View Full Version : Trois Cerises--Completed
04-19-2004, 01:03 PM
First oil done in 19 years. Critiques/comments, please. I hope someday to paint in the Classical manner and this is why I'm posting it here. This is my first baby step in that direction. I need all the help I can get.
The reference photo was by Ivyleaf. Cherries aren't in season yet! :)
8 x 10 gallery wrapped canvas W&N Water Mixable Oils
Titanium and Paynes Gray
Thank you for looking.
PS: Also, I have posted a portrait of Muppet, our dog, in the Oil Forum. It is done with a painting knife and a little brushwork. It is entitled, Miss Muppet.
Here's a link: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2236939#post2236939
04-19-2004, 01:35 PM
Your cherries look nice and shiny and very inviting!!
I really like your background too..
04-19-2004, 01:38 PM
Lyn, I'm amazed at how the grisaille worked - when I saw this in progress in the "what's on your easel" thread I had a difficult time imagining the finished product. I can't wait to see this up close and personal! Simple and elegant.
04-19-2004, 01:43 PM
The rich colour in your cherries is delicious! Erin said it best... simple and elegant!
04-19-2004, 01:45 PM
Having never done oils, I don't have a clue how you accomplished this, but I think it's great! Nice, shiny apples . . . . . . just kidding!! Good job, Lyn!
04-19-2004, 01:54 PM
Beautiful Lyn! I love all the color in your reds!
04-19-2004, 01:57 PM
The cherries look ready to eat......very well done
04-19-2004, 03:28 PM
WOW, Lyn, I'm no expert but this looks like a great success! I feel like I could pick the cherries up and eat them!
04-19-2004, 04:38 PM
JJ, Erin, Char, Cathie, Lauren, Stephanie, and Ruth--such good watercolor pals! Thanks for looking and commenting. :D
I wish the pic was better--the cherries have a purple cast on here that they don't have IRL!
04-19-2004, 05:47 PM
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04-19-2004, 08:02 PM
Thank you, Pat. :)
The cherries turned out very well, Lyn! :clap:
04-20-2004, 01:06 PM
Thanks, M-A! I really need to learn how to photograph my work better. This looks sooo much better IRL than on the monitor! :rolleyes:
04-20-2004, 08:40 PM
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Alright Lynn! Great job using an underpainting! Were you comfortable with the process? I find it easier to work out the drafting and values without concern for hue.
Keep working on the shadow edges, they are tricky but can really add a lot of dynamics to a still life. These seem to fade out a lil' too fast but you got the right idea. Hope to see more of your work around here Lynn! ;)
04-21-2004, 10:49 AM
Vince, you can't possibly know how much I appreciate your taking the time to look and comment on my work! Yes, I'm going to have to work on my edges; I'm just starting to get the feel of working with oils again. Oh, how I love the spring of the canvas! :D
I'm going to try a set-up of a still life; I need to get away from the use of photographs (as discussed in another thread :evil: ). Because of the arthritis in my hands, I find it difficult to draw, but am working on that skill also.
04-21-2004, 11:31 AM
Lovely cherries MOM.... I can definately see your watercolor influences in this one. (Have you noticed they influence that watercolors have had on your oils?) Sometimes, my mind really battles between the 2 and I just can't get the oil right because of it. 'Course, you have more experience with oils than I have, you probably don't have this issue.
I like the payne's grey as an underpainting-hadn't thought of using that color in oil although I use it quite a bit in watercolor.
04-21-2004, 09:57 PM
Hi, Felica! Yes, watercolors have definitely influenced my oils. I am much more patient than I was when I used to work in oils! Of course, I'm 20 or so years older! LOL
I NEVER use paynes gray in watercolor, but frequently use it in oils. In fact, I don't even think I have pg in watercolor! LOL
04-22-2004, 12:51 AM
Lynn - They look great! :clap: :clap:
It's good to see that you have given oils a try.
I really like working in layers with an underpainting of some sort. It really feels better to work in stages with the values and then the color.
Barb Solomon :cat:
04-22-2004, 01:36 AM
Thanks, Barb! Yes, in my former oil era, I never quite got what glazes were all about--I usually painted alla prima landscapes. However, after learning to glaze in watercolors, I reckon I have learned patience and the value of glazing!
04-22-2004, 10:17 AM
I've been working on learning about glazes lately. Right now, I have four grisailles lined up and waiting. But, the grisaille isn't the part that I am having trouble with! It will definitely take some time to learn about what I can do with glazes.
You do think that your watercolor experiences have helped you with oil glazes? It is nice to know that their is some transfer.
Barb Solomon :cat:
04-22-2004, 07:47 PM
Oh, yes, Barb, there is definitely some transfer! I've learned not to be afraid of going really dark, and I learned the value of glazing to bring about changes in color, etc.
I realized while painting these cherries that I had gone a bit too dark in the underpainting in places but since it was my first attempt at a grisaille, I reckon I did okay. I really enjoyed laying the color down over the underpainting. :)
04-22-2004, 11:28 PM
The darkness doesn't bother me - it seems to me that bing cheeries get extremely dark red. Could you possibly want more variation in warm and cool tones? (I am not actually sure, it is just a thought.)
Barb Solomon :cat:
04-23-2004, 12:30 PM
Barb, IRL there is much more variation in the warm and cool tones in the background than shows on the monitor. but thanks for reminding me that I need to check for that. There are so many things to think about! LOL
04-25-2004, 09:15 PM
Very lovely work!
Am glad you could use the photo!
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04-26-2004, 01:10 AM
beautiful job...you're well on your way. :)
04-26-2004, 08:16 AM
Ivy, thanks again! :)
Thank you, Arlene! I know I have a long way to go, but I'm enjoying it and with my circumstances in life, that is a big bonus! LOL
05-20-2004, 07:29 PM
it came out really well, Lyn
05-20-2004, 09:04 PM
Thank you very much, Pam! I know that you also painted this in watercolors and you did so well that it stuck in my mind. :D
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