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Old 03-01-2012, 06:27 PM
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Abstract Peony (please move to Structured)

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Title: Abstract Peony (please move to Structured)
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Medium: Oil
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Dimension: 90cm x 70cm
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I hope this one, finally, goes to stuctured. If i want to move the threads that ended up on open forum do i have to make as new ones?
Another painting for april's exhibition. I loved the movement on those petals.

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I would love to have some serious critique. It would help me a lot to have an idea of people's reaction before showing them to the public. And maybe some advices. Still have time to make changes. Thanks
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Re: Abstract Peony (please move to Structured)

I think its fantastic. The softness, light, movement - its very enticing. I envy your location too!
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Re: Abstract Peony (please move to Structured)

It is quite beautiful, I wonder though at a light source; Not being terribly botanical, I'm assuming it to be a close up of a peony, concentrating on the petals as a study of forms. The blushes of orange are lovely and give it that 'realness' belying the abstract; what would some shadows and translucencies bring to it?
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Re: Abstract Peony (please move to Structured)

It reminds me of the bushes by the back door when I was a child. I agree that some thin glazes of transparent reds, maybe even a bit of blue--ultramarine, I think--, would help, especially in the depths of the petals. I think that would "punch it up" a bit. It's "nice" but I think it could be so much more. Best wishes for your exhibition!
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Re: Abstract Peony (please move to Structured)

I would love to have some serious critique. It would help me a lot to have an idea of people's reaction before showing them to the public. And maybe some advices. Still have time to make changes. Thanks[/quote]


since you are focusing on the closeup of a peony, the only thing I think might have made it more exciting would be to blur out some of the edges, but when I did that in photoshop it didn't seem to improve it any. I also darkened some of the shadows, and that didn't seem to make it any better because it separated it too much, so I'm a thinkin it's about as good as you can get it. Good job. and sorry to use your thread. I'm hoping this will get moved to structured, which is having PROBLEMS
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Re: Abstract Peony (please move to Structured)

I don't think your title is accurate. It's not an abstract, IMHO. More like a macro of a peony.
The painting is magical and something I use to strive to create. But with amazing artists like you around, I will just admire!
Good luck at the show
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:15 PM
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Re: Abstract Peony (please move to Structured)

I agree with Valri. It's not an abstract. It's a "zoom in" painting.

It's incredibly beautiful, however. The brushstrokes aren't visible, but you can clearly see colors flow dynamically, along with the petals, which seem to fly here and there.

I think this painting could use some variations in its purplish color, and it would also benefit from darker values near the center of the flower. it would make the painting even more dramatic and add depth to it.
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:29 PM
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Re: Abstract Peony (please move to Structured)

Here is what I mean. I digitally altered the image to simulate a glaze close to Dioxazine Purple (PV 23). It's more focused on the center of the peony.

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