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Narcissus in Acrylic #2

Posted by | April 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

After a few weeks painting, I notice that I’ve improved. Today I made a few changes to the narcissus flower painted two weeks ago. I mainly added some highlights on the leaves and corrected the shapes of petals. Compared to the first version, it looks much realistic. I am very happy with the result. I am more comfortable making changes now. That’s beauty of acrylic painting – you can make changes anytime you want. 🙂

 

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Calla Lily in Acrylic

Posted by | April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Calla lily is also one of my favorite flowers. Calla lily originates from South Africa, and is utterly elegant with its simple form outlined in gracious curves. The smooth sweep of the petal-like spathe encloses the columnar stamens, capturing shadows and holding light in the most enticing ways.

I spent more than 3 hours to paint this calla lily. I found it’s hard to paint the smoothness of the petals and the way shadows follow the curving shape.

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Red Rose in Acrylic

Posted by | March 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Who doesn’t love rose? Roses have been on my painting list for a while. I think I will have rose series paintings in different colors, types, shapes, etc.

As a real beginner in painting, I look for inspirations from other people’s painting or photos. The painting below is the one I was referring to. However, I was not able to mimic the light and shadow. So far I’ve found the shadow coloring is the most challenging thing for me.

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Charcoal Drawing #3 – Sunflower & Lily

Posted by | March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sunflower is one of my favorite flowers. I like their vibrant colors and spirit. I plant sunflower in my gardens. They grow so easily and can be up to more than two meters high.

 

It’s my first time to draw sunflower. I like the colors and composition; but the shading is always the most difficult part.

I also drew a white lily which I like a lot. It looks like I am pretty good at capturing those flowers with a simpler shade.

Filed Under: Drawing, Flowers, Pastel