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Thread: A Carnation

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    A Carnation

    A simple flower - along with sweetpeas, carnations are my favourite flowers - pity they have bred the perfume out of them.
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    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
    today.
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    Unknown.

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    Well June I've see a few Carnations in my time but this 1 looks as if it made of Paper ?? I like it but wouldn't like to try to paint it ok CIAO HASTA LA VISTA

    HOO ROO IVAYA CON DIOS SLAINTE ............... Take 3 POZDRAWSKI

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    June, this is a beautiful carnation, one of my favorite flowers, this reminds me of the old painters style, which is a good thing, well done

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    Nice under-painting. Could perhaps do with a little carnation-y detail to share that it's a carnation. Has sort of a feather duster quality to it presently to my eye. And there could be psychological underpinnings to that as a message surfacing.

    Generally, to get it to a point that it says "Carnation', it doesn't mean rendering every little petal, but some indication is a way that some artists use to say just enough and then let the viewer's mind flesh it out. But it usually takes giving the viewer some help as a push in the direction you want them to go.

    It's a really good start, and if you were just sharing a lark you had, then all's well and complete. Looks like it was fun, free and easy.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    Thanks again everyone - another bit of playing with the paint tube and blender - the outcome of which suggested a carnation - so I went with it. Done in less than 1/2hr.
    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
    today.
    -
    Unknown.

    http://enug66.deviantart.com/gallery/

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    Very nice June.. Simple.. yet elegant! I agree with D Akey that a few white highlights around the tops of some petals would clarify it a bit more.. But I don't see a feather duster.. I think he just needs to clean his house up

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushcraftOnFire View Post
    But I don't see a feather duster.. I think he just needs to clean his house up
    Hahaha. You are SO right, Mr Fire!

    Say, Enug, could I please borrow your carnations for a couple hours? <aaAAACHOOO!!!!> I see a feather duster and NEED to go with it. <snif snif. . .aargh>
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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