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09-16-2007, 11:13 PM
Based on this lovely photo by Trimoon from our very own RIL: http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=6308 my 18 x 24" gallery wrap morphed about three times from my original plan. I finished this today and am content where it ended up. C&C are always welcome! (I'm trying a new signature style too...think it looks okay?)


09-16-2007, 11:47 PM
This is fantastic. I love it. jan

09-17-2007, 12:43 AM
Celeste, this is lovely. The blues are just lovely.

09-17-2007, 01:09 AM
When I saw this piece it was like seeing someone you know in somebody else's photo album.These remind me of the little zygocactus buds I used to hand-start for a big nursery! Each a perfect plant on their own with tiny roots to take hold somewhere....this is beautiful, Celeste

09-17-2007, 03:47 AM
Hi Celeste - I like the warm/cool feeling with your colours. With the interesting shapes and not too much imagination, it can almost read as an alien landscape. Very cool!

09-17-2007, 04:20 AM
Good one! Great colours and your signatire is just fine:)

09-17-2007, 07:07 AM
Digitalis summed up your painting just right. :) The strokes of light gliding beside the darks give it that extra zing.

09-17-2007, 07:21 AM
Thanks everyone. When I started painting flowers & plants I thought it was cool when they could take on another feeling - like a landscape. That's the sense I got when this one took on a "life of its own" so to speak. That's when I felt I was done.

09-17-2007, 09:52 AM
Intriguing! I like the play of warms and cools.

09-17-2007, 10:17 AM
Very cool!

09-17-2007, 10:58 AM
another terrific one; you're really a master at this!!!

09-17-2007, 01:25 PM
Very cool, though I didn't really understand what it was until I saw the reference. But I don't know if that matters.

09-17-2007, 01:32 PM
Thanks everyone.

Somewhere along the line, I decided to diverge from a "real" rendition to a more psychologically interesting one. I think that one must try to figure out what it is lends to that...it can be whatever you want, right?

09-17-2007, 02:30 PM
Very nice :thumbsup:

Only C&C I could offer would be that the higher value triangle on the lower right side fights for attention with the blooms. I find that I keep looking there expecting to see something that isn't there. Then again, it does add some mystery to it.