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05-21-2001, 10:16 PM
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oil on linen glued to 10"x12" board.

Not finished yet. Curious about the color balance. Appreciate any comments.

Sorry about the glare.


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[This message has been edited by Robert (edited May 21, 2001).]

05-21-2001, 10:32 PM
the forms are burgeoning forms - well done.
the use of color is fantastic.
there is some difficulty with the composition being tight, seeming cropped particularily at the top.

05-21-2001, 10:35 PM
Thanks, Jerry. I often don't seem to have enough room. Guess I need to get some bigger supports. Want to buy about thirty 10"x12" birch panels?



05-21-2001, 10:37 PM
This is nice.

" colour my world!""

05-22-2001, 12:25 AM
Wonderful Robert!
My only suggestion, the edge at the bottom back of the basket on the right might be softened a bit more. Did I mention that I enjoy your work immensely?

05-22-2001, 01:54 AM
This is turning into a really great painting. I think the color balance is fine. Good work on the apple and jar. Look forward to seeing the finished piece.


05-22-2001, 01:59 AM
I like them apple(s?). Nicely done. I agree with Jerry, the jar is running out of room fast at the top. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Whatever can find room in the human heart, as emotion, idea, and purpose, whatever it is able to frame into a deed ... can constitute the many-colored content of painting. Hegel.

05-22-2001, 02:22 AM
really nice ...there is a quality about your work i like..the serenity i think.


05-22-2001, 02:48 AM
Lookin' good Bob, nice unified style http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

05-22-2001, 06:02 AM
I like it too, Bob; nice values. I agree with glowbug about softening edges. Only other thing is the table edges on each side of the vase not lining up. Ken

05-22-2001, 09:12 AM
Thanks for the comments and suggestions. The basket is a pain. I'm trying to figure out how to make it read "basket" without falling into too much detail.

Ken, I confess that the "stepped" line was contrived. I agree that it needs to be more subtle.

Thanks, everyone, for the sharp eyes and encouragement!


05-22-2001, 09:28 AM

05-22-2001, 05:01 PM
Very enjoyable piece to look at. Simple, not cluttered. I like these arrangements because you can concentrate on detail as opposed to painting a variety of items to make it interesting. Nice work. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

05-22-2001, 08:33 PM
Very cool piece to look at. The apple makes the painting I think.

Don't worry, its gonna be all right....
Tammy's Home for Artists (http://tammy.artistnation.com)

Phyllis Rennie
05-22-2001, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by Robert:
Guess I need to get some bigger supports.



Won't help--you'll just paint bigger to fill them up!!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif It's part of your style. Did you do preliminary thumbnail sketches to plan the space?

My eye is repeatedly drawn to the top of the ceramic pot. You have extreme dark hitting extreme light there. Maybe the value contrast could be less strong? And a bit stronger on the apple to really draw attention there?

Colors look nice.

[This message has been edited by Phyllis Rennie (edited May 22, 2001).]

05-22-2001, 10:00 PM
Lizelle, Bob, Tammy, Phyllis - greetings and thanks!

Tammy, that apple is very red to me http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif.

Phyllis, got it, thanks http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif - I'll see how it looks when the basket's finished and tone down, tune up whatever's out of whack.


05-22-2001, 10:27 PM
I want to reach my fingers all away around that apple and pick it up! You are getting it on Bob.

05-23-2001, 07:23 AM
Jane - thanks! Just don't lick your fingers afterwards - it's cad red.


05-23-2001, 09:55 AM

I think you are a painter. You are sculpting the objects/elements in this painting..with brush and paint. I can see that you are considering value, color, placement...light/dark..surface...texture.

I get a very clear and strong sense that you love what you are doing. It shows up in your work. It shows up in your effort..in your drawings..in your discussions..comments, and thoughts.

Would an artist not be considered an artist..if he/she only painted one painting in a life-time?

Need I say more?

[This message has been edited by MichaelRH (edited May 23, 2001).]

05-23-2001, 10:00 AM
LOVE the subtle reflected color in the shadow of the apple! Regarding the basket, choose a small section in the light area for maximum detail, add a tad more cool shadow under lid, and suggest the rest! I think the strength of this piece is in the overall monochrome mood plus apple red...

Jeanine Jackson
Stamford, CT

05-23-2001, 10:04 AM
I really like this piece.
Especially how wonderfully you have placed the objects on the table, they really look like the are ON the table, something I struggle with in my own work.
Your's seems so effortless.


05-23-2001, 01:12 PM
Excellent work Bob. I like it. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


05-23-2001, 02:37 PM
Michael, Jeanine, Ginnete, Unni - many thanks!

Jeanine, great advice - I'll try it.

Michael, that is a very nice compliment - thanks big time!


05-23-2001, 02:48 PM
I really like this painting. I especially like the colours and the shadows and all the different textures. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif