Oil on canvas, 12"x24"

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Comment by Darya Vassina on March 4, 2016 at 5:36

Thank you, all! :-) 

Comment by Dorian Aronson on March 3, 2016 at 14:56

Very happy for you Darya.  Congratulations on winning.  Smiles :)

Comment by Silvana M Albano on March 3, 2016 at 14:38

Congrats Darya!!!! You were lucky!!!

Comment by Ningning Li on March 2, 2016 at 7:27


Comment by Dorian Aronson on February 27, 2016 at 6:35

Nice try!  Painting flowers are very hard to do.  Smiles for you :)

Comment by Darya Vassina on February 6, 2016 at 15:30

I'll plant another amaryllis and in about 6 weeks will try again. Meanwhile struggling with chrysantenums -- soft and fluffy, yet very defined... I'll the thinking of the contours this time! Thank you again, Michael, for a great comment.

Comment by Michael J. Severin on February 6, 2016 at 14:11

I think it is more about  the contour line of the flower ....That particular contour line (along the left edge) is very, very important to that particular shape.  I just got through reading (and learning) about  contour lines in my VAA class!!! ... so that caught my eye immediately.  BTW, I love how you gradated your background ..gives the illusion of space and air!  Good work! :)

Comment by Darya Vassina on February 6, 2016 at 12:10

Thank you, Michael. You are so right! Great to have a pair of fresh eyes looking on it! It's too late to fix this one, though -- it's gone already. I'll just do another one, keeping in mind the 'breathing space' comment. Thanks a million!

Comment by Michael J. Severin on February 6, 2016 at 10:03

Nice contrast between the flower and the background!!  Darya, I would suggest that you get rid of that claw like shape on the left of the main Poinsettia.  Give that flower some space to breath and make its contour an important part of the shape ... the contour of the flower shape is very important to your composition ...the claw shape that peeks out, destroys that important contour.  .

Comment by Terra on February 4, 2016 at 5:27



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