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on: March 23, 2018, 07:55:56 AM
Wanted to do this corpse flower (Titan Arum) as line and wash.  Your thoughts as to whether I should add the ink line now.


This is both the largest flower and the smelliest (rotting flesh smell).  One is blooming in Honolulu right now and it is the talk of the town.

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Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 09:27:52 AM
I have seen a couple of these.... yes they are really quite putrid, but beautiful in their own right. I consider myself lucky to have seen another of natures wonders.

Very nice job on this Mea. I think if you are going to ink this, use a very fine line, not too solid looking. Hope that makes sense to you.
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Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 05:10:27 PM
Thanks, Val.    I will print the painting on printer paper and draw the ink lines - thin, I agree.

If I like it, I will do it to the painting.

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Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 11:25:56 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very good thinking Mea. You have painted a lovely flower and may spoil it by adding ink, so to safeguard your painting, your thought of printing off a copy and adding the ink to that is an excellent idea.


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Reply #4 on: March 23, 2018, 11:53:41 PM
Here is the printed version with ink.    The paper I used is manila tag weight paper (oaktag).  The painting actually looks better on the creamy background than the white watercolor paper.  I think the ink makes the flower stand out better.  Have included the original for comparison.

   

I will not do anything to the painting until I hear some other opinions.

I appreciate your input.

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Reply #5 on: March 24, 2018, 04:12:54 AM
I like it with the ink.  O0   The printer seems to have made the colours much more vibrant. Looks good.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: March 24, 2018, 05:15:49 AM
Yes looks good with more contrast and the ink. Central composition can sometimes hurt but not here. Background does not distract and gives the flower more depth.  :painting:


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Reply #7 on: March 24, 2018, 12:01:51 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Yes, Mea, I agree with the others about the painting being more vibrant with the ink but am worried that it is the printer making it more vibrant. Anyway, you will be the best judge.  Good luck.


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Reply #8 on: March 25, 2018, 11:15:37 PM
Yes, our elderly neighbours bought one for their garden and waited impatiently for it to bloom.... right outside their back door. When the  great moment arrived it lasted about 3 days before they dug it out and trashed it! :2funny: Love your rendition of it Mea, especially with the ink. :clap:


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Reply #9 on: March 26, 2018, 05:06:23 AM
Thanks, Linley.. Fun story about the stinky flower.

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Reply #10 on: March 27, 2018, 10:27:43 PM
Definitely go with the ink - it really pops! Love what you've created!!!
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Reply #11 on: March 28, 2018, 12:28:41 PM
The ink made this look really good Mea. Nice job.   One bloomed in the botanical gardens in Philly and it was on the news ....that was the first I had heard of this flower.  Nature is quite amazing.
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Reply #12 on: March 28, 2018, 03:23:12 PM
Thanks, Sharon and Mary Lou.

Since the painting is only a 5 x 7, I will save it for the Miniature Show in November.

Yes, the inked one is better.

aloha

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