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MALARKEY
09-17-2000, 10:33 PM
11x14 thanks for looking, Sandy<IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/User/eggpdone.JPG" border=0>

MALARKEY
09-17-2000, 10:53 PM
I scanned as much of this as I could... these are the closest to the real colors of the painting as I could get. Sandy<IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/User/eggpdet.JPG" border=0>

Lady Artist
09-18-2000, 12:13 AM
You have achieved a great shine on those eggplants! Great highlights! And I really like the playful balance in the composition. They look like happy eggplants.

Did you eat them? LOL! Eggplant Parmesan?
Nice. Really nice painting!

sassybird
09-18-2000, 01:10 AM
LOL Our little "Eggplant Momma" http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif These really do look yummy. Did you place them on a bed of cabbage leaves? That is what it looks like between the curtain and the eggplants. Good color choice for your background. It makes the eggplants stand out nicely. Now, do you have this out of your system yet? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif You have been talking about eggplants for 2 weeks now...lol

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Gerak
09-18-2000, 01:40 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/cool.gif
OMG - Mal !
I will drop my watercolor set into the trash right now!....lol http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Ruth
09-18-2000, 04:44 AM
The eggplants are really nice! Beautiful highlights and reflections! The purple and yellow complementary colors work to make the eggplants stand out. I think the hard lines of the window draw too much attention away from the eggplants, and you need to put a little more shadow in the yellow stuff. Some soft edges or lost edges add interest. Here's one possibility. I deepened some areas on the eggplants and their cast shadows, too.

Oops, might help if I put the image in.
R.

Ruth
09-18-2000, 04:46 AM
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oleCC
09-18-2000, 05:46 AM
Good Going Mal!! Those eggplants just jump right out at ya..and love that shine..
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

Lady Artist
09-18-2000, 07:44 AM
Yup, the darker background does it! There was a "background" discussion here the other day.

One of the toughest areas for novices. But this picture is a really good example to explain how important they are! Really makes the eggplants much more 3-D but less like they're "floating".

She sure did a great job on that shiny skin though, didn't she!!

ameliajordan
09-18-2000, 01:52 PM
Good shine and reflection on the eggplants - I do see the less distinct background really popping the veggies into 3D so you might want to try that.

Katee
09-18-2000, 06:52 PM
Sandy

I think that you've done a great job on these eggplants (or as we call them in UK - Aubergines)

That shine is brilliant...

I too felt a little distracted by the window in the background, and felt Ruths suggestions were useful tips.

best wishes

Karen http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

MALARKEY
09-18-2000, 08:14 PM
thanks for all the kind words! Ruth, I do like the painting you made. I may make an attempt to paint one like that, but I don't think I will try to change the background on this one. thanks again, Sandy

billyg
09-19-2000, 08:10 AM
Lubbly Lubbly Mal,
We was too poor in Lancashire Karen, Had to make do with mashed carrot and turnip.LOL
Billyg

Dennis
09-19-2000, 11:58 AM
Really nice Mal, now add a little parmesan and mmmmmmm!

arlene
09-19-2000, 09:25 PM
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Mal,
Instead of completely losing the window, I just softened and darkened it. I also darkened the leaves, and softened the shadow's on the table.

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PhilipNGa
09-21-2000, 01:27 AM
cool eggplants mal. makes me hungry, and i had to put my shades on cause the shine coming off them were in my eyes

carly
09-21-2000, 06:13 PM
Mal, they look good enough to eat...and I bet you did!!!

Your colors are rich and clean...and I like the simplicity that you capture in your work!

I bought another pineapple...but had to eat it before I got it painted, too!
carly