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02-02-2013, 03:51 PM
Hi all! Just finished this OP painting of my favorite fruit, mangoes. I had started it as a watercolor years ago but abandoned it. So I covered it with gesso and painted it with OPs.
This one is 15x22 inches on watercolor paper (minus a 1 inch border) using Mungyos, Sennelier, Erengis.
C&C are welcome as usual. Note that the bright blue spots in the background are not very evident in real life. They're just photographing too light/bright.
02-02-2013, 04:10 PM
Oh, Michell, this is beautiful. The mangoes and the leaves are wonderful. I also love that dark background with spots of bright blue. You outdid yourself this time.
02-02-2013, 06:21 PM
Wow! I want eat it! It looks delicious！You did good job!
02-02-2013, 06:54 PM
02-02-2013, 08:34 PM
02-02-2013, 10:15 PM
That blue in the background really makes the mangoes pop! It' beautiful!
02-02-2013, 10:19 PM
fantastico! very well done and I love those leaves, it looks so reall!
02-02-2013, 11:26 PM
Thanks everybody for the nice comments! I guess, time to sign it ;)
02-03-2013, 12:39 AM
Marvelous! Simply marvelous! I love orange and blue together!
02-03-2013, 07:35 AM
Michelle, that is exquisite. The veins in the leaves, the lighting, the colours, just everything. Definitely time to sign it. :D
02-03-2013, 10:51 AM
Thanks Linda and Graham!!!
02-03-2013, 02:01 PM
I agree with all of the above , this is fantastic Michelle and would look amazing on a wall next to your plantains.
02-03-2013, 03:33 PM
Beautiful Michelle - just love the mango's with the deep background! Wonderful detail work on the leaves and fruit.
This stands out, it's one of your best. Love it!
02-03-2013, 08:07 PM
This is lovely...great detail and I really like the like on the fruit.
02-03-2013, 09:32 PM
02-04-2013, 08:46 PM
Michelle...another terrific tropical fruit portrait. The dramatic lighting is wonderful and the foliage is just as interesting as the central subject.
02-05-2013, 05:18 AM
Wow, colours are just stunning - so beautiful.
The veins on the leaves are fantastic.
02-06-2013, 05:37 AM
I think you've paired off the colors spectacularly... they shimmer against each other, or play a supporting role - some jump to the fore, others quietly recede to the background. On the whole, creating a wonderful balance. A very attractive painting, showing lots of skillful details.
02-06-2013, 10:03 AM
Thanks fishfan, Helen and Roy for the nice comments!
02-09-2013, 12:05 PM
Fine colors and composition!
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