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08-07-2007, 12:40 PM
This is my first one painted just for this forum. I've been taking photos of flowers in my yard since Spring. Now I'm excited about painting some of them!
8x10 acrylic on canvas
C&C's welcome
Thanks for looking.

08-07-2007, 02:04 PM
This is so lovely! And I'm sure the photo doesn't do it justice (they never do!) Thank you for sharing this with us and thank you too for letting us know the size and medium.

Isn't this forum exciting? I don't have anything to share right now but it makes me want to get in there and get paint on my hands!


Charlie's Mum
08-07-2007, 02:21 PM
Really delicate Lilian - captures the fragility well.

Katherine T
08-07-2007, 04:05 PM
Lillian - I love the edge treatment - very delicate and subtle. Great colour as well.

08-07-2007, 04:24 PM
Stunning! You've captured it so well! I always love the dark backgrounds myself.

Ranger Dan
08-07-2007, 06:18 PM
Beautiful Lillian! I am always fascinated by backlit pieces like this. I can never capture the brilliance with a camera.

08-07-2007, 08:24 PM
Thank you ABA, Maureen, Katherine, Gayle and Dan for the kind comments!
ABA, you're right, the camera doesn't capture the subtle tones of the colours.
Dan, I had to make up colours that the photo didn't show.
Thanks again!

Lady Carol
08-07-2007, 09:29 PM
I am in awe of this. I have looked a couple of times before I have had the chance to comment.

Lovely work.

M Douglas
08-07-2007, 10:24 PM
I love it!! I find it interesting how you jump from medium to medium, with the excellent quality of your work always remaining consistent. I always look forward to your posts.


08-07-2007, 11:09 PM
Carol, thank you!
Melodie, how kind of you, thank you!

08-07-2007, 11:30 PM
What a wonderful piece, just for this new forum. Thank you.

08-07-2007, 11:48 PM
Lillian, it doesn't matter what you do, you do it perfectly. This is awesome -- superb colours and artistry. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

08-08-2007, 03:51 AM
Beautiful delicate piece Lillian. Love the lighting!! :)

08-08-2007, 11:56 AM
Thank you Celeste, Val, and Sharron for the nice comments!

08-08-2007, 07:54 PM
Fantastic! Love the way you have captured the light coming through the petals, the dark background really adds to the effect. How lucky for you to have this gorgeous flower in your yard.

08-08-2007, 08:47 PM
Thank you Sue! We've lived in the same place for over 20 years so I've been collecting and planting different flowers for a long time.

Margaret 59
08-08-2007, 10:10 PM
How gorgeous!

08-09-2007, 05:14 AM
Your backlit iris is really beautiful. I love the purple/blue shadowing on the petals.


08-09-2007, 08:49 AM
Nice backlighting! Beautiful glow...


08-09-2007, 10:02 AM
Thank you Margaret, Sylvia and Nancy for the kind replies!

08-09-2007, 12:52 PM
Lillian - I've clicked on your painting about four times trying to make it bigger!;) Beautiful work - I too love what you have done with the shadows.