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Leftover Paint Background - Finished

by Jim
(Gold Coast, Qld.)

Red Hibiscus and Buddha

Red Hibiscus and Buddha

Finally got this painting to where I reckon it's finished. I added more detail to the hibiscus and the rest of the branch - but then thought that the left of the canvas was too plain and needed something to balance the whole thing. I think that by adding an extra branch with a couple of extra buds has achieved what I wanted with the buddha image being pushed further into the background.

I was mindful of what Jane had commented about 'less being more' but I just couldn't leave it as it was and took the risk of highlighting sections to represent a beam of light and the with a thin wash to represent the beam itself. If it hadn't worked, I would have gone to Mark's idea. It's only paint and you can always paint over it.

I'll rename it 'Red Hibiscus and Buddha'.

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Nov 10, 2013
by: Linda

I love it? It has become even more spiritual with the addition of light filtering in. Great job,

Sep 01, 2013
Fantastic painting progression Jim! NEW
by: Frankie

Well done Jim, I think this is great! The hibiscus really makes it pop. Love watching your work progress :)

Sep 01, 2013
Excellent additions! NEW
by: Jane

You've finished it beautifully Jim ... just the right amount of detail and no "clutter" - Great picture bet you're really pleased with it.

Sep 01, 2013
fabulous work NEW
by: Pamel

wow this is fabulous work

Sep 01, 2013
wow NEW
by: AnonymousSami

It looks amazing, well done. I love it. Much more appealing than the previous post. What a difference the extra branch and light beam make

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