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10-20-2014, 09:49 AM
Apples on blue silk
The reference images from the library Wetcanvas. I worked on cardboard, dimensions 44k30cm acrylic. Any criticism is welcome!:wave:

10-20-2014, 10:42 AM
I think your apples are well formed. The composition could be a little more interesting if they were not smack in the middle of the painting. I don't know why you would chose to do a still life from a photo, as opposed to setting something up. There are several problems you avoid by doing that, one of which is the too much contrast - normally your shadows would not be that black. I'd also work on the blue bit on the apple to the right, it looks more like it has some paint in it rather than reflected colour from the fabric. Very nice work on the yellows and reds on them though.

10-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Thank you for the helpful tips, I do not have any technical knowledge of drawing and painting. Any advice for me is precious:wave:

10-20-2014, 03:09 PM
Beautiful work. The colors are superb!

10-20-2014, 03:39 PM
Very nicely done. Good advice given though.

Cindy Schnackel
10-20-2014, 09:25 PM
Very nice, love the colors and comp. Im not as bothered by the apples in the middle though because the highlighted wrinkles/folds kind of deal with that.

10-21-2014, 03:48 AM
Really nice work. Only thing is ...warm colors on apples cool colors in the background are equally attracting the eye. Both are confronting with each other to get the viewer's attention. If you would have made one is subordinate to other ... It would be more balanced. Other wise it's good work.

10-21-2014, 11:34 AM
Wow: the colors really pop in this. I like it a lot.

10-21-2014, 01:19 PM
Very nice work on those apples.

10-21-2014, 10:05 PM
Wonderful painting, but why would you choose to do it on cardboard. Even watercolor paper would be a better choice. Cardboard is high is acid and will
deteriorate over time.

10-22-2014, 12:25 PM
Love the glossy sheen and realistic colours.

chammi kaiser
10-22-2014, 03:39 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed the bright , clean colours of this work. They really sing.
Good advice from Frank. Looking forward to the next one.