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12-08-2001, 02:32 PM
This is oil on 16x20" canvas. I spent about three contact hours on it but I "dealt" with it for about six hours today - and I've been thinking about it for a few months now.
Thanks for looking. Any comments welcome. It's a little messy, I know... but that's just me, folks.
12-08-2001, 05:03 PM
Messy? I call it personable. I love your grays. The lemon is exquisite - it looks as though every turn in shape is presented. The pot is an imposing and appropriate overlord.
The colors tie together very well creating a relaxed atmosphere of blues/grays nicely offset by the lemon and light on the table cloth.
Really, I feel that pot about to walk about - very cool!
No suggestions for changes - I feel that it is just right!
12-08-2001, 05:44 PM
This is AWESOME Robert! I especially like the colours and highlights in the pot.:clap: :clap:
12-08-2001, 05:45 PM
The cloth in the lower right corner is perhaps too far removed form the rest of the cloth in terms of creases, number of highlights, and variety of colour. This difference is even further emphasized by that large crease, below the teapot, that separates the two areas.
12-08-2001, 08:37 PM
It is an interesting painting and I agree with Cindy, I have a feel that the teapot is ready to take a walk:) I love the reflections.
12-08-2001, 11:12 PM
Very nice Robert I agree with Cindy, animal, and Julia. As for the creases they really don't bother me as every thing is done so well.
Nice to see a still Life by you all I have seen are your landscapes.
12-09-2001, 08:51 AM
Bottleman, you bring up an important point. One of the things that make alla prima paintings work is an even spread of attention over the entire canvas. There is a lot of "noodling" here in the teapot and disregard of things that could've been brought up better. So, there's an admittedly inconsistent look to the work.
It's either put it aside to finish later or shelve it and move on. Since my aim (at this point, anyway) is to stick to one session paintings, I'll probably stack it and move on.
Appreciate your eye!
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