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Nitsa
05-05-2003, 01:04 PM
Getting towards the finishing touches stage on this piece and need to make tea, so I thought I'd post here for some opinions in the meantime....Please shout if you see anything that could work better.

Photo is a tad blurry and the colour on the lightest grapes isn't showing too well but it's there!
:rolleyes:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2003/18769-BLUEGRAPESWIP4.JPG

Annetta
05-05-2003, 01:11 PM
....Anita, your colors and lights in this speak volumes!!! Awesome painting and gorgeous color combinations!! The ONLY thing (IMHO) I would do, is maybe...maybe add a few darks to the leaves. Shadows or veins? But if not, this can stand alone "as is"!! Will be interesting to see what others offer in the way of advice, if any is necessary that is :D

:clap: :clap: :clap:

pl_kpprt
05-05-2003, 01:15 PM
Anita, what a lovely painting!! The grapes are painted very, very well and you did so nice with the leaves and the white spaces. Beautiful fresh colours too http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2003/10305-handenklappen.gifhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2003/10305-handenklappen.gifhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2003/10305-handenklappen.gif

Nandie
05-05-2003, 01:46 PM
Ooohhhhh I love grapes!!! This is really turning out nicely! I agree with Annetta, a few dark veins or something in those leaves would be nice. The lower left leaf (heh... try saying that 3 times fast!) especially seems a bit too "bright" for the rest of the painting. Is this from a ref. photo?

artmom
05-05-2003, 02:19 PM
Wonderful colors! I like grapes, too! This is a WIP, so I assume you will add a little dark at the bottom of particular grapes, etc. One thing I notice right now--be careful not to cut your painting in half--with the really bright green leaves on one side and the really dark grapes on the other.

I can't wait to see it finished! Hurry up and have tea! LOL

Lyn

Nitsa
05-05-2003, 05:43 PM
Thanx for all of your comments, I have worked on the leaves a little now adding some detail but not too much as I wanted the grapes in the spotlight .

Interesting point about splitting the painting in half, I hadn't thought of that, I took another look after reading your comments Lyn and have now darkened one of the leaves at the top left...I think it helps!

I've gotten to the point that I am scared to glaze the grapes any more for fear of them blending in with the background colour too much....I want to see them.

I think I am done now but unfortunately I can't show you yet as my digi needs batteries ....I'll get some in the AM and post then......sorry! :crying:

Annetta
05-05-2003, 06:46 PM
........oh aren't you just the big TEASE!!! Telling us you did some more painting and the informing us we have to wait until tomorrow!!!!!...... :evil: :p :( :rolleyes: :cat:

Nitsa
05-05-2003, 06:52 PM
LOL! :p

Sandy1
05-05-2003, 08:35 PM
Oh I love this. The grapes really stand out. The colours are fabulous. Looking forward to seeing more in the morning.
Sandy

Little Old Lady
05-05-2003, 08:39 PM
Wo derful grapes. Can't wait to see your finish.
JoAnn

artcrazy
05-05-2003, 09:11 PM
hey, grapes and tea!!! I'll come and bring the cheese! :D yummy!

love your colors!! it must be hard to get all those blue round things to look like grapes, but they really do look like grapes!

good work! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

CharM
05-05-2003, 09:14 PM
Anita, the colour in this is outstanding!! And.... of course... I absolutely love that dark background!!! Can't wait to see the finish...

Nitsa
05-06-2003, 09:25 AM
TY Sandy, JoAnn and Artcrazy
TY Char, glad you like the dark background!

Sorry I took so long this morning......Managed to get you a final (?) pic now.....I think the darker top left leaf works well to even things out more and I'm hoping there is just enough detail on those lighter leaves?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-May-2003/18769-BLUEGRAPES-FINISH.JPG

Annetta
05-06-2003, 09:28 AM
A HA!!!! I've been waiting for this and set my alarm for extra early :cat:

Absolutely stunning Anita!!! Wonderful finish (IMHO) and needs
nothing else!! That dark background is the icing on the cake. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Astur
05-06-2003, 09:30 AM
Good work!!!

That blue really "light" over the dark background... I feel it a little "not-real" color, but enjoy the combination...

Thans for share

Sandy1
05-06-2003, 09:47 AM
Stunning!!!!!

Nitsa
05-06-2003, 01:25 PM
Annetta....TY for being so keen and for your compliments! :)

Astur...I agree that the colours are a little "surreal" but I loved the combination too! ;)

TY Sandy! :)

NeerlysGal
05-06-2003, 01:36 PM
Nitsa,

This is beautiful:)
I feel the light reflecting up though an opening in the vines. That is why you can see the light through some of the leaves. Love the bold colors and white space alot

Nitsa
05-06-2003, 06:08 PM
Tracie...You explained my painting perfectly, which means I must have got it right! LOL!

....TY for looking and commenting!

Uschi
05-06-2003, 06:24 PM
Glad you are painting what I have been wanting to paint but haven't the patience to do.

Turned out lovely, the highlighted ones sparkle!!!:clap: :clap:
Uschi

Nitsa
05-06-2003, 07:15 PM
Thanx Uschi.....They were fiddly but alot of fun, especially playing with shades of that gorgeous blue and violets!.....Go on, have a go! ;)

gealflings
05-06-2003, 07:24 PM
This came out beautifully!!! I really really like the colors you chose, that blue is just gorgeous!! :clap:

PMurphy42
05-06-2003, 07:40 PM
Nitsa....i love this picture!! I want to redo my kitchen in grapes.
I've been looking for a reference pic of the reddish/purple grapes to paint....no luck yet.

patti

Nandie
05-06-2003, 07:45 PM
Great finish!!:clap:

Alan Cross
05-06-2003, 08:12 PM
Great job on this one......very striking.
Alan :)

artmom
05-06-2003, 08:47 PM
Wonderful! The focal point now grabs the eye, allows it to move around the painting and come back--no feeling of two paintings now!:D

Lyn

CharM
05-06-2003, 09:28 PM
Absolutely wonderful finish! And then... there's that beautiful background...

Nitsa
05-07-2003, 10:45 AM
TY Sarah, Andrea and Alan.
Patti...TY, hope you manage to find a pic soon!
Lyn...So glad that the shadows worked to making this ONE complete painting, TY for your advice. :)
Char.......TY....I used indigo for the background in one concentrated mix. ;)