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Old 07-07-2017, 01:59 PM
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Re: Just a few paintings, indirect method

Mr. Phelps, these photographs you are posting are marvelous but when do we get to see your paintings?

Kidding aside, these are just incredible. Beautiful work! I especially love the geranium flowers, Cloud 9.

Thanks for including the "in-progress" shots. Even though I don't work in paint (I currently work in colored pencils), seeing the layers of color before blending is very useful. You do the same sort of build up in CPs, just slower. Much, much slower.
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:50 AM
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Gorgeous flowers and beautifully rendered. Love that you chose to do this using the underpainting and glazing technique.
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I think flowers should be painted softly, and this is quite hard. The compositions are beautiful, and so is the painting, but the problem is the colours you are using. It's like looking at video instead of film. The colours you use, blue-green, instead of yellow green, lemon yellow instead of Indian yellow, grey-blue shadow instead of soft purple or brown and white and creams. Unless you're painting blue flowers, I'd avoid mixing in any blue, or using bluey versions of colours like paynes grey. I love your glossy shiny look on the leaves on the second one, but there is too much blue-grey shadow on the magnolia flower. The orchid I would softened the edges more to highlight where the bright light fuzzies and hits the petals, and let some petals go almost completely into darkness you'd get a softer, more sensitive look. I think a good tip is not to use too many colours, then you won't get clashing colours, which I find you've achieved in the first one.
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I think flowers should be painted softly, and this is quite hard. The compositions are beautiful, and so is the painting, but the problem is the colours you are using. It's like looking at video instead of film. The colours you use, blue-green, instead of yellow green, lemon yellow instead of Indian yellow, grey-blue shadow instead of soft purple or brown and white and creams. Unless you're painting blue flowers, I'd avoid mixing in any blue, or using bluey versions of colours like paynes grey. I love your glossy shiny look on the leaves on the second one, but there is too much blue-grey shadow on the magnolia flower. The orchid I would softened the edges more to highlight where the bright light fuzzies and hits the petals, and let some petals go almost completely into darkness you'd get a softer, more sensitive look. I think a good tip is not to use too many colours, then you won't get clashing colours, which I find you've achieved in the first one.

Well, where do I start? These are considered "sharp focus realism". Some of my flower do have soft edges, But these were painted with a different purpose in mind. Concerning colors. Other than some color variations in computers monitors, the paintings match the actual flowers, especially in the foliage. Too many color's? Nature provided these colors, I can only paint what I see. again, sometimes I take artistic license and fudge or shift a color, but mostly, I attempt to match what nature provides me.

Here's an example of a softer looking orchid:




some of the background pedals blend right into the background and you can't see it's actual edge.

Hope this meets your approval.
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Luxuriating in all these beautiful paintings Delmus. My favourites are the white orchids: stunning and dramatic.
I think you will be amused by my family story. My mother was a very artistic flower arranger for church and home. One day we were visiting an aunt and took her two bunches of daffodils. She put them in a very tall vase so that just the heads peeped over the top and she kept them all the same height. Mum was absolutely mortified as she would have cut them to different heights, used greenery and twigs in between and a shorter vase. The aunt received biscuits on future visits.
Maybe you can understand why your three yellow roses gave me a little jerk but of course they are beautifully painted.
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Re: Just a few paintings, indirect method

Beautifully done! I especially like the second one. Such realistic lighting on the leaves. Looks like a photo! Beautiful!
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I know this thread was started some months back but --- wow. So breathtaking!
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Wonderful work! Truly beautiful and inspiring.
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The absolute insanity in oil!

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Re: Just a few paintings, indirect method

Hi folks, here's my latest, over a year in the making. long story. Hope you find it pleasing!

very large canvas of 36" x 48" using the flemish technique.

I'll include a few process shots once I get them downsized for the forums here.



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Those white roses are just fabulous. One could almost eat them.
Looking forward to seeing their journey from sketch to finale.
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I find your piece VERY, VERY PLEASING!!
Did you have a bit of an odyssey painting this? Trials, tribulations?
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