Pink Lily [Archive] - Artist Forum

: Pink Lily


TerryCurley
11-14-2015, 02:10 PM
I'm looking for an honest critique. How can this painting be improved? What would you have done differently. Do you find it pleasing or nauseating? Trust me I can handle the truth.

chanda95
11-14-2015, 08:05 PM
I think you did a very nice job on it. A personal preference is that it could do with fewer leaves. I think it is a little busy for my taste. Otherwise I like your color selection and the flower is beautiful.

TerryCurley
11-14-2015, 08:20 PM
Thank you Chanda.

Yeah I got a little carried away with the leaves on the right side. Sometimes I just don't know when to stop.

Also it was pointed out to me that the petals should be a bit more pointed, and that's true. Unfortunately I already drew the big one without pointed leaves and I did the background around it so that one is going to have incorrect petals also. The big one is the composition that I had in my other "Big Lillies", I did all of those wrong too. Guess I'll just have to do it again...or maybe not. Quickly getting tired of Lilies, time to move on.

Melody Jeoulex
11-15-2015, 12:02 AM
Wow this looks good with a picture frame if only I can buy it from you and maybe give it to my mom as a gift.

TerryCurley
11-15-2015, 08:47 AM
I will private message you Melody.

Susan Mulno
11-15-2015, 08:52 AM
Maybe just a hint (I am talking about whisper) of the brighter pink from the flowers in the background? You did a touch of it next to the bud and I think a bit more would brighten it.

Unfortunate about the points because I love how the flower looks.

TerryCurley
11-15-2015, 09:12 AM
Yes Susan I think a stroke of a light pink in the background might add to this painting overall aesthetics. Thank you Susan, I appreciate your input.

I'll probably do this one again, slightly larger, and when I do I will put in less leaves on the right side, make the petals of the flowers more realistic, and add a drop of pink in the background.

This is the kind of criticism that helps me improve. Much appreciated.

FanKi
11-16-2015, 12:44 PM
Terry, it's beautiful :3

What I would change it's the green tone of the leaves. I don't know, it does not give that contrast sensation

TerryCurley
11-16-2015, 07:24 PM
Thanks FanKi.

TerryCurley
11-22-2015, 10:44 AM
I tried this painting again ...just changed it a little. This is an 18x24inch (46x61 cm) My honest critique is it's not bad, better than the original, but not as good as I would like it to be.

The photo has a lot of glare because it is still wet. I tried 15 photos and this was the best.

Susan Mulno
11-22-2015, 11:10 AM
Yes, this is brighter and has a better flow. And the lily looks like a lily! Well done.

Jalapeno
11-22-2015, 03:24 PM
What do you feel you could do better Terry? It looks great to me.

TerryCurley
11-22-2015, 06:17 PM
What do you feel you could do better Terry? It looks great to me.

Thank you. I'm not totally thrilled with the shape of the flower. I know I could still do better.

Thank you for your kind comments Jalapeno and Susan.

WFMartin
11-23-2015, 11:10 PM
You paint flowers exquisitely! ! I really like what you've done with this one!

TerryCurley
11-24-2015, 07:21 AM
Bill knowing the caliber of your I am very honored that you like my painting.

Lucy
11-24-2015, 07:30 AM
Beautiful paint!
Love it!
bye
Lucy

TerryCurley
11-24-2015, 07:33 AM
Thank you Lucy.

WFMartin
11-24-2015, 11:28 AM
Terry, I really like the mottled, warm-ish background / border that you painted on this. I may use that idea sometime, because it seems to be very effective. What colors? Some Umbers, and white, possibly? I think it looks GREAT.

TerryCurley
11-24-2015, 12:34 PM
Terry, I really like the mottled, warm-ish background / border that you painted on this. I may use that idea sometime, because it seems to be very effective. What colors? Some Umbers, and white, possibly? I think it looks GREAT.

It is titanium white mixed with gold ocha (acrylic), textured up with a piece of paper towel, and then I took some acrylic liquid gold leaf and with the end of a paper towel put a dab here and there, and then I dabbed just a tiny bit of the white/ocha mix partially over the gold leaf here and there. Thank you so much for asking. I really like the effect. I will often do the backgrounds in acrylic at least partially.

WFMartin
11-24-2015, 03:00 PM
Thank you for the information, Terry. The background is just great!

WFMartin
11-24-2015, 04:01 PM
Well,......so is the FLOWER, of course! Your latest version is outstanding!:thumbsup: