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05-06-2000, 12:02 AM
This is acrylic on paper. Size is 9" x 12". Larry gave me the courage to try.

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05-06-2000, 08:18 AM
OMG, Arlene! I love it! I've been dying to see you paint and I'm not disappointed. The color is delicious (very sensual!). More, more!!!

cindy http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Larry - you are having a good influence on everyone here!!!

05-06-2000, 10:06 AM
Arlene: I always knew you were a pink person. I love seeing you paint. This is really wonderful!


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05-06-2000, 03:02 PM
Arlene this is lovely...I love your colour scheme...gorgeous...You call this loose?? Its great!...jazzm

05-07-2000, 12:29 AM
To Llis and Cindy,
The first one I posted was taken with a flash. This one was taken outdoors and the colors are almost exact.
These were flowers from my garden. Normally, I'm a very tight painter, so this is quite a departure for me. Maybe when I have some time, I'll do a painting in my usual style.
Thanks for your encouragement and the best part was it took less than 2 hours to do.

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05-07-2000, 02:17 AM
I agree w/ Jazzm. Loose? it's beautiful! Cheryl

05-07-2000, 08:36 AM
Believe it or not, for me this is loose.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif Thank you.


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Phyllis Rennie
05-07-2000, 06:57 PM
I think you should do "loose" more often!!!Phyl

05-08-2000, 12:39 AM
Very nice Arlene....

I've been galavanting around the state of Wisconsin this weekend, playing blues with my band...playing golf with my son, and just got home. Nice to see this as I take a quick look around! You did will at capturing a sense of color rhythym, putting bits of repeating color throughout. A nice handling. I'll look at more of it tomorrow.

Right now...gotta get some much needed shut eye! I agree with others...you've wet our visual taste buds to see more along this line! Very cool...


05-08-2000, 01:00 AM
C'mon Arlene..this is "loose" for you, the snippet queen..don' believe e'vrythin' I read//like the possibilities..so have another go at loosenin' up..we'll see where you go from here..like the piece..go ahead, make our day!
Larry..travelin' band? Jus' bought the new Stevie Ray V. album to add to my 'bout 3,000 CD's of jazz and blues..saw Taj Mahal in concert Thursday..seems we have the same taste in music..wait'll you hear the new tracks by SRV..awesome to a non-guitarist! S.

05-08-2000, 01:41 AM
Well Arlene,
The colors are nice but... I'd crop about 5 inches off the left side. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/tongue.gif

Sorry, I just couldn't help myself! LOL!


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05-08-2000, 07:04 AM
Arlene... Your "loose" reminds me of my own versions of loose.......rofl. I know this is loose for you, and it would be for me too.
Maybe if we used 4" brushes, painted upside down, and used the wrong hand...???
I love this piece BTW.....colors are lovely too. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

05-08-2000, 09:31 AM
rofl, too. and no, even your way, i think we'd still find a way to tighten up and just put that little extra piece in. LOL.

To everyone else,
Maybe this summer I'll try a complete a still life. But don't expect any "looser" than this. [I always want to go in and "correct it." Oh well!] Right now I have to do more f*@#*^ing flowers. Have a show at the end of the month. That and more of my ladies.

Thanks to all, but couldn't you find anything to critique?


Phyllis Rennie
05-08-2000, 07:50 PM
Oh, Arlene!!!!!! I like it just the way it is but, if you really must pick it apart, there's always that old florists rule about making the arrangment at least 1 1/2 times the height of the container!!!!

05-09-2000, 10:38 PM
I love the colors a lot. The only problem is tha values. The background looks flat and it should be deepened a little bit, darkened to the right from the flowers. The part of the blue flowers, which is far from a viewer, may be darkened too. You should always remeber about the object, whether it is a vase or flowers as a three dimensional thing. And finally, the shadow. YOu may make the painting more dramatic showing the source of the light and the shadow of the object.
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08-29-2001, 03:33 PM
I love it Arlene!

But then again..what do I know about painting flowers?? LOL

Dont forget when you get back down this way youve got a lily to complete!


08-29-2001, 04:56 PM
everyone is crawling out of the woodwork for this one.
it's wonderful you kidder!
well maybe it's a bit loose.

08-29-2001, 10:20 PM
geeze i get an email from beau asking about doing acrylic on wc paper...i find this thread to show him...didn't know he was gonna post to a thread over a year old...

but thanks beau, and um jerry, should i tighten it up? LOL.

David Acres
08-30-2001, 12:17 AM
Wow!:) You should paint more!:) Really lovely Arlene!:)

08-30-2001, 05:49 AM
Arlene! Looking good - my only comment is that the flowers looks a bit squeezed in by the frame at the top. A bit more breathing room would be nice there.

08-30-2001, 12:52 PM
Whoa, I do believe this is a painting! Pigment and brush...yup you ain't ever fooling me again ;)

08-30-2001, 02:55 PM
more arlene more....go girl...

08-30-2001, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by arlene
geeze i get an email from beau asking about doing acrylic on wc paper...i find this thread to show him...didn't know he was gonna post to a thread over a yea r old...

LOL, here I'm reading this thread and having no idea it was a year old until I get to this post.

But FYI Beau, I have recently been doing acrylic on wc paper as my plein air sketching medium. I've found that if I take a pad and size all the sheets with PVA glue, I get a wonderful surface to work on.

08-30-2001, 04:08 PM
A year old or not, I'll still comment.
I find this very pretty, Arlene, especially as you've used some of my favourite colours! :)
When are you going to be painting again?


08-30-2001, 09:23 PM
To answer the question...I'm going to be finishing a painting when I get back to kentucky...an oil...well maybe i'll finish...i actually found that after working on it several hours, i had had enough of painting...

i now prefer "painting" in colored pencil...i just love them! have three floral's completed and am working on a still life...

As always your eye is on target...or is it we both see the same? and thanks to everyone for your comments. :)

08-30-2001, 10:59 PM
Wow! :)

08-31-2001, 01:15 AM
rofl i had no idea you could paint!amazing job i am amazed :eek:

08-31-2001, 09:29 AM
I absolutly lov the colors! This is pretty dep for a floral, too-
has a weight to it that I think is wonderful!
Arlne- can't wait to se more- and I think th composition is eally intersting- that's what makes it kind of "dp- it's not just a prtty pictue. Keep it just the way it is!
how's the bar mitzvah going, and how'd you find tim???:D

08-31-2001, 09:40 PM
This is quite beautiful, you know? Can't believe it's a year old!!!!! Perhaps echoing some of the purple into the background more?
The way you handled the glass of the vase is wonderful!