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TeresaM

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on: August 20, 2017, 12:38:01 AM
These few daffodils popped up this winter. Poor things got confused with a bit of warmth so i picked them before this week's frost got them. The others are only just showing their green leaves, popping up through the tan bark. The vase was done using masking fluid to block out. Painted with W&N watercolour paints on 300gsm Canson paper. 

 
This is a photo an updated painting of these daffodils as the original went missing
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Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 04:28:44 AM
Lovely painting, Teresa. Your glass vase looks beautiful!
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Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017, 04:45:10 AM
They are beautiful!  :clap:
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Reply #3 on: August 20, 2017, 05:08:15 AM
THe glass vase is terrific!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017, 07:25:56 AM
Beautiful painting - and great job on the vase! My only suggestions is I think the flowers could benefit from a little darker shading to make them pop a bit more. Have you taken Dennis' daffodil class in WC? Take a look at it and you'll see what I mean.

How cool these came from your garden this time of year! Ours bloomed in April!
Cheers,
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Reply #5 on: August 20, 2017, 05:53:25 PM
 :thankyou: EmmaLee, MaryLou,  Mysti and Sharon.
Sharon I did look at the daffodils that were painted by Dennis, but they had an orange edge and mine don't.
So I attached a photo.
I had so much trouble with hard lines and paint lifting off in parts, I did have darker edges but it looked funny to me so I liftted off some of the colour.
 I am done, otherwise I will stuff it up   :crazy2: thank you for your suggestion.  :)
The daffodils in my painting do look a bit brighter than the photo shows. 
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Reply #6 on: August 20, 2017, 10:35:00 PM
TeresaM

Great job on the daffodils, even more so for the cut-glass vase.

So good.

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Reply #7 on: August 21, 2017, 12:29:04 PM
I'm glad you posted the reference photo...helps me to visualize better my suggestion about the shading. Plus it makes me admire you even more for the fantastic job you've done on that vase!

 I think where the painting could benefit is inside the daffodils being just a touch darker. For example, the flower on the far right seems a bit flat. A little more shading inside will give it that 3D effect you're so good at creating.
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Reply #8 on: August 21, 2017, 12:38:28 PM
Lovely painting. I am impressed how you have done the vase!
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Reply #9 on: August 21, 2017, 03:45:02 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful job Teresa and I too am in awe of the way you painted the vase.  Excellent job.    Patricia
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Reply #10 on: August 21, 2017, 11:13:20 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, Gita and Patricia for your comments.

Sharon I will add a bit more shading to the inside of that daffodil, thanks.

The vase was the easiest bit of the painting because I just outlined all the reflections with masking fluid and then painted the white bits once masking fluid was removed with a very pale wash of Payne's grey.     
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Reply #11 on: August 23, 2017, 04:30:28 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Great work.  O0
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Reply #12 on: August 25, 2017, 05:26:19 PM
Thank you Val
Thank you Dennis and Nolan for putting th I s up o your Facebook page. It means alot to me. The rose emoji seems to have disappeared so hears this one for you  :1hug:
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