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Pansies by robertsloan2 Pansies by robertsloan2
4" x 6" acrylic on canvas board.

Painted from references in Artist's Photo Reference: Flowers by Gary Greene, combining five of the images into this one. I equivocated over whether it was a still life or an Intimate Landscape, but as I didn't develop the background into grass or garden or sky, I decided to consider it a still life. The background is the same sort of abstract textured background as Calla Lily, in a combination color -- Hookers Green with Ivory Black to darken it. Ivory Black is as transparent as Hookers Green and very interesting to have a transparent black, useful when you want to keep the transparency.
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lamagamorgana Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
you made me think about Madagascar now :°°D "They're just a bunch of pansies!" :lmao:
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
ROFLMAO yeah. Funny about that when it's just a cool domestic flower. I guess it's not manly to do gardening.
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amzie-mc Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous!
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
Thank you! I love acrylics, you can finish a painting so fast with them because they dry so quick.
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RooCat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Cute little pansy faces. :D A classic one at the top.
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Thank you! Yes, I had to put the classic one in somewhere. I liked the red ones too and couldn't decide which reference to use, so I put the plants one behind the other.
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RooCat Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
You are welcome. :) :nod:
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jessicii Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
TECHNICALLY, anything that is alive or was alive cannot/ should not be considerder a still life.

J/K, J/K. Thats just what my freaky 5th grade teacher told us. ;P

(she was CrAzY)
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Okay, given that, I think that florals or botanicals should be considered their own category. Write the Help Desk with a category suggestion and say so. And here I thought you could do a still life with human corpse, bloodstains and smoking gun. Goes to show...

Seriously, I am trying to convince DeviantART to create a traditional art category for "Florals" or "Botanicals" in both drawing/illustration and painting/airbrushing, because half of mine go in Landscapes for being Intimate Landscapes outdoors, and the rest go in Still Life even when there is no vase in sight and it's not just part of an arrangement. Bowls of fruit count as still life, usually get labeled still life. Flowers in a vase can be a still life or part of a still life. But those beautiful illustrations for herbals and botanical books are their own category of art, where it's essentially anatomical drawings of a plant. You can do this with animal drawings and list them as "Animals" but you can't do it with anatomical drawings of plants, and that frustrates me -- as well as people who would like to be able to look up floral art and find irises to fit their kitchen decor of irises and pansies without wading through a lot of ceramic jars of dead grass or crystal-and-glass still lifes on the way.
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jessicii Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
blood stains and guns are okay!! just like not flowers and fruits and stuff... but that makes no sense... i think DEAD things fit. not living stuff since it still grows & develops. maybe that's it. guh. i don't know why fruit is excluded from this... maybe it's because once they are picked only their color change- not their size & general appearance.

(HAHAHA i act like i know what i'm talking about...)

(and yes, a specif botanic section would be wonderful!!)
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