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07-14-2000, 12:17 AM
I recently finished the fruit lesson by Rob Webb. Any comments? Thanks, Dennis
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[This message has been edited by Dennis (edited July 14, 2000).]

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07-15-2000, 08:12 AM
Hi Dennis, welcome to wetcanvas,
Nice to see you doing one of my lessons.
You did a great job, about the only comment I could make is the shadows could be a little stronger, and thats being picky.
Very well done,

Watercolours from New Zealand (http://www.artistnation.com/members/paris/rod/)

07-15-2000, 03:13 PM
Yes stronger shadows would be nice. I really like your suggestion of the tile table - it has just enough detail to be reconizable but doesn't overwhelm. (boy do I need a spell checker http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/redface.gif)

07-16-2000, 07:23 AM
Yes, really nice work... and some more contrasts (shadows) would punch it up a bit.
I especially like the bowl and tile!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

07-16-2000, 09:55 AM

This looks great. Just one little thing...perhaps the perspective on the bowl is a little off? What do you think? I took a perspective class recently and this was one of those things the instructor would constantly point out to us.

But other than that, a lovely job! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

WindDancer (who is by no means any better at painting bowls *chuckle*)

07-20-2000, 10:00 AM
Just want to say thanks for your responses. I appreciate your comments.

09-11-2000, 05:55 PM
Very well done! A very convincing rendering of the fruit and the texture of the bowl is excellent. The tile is a nice touch, but I would like to see just a little more of the environment just to complete the space. Possibilities are an indication of the back edge of the table or some indication of the interior space. I also agree on pushing the values where the fruit starts to move away from the viewer where they are adjacent to each other.


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09-14-2000, 12:57 AM
Looks good, dennis...
windancer is correct about the perspective of the bowl. the top of the bowl should be a bit more rounded...if i don't make sense tell me in chat, and i'll try to edit it.


09-14-2000, 01:43 AM
This is good, Dennis. I am going to have to check out rod's lessons myself. I especially like the bananas http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


09-14-2000, 11:14 AM
Dennis, I see much improvement in your painting...this one shows more strength with color and with your shading! Handmade bowls are often not the expected shape...so this doesn't bother me at all. The table top is nice and delicate...just the suggestion of tile! Frame it!!

09-15-2000, 12:58 AM
Thank you for your remarks. For some unknown reason this post was dredged up from the past (last post was July). I didn't try to make the bowl round or perfect, I wanted it to look haphazard, a contrast to the more predicable fruit shapes. Plus the tiles provide a very strong perspective feel. Were it not a lesson I would frame it, but this is not original art - goes in the reference box. Again, my sincere thanks for your input. I strongly believe I will only inprove by getting honest critical feedback. Dennis