The only thing I see is that the left side of the flower needs to have a bit more detail..I guess more petal on that side? Not sure how to describe it..maybe somebody else could do it for me. It's like it's a one sided flower.
Thank You Chanda and Thank you Asancta. I think I am getting better at flowers but I still like to do other things also and if I do only flowers I won't be getting better at other things. Here is the reference photo. It's a Gary Jernkin's painting.
Asancta I've just started my own original abstract. Depending on how it turns I may or may not post it. I can already hear you say it's too busy. Everything I've designed myself always comes out too busy. I think it's my personality showing through. I'm just one busy person.
Looks like I'll be doing this Big Lilly painting again. I posted it on facebook and one of my friends on there wants to buy it and just a little while ago my sister-in-law called and said she wants it so I told her I will do another one and mail it to her.
I wish I could do a painting this good all the time. Practice, practice, practice...it will come.
I redid this painting on a larger canvas. The first one was 14x18 this one is 16x20. My Sister-in-law asked me to paint it for her. I'm going to do another one a 20x24 canvas for my daughter-in-law's mother so if you see something that doesn't seem right please tell me. I did tone down the highlight on the stem and added more leaves. I did change some of the colors on the leaves from the reference photo. I just didn't like the way the bottom left peddle was looking.
Wow, wow!!!!!! Incredible Terry, what else can I say, they weren't kidding when they said they thought is was a photo. It is by far the best picture I have seen of yours, it's like it was painted by a seasoned pro.
I think after I'm done with the landscape I'm doing and the abstract (which is less abstract every day) I'm going to stick to painting flowers. Big flowers until I get sick of doing them. I want to improve on them. This was an easy flower to do. I still suck at roses.
They are both beautiful Terry. I still prefer the first one. I like the color variations you have achieved in the petals and the depth of it. Not to say the other isn't absolutely gorgeous..because it is..I just really like the first one.