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11-30-2012, 01:03 PM
Below is my latest oil pastel. It is the Yixing teapot by jade fox in the RIL.

It is approx. 11 x 15 inches on clear-gessoed matboard with a watercolor underpainting. I used Erengis for this one with a few whites from other brands.

The original shows less contrast and the white highlights aren't as stark as in the picture.

I think I may crop an inch or two from the bottom as the painting ended up too centered vertically.

C&C are welcome.

Thanks, Michelle


Pat Isaac
11-30-2012, 05:21 PM
This is really lovely and I like the hanging apple. I'd be tempted to add some red reflected color on the vase and shadow from the apple. I agree with cropping a little off the bottom.


11-30-2012, 05:32 PM
Thanks Pat! Adding the reflected red makes sense!

11-30-2012, 10:32 PM
I'd crop from the bottom also. Love your leafy shapes...very light and airy. Great job!!

11-30-2012, 11:11 PM
Thank you Carly for your nice comment!

I added the some subtle reddish into the shadows under the apples and a little bit on the pot too and it looks better, but it doesn't photograph very well so I won't post the changes (unless I can get my photographer hubby to take a better pic tomorrow in daylight).

12-01-2012, 12:33 PM
Beautiful work, Michelle!

12-01-2012, 12:52 PM
Thank you Tatiana!

12-01-2012, 07:41 PM
It is really lovely .For me ,there are many memorial about yixing teapot,my uncle was working in a yixing teapot factory as a director.the hung apple are interesting.

12-01-2012, 08:24 PM
Thanks Jieminn and also for the interesting story!

12-02-2012, 12:25 PM
This is a wonderful painting Michelle. I love the leaves, from design to colors used.

The teapot was nicely done with a painterly feel to it.

12-02-2012, 02:20 PM
Thanks Mary! The teapot actually gave me sone trouble because I inotially lay down an ochre that was too yellow and when lightened it looked weird...so I had to remove it all with a palette knife and redo. I then had to use lots of thick pastel to hide the remaining yellow.