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Galina Zastava
09-06-2013, 07:25 AM
Oil on canvas. 20x25 cm. I saw a picture in the photo library, but then used my own gravy boat and my mother-in-law's tablecloth.
C&C are very welcome!:wave:

Galina Zastava
09-06-2013, 07:27 AM
A few stages.

Galina Zastava
09-06-2013, 07:28 AM
and to finish it off :)

Dana Design
09-06-2013, 12:22 PM
Galina, this is absolutely beautiful! JUst incredibly realistic...the strawberries look good enough to pluck and eat and the tablecloth is perfection. Kudos to you and a gorgeous painting!

09-06-2013, 01:51 PM
Wow, stunning work! Thank you for showing the different stages, it's so beautifully painted!

09-06-2013, 06:02 PM
Galina your art is stunning and beautiful-- How do you get the great photo to work from? Obviously yr a good photographer also.

09-06-2013, 06:36 PM
Thanks so much for the progression to a real beauty.
Wonderful painting.
:thumbsup: Derek

Galina Zastava
09-07-2013, 07:49 AM
Dana, thank you very much!
Lilian, thank you! I hope the stages will be helpful.
Carol, thank you! You always find inspiring words. Unfortunately, I am not good at the photography and the photographs are often a starting point for me. But I find Photoshop very helpful, when I want change things and see if it works.
Derek, thank you so much!

09-07-2013, 12:18 PM
I am fascinated by this one!
Although this is definitely not my style nor my subject, I am so intrigued by your painting that I wish I did something similiar myself!!

Galina Zastava
09-07-2013, 01:50 PM
Thank you fresin! I know that feeling too! :)

09-07-2013, 08:33 PM
WoW Galina...you know where I want this one to go....:D Would you mind if I copied it to Our Hall of Fame? It's such a good WIP...

Galina Zastava
09-08-2013, 02:31 PM
:D Hi Deirdre! Thank you so much! Of course, I don't mind:) It is such an honour!

09-09-2013, 05:43 PM
Wow, this one is exquisite ! I absolutely love the luscious colors and sense of depth that you have achieved. Thanks for posting the WIP.


Dennis Whalen
09-10-2013, 05:03 AM
Bravo Galina simply Superb!

09-10-2013, 06:42 PM
This is a gem. I liked seeing how you developed it, thanks for showing.

09-11-2013, 03:36 AM
This is exquisite! I am in awe of how beautifully real this looks. Your light and shadows are just superb!

Galina Zastava
09-12-2013, 05:29 AM
Z, thank you! I am really pleased you mentioned the depth.
Dennis, thank you very much!
mcassatt, thanks a lot!
Jean, thank you for your kind words and specially about the light and shadows!

09-12-2013, 12:16 PM
Thank you for those WIP photos.

09-12-2013, 06:11 PM
Beauty, Galina! Flemish style.. figures! Love it too. It is too bad now just about everybody switched to working a-la-prima and we do not see this beautifully glazed works any more.

Galina Zastava
09-16-2013, 07:57 AM
~JON, thank you!
aolaranora, thank you for very supportive comment.

09-16-2013, 04:34 PM
Extraordianary painting. Really, really impressiv.


09-16-2013, 05:30 PM
Amazing! Great composition & colors.Everything works here.Well done:thumbsup::clap:

keith carrick
09-18-2013, 09:28 PM
Very well painted,especially the stiching on the table cloth.

09-19-2013, 12:44 PM
Excellent WIP !
Very good composition and so delicious stawberries.
Your work on the metal texture is beautiful !


Galina Zastava
09-23-2013, 02:59 PM
Tomas, Pat, Keith Carrick, Corinne, , thank you so much!

Darius K
09-23-2013, 05:19 PM
Just beautiful Galina. You pack a lot of detail into a relatively small canvas! Fantastic painting

pucci ferraris
09-24-2013, 09:47 AM
Light and silver are wonderful!

09-24-2013, 09:58 PM
Awesome work. Amazingly realistic. Thanks, for posting this.

I just hope your mother-in-law doesn't get mad at you for taking her gravy boat! :wave: :D

09-26-2013, 03:34 PM
This is awe inspiring. Thanks for posting the different stages of development. They are very helpful. Cheryl

09-27-2013, 11:04 PM
Beautiful work love the details

10-26-2013, 02:41 PM
Gorgeous, beautiful, and expertly painted.


02-13-2014, 05:41 PM
Beautiful painting. Thanks for showing your painting steps.


02-15-2014, 11:47 AM

Your work is so lovely. I'm curious--how long have you been painting and did you have formal training? I guess I'm just wondering if there is any hope for me. LOL

02-18-2014, 03:38 AM
elegant and challenging comp brought to perfection. amazing complexity but the painting holds together not a missed step anywhere

Galina Zastava
02-19-2014, 11:16 AM
Darius K, pucci Ferraris, thank you very much!
Vasili, thank you! No, she didn't mind :)
tazit , thank you! I am glad it was helpful!
querin, katz, thanks a lot!
jachang, thank you very much for your comment! No, I don't have any training. I am self-taught. I started drawing and painting about six years ago, but discovered oil two years ago and that was a love from the first sight :) I am convinced everyone can paint and draw. All one need is practice :) .
winecountry, thank you very much!

02-22-2014, 11:27 AM
Galina it has been said before, but this is simply astonishingly good! And to hear that you are self taught! Well, you are fortunate to have an inspired teacher. :D Glad you have found your way to oil painting and thanks for sharing this with us.

Galina Zastava
02-23-2014, 09:50 AM
ColinS , thank you so much for your very inspiring comment! And you made me smile! :)