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Acrylic Painting => Acrylic Painting Encourager Sessions => Topic started by: liz on November 06, 2019, 09:22:51 PM

Title: Water Lily
Post by: liz on November 06, 2019, 09:22:51 PM
Block In of colors, covering white canvas.
The tracing is the size of the flower I wanted; I set the lily off center.
~Liz
Title: Re: Water Lily
Post by: Bill76434 on November 06, 2019, 09:51:09 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Water Lily
Post by: Win on November 06, 2019, 11:29:03 PM
 :smitten:O0
Title: Re: Water Lily
Post by: nolan on November 07, 2019, 07:45:54 PM
looking great :clap: :clap: :clap:

I am glad you set the lily off centre otherwise it would looked wrong, so well done :clap: :clap: :clap:

What I would like to see are some dark values around the centre. Are you able to post the reference for me so I can take a look?
Title: Re: Water Lily
Post by: liz on November 08, 2019, 02:35:39 AM


Nolan,
I enlarged the photo so I can see it better.
I have begun to look at where the darks and lights are on each petal. It looks like this flower will be a doozie!  I think the shadows on the flower are interesting.

Should I go with simple blending of colors or try the mottled look?    I won’t get to the yellow center for a while yet or the bee. Maybe won’t try the bee? Thanks for your advice.


-Liz
Title: Re: Water Lily
Post by: liz on November 09, 2019, 03:01:28 AM
Working on petals, not quite done.  At this point, all I can say is that I’m glad Nolan showed me how to trace a picture! ~ Liz
 :painting:
Title: Re: Water Lily
Post by: JayJ on November 09, 2019, 09:38:37 AM
Already looking good Liz!
Title: Re: Water Lily
Post by: njnjgirl on November 09, 2019, 01:00:57 PM
Looks good so far Liz :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Water Lily
Post by: nolan on November 10, 2019, 08:18:00 PM
there you go, see how much more depth you are getting now that you are spotting the tonal values inside each petal better :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

PS - I just use plain shadings inside each petal until the shape is correct, then I return to add any textures / ribbed effects O0
Title: Re: Water Lily
Post by: liz on November 12, 2019, 12:21:16 AM
I think I won’t do the honey bee.  It would be about 3/4 inch in length.-Liz  ::)



Title: Re: Water Lily
Post by: JayJ on November 12, 2019, 03:35:26 AM
 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Water Lily
Post by: nolan on November 12, 2019, 04:00:18 AM
 :heeha: :congrats: :not_worthy: :cloud9:

Look at all that beautiful contrast and the depth that came along with it :twothumbs:
Title: Re: Water Lily
Post by: Bill76434 on November 12, 2019, 05:24:49 AM
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Title: Re: Water Lily
Post by: dennis on November 12, 2019, 06:31:59 AM
Great depth  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Water Lily
Post by: Win on November 12, 2019, 06:57:17 AM
The final result is excellent Liz  :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 12, 2019, 05:38:55 PM
Beautiful flower Liz! :yippee:
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Post by: Gita on November 12, 2019, 10:53:52 PM
This is very beautiful and thanks for sharing the process.  :clap:
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Post by: DollyMauji on November 13, 2019, 05:15:38 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: How Beautiful! I love it so much that I want to try it too!
Title: Re: Water Lily
Post by: liz on November 13, 2019, 09:20:49 AM
 :thankyou:  EVERYONE for your encouraging comments and support of my flower art work. There may have been a couple dozen or so petals, each one different.


MOLLY, I do hope you try it.  It is an exercise in value contrasts and shadow colors and shapes.  Just get yourself a good tracing and you'll be on your way!   :painting:
-Liz
Title: Re: Water Lily
Post by: Riya on November 13, 2019, 11:22:48 AM
Your final painting is just awesome!!! :yippee: Well done!!!