Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Better?

Remember this?

Well I redid it and now I have this:

Okay, now I need your input. Was my decision to change the background a good one? I didn't change the background of the original....I just made a new one. I had trouble getting a good photo this morning.

26 comments:

  1. I like both of them but they do convey different moods. The second one is definitely "perkier"! I think the background is the biggest contributor but I also think that the stem on the middle flower being straighter adds to the perkiness. I am actually more fascinated by the difference the stem on that one flower makes. The background is obvious - the stem is subtle but still makes a big impact (in my little mind). Is the second one better? I don't think one is better - I like them both as they convey completely different moods. Did that help? LOL!

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  2. Well they do look different don't they. Hmm, I like that you have left the vase looking like glass. The second looks like it is in a bright conservertory but I still like the first one best. Just my personal choice ;0)

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  3. The second one really make the flowers pop out. However, I like them both. Sorry, I'm not much help.

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  4. In the first one, you see the flowers; the vase just blends in.
    It gives a stained glass effect.

    In the second one, you "see" both shapes equally.

    I don't think you can really say "better" just different. I like them both too.

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  5. In the second one the flowers certainly pop out of the back ground. If that was your intention you would have to say it is better. My personal preference is the first one, it is calmer and I like calm :)

    CA

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  6. I like them both, but my favourite is the first one!

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  7. I like them both equally. I agree about the different moods. Alo the vase is slightly different as are the leaves so you are not comparing only backgrounds. I probably like the first one nlightly better because I love the fabric in the background.

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  8. I thnk, the first picture is better, Can´t say why, it´s only a feeling.

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  9. I agree I like them both but the 1st one just that little bit more. I like the background on the 2nd though how did you get that effect.

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  10. Way better! The first one sparkles now. The whole thing has much more eye appeal and movement.

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  11. The lighter background makes the flowers pop more.

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  12. I do think the lighter background makes your flowers and vase more distinct. They are a bit lost in the green one because the values seem so similar. I like it.

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  13. I really like them both!! Can't chose a favourite!

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  14. I love them both. However, I think am partial to the first. As has been said, the moods are different.

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  15. I prefer the second. The colors really pop and remind me of the clear days here in AZ. :) Great job, which ever you choose!

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  16. I like the first one better, it's more alive. In the second the flowers stand out more but it also feels static and clinical (to me).

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  17. Both are nice. Personally, if it had been mine, I would have chosen a different fabric (darker tone) for the vase and appliqued it over the first one. So many fabrics, so many choices!! I guess that is what keeps us stitching :)

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  18. They're both beautiful. But I think I still like the first one best. Although the second background does make the flowers and vase pop more, I just like the soft mood the first one implies. Just me.

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  19. Yes, it was a good decision. It's more vibrant.

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  20. I like the second one and i think it does reflect a "happier" mood. I love the fabric on the leaves too. I think the vase looks more glassy and stands out better in the second.

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  21. mmmm...so much the same, but so different. It all boils down to the relationship of values creating the mood of a piece.

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  22. I think number two is much better. The background is not competing for attention, it is where it belongs, in the background. Good job.

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  23. You were right to change the background, not the vase. A good example of how changing one element can change the whole mood of a piece. Nice work. I like them both.

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  24. I like them both, but the lighter background really helps the flowers stand out! Both versions are very, very pretty.

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  25. There are 2 reasons that the first one is the better of the two. But first let me say, if we could only see one of them, either one, we would all love it because your work is beautiful.
    In the first one the design on the background fabric is larger or appears larger and contrast with the dots in the flowers. I think that is "a good thing". In the second one the design in the background seems a lot like the dots in the flowers even though it isn't. Maybe it is because they are both white.
    The other reason the first one is my fav is because you have carried the colors from the vase and the flowers and the leaves into the background and this is another "good thing".
    After that, it just comes down to personal preferences. I like #1.

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  26. Love them both but the first is my favorite!

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