Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sylvia Young - Red-Orange Rose

Sylvia Young
Medium: Pastel on paper
Size: 8" x 12"
Artist's blog:


Lela Stankovic said...

Sylvia, well done. It is pleasing and harmonious painting. Here is my feedback:

Color harmony: It is very harmonious, except the blue vase. Somehow I would like to see more drama on the stage. All color values are close to each other in the middle range without extreme darks or lights.

3D effect: It is very lightly convincing. The background has potential to help, but the rose is not strong enough to achieve 3D effect.

Texture: Very little, almost none.

Composition: It is good. Maybe the vase should not be this close to the end of the painting.

Focus: The focus is clearly the rose. All looks great.

syls said...

Thank-you Lela ,
That is exactly the type of crit i need - will try harder ,especially trying to get the whole range of tones.
All the best,

yasha said...

Hi Sylvia,I liked what you achieved using pastels.I am not very familiar with its techniques and uses but still feel that a little use of darks in the leaves and the rose would give more depth to it and agree to what Lela has to say about the color of the vase as its a little distraction.I loved the drops on the leaves and the background too.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I am always so impressed what artists can do with pastels! You've gotten some great advice here, and there is nothing I can add. I think the little card attached to the boquet makes a nice personal touch.

Nancie Johnson said...

I like what you did on this, and really like how you made the image your own with the additions. I agree with the darks & lights that Lela mentioned. The vase doesn't bother me all that much, although moving it back more in the image would give more balance to the overall. Nice work.