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t1barkode
11-23-2016, 04:33 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/11-23-2016/1989961_applestudy.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Apple Study
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 11 x 14 inches
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
I finally quit being lazy and built myself a simple shadow box. This is my first time painting from life and I had a blast. Going to be practicing to get myself ready for plein air painting in the spring.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Nothing in particular, as this is just a quick study I did, but any C & C is appreciated :)

harryfisherman
11-24-2016, 09:20 PM
The shadow needs some work. Try this......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djOGNlbUkRE

Harry

harryfisherman
11-24-2016, 09:56 PM
Better yet try this....

http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/freestilllife.php

harry

SilverSwallow
11-24-2016, 10:12 PM
May I ask what was the purpose of your study?
That is to say, what did you set out to achieve? When I look at this, it just looks like you didn't really have a goal or have an understanding of what you wanted to achieve.
There is a lot of science behind light, that you need to understand, and I just see a very basic understanding of it in this " study".

Study is good and its great that you done some, I just think that doing a task without knowing what you want to study or learn is not going to help you at all. Set out with a clear statement in mind. For instance..today I will study material and texture on fruit, or today I will study shadow and light.

To help you, and show you what you are missing, I done a quick 10 minute study of an apple myself and pointed out the main areas you need to work on. I hope it helps. Failure paves the road to success, so keep at it and you will get there. Best of luck:)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Nov-2016/1987636-Understand_Light_chart.jpg

Mark Szymanski
11-25-2016, 07:31 AM
May I ask what was the purpose of your study?
That is to say, what did you set out to achieve? When I look at this, it just looks like you didn't really have a goal or have an understanding of what you wanted to achieve.

I am in complete agreement with you in your first and second sentence. I think there are several possibilities for the last question. For instance, it could have been bold brushwork on the apple, or having a go at mixing apple greens, or reflecting the green into the shadow.

You're completely right when you state studies should have a purpose. Choose something to improve on and work upon that thing. As the old saying goes "practice doesn't make perfect, practice makes permanent... perfect practice makes perfect". So working towards a specific goal, then viewing that work with a hypercritical eye, and doing it over and over leads toward mastery of that thing one is working towards.

Thankfully, there are many here who wish to share any knowledge freely and try to help. On studies like these, specifying what the objective of the study will help to direct the most helpful comments to the poster.

t1barkode
11-25-2016, 09:56 AM
As I said, this was my first time ever painting from life, so my goal was just basically to see how I liked it compared to painting from photography. I really enjoyed it and will be working on more specific things you guys suggested all winter :)

Jules Hilliard
12-02-2016, 03:48 PM
You will learn a great deal with painting from life. It helps us to train the eye to see. Meaning, to observe every little detail of the subject. Painting outdoors is one great way to achieve this. Lots of luck!