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mistiaggie
08-13-2007, 03:46 PM
Hi, I recently did an oil painting for the first time in awhile. It is on a metal plate that used to hold candles. Kinda of an odd substrate, but it was fun to do. I'm looking for any hints to improve upon it before I put it to bed. My main concerns are the anthers and the bottom right area. Thanks for any input you may have. I didn't measure so I don't have a diameter for you. It was referenced from a photo of a rose in my MIL's garden.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Aug-2007/17126-rose.jpg

Lady Carol
08-13-2007, 05:46 PM
I like this. It is bold and I like how you have stylized the flower to almost abstract.

valchina612
08-14-2007, 05:43 AM
This is really interesting and impressive. Love the bold, bright colours. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

mistiaggie
08-14-2007, 05:54 PM
Anyone else? No critiques?

debsn2paintn
08-14-2007, 06:33 PM
I think it's really pretty, and I like the fact that you didn't center the flower right in the middle of the plate, so much more interesting this way.

Have you ever thought to X post it in the Decorative Arts forum? I'm sure they would like to see it.

ranunkel
08-15-2007, 06:59 AM
This is so creative, I like the colors. Perhaps it would help to darken the shadow beside the right coner?

vhere
08-15-2007, 01:03 PM
it's unusual and I like it - I don't think the problem is the bottom right corner but the green areas that just don't quiet gel. I think they'd maybe work better if you scumbled the purple of the stamens over it and the balance would be helped and they wouldn't jump so much?

Mikki Petersen
08-15-2007, 01:18 PM
I have no critique. It's fresh and unusual.

Mikki

Charlie's Mum
08-15-2007, 05:37 PM
An interesting idea Misti - and lovely colour.
I think, purely for interest, I'd have extended some of the stamens to go into the white area on the left - I know they aren't that long, but I think they'd create an interesting pattern against the bright light.