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Author Topic: Bird-of-Paradise  (Read 691 times)


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on: September 15, 2015, 06:18:58 PM
I have tried to do this on my own.  I used copies of flowers and leaves from JK Peterson and used with her permission.  I made adjustment to the colors, and wanted the leaves (which may belong to a different plant) to blend on the background.  Tried to get the flower to pop up, but is it really showing it as 3D or flat?

I would love to hear your critics, thank you.

Cheers, Annie
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.    ? Plato

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Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 12:39:04 PM
Yea!   :clap:  I was talking to my friend in Tucson and he was trying to describe the new plant he got...  a bird of paradise!  I have the mythological bird tattooed on my shoulder, but never really looked at the plant.  What a great synchronicity that you painted this.  I like your style, Annie!


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Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 08:18:14 PM
You have very nice separation-depth from your flowers and leaves-it looks very nice.

One thing I have been doing is using red acetate from the quilting section of my local craft store-you can really see how much farther you may want to go.  O0

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