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NHC50

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Reply #15 on: June 18, 2012, 12:03:18 AM
Ok Maria you are going to have to quit showing off.  :2funny:
Your hibiscus is beautiful. I agree with Gail I think I would darken the area right under the petals to make the flower stand out. as you go out just soften to a highlight.  O0 O0  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #16 on: June 18, 2012, 06:20:40 AM
Maria, Goodness me! you've produced two stunning paintings. I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't end up this weeks 'Featured Artist' with those. Congratulations!  :clap: :clap:
''Don't spend life going forward in reverse, just glimpse the rear view mirror now and again then, focus on what lays ahead''.
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Reply #17 on: June 18, 2012, 04:33:17 PM
 :thankyou: Gail, Lillian, Nina - I knew I could count on your constructive critiques. :)  Here is the revised version of My Hibiscus, with the darkened background as suggested by you.

Tony, you are so kind :thankyou:  By the way, I have been following your "Eggsecution" from day one... Your rendition of the metal egg holder and the unbroken egg are excellent... Some of the bloggers mentioned that they had to look at the painting more than once to make sure it was not the original picture they were looking at :clap: :clap:  Can't wait to see the finished product. :)

Maria  :painting:

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Reply #18 on: June 18, 2012, 05:29:07 PM
maria your painting of the flowers are beautiful, yes i agree with the others now that you have darkened in the bottom under the leaves much better well done, agree with tony!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #19 on: June 18, 2012, 05:43:43 PM
 :thankyou: jennylyn for taking the time to write a comment.  I said it before and will say it again... it is of great comfort to have such a bunch of great buddies at PB.  :) :hug:

Maria  :painting:


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Reply #20 on: June 18, 2012, 06:32:59 PM
Lovely painting Maria  :clap:
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Lillian

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Reply #21 on: June 18, 2012, 07:35:08 PM
What a difference!  It's the perfect painting!  :congrats:  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #22 on: June 18, 2012, 09:03:30 PM
 :thankyou:Lillian, it is a better painting because of you and my other PB friends... I just followed suggestions...  :flowers:

Maria  :painting:


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Reply #23 on: June 18, 2012, 11:07:52 PM
Excellent work Maria.   :clap:  Seeing your two versions side by side really shows how those little extra touches bring the painting to life. Hoping to get some photos of wild orchids soon. Try my hand at them ....
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Reply #24 on: June 19, 2012, 12:18:34 AM
 :thankyou: Val for taking the time to look at my work :) I am learning slowly but surely that watercolors can be a friendly medium :sweat:  Plus the fact that I can always count on constructive suggestions from my fellow artists, darkening the bottom edge of the picture to anchor the flower was a stroke of genius!!  :2funny:

Maria  :painting:


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Reply #25 on: June 19, 2012, 12:21:30 AM
Bahavna  :thankyou: for your kind words :)  Although I have a long way to go, I am enjoying the trip :D :)

Maria  :thankyou:


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Reply #26 on: June 24, 2012, 04:24:27 AM
maria,

I am impressed with the gradation of tone and the the ability to replicate texture along with the transition between colors.  I also agree that darkening the background  showcased the flower more dramatically

beautiful job :clap: :clap: :clap:
Brian
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Reply #27 on: June 24, 2012, 06:54:50 AM
I agree with Brian there. This is wonderful and, the textural rendition is perfect. You should be very proud of this painting Maria. I'd love to see it displayed on a wall in a frame.
Congratulations!  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #28 on: June 26, 2012, 12:49:35 PM
 :thankyou: Tony for your encouraging words...  :)  And congratulations again on being the week's Featured Artist... :flowers: The "Eggsecution" will certainly remain as one of the best works by a PB artist for a long, long time. 8)

Maria  :painting: