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post #1 of Old 11-02-2015, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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I got a critique from my husband His critique was "It's too big, the picture is boring, I just don't care for it". I was a little crushed so I decided to try to get a more helpful critique so I'm asking how this can be improved. Maybe I need to put some pink tips on the peddles on the bottom? How can I improve the center of it, It's not looking real to me, should the I make the center larger?

This is a really big rose, it is on a 20x24 inch (51x61cm) wrapped canvas.



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I tweaked it a little. I'm thinking I will add a stem next. This picture was taken inside so the colors are not as bright as the other picture.



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The rose is beautifully painted but it looks like it's just floating in the picture, adding a stem will help ground it I think. Maybe also add some faint leaves around the rose to give the painting a little more interest. Sometimes when painting large objects in a picture, making them a little off center adds visual appeal to the painting.
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I added a stem. Showed it to John. He said..it's a little better. I feel like smacking him....I think this is the best I have done...he must be going blind!



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Nope, no leaves in this picture they would not fit. The flower is off centered...it is more to the left than center . Geese I'm disappointed, I was so happy with this picture...oh well time to start the next one. I'm going to try an iris, only a lot smaller.



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DO NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS PAINTING!

I personally think it is absolutely beautiful. I like it better than your lilly to be honest...and I love your lilly.

This is well done and you should be very very proud! I also prefer it without leaves..I am glad you added the stem but I think that is as far as it needs to go..the flower is the center of attention right now and needs to stay that way.

Your flower is beautifully done. Wonderful use of shadows and depth. I think you need not touch this anymore. In my opinion it is done!



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DO NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS PAINTING!

I personally think it is absolutely beautiful. I like it better than your lilly to be honest...and I love your lilly.

This is well done and you should be very very proud! I also prefer it without leaves..I am glad you added the stem but I think that is as far as it needs to go..the flower is the center of attention right now and needs to stay that way.

Your flower is beautifully done. Wonderful use of shadows and depth. I think you need not touch this anymore. In my opinion it is done!
Chanda thank you so much. I really needed to hear that because I love it, and I was really feeling bad. I know that some of the stuff I do really isn't very good, but I feel this one is and it's so great to hear you say that. Yes I'm calling it done and I'm not going to change anything on it now.



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Terry ._. You really were feeling bad about this pic? It's amazing! So much details, shadows, so realistic, I can almost smell it from my computer!
The stem was necesary for me too, was like "incomplete" before. You should make an appointment with the oculist for your husband >.<


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The rose is beautiful, you did a fantastic paint job on it but I would still add leaves and change the position of the stem so the flower looks like it's coming from the side of the painting. I took the liberty and did some quick digital painting on your picture to show what I mean, hope you don't mind:
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Terry ._. You really were feeling bad about this pic? It's amazing! So much details, shadows, so realistic, I can almost smell it from my computer!
The stem was necesary for me too, was like "incomplete" before. You should make an appointment with the oculist for your husband >.<
Thank you FanKi. I am so insecure still and need your encouragement. I value John's opinion because he is totally honest with me but with this one I think he's just wrong. I wasn't disappointed with the picture, I was disappointed that John doesn't like it.



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