Waterlily No.2

by Alvin Phua
(Malaysia)

I guess i've screwed up this waterlily. To me, the leave is a distraction. initially it didn't came to my mind as a distraction but as a compliment to the picture.But it end up not very nice. Pls suggest how do i improve this picture.


i didn't intend it to be loose in style. but it looked loose to me. I guess you really need a peaceful mind and concentration when doing watercolor.

size 10"x12", watercolor on 300gsm cold-pressed paper.

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WATERLILY
by: Oeendree

It is really nice. You did really well with colours.

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Love the water lily
by: Karla

Yes I agree, it is a distraction from the lily. But can you alter the lily's surrounding to make it stand out more? Just an idea? But I really like you work Alvin...always good! Karla USA

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Don't be so hard on yourself
by: Todd

Since you get things done so fast, I'm sure it would be no problem for you to paint the water lily again the way you want to see it. The leaf isn't so much of a distraction. It's irrelevant. It actually points to the yellow center of the flower. I imagine that another portion of green leaf may have balanced it out in a more pleasing way. But I think the green is a nice contrast with the other colors. Personally, I think your watercolors are as fine as some of the professional work I've seen.

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Waterlily 2
by: Joy

Hello Alvin,

The waterlily itself is beautifully done but as you say yourself the dark green of the lilypad does take away from the painting somewhat....I thinks that a lilypad under the flower and a much lighter shade of geen would have looked much better....but then that is only my opinion...please dont alter this one do try to paint another one.
Thanks for sharing

Joy

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lotus
by: Dorothy, Cambs

Nice handling of w/colour

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waterlily
by: Lyn

I agree the leaf does detract from the overall painting, maybe it would help if you were to tone it down more in keeping with the value set by the lily, but really it is out of place in this painting. Lovely lily though!!
Cheers Lyn.

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