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Postby maggie_p_au » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:41 pm

I am using Genesis Heat Set Oils on paper for this painting of a Paradise Flower. Doing this first layer the paint absorbed into the paper and gave a matt finish. Now it's been heat set I think the next layers should stay on the surface. I am thinking of doing transparent glazes to build up rich colours in the orange and blues and maybe add more leaves in the background. I like the negative spaces and overall shape but think it's missing something. Any suggestions?
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Postby weirdpuckett » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:33 am

It looks great!! No comment here . . .
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Postby kcortese » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:04 am

AWESOME!!!! LOVE the color!!! WOW!!!!

Keep going, and please show more as you continue working on it.

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Thanks People!

Postby maggie_p_au » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:12 pm

Thanks for the comments. I am happy with it to this point BUT I have got a block getting to the next stage. Have a feeling I may ruin it. I'll have to be
ave and go for it I guess.

Yes I'll post the results - good or bad. It's all
ush work which is a good thing. :wink:
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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
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Postby kcortese » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:46 pm

The best thing to do is just sit back and look at it.

You can even put it away for a few days or a week.

Your next move will come to you after a while. You may be a little burnt out at this point.

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Postby Juliep » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:35 am

Hi Maggie,

What a great start. I too like the neg space. The back ground looks great.

I've never heard of heat set oils, I'll have to check them out.

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Postby Erika Takacs » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:52 am

Looking good so far. All it needs is those rich orange colours to warm up the flower. The background looks done. Gotta be
ave and go for it! I read a really cool motto from a sculptor that said: "No thrills for the cautious". No risk, no results. Even if you ruin it (most likely you won't), you learn a lot from it and your next one will succeed.
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One idea

Postby rrsum » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:06 pm

Looks great. I really like the bold colors and composition!

One idea, and this is just a suggestion based on your first post. What about a bit of a drop shadow behind the flower to make it pop just a little bit and create some 3D feeling? It might help? :roll:

Gonna be a great painting! Hope to see the finished product here!
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Postby Karen Berstler » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:15 pm

I don't think that it's missing anything at all except for the warm oranges of the flower, the background looks complete to me. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Postby sablewand » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:59 pm

Very nice but your back ground is stealing the show. Allow your flower to be center stage and work the same magic with color you did in the background on your flower and you picture will be a show stopper.
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Postby oilpainter2247 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:35 pm

maggie you did a nice job on this one ............very nice color in this work ...........have a wonderful day .mike
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