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copespeak
02-20-2014, 11:37 AM
Black just makes other colours pop.

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stevemawmv
02-20-2014, 02:12 PM
And they 'POP' indeed!
Beautifully done Robyn, if I could find some blooming around here....might try one myself!
Take care friend,
Steve

Caesar
02-20-2014, 09:52 PM
:eek::cool: :D There are too few expression icons here to communicate (apart from missing gesture ones to complement). Brava!

gxhpainter2
02-21-2014, 05:15 AM
Robyn, you really nailed the colors in this I think, the delicate rose pink and sage greens of the leaves. quite a beautiful work. I love the color black !...

copespeak
02-21-2014, 08:04 AM
Thanks Gary, Steve and Caesar. Pink and green is always a pleasing combination. I think I overworked the rose itself somewhat, and feel like erasing that and starting again. We'll see. :)

Saphire
02-21-2014, 09:37 AM
Wow! Robyn its beautiful, I love the delicate pinks and the fluid looking brush strokes, it is stunning.
It looks like the Queen Elizabeth Rose I had in the 80's the scent was gorgeous, the painting brings back memories.

pat1940
02-21-2014, 10:42 AM
Robyn, this is a beauty, such lovely colors and perfect painting

gxhpainter2
02-21-2014, 11:03 AM
Thanks Gary, Steve and Caesar. Pink and green is always a pleasing combination. I think I overworked the rose itself somewhat, and feel like erasing that and starting again. We'll see. :) I am wondering what to your eye seems overworked? I see that the colors and brushwork in the rose uses flat colors of differing tones and is more careful than the almost abstract brushwork of the leaves and stems.. but to my eye the rose is the central character in this play and the leaves and stems and background stay back and allow that to happen... anyway maybe you could elaborate on that overwork? just my natural curiousity! :rolleyes::rolleyes:

HarlequiNQB
02-21-2014, 01:52 PM
I think it's quite lovely myself, not overworked at all. Beautiful.

copespeak
02-21-2014, 02:06 PM
I kinda wanted the rose to be more 'sketchy', and filled it in a bit too smooth.

justjean
02-21-2014, 02:17 PM
The rose and bud are lovely :)

D Akey
02-23-2014, 09:55 AM
Oh dear. I think the styles here are a bit of a mismatch. I mean the flower looks good, but the glossy blackness of the background points the sketchy technique out starkly like a butterfly pinned in a collection under glass without the cast shadow. It's feels more like a curiosity than an integrated picture.

Using black as a background isn't quite the same as using white as with a lot of the naturalist illustrations. Perhaps if you either did something interesting with the background as one choice, or you finished the leaves and stems a little more (it would work better to my eye anyway).

Clearly you know I admire your artistic ability, so this is solely a comment on this black background. The sketch brought up to more of a finish as an idea could probably work in a different context. That part of it shows skill.

copespeak
02-23-2014, 10:56 AM
I totally agree Mr Akey. I was going to develop the background a bit more, but it was a play only. :) :) :)

sabena
02-23-2014, 11:40 AM
Wonderful painting and very well made

coops
02-26-2014, 12:47 AM
Beautiful painting:)

Alexandra
02-27-2014, 12:34 AM
So pretty, Robyn. Great one!

Marilyn Anne
02-27-2014, 02:51 AM
Beautiful roses. Gently painted!