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.
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.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!
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.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 >.<
Your fixes look great Liz. Thank you.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:
Too late Liz, I already did it:surprise:.I don't think the droplets put the picture out of balance, I think they made the painting look better, adding more might detract from the beautifully painted rose.