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idcrisis55
08-11-2007, 04:36 PM
I am enjoying browsing this forum and seeing all the florals in one place. Makes it nice. :)

This first painting was done toward the end of July for a SWAP exchange of watercolor paintings. I was concerned whether the recipient was ever going to receive it but it arrived yesterday, safe and sound.

Daffodils
10" x 7"
Watercolor on Paper
Reference Photo: HollyLL from the RIL

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Aug-2007/15669-DaffodilWC072107DSC03394.jpg

This painting was done yesterday (08-10-07) as a possible replacement for the SWAP painting, in case it was lost in the mail. Had fun with this one because it was challenging.

Camellias
10" x 8"
Watercolor on Paper
Reference Photo: SweetBabyJ, RIL

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Aug-2007/15669-Camillias081007_011_500.jpg

C & C appreciated. Thanks,

Charlie's Mum
08-11-2007, 05:22 PM
Hey Ann! You're here! :thumbsup:
It's nice to see work of another medium too - these are super!
Love the freshness of the daffs and loose bk/gd.

The colours of the camellias are eye-catching and so clean!

Nice, both :D

gurleygirl
08-11-2007, 08:49 PM
These are beautiful!
Tracey

idcrisis55
08-11-2007, 09:11 PM
Hi Maureen, yep, had to come for a visit and see the work. :) Thanks for the comments!

Hi Tracey, thanks and good to see you here. :)

valchina612
08-11-2007, 09:59 PM
Ann, I love both of these paintings so much. The strong colour in the Daffs is great, and the Camellias are totally beautiful. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

debsn2paintn
08-11-2007, 11:28 PM
Nice compositions on both of these. I don't paint in watercolor but I would think that glass would be difficult, and you have made it all look easy. Beautiful work.

idcrisis55
08-12-2007, 06:45 AM
Hi Val and Deb, thank you both very much. Deb, the composition was nicely set up in the reference photos so no work for me. :)

Lady Carol
08-12-2007, 08:11 AM
Ann, it is nice to see another media that you work in. These are much looser than your acrylics. Excellent use of colour and balance.

idcrisis55
08-12-2007, 09:10 AM
Thanks Carol :)

Artsyme
08-12-2007, 10:24 AM
These are beautiful- soft and loose! Great compositions too.

idcrisis55
08-12-2007, 07:10 PM
Thanks, Artsyme. I appreciate it. :)

SunsetSue
08-12-2007, 10:03 PM
Ann these are lovely! Well done!

idcrisis55
08-13-2007, 07:58 AM
Thank you Sue! :)

midcoast
08-13-2007, 09:38 AM
Nice on both. My fave is the daffs - beautifl work on those petals! The cropped composition is also lovely :)

Nancy

amaze_1101
08-13-2007, 02:42 PM
Hi Ann
Lovely comp in both works. I love the the loose feel of these and the colours are spot on! Only critique would be next time to add a touch of the bloom's colour into the 'grey' shadow areas to unite the whole. Other than that they work great.

idcrisis55
08-13-2007, 03:37 PM
Hi Nancy & Elaine, thank you both! Thanks for the tip Elaine. The daffodils are now in England so can't do anything to them. The composition is thanks to the photographers, HollyLL and SweetBabyJ.