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08-12-2007, 09:56 PM
I posted this a long time ago in the oils section and had very little attention paid to it so I was thinking it would be okay to repost it here in the new forum. This is 20 X 24 canvas, oil on black gesso background. What shows as white is actually yellow, it is just the way the digicam sees it. I would love to get some feedback on this.

08-12-2007, 10:42 PM
Yes, absolutley post it here! :D

I love the warmth of the petals! Very vibrant! And I love the curves, too. This would definitely lift my spirits in the winter. :)

08-13-2007, 05:38 AM
Lovely vibrant colours Sue, and it would certainly brighten up anyone's decor. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

08-13-2007, 08:52 AM
Nice vivid display!

08-14-2007, 02:01 PM
Thankyou Angela, Val, and Gayle for your comments. This is one of my favorite paintings.

Charlie's Mum
08-17-2007, 05:41 PM
I really like this Sue - and I'd never have seen it but for this forum!
Beautiful glow in the petals - lovely form too.
I can see why it's a favourite!

08-18-2007, 08:14 AM
You did a great job Sue - I've always thought it would be nice to paint this viewpoint of a tulip - I find it so interesting.

08-18-2007, 08:18 AM
This is a gorgeous bee's-eye view of the heart of a tulip. The colors are glowing and the composition really catches the viewer's attention.


08-20-2007, 01:07 AM
Thank you Maureen, Celeste and Sylvia. I appreciate you all taking the time to comment. I was drawn by the unusual viewpoint and the colors of this one and now a few years later, I still like it.

08-26-2007, 11:31 PM
I like it Sue. Your oils are lovely.

08-27-2007, 08:16 PM
As Sylvia said, great bees-eye view!

08-27-2007, 10:08 PM
Interesting concept. Love it!

09-16-2007, 02:19 PM
Thanks Brian, polygon and Linda for your comments. My apologies for taking so long to reply but have been having health issues.

09-16-2007, 02:25 PM
Sue, I'm glad that you took a while to reply otherwise I probably would have missed your tulip as I'm rather new here. I really like the angle of the flower - it is so very different. It kind of makes a tulip look like a whole new flower. Great job.

09-16-2007, 02:34 PM
I too am glad that you brought it up to the front again, or I would have missed it also. So colorful and I have always loved the different angles flowers give us.
Hope all is going well now with your health. :heart:


09-17-2007, 06:51 PM
Beautiful painting love the angle you have chosen.

09-18-2007, 06:25 PM
Really love the composition of this. The style along withe the colour has a sort of dream-like quality to it. Very stylish.

Hope you are feeling much better now Sue.

10-07-2007, 02:03 PM
Thanks Kym, I apreciate your comment! I may try another of these as it is a favorite of mine.
Thanks Kathy, I have had a little relapse since posting that reply, but am definitely on the mend now.
Thanks Sue.
Thanks Elaine. I love the boldness of your work so am thinking about doing another of these in a larger format. I find it very dramatic and eye catching as it is now, so a larger one would definitely 'pop'.