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thevaliantx
05-05-2015, 06:31 AM
1614" Acrylic + Gesso on Pizza Box lid

This started out as an attempt at chiaroscuro after I watched some youtube videos on the matter. While painting this I watched documentaries on Da Vinci, Rembrandt and Michaelangelo. I am happiest painting on the couch :)

LavenderFrost
05-05-2015, 11:03 AM
Nice work. YouTube is such a great resource.

bluefish
05-05-2015, 11:53 AM
take it back to the pizza parlor and maybe they will hang it on their wall and give you a anchovy pizza for it....:thumbsup:

brusher
05-05-2015, 06:34 PM
I like the composition and movement, both in brush strokes and movement of color across the piece. It's great to work on less formal surfaces, this looks loose and relaxed!

Cathy

AprilJoy
05-05-2015, 07:05 PM
:thumbsup: Ah yes, couch painting is pretty comfy.
You did a really nice job on this piece.

thevaliantx
05-05-2015, 07:22 PM
Thanks you all.

chammi kaiser
05-07-2015, 10:14 AM
What a fun way to paint - relaxing on your couch and painting on a hopefully empty pizza box. Well done.

asmith38
05-07-2015, 08:33 PM
Maybe they'd commission you to paint a bunch of boxes?

thevaliantx
05-07-2015, 10:22 PM
I don't think I am anywhere good enough for a pizzza shop to commision me to paint box tops. Pizza in exchange for a painting sounds like a fun one-time event. Thanks again for the kind words :)

ColinS
05-08-2015, 09:38 AM
Very nice. The donut looks really luscious. My wife would never let me get away with painting on the couch but it would be comfortable. :D

Charlie's Mum
05-08-2015, 12:39 PM
Oh! Didn't realise that was a donut!!!
I do, however, think this is one of your strongest and best paintings!

Pity about the pizza box card!!!

Bet the couch is not pristine any longer :evil:

thevaliantx
05-08-2015, 02:47 PM
Look closely, guys. There is a stem on that 'doughnut'. I have not yet figured out how to paint in values in mud. What I have done is patented this new method that I call Chiaromudoscuro.

Charlie's Mum
05-08-2015, 04:14 PM
I thought it was an apple - albeit one which had turned 'rotten'!!!!!!:lol:

cliff.kachinske
05-08-2015, 04:20 PM
Nice job.

About that donut stem. To my eye the shadow in the apple's dimple should have the hard edge on the right side and the soft edge on the left. Then, as the stem passes from light into shadow, follow it a bit with a lighter color on the illuminated side. Don't follow the stem all the way down though.

My free advice. Worth every penny. I may be completely wrong and usually am, but you might try it anyway. Just another layer, right?

thevaliantx
05-08-2015, 05:26 PM
Cliff, I appreciate your help, but is it necesary to tell the world that your advice is 'freely' given? That seems to against the purpose of the community here.

ColinS
05-08-2015, 09:41 PM
Look closely, guys. There is a stem on that 'doughnut'. I have not yet figured out how to paint in values in mud. What I have done is patented this new method that I call Chiaromudoscuro.

Oops my bad. :o

Looked like a chocolate glazed donut on my iPad and I missed the stem completely. :angel:

bluefish
05-09-2015, 07:38 AM
I thought it was a 'pumpernickel bagel'....I was looking for the 'lox' and 'cream cheese'......:lol: :lol: :lol:

thevaliantx
05-09-2015, 07:54 AM
Better hope I don't paint the pizza boxes in your towns :)