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Old 02-12-2011, 11:11 AM
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Peakland Place Magnolia

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Title: Peakland Place Magnolia
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Medium: Oil
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Dimension: 30
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A road trip last year on my motorbike found us on a street here in Lynchburg with magnolia trees in full bloom. This is the result of one of the reference photos taken that day.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
The center blossom seed pod is not up to snuff. Color and details. should I continue working it? the first photo is the painting, the second is the reference, and the third is a closeup of the veining in a petal.
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:35 PM
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Re: Peakland Place Magnolia

We northerners rarely see this variety of magnolia, but I've seen a few and I think you've pretty much nailed the feeling on this one, Delmus.
Their leaves are important features and you've hit them perfectly.
As you say, you might want to warm that pod up and darken it just a bit- the ones I've seen have a golden ochre pod, but otherwise this is a keeper.
I'm enjoying thinking about their wonderful fragrance and it's nice to think that the pink magnolias that we get here aren't far away now.
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Re: Peakland Place Magnolia

Just smashing - love it
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:18 PM
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Gor ----geous!
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:44 PM
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Stunning! You did a marvelous work!
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Re: Peakland Place Magnolia

Yours is prettier than the reference photo. Throw the reference photo away and keep your painting.
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I agree with eyecandy2! Fabulous work!
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:01 AM
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Re: Peakland Place Magnolia

Simply amazing! I'm curious how long this took???
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:04 AM
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Re: Peakland Place Magnolia

I have 3 of these trees in my yard. You have certainly captured the velvety appearance of the petals. I think if you leaned more to the white in your color it would be better as in your photo. They do not stay in bloom long and when they start to fade they turn the color of your painting. If we had smellavision, it would be the frosting on the cake. Gorgeous and perfect leaves. This is one of the best renditions of a magnolia I have seen. Bravo!!!
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Re: Peakland Place Magnolia

Wow! Wow! and Wow!
It is absolutely gorgeous but you showed concern about the centre. I've looked and I think that the lower part of the pod needs a bit more 'fluffiness'. Yes there is a very regular pattern but it's a bit softer in the photo.
The upper part of the painted pod has little curly ends to the stamens and when I look at the photo they are longer and descending like elongated cones of slightly irregular lengths and they each have a tiny green shadow below. The features are a tad lighter at the top.
That's all I can see through comparison, but hey.....does it matter? The painting is wonderful....I could eat that magnolia!!!!
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Re: Peakland Place Magnolia

i think this one is perfect. i would call it done.meticullous detail. great accuracy in the colors. wonderful image.
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:36 AM
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Re: Peakland Place Magnolia

definitely prettier than the reference image.... georgious detailing....love to paint like this one..
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:26 PM
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Re: Peakland Place Magnolia

Firstly, I want to apologize. So many kind words here, and I never thanked folks. My bad! so to start off the year right,

THANKS FOLKS!

I think I just forgot to set the thing up to email when I got a response.

This painting did sell! So now, I've got to go get some more photo's, but, well, it's 28 degrees outside and we just had a 4 minute snow storm yesterday. Gotta wait till spring!

Sorry it took so long! Best wishes for your new year!
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