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Title: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 23, 2017, 07:29:33 PM
This is my second attempt at doing the basilica dome. 


(This version  was posted AFTER the first one went down with the gallery glitch, so it incorporates all the suggestions made in the comments below)

I was able to salvage the first version by cropping it down to a 5 x 7" and it will look fine.

But, this second one is the one I want for my sister's office in Rome, so please help me make it better.  I do plan to make the branches of the fir tree thicker; I think that will help.   What else does it need?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: dennis on August 23, 2017, 09:09:05 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: EmmaLee on August 24, 2017, 03:01:24 AM
Mea, your dome looks wonderful. I think making the fur trees fuller is a good idea. Your sister is going to love having this in her office.
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: njnjgirl on August 24, 2017, 04:17:42 AM
This is wonderful Mea.  I agree to make the fir trees a bit fuller, but other than that ....your sister will love this!! :yippee:
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: Neil Todd on August 24, 2017, 05:47:09 AM
Love it :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: Straynative on August 24, 2017, 06:58:36 AM
Its lovely Mea, you definitely have your own style and I recognize your work straight away. How about rubbing out a wee  highlight off the round part of the roofs for some added definition and extra roundness? Either that or a tad of shadow on the shadow side of the roof... Not necessary but i think would help...only cos you asked, what else  ;)
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 24, 2017, 07:50:29 AM
Thanks, Trev.  It'll be easier to darken the shadow as I have already lost the white of the paper. 

Thanks, Neil.  I am feeling much better about this version than the last.

Thanks, Mary Lou and EmmaLee, yes, I will work on those fir trees.

Thanks, Dennis, always love to see those clapping hands from you.

I will finish and repost today.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: Straynative on August 24, 2017, 07:57:30 AM
no chance of just gently wetting the highlight area and rubbing the highlight off with a damp brush and then dabbing with a tissue?
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 24, 2017, 09:03:17 AM
Oh Mea - look what practice has done - it's wonderful! Can't wait to see it with the fuller trees. And trying to figure out the light source - darkening shadows will really make it pop.

Why does your sister have an office in Rome?
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 24, 2017, 09:05:48 AM
I just saw your original pen and ink version and now know why your sister is in Rome. Mazel tov to her!! What an incredible opportunity and such an honor. I sure hope you'll have a chance to visit her someday. I know a painting from you will make her feel your love and support. And great job on all of the details!
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 24, 2017, 09:10:04 AM
Thanks, Sharon.  Her order of nuns elected her as the Superior General.  She will head an organization with nuns in 14 countries on 4 continents so will live in Rome for the next 6 years! And she's 68 years old!  (We have healthy genes in our family).   I am so proud of her.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 24, 2017, 09:30:01 AM
You should be - as she must be of you!!
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: Happychappy on August 24, 2017, 12:43:02 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Mea, I have just seen your painting of the St Peter Basilica Dome which is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING.  I saw it in the gallery and thought "Oh! My word, that is so good". So congratulations and with the tweaks suggested by the other members, your sister will have a gorgeous painting in her office which she will be so proud of because her biological sister painted it. I am so proud of you.


Patricia
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: Val on August 26, 2017, 01:27:06 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: Win on September 06, 2017, 01:59:31 PM
Whoops all I see is a cute little doggie, he must have wandered off from someones Gallery  ;)
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 06, 2017, 03:40:01 PM
Thanks, Win.  I booted the pup out (gently), so you should be able to see the dome now.

Thanks, Val, Patricia, and Sharon.  This one was a real labor of love.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: Win on September 11, 2017, 05:54:44 AM
Beautifully done Mea, your sister will cherish it Im sure  :smitten: :smitten:
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 11, 2017, 08:44:29 AM
Thanks, Win. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: St. Peter Basilica Dome Rome
Post by: Gita on October 16, 2017, 01:14:13 AM
I like this drawing very much, Mea. Crisp lines, transparent colouring. The suggestions are good from others. Looking forward to your second post, if you decide to do this, Mea.  :clap: