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bmquirk7895

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on: April 02, 2021, 09:08:20 PM
Here is an oil painting of crocuses I finished. I took the picture from my yard.  Background may be too busy.  I would try a solid background next time.  Because of the picture angle, they seem to be floating a little.  Probably could have added crimson to match picture more too.
   
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Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 07:53:43 AM
Beautiful work.


Perhaps just add a dark shadows underneath or a stem in focus so they don't float.
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Reply #2 on: April 03, 2021, 08:12:44 AM
The petals are beautifully rendered  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Agree with Maryna. Also the stamens need shadows added to them to show the rounding  O0
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Reply #3 on: April 04, 2021, 03:20:43 AM
Thanks for the feedback.  I'll try the shadows first.  Should I make the shadows a little soft and out-of-focus like the background, since the shadows are falling over the background?  If I make the shadows "crisp", like the ones on the petals, then I wonder if they will end up floating with the crocuses.
Bob


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Reply #4 on: April 04, 2021, 07:25:52 AM
Just add the stems to the flowers. That will lift them from the background.  Study the stamens carefully. They have highlights and shadows, which you do not have in the painting. Make these corrections a repost the painting.  O0
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Reply #5 on: April 07, 2021, 02:05:49 PM
Beautiful work and with the revisions this will awesome.   Adding shadows to the stamens will separates the tiny buds and define their stems.
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Reply #6 on: April 07, 2021, 04:57:46 PM
Very beautiful Bob! You’ve inspired me to paint these flowers in water colour!
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Reply #7 on: April 11, 2021, 10:30:08 PM
Thanks everyone for the compliments and feedback.  I added the stems and worked in some shadows and highlights into the stamens.
Bob


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Reply #8 on: April 12, 2021, 02:36:30 PM
Beautiful painting! Adding those shadows and highlights to the center made a huge difference. Great job!
EmmaLee


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Reply #9 on: April 12, 2021, 08:49:00 PM
Thanks EmmaLee.
Bob


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Reply #10 on: April 18, 2021, 11:16:44 AM
Looks really good! Big improvement.  :yippee:
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Reply #11 on: June 08, 2021, 12:23:26 PM
Wow!. This is stunning! Well done. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #12 on: June 09, 2021, 12:44:53 AM
Fantastic corrections  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #13 on: July 02, 2021, 01:57:22 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Very nice, I like the petals especially!  ~Liz


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Reply #14 on: July 02, 2021, 08:20:24 PM
Beautiful work Bob. The flowers really pop and the added shadow/highlights of the stamens really add to the 3D effect. Well done you!  O0
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