1st Bloom

by Ros
(Dallas,TX)

This is my first attempt at painting. It's done on 16 X 20 canvas board in acrylic. I had forgotten my love of drawing until a few years ago when I decided to do a portrait of a loved one. I realized that I could still sketch and would positively love to paint some of the things I drew. Also, it's been a great stress relief from a long day in the office.


It is my first attempt to translate my sketchbook to canvas. It's not as easy as I thought. This is me trying to reproduce a photo in a "how to" book on acrylic painting. The shading was a little difficult for me, although I love the bold colors. Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. With practice I would like to get good enough to sell some of my work in online auctions. I'm having fun any way it goes.

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This looks nice
by: Jill

Keep up the good work.

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by: Ros

Mops - I see what you mean about the center. Thanks a lot.

Bev Ontario CA - Thank you so much for the encouragement.

Judith - Thank you. I'm definitely using creative license on my next one.

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1st Bloom
by: Mops

Hi Ros:
Nice strong, clean painting.Not quite sure where the centre of the flower is. Maybe the petal behind the stamens could be raised up a little. Just my thought.Would make a great poster.
Mops

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by: Bev Ontario Canada

You did a great painting I wish my first one looked like that keep it up

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by: Judith

I am also learning to use acrylic paint after using oil for 30 years. It's not easy. I like your work. But even if you use a photo, you are allowed to make changes. I use any reference as a base for my pictures and If I think the reference is too dull or too loud, I change it to suit me. After all we really only have to please ourselves.

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