Large flower in Flemish technique.

by Gerard
(Brisbane Australia)


Hi. This is my first attempt at making a painting using the Flemish technique.

I have been following the tutorial from the pdf course I purchased earlier.
I didn't want to reproduce the still life but I was keen to try a large flower.
I started working from a photo of a peony. Can't remember where I got it from but my painting ended up quite different from the original.
The problems I encountered were mainly not spending enough time doing the dead layer. I think it was mostly 2 shades of grey with a few touches of lighter and darker but definitely needed more work.
So the colour (color for you there) layer was hard to define the shapes.
More practice needed.

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Feb 19, 2017
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Nice work!
by: Delmus

This is a beauty! The soft pinks and dew drops, the overall composition is balanced. The addition of the ant is nice too. Be careful of scale when adding things. I guess in Aussie land the ants are bigger, or the peonies are smaller. Most folks won't notice it. Yes, the grey layer can help a great deal in establishing subtle shifts of form. As you do more paintings, it becomes less necessary as you begin to master the medium and control shadows in a more direct way. Keep up the great work,
With best wishes,
Delmus

May 06, 2018
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Well done!
by: Madena

Really like your Peony! and adding the ants gives it a special touch. The colours are bright and just right for that flower.

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