View Full Version : My daughter's Canna

09-15-2007, 10:34 AM

I X-posted this in WOYC Oil Painting.
I would really like some feed back on this.
From my daughters garden a Canna.
11X14 oil on canvas.
Thanks Betty:cat:

Ranger Dan
09-15-2007, 10:45 AM
I'd say well done! You have some great highlights and the dark bg makes the flowers pop.

09-15-2007, 03:59 PM
I'd say well done! You have some great highlights and the dark bg makes the flowers pop.

Thanks Ranger, I love painting flowers because of the vibrant colors.
But they're so much more complicated than you think.

09-15-2007, 07:52 PM
I think it's gorgeous. And I agree, flowers are more challenging than one might think!

Margaret 59
09-15-2007, 08:55 PM
Beautifully done.

09-16-2007, 07:51 AM
Definitely like the style and color of the flowers! They give me an almost impressionistic feel but without going too far in that direction. The backlighting and the way it comes through on the leaf is nice as well. The one leaf gives me a slight feeling that it is out of balance (too much on the right), but putting a leaf on the left and then one in the background (to avoid the even number problem) would then clutter up the dark background that sets off the flowers so nice! So I guess I'm not sure if anything should be done to it! Bear in mind, I have zero experience in painting, I'm a photographer, so use this feedback as exactly worth that ;)


09-16-2007, 08:29 AM
Beautiful job! Rich colors and wonderful textures!

09-16-2007, 11:42 AM
Thanks! Celeste, Margaret, Dale & Gayle.
This was my first post in this forum and I really have enjoyed looking at everyones work with florals it really inspires me.

Charlie's Mum
09-16-2007, 12:08 PM
I agree that the comp is slightly one-sided - but the painting is magnificent!
Love your bold, solid colour and the gorgeous lighting - you've really captured that very well.
I keep wanting to see a little light down left, like the touch of light on a dark leaf, to weight the comp a bit - but you could spoil it, so disregard my opinion!:lol:

Please come back to the forum with more work! :D

09-16-2007, 12:50 PM
Just beautiful!

09-16-2007, 02:45 PM
I really love the flower, how it is the only thing in the sunlight. Really dramatic. I think the off-balance in the comp just adds to the drama in this case. :clap: :clap:


09-16-2007, 09:28 PM
Well done! I just love this!

09-17-2007, 07:39 AM
I like your colors and detail in the petals. I especially like the flower shadow on the leaf. Background is great.


09-18-2007, 08:42 PM
Would you beleive my daughter sent me this pic from on her cell ph camera.She's quite the gardener (doesn't get it from me)
Again,thanks to everybody for your feedback, I guess I should paint more flowers, I really do love to do it.