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    I see a lot of people are viewing this thread, and I hate the prospect of my current painting being a public failure, but I have not done anything for two days because the greenery in front of the sunflowers is just a mess. I needed a break to think about it and I am getting one, because I have relatives visiting for the next two weeks, so I will not have much time to paint.
     
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    I just finished sunflowers myself!

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    Well done, I am afraid to say my painting has stalled. I could not get the greenery to look right and I have lost interest in finishing it.
     
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    I have done that so many times!

    You might should have put in the background greenery first. Your painting is stylized with the main emphasis on the spiral design in the flower centers. I would have drawn the circles, put in the centers, put in the greenery, then the petals and touch up the centers. You can still fix it.
     
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    Risking 'public failure' is an inspiration to those of us who seize up at the mere thought of failure in private! Pastels are the medium of choice for me - I like touching and shaping the work with my hands. Most of mine come from photos I've taken and the attempt is made to be realistic - which makes them a dime a dozen. I'm searching for something a little 'freer'.in form and color that still satisfies the need for a least a hint of realism.

    An example of a traditional work...
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    and a newer (practice) work in progress with less detail...
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    That's some good work there.
     
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    Great talent :thup:
     
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    You're talented Dajjal! [​IMG]

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    Well, I have done no painting for a year. Based on the feeling I am a failure. If I could not finish the sunflowers what hope was there of doing anything better. But in the early hours of this morning I decided to simply paint over it.
    I am going to wash over it with primer and start something better. It took a year to decide that, but I figure I am still in good health, and can finish some good work in what's left of my life.
     
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