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njnjgirl

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on: July 18, 2017, 01:00:01 PM
This started as a painting of fall colored leaves.  While looking at reference photos, I ran across a bush called American Cranberry Bush which looks amazing in the fall.  So I decided to paint that and tried to incorporate my first painted leaf.  Now I am thinking the leaf looks out of place..if so, I  I will chalk this up to practice and begin a new painting of the cranberry bush.   Your suggestions are appreciated.  Thanks!!

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Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 04:34:56 PM
I think this looks great Mary Lou, after all it is a fall picture and some leaves do turn faster than others. You could always touch in a lighter mixture of the reddish colour on some of the background leaves.

I like it!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 06:29:12 PM
 :smitten: I wouldn't change a thing, Mary Lou. Your painting is beautiful as it is.  :smitten:
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Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 04:53:12 AM
Thanks Val and Kathy.  I think I will add a bit of red here and there to tie it together :thankyou:
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Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 12:38:45 PM
I think it looks lovely Mary Lou, :clap:
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Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 11:33:42 PM
Beautiful  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: July 20, 2017, 08:27:39 AM
Thank you so much Win and Dennis.  I revised it a bit with a few red touches, not many but I think it looks a bit better.


Not showing up too much in the photograph.   
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Reply #7 on: July 20, 2017, 08:37:03 AM
Mary Lou,

Yes, it seems to have a bit more zing now.

Great way to get ready for fall.  Inspiring.

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Reply #8 on: July 20, 2017, 09:25:21 AM
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Reply #9 on: July 20, 2017, 02:26:23 PM
Thank you Mea and Val. :thankyou:
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Reply #10 on: July 20, 2017, 03:30:08 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  MaryLou, your leaves and berries are beautiful. Pardon me, but I can't see any difference between the two photographs ... perhaps it is my eyesight but they both look the same and just as beautiful as each other.


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Reply #11 on: July 20, 2017, 03:50:34 PM
I love this painting - great composition and colors! I would maybe add a bit more of the crimson color to the background - like Patricia, I don't see a difference between photo 1 and 2...Your leaves are amazing!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #12 on: July 21, 2017, 03:44:56 PM
Thank you Patricia and Sharon. The addition of red is very subtle in the background I can do a little bit more I don't want to overdo it with the red.  I do appreciate your comments very much.

Here is the revision.  I really like this now and will enter this in the fall show..Thank you!

« Last Edit: July 22, 2017, 06:28:20 AM by njnjgirl »
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Reply #13 on: July 22, 2017, 07:16:31 AM
Even zingier now, Mary Lou.

Love it.

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Reply #14 on: July 22, 2017, 08:58:38 AM
Thanks Mea!
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