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Old 05-10-2015, 11:56 AM
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Happy Daisy’s

Daisy's are my wife's favorite flower. Did this for a Mother's Day gift. She's away for a few days so I have time to work on it some more. It is 6"x8" on UART 500 using Rembrandt sticks and a few CarbOthello pencils. C&C most appreciated. Thank you for looking. Bob
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:01 PM
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Re: Happy Daisy’s

What a beutiful gift for your lucky wife! I could easily pick a few of those daisies and put them in a vase on the table. The only suggestion I have is to soften the edges a bit on the flowers in the background. Save the hard edges and details for the the one closest to us. Don't forget to sign this one.
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Old 05-10-2015, 06:51 PM
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Re: Happy Daisy’s

I love these! Gorgeous just as they are!
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Re: Happy Daisy’s

This is beautiful. Very satisfying. Nice gift!
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:18 AM
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Re: Happy Daisy’s

Thank you Karen, Blayne and Jay. I think I will incorporate Karen's suggestion to soften a few edges in the back, sign it and put it behind glass. Thanks you all so much for your support.
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Wow. I'm impressed with all your natural variations of shape on them! Simple white daisies, bane of my flower painting experience. You got them perfect. She'll love it. I guess you had plenty of practice observing over the years!
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Re: Happy Daisy’s

Wow, these daisies are so alive, love the way you painted the petals. I started a daisy painting (my first) only yesterday, and try to figure out how to make them look real but loose and natural... not that easy at all! Congrats!
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Re: Happy Daisy’s

Thank you Robert and Raxu for your nice comments. I took multiple ref photo's and then composed the painting using this one and that one from different photos. The difficulty as Raxu mentioned is to have variation on white. Actually there are only a few splashes of actual white for the brightest bright. The rest are cool grays and pale blue. Throwing in a shadow or two helps as well.
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Re: Happy Daisy’s

Such an interesting crop and the daisies have real volume! Well done!
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Thank you Dorothea.
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Re: Happy Daisy’s

Daisies are my second favorite flower, pansies being my first...and let me say with those above me, these are lovely! I believe your wife will be greatly pleased with them. You should be as well. Blessings on your hands and heart...for that's where art starts.
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:26 AM
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Such kind words LynneDe. Thank you so much!
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