View Full Version : really need some critique!!!

01-29-2008, 05:46 PM

I did this one in watercolors. was taken from a place in FL by a photographer friend.pictures are a bit blurry and do no show the true colors.. its wet and cloudy so I cant take it out to photograph...C&C Please.

I still have some more work to do on it but wanted to see what you guys thought about it. I have grey scaled it and I dont think its too awful.



01-29-2008, 05:52 PM
:thumbsup: Wow, it has impact and the only thing I'd suggest is darkening the BG to really make that BOP "pop!"

01-29-2008, 11:53 PM
From my observations.. it look good.. Only thing im not understanding is why the thin tan lines are blue in your redition? and the the far left bud has a grey hole? i am by no means up to the standards you are in WC painting but i was just curious about those 2 things..

I for one thing from the referance that the tan "sprots" is what made it pop

I for one am still learning.

01-30-2008, 06:37 AM
Hi Jenlyn,
What a gorgeous flower that is and look at the colors Mother Nature gave it. WOW!

I like your painting but think you can punch it up a little. I would leave the background as it is for now and try to intensify the orange/red on some of those petals—particularly the two upright flower parts on the right side. They could go much deeper in tone in some places. The one in the back on the third one should also be a different color—run some of the blue down over it. You could do the same with the second petal from the bottom on the left side. That would make the one that is on top of it stand out more.

I think it is just a matter of looking very, very carefully at the reference photo to see where the color variations are in the various parts of the flower and changing yours to go along with that.


01-31-2008, 12:32 AM
You have a nice variation of contrasting tones .... good shadows in the flowers. I think its a wonderful painting and a nice interpretation of the original picture.

Good job!


01-31-2008, 08:14 AM
I enjoyed this one; its composition is wonderful and the bg color is needing definition by darkening (compare values with the photo). Lovely work, keep going with it! :thumbsup:

01-31-2008, 09:14 AM
I do like your macro composition and you have acheived a wonderfully electric blue. i agree about the sharpening up of the reds...and darkening the background... at least where it meets the red......