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vandra
03-16-2015, 05:05 PM
This is a dwarf hibiscus inspired by a photograph I took in our garden. I really struggled with the light in this painting. I may have made it too dark. The original photo had lots of bokeh effects which, I felt, just didn't fit with the painting.
Like Javier I have also spent some time recently with photography and have a gallery over at Flickr. If you would like to look you will see the photo used as a reference for this painting. https://www.flickr.com/photos/vandradesigns/

Enug
03-16-2015, 07:14 PM
A very vibrant image - I like the flowing sweeps of colour on the petals.

Marilyn Anne
03-17-2015, 01:53 AM
Lovely flower and beautiful gallery of work. So many subjects and inspirations for paintings. Very nice.

gxhpainter2
03-17-2015, 05:40 AM
Vandra, a beautiful painting I love the composition and the delicate articulation of color and shapes to the petals.. :)

vandra
03-17-2015, 11:41 AM
Thank you Enug, Marilyn Anne and gxhpainter.

justjean
03-17-2015, 04:32 PM
Gorgeous colours on this beauty, Vandra. I enjoyed visiting your flicker site and the great photos particulary loved the water pump :):):)

pai
03-18-2015, 06:29 PM
Stunning. So real. Great painting :)

vandra
03-18-2015, 11:14 PM
Thank you justjean and Pai.

justjean, I wanted to paint the water pump and I played with just a couple of filters on the photograph, and decided that I like this version too :)

coops
03-19-2015, 02:07 AM
Wow Vandra what a beautiful painting, cant wait to get out in the garden and start planting:)

Hebron
03-19-2015, 05:26 AM
Wow! This is nice. Just absolutely nice.

vandra
03-19-2015, 11:43 AM
Thank you coops & Hebron :)

D Akey
03-19-2015, 01:02 PM
Wow. I guess I missed this beauty. Reminds me of garden fireworks! Beautiful painting. Love it. :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

vandra
03-19-2015, 06:46 PM
Thank you D.Akey Glad you like it :)