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  • It's progressing well Marjorie but I do think it needs a seasonal twist. If it were me I would make more of the fireplace and make the candlesticks and mirror larger and more of a feature, perhaps paint them gold. You could hang a glass bauble on the spider plant lol!

    Posted by Christine Davies on Fri 11 Dec 19:54:27
  • It's working great Marjorie and Christine is certainly inspired

    Posted by dennis rounding on Fri 11 Dec 20:02:43
  • Fab colour.... A star on the top of the spider plant. Is it my imagination that he oranges are a tad larger than the Cup and saucer? Or are they Demi tasse coffee cup and saucer. ? Loads of imagination.

    Posted by SYLVIA EVANS on Sat 12 Dec 08:30:10
  • I think it looks really great Marjorie and the red is lovely! The oranges will stop floating if you put a shadow under them. The only thing I would change are the two frames behind the candlesticks. I would remove them because the focus is on the plant which sits beautifully in the glass bowl. It's a lovely still life Marjorie.

    Posted by Satu Vartiainen on Sat 12 Dec 09:50:52
  • I love the colour Marjorie, the glow from the fire perhaps?

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Sat 12 Dec 14:35:24
  • Sylvia, it is a tiny cup and saucer- silly to put it in perhaps because no one will know that. I did add some silly bits on the spider plant with my I pad - see " for Christine".

    Posted by Marjorie Firth on Sat 12 Dec 14:57:56
  • Thankyou Christine, Dennis, Sylvia, Fiona and Satu. Satu, I will remove the pictures and I'm planning to use oils over the top, it's only on mountboard and it's a learning curve.

    Posted by Marjorie Firth on Sat 12 Dec 15:10:16
  • I find it is very well painted, Marjorie, and the spider plant is superbly painted.

    Posted by Cesare Romano on Sat 12 Dec 22:17:12
  • I think this is great as it is, Marjorie! I love red, so your palette works well for me. I love the tecup and saucer, oranges and spider plant. The fireplace is lovely in the background. Overall, it is quite Shirley Trevena-ish.

    Posted by jennifer Alsop on Sun 13 Dec 01:24:18