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M Douglas
04-17-2010, 12:23 AM
This was one of those paintings that seemed to take forever to do, the progressions were soooooooo slow I thought I would never finish it.

C & C welcomed


Quiet Moments

18" x 24" Acrylic on canvas.


04-17-2010, 12:28 AM
Beautiful! Love the abstract reflections in the vase and the flowers are

04-17-2010, 02:49 AM
Absolutely gorgeous! Love the work on the vase, the reflections and everything! Beautiful :)

04-17-2010, 06:01 AM
Wonderful work on the reflections on the vase and the flowers.

04-17-2010, 08:13 AM
Melodie, this certainly was worth the wait, it's beautiful. I love everything about it, the background and foreground colors, the flower and the colors and shine on that beautiful vase is outstanding

04-17-2010, 11:45 AM
Oh my goodness Melodie..this is stunning...well worth every second you spent!!

04-17-2010, 12:38 PM
Beautiful! Definitely worth the time you put into it.

04-17-2010, 12:50 PM
Absolutely worth the time it took! Beautiful, color, comp, wonderfully painted.


M Douglas
04-17-2010, 02:29 PM
Thank you very much everyone! I think it will be a long time before I do a hydrangea again lol. By the way the vase is pomegranate shaped for anyone who is wondering why it looks so wonky.


Kathrin G.
04-17-2010, 06:07 PM
wonderful work :thumbsup: :clap:

04-17-2010, 07:33 PM
Love it! Can only echo what everyone else has said - definitely worht the time and effort ;-)

04-18-2010, 12:36 AM
Beautiful work - nice crisp-bold-bright-beautiful colors - GREAT!!

04-18-2010, 08:09 AM
The colors are absolutely delicious, love the reflections and the hydrangea is beautiful!

Lady Carol
04-18-2010, 10:51 AM
Lovely cohesive colours.

04-18-2010, 01:26 PM
Beautiful color harmony, a real smphony of color! I echo all the comments about your handling of the glass and its reflections - truly a lovely painting worth working to its final stage.

04-18-2010, 01:28 PM
When I have seen it, I are saying, ohh, great wealth of blue colors and incredible reflections, great work.

M Douglas
04-18-2010, 01:39 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you, you guys are all so wonderful, I appreciate your comments so much, they encouragement me to paint more and push more.


04-18-2010, 04:19 PM
Melodie you handled the glass wonderfully and the flowers are really well rendered. You've captured that soft petal quality. My only crit....and it's a tiny one....based on the strong light source from the right perhaps the shadow falling on the table top nearest to the vase should be a little deeper?

Beautiful work, you should be very proud of this one!

04-18-2010, 05:36 PM
Worth the wait.

M Douglas
04-18-2010, 11:06 PM
Thanks Debbie, I think it also needs to be grounded just a bit more so I will also increase the shadow as well.

Hi Bird! thanks for stopping in and commenting!


04-19-2010, 02:46 AM
Excellent stuff ............

Good point from Debbie.

I am working on some flowers at the moment and it is taking an age, just can't get the petals right .......... You managed such a good fresh look to the flowers.

M Douglas
04-19-2010, 11:21 AM
Kev the hardest part for me on this one was the petals, I really struggled with them, so keep at it and you will eventually get them right.