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Polygon
10-12-2007, 05:41 PM
Li, you take INCREDIBLE photos. I love looking through your entries in the RIL.

Here's my take on your amazingly in-focus butterly photo. I'm pretty happy with it, except for the flower centre. If anyone has tips on how I could have done that better send 'em along (I've done better ones before on purple coneflowers, but geez, it wasn't coming out today!). I tried realistically pokey bits at first but then loosened that part up and it looked better. The rest is pretty hard-edged but I think I'm happy with it like that.:D It would be a shame to blur edges on something so crisp on the reference!

Golden fluid acrylics, stretched canvas, 8X8", took forever but only because I was playing on the computer while stages dried, it would have been around 2 hours actual painting, give or take.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Oct-2007/97132-butterfly-coneflower-sm.jpg

swampborn
10-12-2007, 05:44 PM
This is beautiful! :clap: I may not finish mine now. Great job!
Gail

lisilk
10-12-2007, 06:27 PM
Nancy~ This is fabulous! The flower itself ( the hardest part to me) has light petals but that center has some real weight to it. I love the center! He's so delicately perched up there. Beautiful!:clap: :thumbsup:

Li

Thank you for the compliments too.:cat:

RogerPf
10-12-2007, 06:45 PM
WOW, what more is there to say!

LJW
10-12-2007, 07:43 PM
Great job on this. Jane

Jayodee
10-12-2007, 07:43 PM
A real wowser!

Joy

Paulafv
10-12-2007, 08:15 PM
Your center is wonderful, as is the entire painting. Like that green background suggesting leaves against the orange and pink.

kordelia
10-12-2007, 08:26 PM
i had to RE-read... there's only one flower center and it's perfect, and gorjus and heavy enough to support his weight, and the colors are GREAT... which flower centr is not working for you???:confused: .... and dont get me started on those fabulous petals!!!! :clap: so individualized!! i like that!!! :clap: kor

Cheryl T.
10-12-2007, 08:29 PM
I like the way you angled the composition and did it on a square canvas. Good job.

ExpressiveAngie
10-12-2007, 09:03 PM
really really superb! :clap: Josie (age 6) asked me if we get to keep it, lol, I guess I will add your thread to my favorites!

mbeckett
10-12-2007, 09:52 PM
lovely! vibrant colors that are chosen wisely.

ottwork
10-12-2007, 10:25 PM
Terrific job, Nancy! :clap: I love the green background and how it really recedes behind that beautiful flower. I think your center is FABulous!!

Torny
10-12-2007, 10:51 PM
lovely painting

horsthh
10-12-2007, 11:19 PM
Everything in this painting is good, background and the stain glass wings, but the best part is the center,
Horst

carol_lee
10-12-2007, 11:48 PM
Great job especially on the petals and center of the flower... I love the mottled background...

Carol

sundiver
10-12-2007, 11:56 PM
The flower cantre is just fine! And the painting overall is delightful!

xamugwump
10-13-2007, 12:19 AM
Beautifully done!

bluefrog
10-13-2007, 12:26 AM
I think this is gorgeous! Well done!

Chloe_1
10-13-2007, 12:27 AM
Gorgeous!
Love the bright colors in the butterfly;-)))

xamugwump
10-13-2007, 12:29 AM
this is absolutely stunning.

about as close to perfection as one can get I would say. It's lovely.

jlloren
10-13-2007, 03:12 AM
Wow! Beautiful.
Joel

connievanwinssen
10-13-2007, 03:51 AM
I love the center! Very well done:)

LAF
10-13-2007, 08:26 AM
Excellent work!!!

Charlie's Mum
10-13-2007, 11:22 AM
Everyone else has said it all Nancy - so I'll just concur with all of the above good bits :lol: :lol:
I like it :D

eyepaint
10-13-2007, 09:13 PM
Love those wings!!!

justjean
10-13-2007, 10:06 PM
Beautiful and with a wonderful background :clap:

Dewi
10-14-2007, 05:42 AM
Hi Nancy, :thumbsup: with your lovely flower I love your bg too.
The center is nice and I've seen your latest I believe sunflower?

suz_lyn
10-14-2007, 12:00 PM
gorgeous colors and I love how your coneflower petals seem to just float so poetically in this piece.

ANGHWAR
10-15-2007, 02:31 AM
So pretty.

Signchick
10-15-2007, 08:24 AM
Everything about it is stunning!!!! I actually LOVE the center part!!!

mscash
10-15-2007, 09:56 AM
Ditto what everyone else has already said - the delicacy of the butterfly legs on the flower's center - wow!

lmmilam
10-16-2007, 09:10 PM
Your painting is so realistic.. it makes a nice contrast with the background.. and I agree with Cheryl T.. your crop and placement of the butterfly/flower on a bit of an angle gives the perfect balance to the square painting. Well done! :clap:

Cindy234
10-16-2007, 10:46 PM
You paint very well.

Cindy234
10-16-2007, 10:46 PM
You paint very well.

*Deirdre*
10-17-2007, 05:47 AM
Nancy~ This is fabulous! The flower itself ( the hardest part to me) has light petals but that center has some real weight to it. I love the center! He's so delicately perched up there. Beautiful!:clap: :thumbsup:

Li

Thank you for the compliments too.:cat:
Nancy...I agree with every word...even the fact that Li's a great photographer!:evil: :envy:
As for your painting technique...I am SOOOO jealous!!:envy: :envy: :envy: But you do deserve every bit of praise! It's wonderful!:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: