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08-22-2007, 05:22 PM
Hi all, just found the forum today! Great to have a florals/plants forum! It looks like a busy place already.

This is a cross-post from the Acrylics forum, I just finished it (good timing!), it was my first large (by my standards) canvas. It's 16X20", Golden Fluid acrylics. Up until now I usually painted at 5X7" so this was a huge increase in size for me.


Lady Carol
08-22-2007, 07:38 PM
Hi polygon, welcome to the forum :wave:

Lovely painting. I like the looseness of the background and the detail of the daisies.

08-22-2007, 08:36 PM
Polygon, what a nice bright sunny picture! I like the variety of sizes of the daisies.

08-23-2007, 01:38 AM
Pretty, I like how all the flowers are going different direction!

Laura D
08-23-2007, 05:29 AM
The light in this is fantastic! Did you do glazes?

08-23-2007, 08:19 AM
Very nice job Polygon...so, how'd you like 16 x 20?

08-23-2007, 09:46 AM
Laura, the sky was laid in directly in a ultramarine/cerulian/titanium mix blended with a bit of white, so no glazing there, but fluids always let some light through. The grass is in layers but it was undiluted paint so just a bit of glazing effect there, but when I did the sky I left a white hole at the bottom for the grass and that's lighting it up. The last layer of petal shadows was a glaze, that helped me get away with tinkering too much to reach the effect I wanted (or thereabouts!)

Oh, also, I did the flower silhouette first in titanium white, that provides light. So yes, glazing, but it's all over white!

Celeste, I looooove 16X20! I did a background last night for another one (not sure if I like it yet, it may not survive) and it is soooooo much fun swish-swishing the brush! Not much swish-swish ever happens at 5X7, and I love having "elbow room" to work on detail, plus any false move is so much easier ignored in a large size- at 5X7 one false stroke sometimes and that's the end of it.

On the other hand, paint is landing places in the room it's never been before...

08-23-2007, 11:07 AM
Hi Polygon welcome to this forum. This is such a bright, happy painting. The daisies are just lovely. How do you like the larger canvas?

08-23-2007, 01:13 PM
Ditto to what everyone else has said. Lovely

08-23-2007, 01:39 PM
Super rendering of these "Marguerites" !

08-26-2007, 05:31 AM
I love "the swaying in the wind" feel you have to the Daisies, and the great background. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

Charlie's Mum
08-26-2007, 12:38 PM
Now didn't this turn out nice!
Glad you found your way here Nancy!

I like this daisy painting - it has a lovely freshness about it ........ what do we expect next then? :D