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bottleman

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Reply #15 on: March 26, 2012, 04:32:13 PM
The one horizontal line almost divides the image at the one third mark.  Using such "obvious" compositional divisions (1/2, 1/3, 1/4) can be problematic, as it's predictability, for lack of a better term, removes potential interest and even movement.

I hope you don't mind, but I did a quick digital edit, and find this to be a more open and flowing composition.


dennis

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Reply #16 on: March 26, 2012, 04:44:44 PM
Unfortunately you have removed the stem that hold the third flower which is behind the flower on the right  :whistle:
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bottleman

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Reply #17 on: March 26, 2012, 04:51:53 PM
Don't you find such a close view of stems and flowers to be an abstraction in itself?  A missing stem pushes it even farther in that direction, creating a more interpretative depiction, from the viewer's point of view.


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Reply #18 on: March 26, 2012, 05:42:40 PM
Congratulations on such a beautiful painting Nina.  Gorgeous colours and great job mixing your own artist black.
Kelley


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Reply #19 on: March 26, 2012, 05:53:15 PM
No, personally I don't. The stem is an integral part of the flower.

Also I'm not highly critical of paintings produced by beginners. I prefer to get them up to a particular standard first where I can then start explaining the more advanced techniques to them. I am only too pleased that they have progressed so far in such a short time.
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Reply #20 on: March 26, 2012, 11:54:44 PM
 :clap: Well done this is a beautiful painting.   The colours are lovely.   Dennis I like your way of thinking....as most of us are beginners.   :hug:
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Reply #21 on: March 27, 2012, 11:00:13 AM
WOW!!!!
What big words you use bottleman. I may have to get a dictonary to figure these out.  :2funny: :2funny:
First of all I like my painting the way it is.
We are here to learn and to encourage each other. We learn from each other by giving our opinions, even if they may be wrong. But that is how we learn. I appreciate what you said Dennis.
If all we got was critisim we would never become what we are to be. And that is artists. Thanks Valweb and Kelly I appreciate it.
We are family.  :hug:
Nina
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bottleman

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Reply #22 on: March 27, 2012, 12:04:12 PM
We learn from each other by giving our opinions, even if they may be wrong.

So, by suggesting an alternate version of this painting (you mentioned you were going to do another),  I am criticizing and not giving an opinion?  Did I say it was a bad painting?

There are literally limitless possibilities in painting.  Isn't it fun, and informative, to imagine other solutions?


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Reply #23 on: March 27, 2012, 01:05:34 PM
No you did not say it was a bad painting. And there are alot of ways of doing it. I have no problem with that. That is how we learn.
Nina  :)
Can't wait to see your work.
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Reply #24 on: March 28, 2012, 06:28:04 PM
OK Guys and Gals,  let's not discuss bottleman's comments any further.

We are here to encourage one another and I would like to keep it that way. Your co-operation in this is highly appreciated. O0
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NHC50

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Reply #25 on: March 29, 2012, 04:42:01 AM
You are right Dennis I am sorry.  :flowers:
Nina
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Reply #26 on: March 29, 2012, 05:16:21 AM
Sure thing Dennis  :blush:

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Reply #27 on: March 29, 2012, 10:15:04 AM
Absolutely no problem. Glad you understand :flowers:
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Reply #28 on: March 30, 2012, 08:04:17 AM
 :painting: Beautiful piece of work -- I also like doing the bird of paradise
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Reply #29 on: March 30, 2012, 10:44:58 AM
Thanks Mikey. Yes this was fun to paint.  And just in case I haven't  welcomed you.  :bigwelcome: to paint basket.
Nina
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