I'm not sure what you were thinking when you painted this but I will tell you what I see. I think this is a very deep and interesting painting. I personally see the scissors getting ready to cut the flower. Since a yellow rose is the symbol of friendship it reminds me of a friendship that is ending. It is sad and I see a deeper meaning. Although the flower is beautiful, the scissors must let it go. The middle of the flower isn't perfect yet it adds to the idea that the relationship is flawed. I like the shading of the silver and the ornate handles. It's almost as if I can feel myself cutting with it. I think you did a really great job.
Wow, what a fantastic interpretation. :) I'm so glad that my painting made you feel all those things. It is a very melancholy piece, I had an intense feeling when I painted it and this image was really persistent in my head for days until I finally had time to spit it out, though it's hard to say why this imagery specifically. Thanks a lot for your lovely review. :D
The detail that went into the scissors is amazing, and the fact that this is actually PAINTED just reinforces the work that went into this, I feel like the flower itself could use some more to it, the flower needs maybe some dynamic lighting to it, and same with the scissors, preferably highlights to emphasize the metal.
This is a very, very good pic other wise.
I agree that the flower is in need of some dynamic light and contrast; I wanted to make it "whiter," sort of illuminated with just hints of color to give it essence and dimension, but I'm still relatively new to painting and I couldn't manage the dynamic lighting we both are in need of here. I've failed us BOTH, BLAGH! Lol.
I also didn't want the scissors to look TOO shiny because I wanted them to look sort of "antiqued" or rustic, like they were beautiful but not quite new. There are many things that can be better about them anyway though. Thanks a lot for the critique, I very much appreciate it. :)
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