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Title: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: nolan on December 08, 2015, 12:51:35 AM
Here is my painting from the class:

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Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 08, 2015, 01:56:10 AM
Wow, this is gorgeous, Nolan.

I like the way the dark background sets it off.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: nolan on December 08, 2015, 07:49:15 PM
it was really fun to paint as well O0
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: Win on April 17, 2016, 06:49:14 PM
My first attempt at following a class in Arylic was the strawberry, this is my second attempt, I did it on watercolour paper and not canvas so was unable to get the background right and the blending did not go to plan, actually a lot didnt go to plan. :P

 I have used acrylics for painting many times before but normally only smaller detailed work, so this was a challange.

Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: Kathysutterlin on April 17, 2016, 07:04:14 PM
 :painting: I think it is very pretty, Win. I don't know what it was supposed to look like for the lesson but your finished painting is lovely, bright and colorful.  :clap:
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: Win on April 17, 2016, 07:27:06 PM
 :thankyou: Kathy,
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 18, 2016, 07:16:05 AM
Win,

The flower itself is well done.  Agree that the paper did not lend itself to a smoothly blended background.  But, the textured look of it is not all that bad really.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: nolan on April 18, 2016, 08:17:09 AM
the flower came out perfect  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
so just give the background another layer O0
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: Win on April 18, 2016, 12:13:05 PM
 :thankyou: Mea and Nolan for your imput.  I shall try darken the background Nolan, hopefully it will do the trick or else this painting will land up in the box of not so goods,  ;)

Win
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: KathyKuz on April 29, 2016, 12:24:24 AM
Win:  Your flower is beautiful.  Nice color.
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: JayJ on April 29, 2016, 09:43:06 AM
Beautiful Win!
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: Val on April 29, 2016, 10:56:57 PM
Excellent job on the flower Win  O0   That's the nice thing about acrylics...don't like it...paint over it!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: Happychappy on April 30, 2016, 12:21:02 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fantastic job on the Strelitzia Win.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: GPeachy on October 19, 2018, 05:55:02 PM
This was a challenge for getting the type of blending I wanted.  Anyone tried this flower in oils? 
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 20, 2018, 09:54:28 PM
Ginger,

Great job on the strelitzia.

Yes, I did it in oil and loved it.  One of my best.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: GPeachy on October 21, 2018, 01:15:54 AM
I struggled with this in acrylic. I was wondering about using a retarder that slows the drying time. I may try this in the future but will have to mix my colors first then add the product as it seems to change the color until it dries. This is something I have to play with for now.
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: nolan on October 22, 2018, 07:24:19 PM
your painting came out beautiful, well done - no problem on the blending that I can see :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: TeresaM on October 24, 2018, 02:33:37 AM
Beautiful painting Ginger
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: njnjgirl on October 24, 2018, 12:57:19 PM
Win and Ginger, beautiful flowers! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: Val on November 17, 2018, 11:03:54 AM
Beautiful!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: DollyMauji on November 06, 2019, 12:16:33 PM


 :thankyou: Nolan!
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: JayJ on November 06, 2019, 12:35:52 PM
Beautiful!!,
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: DollyMauji on November 06, 2019, 01:00:39 PM
 :thankyou: JayJ
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: njnjgirl on November 06, 2019, 01:11:04 PM
Beautiful, lovely blended colors in the flower. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: nolan on November 06, 2019, 07:24:59 PM
Perfect :congrats:

I love the white space on the canvas. Maybe you could add a bee on the top right hand third?
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: DollyMauji on November 07, 2019, 04:10:17 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan - yea I can surely brave that! Yea you are right, too much space around the flower, another tiny non competing companion would be nice  :)

 :thankyou: Mary Lou
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: nolan on November 07, 2019, 07:40:22 PM
I don't think there is too much white space. I like the white space, it gives the painting an airy feel O0
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: Val on November 25, 2019, 06:04:17 PM
 :heeha: Banner job Dolly! I love painting these flowers, your colours are sublime.  :congrats:
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: DollyMauji on November 26, 2019, 04:03:16 AM
 :thankyou: Val! Means a lot!  :)
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: dirk123 on July 22, 2020, 09:13:26 AM

Hi, here is my Strelitzia.

I think the background colour is a bit too close to the colour of the flower, but for the rest it went pretty smooth.

Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: dennis on July 22, 2020, 09:15:50 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: JayJ on July 23, 2020, 05:50:27 AM
Beautiful! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: nolan on July 23, 2020, 09:29:52 PM
Your Strelitzia looks great Dirk, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

You can always darker the background some more if you want. Even adding some dark green to pure black will work O0
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: TeresaM on July 24, 2020, 07:50:22 AM
Well done Dirk  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: njnjgirl on July 24, 2020, 01:30:17 PM
Very nice painting Dirk. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to paint a Strelitzia
Post by: dirk123 on July 24, 2020, 05:20:13 PM
Thanks Zayn, Denis, Milan, Teresa and Mary Lou. :thankyou: :thankyou:
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