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Old 11-09-2019, 07:21 PM
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Calendulas (Flower of the Month Series)

A couple of years ago, to start stretching my painting muscles, I decided to paint a series--all of the various "Flowers of the Month" (and there are a couple of different lists, too ).

Now that I'm back from my hiatus from painting, I've started it up again where I left off. Here's a couple of calendulas, October's FOM. (It was really difficult to find a good reference photo, so these are actually from an on-line "colouring book" that I found of all the flowers of the month.

Ink and wash in a Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook. I do really love that
surface for this kinda stuff.

(But I think I need to start taking pictures with my "real" digicam instead of my cellphone ).

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Old 11-11-2019, 09:08 PM
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Re: Calendulas (Flower of the Month Series)

Good sense of volume with the flower petals and use of colour Lawrence, a great sketch.

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Old 11-13-2019, 04:21 PM
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Re: Calendulas (Flower of the Month Series)

Very impressive!
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Old 11-16-2019, 02:35 PM
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Re: Calendulas (Flower of the Month Series)

It's a lovely painting of calendulas but I do think the photo lets you down! ....... is the work on white paper? - if so, photo it during good daylight for a better contrast!
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