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: Yellow Rose

12-02-2015, 09:51 AM
Just finished this rose picture. Please critique. I have always had trouble doing roses and this one was no exception. I plan to keep practicing until it gets easier for me.

12-02-2015, 12:35 PM
Size? Canvas or panel?

12-02-2015, 12:45 PM
Size? Canvas or panel?

16x20 inches (41x51 cm) wrapped canvas.

12-02-2015, 02:04 PM
I think you did a lovely job with the rose and the leaves. What I find distracting is the yellow background against the yellow rose. I personally would have selected a contrasting color. Right now the yellow of the rose blends in with the yellow of the background. The flower is not currently the focal point. I find my eye moving automatically to the buds and the darker color at the right of the image.

12-02-2015, 09:14 PM
Chanda's right, the rose doesn't stand out enough in the painting but I love the vibrant leaves, you did a nice job on them.

12-02-2015, 11:09 PM
This feels like sunshine. With the cold dreary days lately, this is perfect to me.

12-03-2015, 05:43 AM
Thank you Chanda and Liz. The yellow rose was originally a white rose, but I found that I didn't care for the white rose so I changed it. Had I planned from the beginning to make a yellow rose I would have not used so much yellow in the background.

12-03-2015, 10:52 AM
I think you did a fantastic job on the rose itself Terry. You should be proud. Every piece of art is a learning experience that's for sure.

12-04-2015, 10:25 AM
Love it!!!!!

12-05-2015, 06:32 AM
A bit off the thread but not really - T, got all 9 of your msgs! The PM feature is screwed. I assume you put a bug in someone's ear?

12-05-2015, 08:51 AM
I posted a note to the Artist Forum help desk. Only moderators and admins can see that category. The admins have been pretty good about fixing things.

12-14-2015, 10:59 AM
Any of y'all who have thought about buying this one, TOUGH! T was nice enuff to allow ME ownership of it & I'm gonna give it to my 92 year old mom fer Xmuss. So there!

12-14-2015, 03:19 PM
And boom! You got it with this one Terry!
I love the color selection, it's a very calmed yellow :3