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11-19-2012, 12:27 PM
Hi! Just finished this OP painting based on olika's photo in the RIL (many thanks to her). It is approx. 11 x 15 inches and using Erengi's OPs and just one Sennelier stick.


Sorry that the image is a little blurry. The original also shows more variations in the reds than the picture yet the color transitions in the fabric look smoother in the original. Ughhh--it's so hard to photograph OPs!

C&C welcome.

Pat Isaac
11-19-2012, 12:38 PM
Nicely done, Michelle. Nice vibrant color. I did this same image a while back as one of our members had put it up as a challenge.


11-19-2012, 01:08 PM
Thanks for your comments Pat! It seems to be a popular image. I've also seen it done in watercolor. I rarely do still lifes but this was fun to do for sure.

11-19-2012, 01:37 PM
A nice combination of primary colors, I can see why it is popular. You did a great job of painting it. There is a nice sheen to the fabric and good work on the yellows and the reds in the apples.


11-19-2012, 01:52 PM
This looks fantastic on the screen of my phone, i'm looking forward to seeing it on a bigger screen. Those apples really look like they are sat in bright light coming in from the right. great piece

11-19-2012, 03:29 PM
Thanks stee and rick for your nice comments!

11-19-2012, 09:05 PM
Michelle, great job on this one!

If I may offer a suggestion, it would be to get rid of the 'white' reflection / glare on each apple. I just used three fingers to cover up those white areas on the picture I see on my computer, and you don't even need them. There is enough variation in values to suggest light. Just my thought. :cool:

11-19-2012, 09:27 PM
Wonderful sheen on the silk!
That image was used in an oil pastels "paintalong" thread 4 years ago. Here's (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=536277&highlight=apples+blue+silk)the thread, if you are interested.

11-19-2012, 11:03 PM
Everybody's look so different--but wow all gorgeous! Thanks for the link Wendy!

11-19-2012, 11:55 PM
Wonderful color...they look good enough to eat! I have to agree about the highlights....just soften the edges and they won't have a cut out look.

11-20-2012, 12:11 AM
Very beautiful work! Fabric - the real silk

11-20-2012, 12:12 AM
Thanks Carly and thevaliantx! The highlights are actually pinkish in real life but I agree about softening their edges.

11-20-2012, 12:16 AM
Wonderfully done!

11-20-2012, 12:31 AM
Wonderful done,beautiful job,pretty.

11-20-2012, 09:14 AM
Michelle, this is a beautiful painting! I love the colors you worked into the apples and they have great form. Congratulations on the fabric, wow the folds and shadows are fantastic!

This is a signature piece ~ Mary

11-20-2012, 10:14 AM
Thanks for your nice comments Tatiana, Jiemin and Mary!