View Full Version : Is this okay as is?
11-26-2001, 02:43 PM
The reason I ask is that I copied it (Fernando Botero). Except that he had a couple of elements that I omitted.
His was oils, something like 51 x 76; this one is pastels, 9-1/2 x 12-1/2.
11-26-2001, 07:32 PM
The contrasts are good especially since the colors are so closely related. The cloth and background drape are a little fleshy looking. The composition is quite static.
It has a warm feel.
If you by chance mean, 'is it ok to call it your own because you have cropped it and done it in a different medium', the answer is no.
It is still a study after Botero...
11-26-2001, 07:50 PM
I'm not familar with Botero so I don't want to comment on the composition.
I think the color harmony is really nice and is a happy painting. Your pastel work looks really good not to over blended.
It is good that you included in your comment regarding this painting that you are copying another artist.
Your honesty is commendable.
11-26-2001, 07:55 PM
I am rereading what I wrote and I hope I did not sound harsh. I didn't mean to! I like your painting!!! I am just trying to help...
11-26-2001, 08:11 PM
I appreciate it, Cindy. I would never call it my own. I am just trying to learn what makes an effective still-life. And copying where I have things to learn (fabrics, for instance). Botero had a black-sleeved arm reaching in for the pear, and a black-handled knife on the front right of the table. I didn't think I could do the hand in pastels (not at this size, anyway), so I left both the arm and the knife out. I like his better, but I kind of like it this way, too. Just not sure of my own judgment about still-lifes. That's all I meant.
And thank you, Kathy. Nice to hear from you!
11-27-2001, 08:12 PM
The piece that you copied is not familiar to me -- so yours may be a wonderful copy. However I find the background a bit distracting. Spending time wondering how he got the fabric to drape that way rather than enjoying the loveliness of the fruit. But, like I said, I'm not familiar with the piece from which you were working.
12-02-2001, 08:15 AM
Victoria, I think you need more shadow for each object to tie them down.
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