This is a 20 x 20 oil painting based on a photo By Liliya Kulianionak I liked the composition and thought I'd practice - my goals were to lead the eye using soft edges and value changes..comments and critiques are most welcome:)

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Comment by Lori Ippolito on July 11, 2014 at 15:33
Thanks very much Ruby!
Comment by Ruby on July 11, 2014 at 3:08

this is amazing Lori. Love the cloth edges,  fine detail. Very good !!

Comment by Lori Ippolito on July 8, 2014 at 15:56
Many thanks Ningning!
Comment by Ningning Li on July 8, 2014 at 15:36

Wow, is it a painting? I feel that I can pick up one of those flowers. A masterpiece , Beautiful!!!

Comment by Lori Ippolito on July 5, 2014 at 7:04
Thank you Silvana
Comment by Silvana M Albano on July 5, 2014 at 6:06

Just beautiful!! Love it!!

Comment by Lori Ippolito on July 5, 2014 at 2:48
Thanks Jess!!
Comment by Jessica Futerman on July 4, 2014 at 20:54

Beautifully painted, Lori - the sheen on the white vase, the fabric, petals, everything in fact!

Comment by Lori Ippolito on July 4, 2014 at 17:08
I'm always up for learning Thomas... Can you direct me to any masterworks that show this? My goal is to keep improving -- one of the best things about this site is the discussion and critique. As much as I get very into detail, I've felt I need to work at being more 'painterly'..sort of an identity crisis going on..I'm not sure where it will lead me..if I'm meant to continue with representational pieces or become more abstract/loose, juicier brushwork. I love it all and haven't figured it out yet:)
Comment by Thomas Ruckstuhl on July 4, 2014 at 16:55
Lori, i like this painting and you should leave it there. The problem of stressing certain details and simplifying others without loosing unity cannot easily be learned. All we can do is be aware of it and try to gradually move towards. Of course only if the variation of the level of abstraction is something we like. There are other ways and tastes. For me, the skill to suggest things, seen in master pieces, is my greatest motivation to learn painting.


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