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Old 12-03-2018, 06:50 AM
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Pink Rhododendrons

My daughter Christine who lives in Pennsylvania took some beautiful photos of rhododendrons she saw on a walk. I asked if I could use one as a reference for a painting and this is the result.



Paper: Saunders Waterford CP 140 lb
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Size: 7 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Comments and critiques invited as always.

Sylvia

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Re: Pink Rhododendrons

Beautifully complicated flowers Sylvia, it would have to be a huge painting for me to tackle it. Lovely colour.

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Old 12-03-2018, 08:52 AM
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Wow - beautiful flower!

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Beautiful painting Sylvia! Love the colors.
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Lovely flowers
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Beautiful...the background complementary green really sets the flowers off.
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Beautiful Sylvia!
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Beautifully done flowers Sylvia.
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What a beautiful painting! You've done so well with it! I'll probably never be as good, but I'll keep trying. :
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Lovely job! Beautiful colors.

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Sylvia, I think it's lovely, you probably were just getting tired of working on it. I do think a little more variation in the leaves would really make those beautiful blooms pop. Great job!
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Re: Pink Rhododendrons

Thank you all for your very kind words about my rhododendron painting. I do appreciate your encouragement.

Doug, it is a very complex and complicated flower, so I had to do each little blossom within the larger blossom one by one, then tie them all together at the end.

I have more of Christine's rhodie photos and may try again a long while from now.

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Very nice, florals can be very difficult and you handled this well.
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Lovely! I think the leaves in the background frame the flowers perfectly.
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Very skilfully painted Sylvia. Well done.

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