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« on: July 29, 2007 02:01:50 PM »

A while ago, I have been taking a painting class (a birthday gift of my very crafty sister) and used the class to get some help with painting flowers, especially the blossom part. Here is my result:





It is a bit brighter in real life, but you get the idea. It is painted with acrylic paint and pastel chalk.

Hope you enjoy it! I am very proud of it, I must say!
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2007 02:37:53 PM »

i love that.

i like pictures of flowers close up, and though i've seen lots of paintings of flowers i haven't liked, yours is definitely one that i like. it isn't stuffy, if that makes sense.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2007 02:50:25 PM »

It does make perfect sense to me. My sister paints a lot of flowers, which in my opinion are mostly too big and too bold, but she talked me into painting this, actually. i always refused to, cause flowers are a little "too cute" for my taste, I wouldnt hang them on my wall. This one I really like, it hangs in my living room right now, but I might give it to my sister at some point though. I need to make some room for some others *lol*.

Thanks for the compliments though, I really appreciate that!
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2007 09:46:51 PM »

i always refused to, cause flowers are a little "too cute" for my taste,
You just need the right kind of flower, like the Venus FlyTrap or Skunk Cabbage- then they are not 'too cute' Grin
This is a beautiful painting- I also like how you used the pastel, that seemed to make certain areas pop!
By the way, what a great birthday gift!  My sister's birthday is comming up...humm... Wink
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