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njnjgirl

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on: March 02, 2016, 03:42:35 PM
This is a somewhat of an experiment.   The white flowers are all done by scraping the paper.  In person this looks quite textured and gives a somewhat 3 D look.  I tried to keep the focus on the pots and tried to really simplify the the background and foreground.  Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.  Thanks!

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Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 04:20:21 PM
Mary Lou,

I love this.  It has its own sense of style.  Everything seems to work well together.

Just check the "haloness" of the shadows of the flowers on the left side of the big pot.

Not sure what you mean by "scraping the paper," but it sure looks good. 

Great experiment.

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Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 04:24:34 PM
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Lovely!
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Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 06:24:10 PM
Mary Lou - you have done a beautiful job on this! I really like it!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Tania :D


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Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 08:55:31 PM
great job. Good perspective :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #5 on: March 03, 2016, 03:11:49 AM
Thank you Mea, Kathy, Tania and Dennis.  I appreciate your comments. 

Mea, what I did was paint the flowers and then where I needed them to be white I used a very small eyeglass screwdriver and scraped the area to reveal the white paper. This gave them a textured look.  Not sure what you mean by checking the halo of the shadow.
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Reply #6 on: March 03, 2016, 04:10:39 AM
Mary Lou, this is lovely! I like the scraping idea--what weight of paper did you use?

Maybe Mea is referring to what seems, to me, to be a shadow of the flowers upon the wall?

You have developed your own style--I could immediately tell this was your painting in the gallery. Well done!
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Reply #7 on: March 03, 2016, 09:33:15 AM
Thank you so much BeaSue.  This was done on 140 lb hot pressed paper.   

I know Mea was referring to the shadow but I do not know what is wrong with it? :confused:   Is it too dark?  Too near the flowers?  Shouldn't be there?  Thanks
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Reply #8 on: March 03, 2016, 09:59:43 AM
Well, if it were my painting, I would darken the shadow a bit.
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Reply #9 on: March 03, 2016, 10:36:44 AM
Mary Lou

Sorry for not explaining myself.  I meant the shadow cast by the flowers on the left side of the big pot looked a bit too rounded, almost like a halo.  If the shadow could follow the shapes of the leaves a bit more, it might look more natural.

Regardless, the painting is very well done.

Thanks for the explanation of "scaping."  W'll try that.

Love what I learn on PB!

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Reply #10 on: March 03, 2016, 10:44:23 AM
Thank you Mea, sorry for seeming to be so dense but really did not understand what you meant but now I do and I will look at it again.  Thanks again, Beasue.. I will darken it.
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Reply #11 on: March 03, 2016, 11:22:37 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful painting Mary Lou.    Patricia
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Reply #12 on: March 03, 2016, 03:20:01 PM
Very nicely done Mary Lou.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #13 on: March 03, 2016, 06:55:33 PM
Wow I love this Mary Lou! Great job!!!
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Reply #14 on: March 04, 2016, 07:52:45 AM
Thank you Patricia, Val and Denise.

Sue and Mea, I have revised the painting and made the shadow darker.  I think  it looks better!.  Thanks for the input!

Mary Lou

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