View Full Version : Still-life, something new for me-

09-01-2004, 09:32 PM
Hi ,
This is 18" x 24'", but it is cropped smaller as the image.
I've been doing landscapes and seascapes mostly.
I got the urge to paint a still life. Blue is my fav. color, and I love berries, and margaritas. MMMMMM .....
The raspberries have more reddish tones in rl.
Comments and critiques welcome.

09-01-2004, 10:01 PM
This is stunning, Katz. The detail is excellent. You've done a great job working with that blue; what color(s) did you use for those blue areas? How did you get your colors so rich and bold? I find it hard to get that color quality with acrylics. I'm amazed! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

09-01-2004, 11:34 PM
That's a tasty looking still life you've got there!!! I've got to try a still life too for a change!!! Nice job on the blackberries!!!

09-02-2004, 01:07 AM
Your berries are awesome. I also like the texture you've given to the cloth.

The only thing that strikes me as odd is the high angle, but that's because I'm used to seeing still-lifes from a lower one. Doing this really lets us see the berries however!

Minor criticism, great painting,

- Matthew Durante

HRH Goldie
09-02-2004, 07:01 AM
Lovely use of colour katz :clap:


09-02-2004, 07:19 AM
I love raspberries, but what I love more about this canvas is the pattern in the fabric, WOW!

09-02-2004, 07:37 AM
I , too, am impressed with your use of color! :clap:

Lady Carol
09-02-2004, 09:59 AM
Yes, please.......I will have a margarita

Wonderfully limited palette. Your handling of the fabric is great, wish I could paint fabric that well. My only nit is the high area of the fabric and this could be pushed further into the background with some glazings.

Stunning composition.

09-02-2004, 04:01 PM
Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, oh my:D This is lucious. Those berries would not last long around me:) You did a beautiful job, and I imagine it was a nice respite from your usual subject.

09-03-2004, 09:01 AM
Thanks everyone for taking a look and commenting.
It was fun to paint for something different than my usual subjects.
The colors that I used for the blue are ultramarine blue, and some magenta. (also some white& black.) I bought some of the fluid acrylics in transparent colors to glaze layers. I also used Golden soft gel matte to get the soft effects of the folds in the cloth. That worked really well, I took a little on my brush and added right to the canvas with the paint.

Katz :D