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Postby saphyre » Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:25 am

After a few years of hardly picking up a pencil I've suddenly found myself again. I feel like my mind is lighter now, I even want to write again. (picture for that in another post) I recently moved my office at work and needed a picture for the wall behind my desk. It has been a long time since I've art just for myself and it feels great. Usually my pieces either have been for someone else as a gift or my husband declares it being his. This one he tried but he was unsuccessful. :D

I did this in pastels on tan paper. It measures 21x33 and took a total of 25ish hours over two days. Looking forward to what everyone thinks and looking forward to my next piece.
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Re: Pink Peony

Postby CarlOwen » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:28 am

Delicate close up. Nice pastel.
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Re: Pink Peony

Postby saphyre » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:16 am

Thank you, pastel is my favorite to work with. Next I am doing a calla lily.
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Re: Pink Peony

Postby Singular » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:50 pm

I think you did an excellent job. Well done!
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Re: Pink Peony

Postby saphyre » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:25 pm

Thank you!
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Re: Pink Peony

Postby jannatul18 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:26 am

Oh God you are a genius artist! How beautiful this artwork is! Congratulation.
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Re: Pink Peony

Postby saphyre » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:30 am

Thank you. Janna.
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Re: Pink Peony

Postby Frank Joseph » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:49 am

It´s a beautiful peony :)
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Re: Pink Peony

Postby ehoeveler » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:54 pm

Shading variations brush and colorwise, subtly rendered.
I love the background as well - it's just enough! E
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Re: Pink Peony

Postby jenn_iam » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:27 pm

Hello saphyre,
First off, I am so glad to hear you found your artistic voice again... I'm sure at some level, there was a sense of something missing, for a while. I know that would be the case for me, if I had a void in creating for long periods of time.

Your peony... I personally do not use pastels much, so in that, I think your peony is quite lovely. From an overall painting perspective, adding an alternate tone and blending it with that darker pink in the deep folds of the flower would help bring in the depths. Conversely, some white or lighter tones on the edges of the petals may add a level of translucency that we often see in flowers.

Also, and not saying that it should be added in this particular work, but maybe food for thought in the next one - flowers have a slight texture, or veining in the underside of the petals, and in the angle you presented with this piece, may have been an interesting add to bring the flower to life.

With that, please keep creating. Your artistic voice resonates beautifully, and the more you do it.. the more beautiful the song!
May your world be painted in the Brightest of colors!

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