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08-24-2007, 07:08 AM
I didn't see this Floral section 2 days ago, when I first posted my painting. I think I might have to get new eye glasses. :eek:

I painted this flower from my garden.
Its a Pelargonium (Tirley-Garth) - So they Tell Me

canvas size: 50x71cm (20x28inch)
Colours used: Zinc White, Ivory Black, Sap Green, Permanent Madder.


08-24-2007, 07:31 AM
Good morning Garry, I'm up early and saw your painting. Very pretty using the complimentary colors. Guess that's why they are called complimentary. Definitely looks like a Pelargonium (Geranium) to me. The leaves are very well done also. Can see complete shape of one of them, which makes it identifiable with it's round ruffled edge. In my area, we mostly see the red or rose colored ones.


Andi Rebirth
08-24-2007, 07:32 AM
Gary 1953, this is just gorgeous. I do alot of florals. I love the compsoition. Of course the colors grab me. One thing, in the left hand corner that bright leave kinda draws my eye down instead of through the painting, Hope you don't mind, other than that I think it is perfect! Good depth. I really love it, great job, Andi

08-24-2007, 08:17 AM
Nice! When I first pulled it up I thought it was a photo!

08-24-2007, 11:22 AM
Fantastic job Gary!! I love the detail in the petals!

08-24-2007, 11:24 AM
I think this shows great skill, beautifully painted!

I'm not so sure about the composition, it feels a little disjointed and static. If it was a watercolour I would crop it down to eliminate most of the background greens but that isn't an option here. (Just my opinion and probably not worth the paper it's printed on ;) )


08-24-2007, 01:48 PM
Indeed, very skilled.

08-24-2007, 06:39 PM
Thanks for all your comments.
This is my second flower painting, and I still have lots to learn.

I have eclosed a photo from my Pelargonium plant, for those who are interested.
If you look hard enough, you will see the area where my painting is based.



08-26-2007, 05:46 AM
Absolutely beautiful Garry -- I love it to bits. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

Charlie's Mum
08-26-2007, 12:27 PM
Beautiful - and only your second floral? *gulp*

Welcome to the forum Garry - and please return with more lovely florals - all pelargoniums if you like!!!!! :lol:

It's a very eye-catching plant - and a very eye-catching painting too :D

Terry Wynn
08-26-2007, 01:32 PM
I really like your painting - I bet it is gorgeous in real life. Also, the plant is exquisite.


08-26-2007, 02:06 PM
Beautiful. Lovely color.

08-26-2007, 02:08 PM
Very beautiful those greens are perfect. Yes, this looks like a geranium to me. I also like your crop and composition from the reference. :)

08-26-2007, 05:44 PM
Thanks everyone for all the kind words.

I'll have a go, at a yellow rose that my eldest daughter photographed, while on a trip to Wilson's Botanical Park in Berwick.
This will be my third floral, and I'll post it in the forum, for you all to look at.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to start it for another week; I'm currently on the companies stand at the Melbourne Home Exhibition. (The hours are killing me.. 11 hours straight... and NO chairs to sit on...)

09-15-2007, 05:15 AM
Just for the fun of it.

I entered this painting in the Saatchi Gallery Showdown.

If anyone is interested in seeing how its progressing, you have till the 17th of this month for voting.

Last time I checked, it was rating 7.30 with 101 votes

Link below.