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Old 07-10-2019, 04:24 PM
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Only Me (Tulip)

I generally prefer abstracts, but have been inspired by all of the flowers in my yard this year and thought I would try a floral.

Acrylic on canvas 8" x 8" . CC and tips/advice welcome


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Old 07-10-2019, 05:52 PM
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Re: Only Me (Tulip)

Welcome here!
The flower is a good shape, well formed - looks almost 3Dimensional - like a collage.
I like the textures too - though I think I might have chosen different colours for the b/g setting.
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:15 PM
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Re: Only Me (Tulip)

I love this.
Is that Lava texture gel used for the background?
I like the two main colours personally although I think for me it would have looked better with the background colours swapped over.
Love both the colour and texture though.
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Re: Only Me (Tulip)

Ooooo..I love texture. Great image.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:11 PM
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I love this.
Is that Lava texture gel used for the background?
I like the two main colours personally although I think for me it would have looked better with the background colours swapped over.
Love both the colour and texture though.
Thank you!
I used glass bead gel for the background.
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Re: Only Me (Tulip)

I like all of this very much.
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Re: Only Me (Tulip)

Looks great. I like the texture as well.

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The texture has almost an encaustic look to it. Nice graphic style.
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I really like the texture in the background. This may seem like a silly question, but I've never used any of the texture gels before - do you apply the gel to the canvas first and paint over it, or do you mix it with the paint? I guess you could do it both ways depending on what you wanted to achieve?
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Re: Only Me (Tulip)

Lovely. I was also thinking that you could have switched the background colours.
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I really like the texture in the background. This may seem like a silly question, but I've never used any of the texture gels before - do you apply the gel to the canvas first and paint over it, or do you mix it with the paint? I guess you could do it both ways depending on what you wanted to achieve?
Not a silly question at all!

Since most gels are transparent, you have a lot of options. You can paint a base color on the canvas, then the gel over that. You can mix paint with the gel for different effects and you can paint on top of them.

I have found that it's a good idea to make the texture gel thinner in the area you plan on adding an element on top which has some detail. It's tough to control your brush over all of the bumps.

For this particular painting, I wanted the white of the canvas to show through, so I applied glass bead gel to the canvas first. Then I applied a wash of the magenta and green. After that, a layer of self-leveling gel to get a smoother surface to paint the flower on.

Here is a link to a demo by Patti Brady for the technique I used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYhoeSkPDOY
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:14 AM
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Re: Only Me (Tulip)

Thank you everyone for the feedback!

I had a difficult time deciding on the background colors.
My original photo had the magenta on top, and I switched it around just to see what it looked like.
I like how the tulip pops with the green on top, but I liked the softer look of the original background better.
Maybe I'll do a painting with the colors reversed as an experiment
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Re: Only Me (Tulip)

I love this. Color scheme and execution are both good. Thanks for posting.
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:52 AM
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This is really well done. The textured effect gives a lot of depth to a simple composition, and you have painted the tulip really convincingly as well. A success!
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