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MALARKEY
07-17-2000, 07:31 PM
my friends, this is 8 inch square http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
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Lynda Mortensen
07-17-2000, 07:39 PM
Way to go Mal!

This one seems more translucent than the other painting - did you use a slightly different technique? I like it, the apple really glows. The only thing I would suggest is that it's a very perfect apple - no little blemishes, so maybe a little texture or blemish would add a little more interest to it? (I can now visualise you down at the store, mystifying everyone by searching for the blemished apples!)

Great stuff, Lynda

ameliajordan
07-17-2000, 08:24 PM
That's one big apple http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Colors look lush. Have you painted it in soft focus or is it just comeing over my screen that way?

sandge
07-17-2000, 08:32 PM
Fabulous work, Sandy! I particularly like the yellows on top of the apple with that lovely highlight, and those delicate and sensitively painted shadows on the surface it's resting on.

The only area I might soften is the shadow on the apple which looks a little harsh (could be the scan/photo?). Perhaps you could make the tonal shift more gradual?

Great work. Two apples next? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

best wishes
sandra

[This message has been edited by sandrafletcher (edited July 17, 2000).]

oleCC
07-17-2000, 10:09 PM
nice work Mal ... are you planning on a kitchen filled with apple paintings? Hope you are doing that "series" of apples that was suggested..sounded neat to me ! Nice colors here - I agree with the suggestions, and would only add a touch of dark to one side of that stem maybe? Just MHO...:0 Carol

paintfool
07-18-2000, 02:50 AM
WoW Mal! Wouldn't it be great if we could prompt you into doing an entire fruit series? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Cheryl

ReNae
07-18-2000, 09:27 AM
Mal,

I think you did a great job on this! 8 inches, my eyes would go buggy! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif

One thing, IMHO the stem looks like it is floating on top of the apple, put a little more dark in there to tie it down! Ditto on the other comments though...would be great to see a series on this!


Warmth,
ReNae

KDS
07-18-2000, 07:32 PM
Sandy, this is just gorgeous!!! Your colors glow and this apple says, "Notice me!!" And your soft pastel background sets it off beautifully. I agree with ReNae on the stem part. I hope you will do a fruit series for us, too--if not for your kitchen. Great talking with you in Chat. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Karen


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Phyllis Rennie
07-18-2000, 07:59 PM
Hi Mal, Great colors on the giant apple! I have a question--did you have more than one light source? The location of the shadow doesn't seem to explain the location of the highlight. Unless you have two different sources of light--ex: window and ceiling light. Does that make sense? Phyl

WindDncr
07-24-2000, 10:07 PM
Looks good enough to eat, Mal http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

WindDancer

Rod
07-24-2000, 11:16 PM
Hi Mal,
Great apple, looks real eatable,
bet it tastes as good as it looks,
Rod

Rod
07-24-2000, 11:24 PM
Light source could have been overhead and flash from the camera, as far as no blemishes . guess it must be a New Zealand apple http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif