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Ksar
09-08-2003, 02:48 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/09-08-2003/26198_peppers3.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Peppers
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Watercolor
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 5 x 5 1/2 inches
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Small scale still life of bell peppers. I am notorious for lack of darks and shadows. I also do not have them set up in RL and am working from mostly memory and the few ref images here on WC.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
My questions are:
Have I succeeded in the composition?
Are my shadows close to correct?
What else could make this better?

jerryW
09-08-2003, 04:32 PM
I see that you want to use more color but are being timid.
the two rectangles in back suggest this.
the peppers are very monochromatic.
everything is full of colors thousands of colors, the simplification here is one of isolating colors and that detracts. the shapes are ok the shadings are ok the shadows are ok, but the coloration is too simple to be anything more than an excercise.
you should let yourself go more nuts with it
be mental
have fun
find the colors where everyone thought they would not be.
let shadows have colored hearts

Ksar
09-08-2003, 06:32 PM
Thank you JerryW,
Comments noted and appreciated. I will include the palette of colors I used for any further comments.

Palette colors included:

Gamboge yellow
Phatlo blue
Aquamarine blue
Burnt sienna
raw umber
orange
crimson

greens, purples, and shadows were all mixed using colors above.



Ksar

jerryW
09-08-2003, 07:44 PM
I am of the school that you have to mess it up first.

designditz
09-08-2003, 08:28 PM
I'm with jerry here.."I am of the school that you have to mess it up first"... and really do have fun with this... after all they are just lil old peppers... they wont bite ya! :)
really shows promise...keep at it !!

roberj
09-08-2003, 09:39 PM
Good advice all around. You should make several thumbnail studies of these and experimant with colors and values.

Bob

Ksar
09-08-2003, 10:30 PM
Thank you
JerryW,Designditz, and Roberj.

I do plan to do several of these as Roberj(Bob) suggests, wanted to get the right start point. Thank so much for honest, usable info.
Ksar