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11-02-2000, 11:21 AM
kinda stuck here...not knowing how dark to go. should I go as dark as the streak on the spoon? on the tray or behind the cup or both? thanks for looking, sandy<IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/User/acup2.JPG" border=0>

11-02-2000, 01:40 PM
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How's this?

http://www.artdebut.com/arlene0.htm (http://www.artdebut.com/arlene.htm)

11-02-2000, 03:51 PM
You got it Arlene,

11-02-2000, 03:55 PM
The dark inside the cup with the sparkle of white really says "china".

Mal you could make other parts as dark as the dark on your spoon but I think I like it the other way better.

11-02-2000, 03:59 PM
now you can see<IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/User/S088i001.jpg" border=0>

11-02-2000, 07:27 PM
Mal, this is beautiful...did you make the lace on the table? I think Arlene gave a good example with the spoon...can't wait to see this one finished!

11-02-2000, 10:22 PM
Oh Mal..I remember you talking about this set up in chat.. and it is even prettier than I imagined. I do like Arlenes version, and agree with Carlys suggestions. The dark under the saucer really makes the brights pop out in the china and in the gold colors as well.
Hope to see this when finished, great set up Mal... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

11-03-2000, 12:52 AM
Sandy, Is this all of the painting? If it is the streak on the spoon look too dark for the rest of the painting....squint and look at it....

if its not all of the painting...then do a thumbnail sketch (I know I hate them too) and establish your pattern of light and darks for the entire piece. Where is your light source coming from...this will help you identify your lights and darks.

I presume you are working from a set up...beautiful cup, by the way... and with such a delicate subject I wouldn't want my darks to be really black.
Can you show a pic of your set up?