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tbezesky
04-30-2009, 12:21 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/04-30-2009/11381_hydranb.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/04-30-2009/11381_hyddet1b.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/04-30-2009/11381_hyddet2b.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Purple Hydrangea
Year Created:
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 16 x 20
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
I was overcome by spring fever and had to paint some flowers. I wanted to work on painting with thicker and less strokes.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
All comments and tips are appreciated, thanks.

Spyderbabe
04-30-2009, 05:51 PM
Tracey,
Lovely flowers!
The middle close up shot shows the darkest green - which is sort of behind the blooms - has a very hard edge. I might soften that a bit.
K

tgsloth
04-30-2009, 07:49 PM
You have absolutely nailed the brushwork thing and met your goal. I suggest that the composition seems a bit contrived with the four clumps of flowers.

Corby
04-30-2009, 09:07 PM
The textures are wonderful! The whole thing is beautiful.

tbezesky
04-30-2009, 10:00 PM
Thanks, Kathleen, I will work on the edges when it's dry, they're Golden Opens so they actually still aren't dry when this thick.
TG and Corby thanks, I think I learned something from this exercise.

Sam_I_Am
04-30-2009, 10:34 PM
This is lovely :) Your work on the leaves is especially nice!


Great job :)

tbezesky
04-30-2009, 11:52 PM
Thanks Sam, I think when I got to the leaves I was more adapted to laying down the paint that way. I did the flowers first to know how much to tone the leaves, although I could have taken them down another notch.

yarddog
05-01-2009, 01:26 AM
I just love those leaves.......great technique......!!!
do you like the golden opens.....? I just gotta try them......yd

tbezesky
05-01-2009, 11:48 AM
Thanks, the Opens are thinner than regular Acrylics or Oils out of the tube, but the more days they are on the palette the thicker they get. They dry through out and don't skin over. The bigger the dab of paint the slower it dries. Don't put water in your palette, I use water only for cleaning brushes. They are different from Oils or Acrylics, but more like Oils.