Tulips and dragonfly

Tulips and dragonfly

The tulips have a good feel to them Dawn. A little bit more colour on the dragon fly, their wings and body can reflect beautiful colouring. Thats my thought.

Brilliant work

I think you have managed it really well with the black background, I find it really difficult to get a brightness of colour with the pastel on dark grounds.

That is beautiful Dawn, I'm sure your friend will be delighted.

Love the richness of the tulips Dawn, the dark background sets them off beautifully.

Thank you for all your lovely comments. I have tried to add more colour to the dragonfly as you suggested, John. Linda, you are right, it's hard to get the brightness with the pastels on the dark background. I found it especially difficult with the dragonfly.

I love this :)

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Not my usual subjects. My sister in law asked me to paint tulips and a dragonfly as a wedding gift for a good friend and her new husband. i hope she likes it. I blocked in with pastelmat first and then used soft pastel and pastel pencils for detailing. My first time using black paper.

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Dawn Halliwell

I started painting in Jan 2016 after the death of my youngest sister. I found it great therapy and still do! I love experimenting with different techniques and media. This year, I have set myself a challenge of working on my portrait skills, but I do love to paint animals and landscapes…

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