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05-18-2001, 10:12 PM
Still working on taking lessons from Monsieur Cezanne. Half-way through this one. Oil on canvas 48 x 36. A bit lost on how to bring it home to a finish. Helpful suggestions would be helpful!!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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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.

05-18-2001, 10:21 PM
Hi! It is nice,I like the colour,glad to see your posting again,

"put some colour in my world!""

05-18-2001, 11:12 PM
the foreground table with objects are nice
they look finished
i would want to put a black frame around the picture in back,
or else make the blue pole in the backgroud solid and black
like the bottle on the table
this would add more punch to the background and bring it forward to relate more with the foreground

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05-18-2001, 11:48 PM
Sure looks like a Cezanne to me. Good work! Yax http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

05-19-2001, 06:37 AM
I like how things are coming a lot.

I would be inclined to bring out more of the shapes that are not exactly horizontal or vertical.

I think the high contrast relation that would result from dornberg's black frame suggestion could be really good, but I see 3 pictures and I haven't much clue which one he means, and of course, the right angled approach doesn't seem the right angle to me - maybe it's the upper right picture frame to be darkened.

Otherwise I would bring the red from the house roof in the leftmost painting into the bottle and cork, and let some of the darks from the bottle emerge in shadows of the basket, tureen, and table.

05-19-2001, 07:29 PM
rosanne, dornberg, jerry: thanks for your comments. very helpful suggestions. i'll try to understand them standing in front of th canvas. 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.

05-19-2001, 07:35 PM
This is very good, easily as good as a Cezanne in my opinion http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif
I think all that you need to do now is work on the balance http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

05-19-2001, 07:37 PM
Cezanne, wonderful work some would say.

This may seem that I'm picking on you, but
I'm just really tired if seeing so much
talent being expended on trying to do some=
one elses work instead of their own!

You can, You must, you will tell your own
story . . . or there is no story to tell.

Which is it?


05-19-2001, 07:42 PM
Nice to see you painting Impulse. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif I love these colours. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

ART by TeAnne (http://www.ipec.net.au/teanne/TeAnneArt.html)
I must make a piece of art everyday for my own well being.

05-19-2001, 07:48 PM
IMP' this is looking a lot more like Matisse to me than Cezanne.
I kinda agree with the point about finding your own style but still I think there is nothing wrong with being derivative for a while, especially if you are good. And you are !!

The basket and the area around it looks less finished and lower in contrast than the rest to me, I wouldn't do anything aound the bottle.

I really like the colour and paint work everywhere else in this one, Excellent !!!!!!


"Art gives us a hint of a creator a sense of God"

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05-19-2001, 08:21 PM
adding some color or shadow to punch out the basket would be the only thing in the foreground. Directly right of the basket, I'm not sure what's going on. I can't wait to see this finished, I like what I see so far very much.

05-19-2001, 08:46 PM
I am unfamiliar with this original Cezanne... But I recall most of his work has a connected feeling that goes beyond color... some may be more angles in composition as Jerry pointed out. Could it also be the thick paint he used and brushstrokes that seem to circle his subjects??? Are you working from the original? I've known several copyists who haunt museums and then go on to create their own masterpieces! I'm certain you will too!

Jeanine Jackson
Stamford, CT

05-19-2001, 09:50 PM
Impulse...this is lovely work!! I think there have been some great comments and suggestions. I am looking forward to seeing your finished painting. Looookin good..*SMILE*


05-19-2001, 10:55 PM
I thought matisse too, I am enjoying the colors as well.


05-20-2001, 01:11 AM
How bout a linen napkin coming from under the basket and off the side of the table or hanging on the back of the chair? Then maybe a paring knife on the table or one of those little jam ladel things? Some little detail like that?

I wish I could paint like this. I just can't see it in my eyes. You are so lucky to be able to do this. Will you post it when you are all done?


05-20-2001, 06:00 PM
Martin: thank you. That makes me want to paint some more. I'll work on the balance.

Cleo: i understand your point. I have pursued my own style every now and again but i can't think of a better way for me to progress than to try and see what someone who could actually paint saw.

T: You're always nice. Thanks.

Steve: that's bang-on about the basked. Thank you very much for your compliments. You are very kind http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Zotma: Right! in terms of the basket - I'll give it a go. As for right of the basket Ummmmm...

Jeanine: I am following it yes. I think his brushstrokes are defining features but most importantly is how he saw light and colour and the fact that (unlike many of us) he could actually see shapes!!! Your prognosis is very charitable http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Bev: thank you. I am looking forward to the finished one too. It's been hanging about for a while. Seeing as it does not appear to want to finish itself, it seems i may have to do it. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Amy: thank you.

Tess: thank you for your suggestions. I think they're great http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Funny thing about your comment is that I look at your work and say if I only I could paint like that!!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.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.

06-04-2001, 02:54 PM
The Grey Area To The Right Really Bothers Me.As The Image Loaded My Eyes Were Drawn There First. Away From The Main Object Of The Painting.But All In All Its A Very Nice Work Of Art. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Theres No Shame It Trying And Failing. Only In Failing To Try. Self Quote (Danny Meazell)

06-04-2001, 04:55 PM
Hi Impulse,

You are studying Cezanne, don't know if it is your wish to bring something of your own to this piece or to do a reproduction as close as possible., Still Life With Soup Tureen, 1883- 1885. I have a reproduction right in front of me. You know that colors become distorted through the printing process. I'll try to scan and post it for view. OK, I suck at this. Pix file is too large.

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