Egyptiana 5 - Posted for the... by Micheal Giddens

Egyptiana 5 - Posted for the Paintings in Progress Group

All covered in paint at last. Have to let dry, then some glazes and still some shines. Then some fiddles and then, hopefully finished! ps...in every photo the vase looks blue - it really is GREEN?!
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Superb work, love the items next to the flowers, and of course the flowers are WOW!!
over 1 year ago
Hi Caroline - I need some feedback. I look at the lowers and decide to change, then decide I like them. I think just some more highlighting will do the trick. Hugs
over 1 year
Oh boy I know that 'change of mind', it can be frustrating. I agree, a little more hightlighting will do the trick, will bring the flowers out more. Good luck!
over 1 year
So glad you kept on with this Mike looks stunning! love the precious treasures with it makes it more special. Is the vase blue or green? Sending stars I love it! Marg:)x
over 1 year
Hi dear Margaret - the bloody vast is green - green! Why did it always photograph blue? It must be the surrounding colours tricking the camera. I t looks more finished than is - this one is taking ages but just working here and there,
over 1 year
LOL...I get it- it's a bloody green...don't think I have that shade in my paint box!!Still love it. Isn't it the ones you think will flow are the ones that give you angst. The last bling job was for someone and they don't like it..said she doesn't look real? back to the drawing board....
over 1 year
Looking good. Really rich and exotic.
over 1 year
Much thanks from Mike
over 1 year
Splendid composition and pallete. Excellent piece.
over 1 year
Thank you from Mike
over 1 year
Excellent painting I do like the blue vase matches the blue in the flowers.But like you said its a green vase whihc would work perfectly Your statue is great also. Love the whole painting. Well done Regards Kerry
over 1 year
Is that vase telling me something? It is a very blue green but yes green. Still some work to do but getting there as my mother used to say.
over 1 year
Superbly done as usual Mike.. brilliant my friend
over 1 year
At this stage it looks better in the photo but getting there. Thank you from Mike
over 1 year
Love everything about this painting. The flowers are beautiful, love the colours. The egyptian figure adds a uniqueness to it Michael.
over 1 year
Hi Jo and thank you from Mike
over 1 year
Beautiful shades of blue and of course outstanding composition Mike. Love the reflections on the blue vase which is really green. I have the same problem when I try to photograph gold - it never sparkles and it never looks gold - very frustrating!! I love the egyption figures, they fit perfectly with the whole image. Really lovely work. O:)...
over 1 year
Joyce I have still some work on this so greatly appreciate your comment - I want to get more lights on those flowers but paint was saying No1 YESTERDAY.
over 1 year
This is really beautiful, Michael, I love the blues in the flowers, great composition. Love it, warm regards, Netta

I have sent you an email.
over 1 year
Hi Netta - Oooh look forward to the email.
over 1 year
Great so far!!!
over 1 year
Getting there my mum would have said.
over 1 year
Wonderful composition and great colors.
over 1 year
Hi Ermis and all the best to you.
over 1 year
Mike,my dear friend,I admire this your final presentation of this masterful still life!It looks special,particularly with two so amazing figures and your incredible color palette!I LOVE,LOOOOOVE IT so much!Warmest regards&big hugs,Ankica
over 1 year
Hi Ankica - It actually looks more finished in the photo but I still have work to do. This has taken ages but only worked a bit here and there. Hugs to you from Mike
over 1 year
Gorgeous....i love your so beautiful painting, the flowers are exquisite, love the different shades within the petals..and center, your painting is so lovely!
over 1 year
Hi Brenda and thank you so much from Mike
over 1 year
Love the flowers and shading on vase!!
over 1 year
Very much appreciated
over 1 year
Michael this came out beautifully! Love all the detail! Fantastic still life!!!
over 1 year
Hi Anita - Still some work to do. The photo is a little flattering but almost finished. Thank you from Mike
over 1 year
Well done Michael!!
Regards, Brian
over 1 year
Thank you Brian.
over 1 year
wonderful work Micheal, love the color palette.
Tony Blacetti
over 1 year
Hi Tony and thank you from Mike
over 1 year
beautiful michael love the statue regards james
over 1 year
Yes, there is certainly a feeling about Egypt in the style with the ornate figurine and lamp. It has an unique Sudan influence about the succulent blue and orange petals, and reflects the green from the vase, almost an optical illusion, as the blue holds the light!

Interesting play of colour field, Mike! Regards Angela Susan
over 1 year
Superb work!
over 1 year
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