifully. Heck, I loved it even before you did the final tweaks, :lol: ! Those touches of yellow in the pedals did give it that extra touch of perfection. Great finish to a gorgeous painting! :clap: :clap: :clap:


Lady Carol
07-08-2007, 07:13 PM
Elizabeth: thanks :D You are a sweetheart to say that.

07-09-2007, 12:29 AM
Carol this turned out fabulous! Absolutely stunning. It would look lovely on my cream colored living room wall right above my forest green sofa!!

07-09-2007, 12:58 AM
beautifully painted, I can almost smell the scent. I have a gardenia by my front door, not in flower at the moment though.