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Mikey
06-11-2012, 11:47 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/06-11-2012/28043_28043_jug_and_garlic.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: White
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 8 x 8 inches
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Oil paints with beeswax medium and knife.

You've seen this before a while back.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
I'm looking for new directions and it may be I've been taken up with portraits I've missed some pointers on the way.

How does this rate in comparison to the portraits, except my last one - of course.

Please feel free to give any crits.

tgsloth
06-11-2012, 12:45 PM
damn, Mikey, this is magic. Normally I like a full tonal range but such can be replaced with strong colors. But you've got a mid tone work with light and rather muted colors. And it works. The forms shimmer and hide. More like this, please.

Debzy
06-12-2012, 02:12 AM
I love this! If you take out the forms, you almost have a sunset and waves, Something like i would love to achieve! I am certain there is a jug, but pardon my hopeless eyes, I am not sure what the other form is? A garlic perhaps? P.S. I truly love your last portrait, the faces are wonderful. =)) Cheers Debs.

Andrewcody
06-12-2012, 06:08 AM
Looks great so far
I agree a Garlic would be good
Can you give some information on the beeswax medium?

Andrew

Mikey
06-12-2012, 07:40 AM
Thanks tg. I like this one myself.

Debs, yes it is a white garlic. Thanks.

Andrew. This particular medium came from Charles Roberson, but I think they didn't continue making it. However, it looks as if Michael Harding is making it, along with other hard to get mediums.
Beeswax Medium from MH (http://www.michaelharding.co.uk/news5.php)

It contains damar resin and turps so air transport might be a problem. You might want to contact MH or Jackson Art Supplies about that.
Michael Harding's supplier (http://www.jacksonsart.com/Art_Departments-A-Z_All_Departments-Oil_Painting-Oil_Mediums-Michael_Harding's_Painting_Mediums/c2129_2128_1822_5906_5911/index.html)