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bairam
05-27-2009, 11:03 PM
Finished this one today.
On stretched canvas 11 x 14
Black gesso background.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-May-2009/2194-asian_lily.sm.jpg

c & c welcome

objectivistartist
05-27-2009, 11:28 PM
Nice! :thumbsup:

susme48
05-28-2009, 12:26 AM
Nicely done!

chammi kaiser
05-28-2009, 07:21 AM
Maria. This is very nice. Like the dark background against the warm orange of the lilies. Well done.

idylbrush
05-28-2009, 07:22 AM
Like the feel of this one. Almost has a graphic sensibility to it. Great color choices that are soft enough but bold enough as well. Like that in a painting.

arl
05-28-2009, 09:03 AM
Wonderful. I like the glowing flowers against the dark background.

LavenderFrost
05-28-2009, 11:23 AM
Very pretty! I love the citrusy colours.

Mz_Sketch_Pad
05-28-2009, 11:30 AM
Soft And Pretty!

~~Kathleen
05-28-2009, 12:10 PM
Good job Maria.
I am (as well) just in the learning process with painting flowers, and can so appreciate this painting.
~~Kathleen

dances_with_oils
05-28-2009, 12:36 PM
Maria: This is a wonderful rendering of the flower, I love the loose strokes and pastel appearance. Nice work!

PainterDeb
05-30-2009, 09:03 AM
Very nice! I like all of the different shapes of the leaves and petals, also the soft color of the orange.

Danimal316
05-30-2009, 10:28 AM
Wonderful color and contrast. Great work!

OkeeKat
05-30-2009, 10:45 AM
Very Lovely Lilies Maria!!
Love the contrast of the bold colors against the dark background!
It gives it a very Dramatic look.
No critiques here to suggest, Very well done!!
:clap:

bairam
05-30-2009, 11:47 AM
Thank you all for looking and commenting on this piece.
I've had prior experience painting flowers, but mostly in watercolor. This was a totally different experience but it came out fine.
During painting this piece I struggled with the quick drying properties of acrylics. I tried adding all kinds of thing to the paint to keep it workable and finely picked up a bottle of "clear gesso" that I had just purchased and it worked great. Let the paint flow, slowed down the drying, and didn't change the color.

Artchrispy
05-30-2009, 12:28 PM
Nice work Maria!

bairam
05-30-2009, 11:56 PM
Thanks Matt.
Love you web site. Beautiful works.