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Abu Haidar
07-13-2005, 03:27 AM
Hi again..
Finally I found how nice to work with acrylic. As a beginner in this media, I took still life as a model and it was taken from our Image Library too.

Still done in stretched canvas 20 cm x 20 cm with W&N Infinity and Galeria.

Any c & c's welcome.. :)


07-13-2005, 05:08 AM
Wow! I think you have done an awesome job here! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Abu Haidar
07-13-2005, 06:04 AM
Thanks Amber,
I took Madmun's Apple Basket as my reference because I found it has nice ligthing.. Sun ligth on the apples so beatiful and made the apples' colour so warm. Here is the picture I took as my reference


07-13-2005, 06:38 AM
Oh my goodness, what an awesome painting of these apples -- you have made a wonderful job of them. Makes me feel hungry :D
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Val. :wave:

07-13-2005, 06:54 AM
you have painted a beautiful picture here....i love your style very well done.

Wayne Gaudon
07-13-2005, 06:59 AM
the painting is beautiful .. the signature is another story and it competes with your beautiful painting.

07-13-2005, 09:19 AM
Looks good enough to eat. They are great. You have a wonderful style. Jan

Lady Carol
07-13-2005, 10:57 AM
Another fabulous painting. The lighting on the apples is great. The basket weave is great too.

mrs willow
07-13-2005, 05:55 PM
Hi Abu! I join the rest of the comments and congratulate you on a great beginning in acrylics. A beautiful painting with wonderful lighting....very easy to relate to.

07-13-2005, 06:36 PM
Delicious looking apples and that basket weave is excellent.

Abu Haidar
07-13-2005, 10:18 PM
Hi all thanks for your comments.. Your comments are really surprising me. I never imagine to have such of these great comments before, since this is one of my beginning works in acrylics. Actually Maadmun did a great job. He could take the best angle and timing when push his camera's shutter. I just the one who converted his job into a different media.

Caroline and Jan, this is my style. Bad in detail. ;) Firstly I wanted to try to make the strokes smoother so I would get the look like painting. Unfortunately..I am not a guy with patient in waiting.

Wayne, The signature was inspired from a local jazz song's title..LIFE'S TOO SHORT TOO WORRY. I think the beauty of GOD's giving to us should not be ignored. :)

Thanks all.. BTW, if someone try to buy this painting..how much should I state the price..?

Wayne Gaudon
07-14-2005, 09:37 AM
I think the beauty of GOD's giving to us should not be ignored
.. say what? How does this equate to saying you like a BIG SIGNATURE line? If you like a big signature then that is fine; each to their own, but how does this explain that?

07-14-2005, 10:37 AM
I think you and wayne are talking about two different sigs. Wayne is referencing the signature on the painting. (I think. aren't you wayne?) You are talking about your WC signature line.

Very confusing say what.


Wayne Gaudon
07-14-2005, 11:27 AM
Thank you Chuck, now I see the light. :D

07-14-2005, 12:49 PM
That is a terrific painting!! I like the way the basket is reflected on the apple on the left side!!!! Excellent!! :clap: :clap:

Anita Murphy
07-14-2005, 01:59 PM
Yummy apples! Ditto what Bertoni said.

Abu Haidar
07-18-2005, 03:49 AM
Wayne, sorry... I give you the wrong answer. Chuck is correct. We were talking the different things...
About my signature... what a coinsidence that I finished my painting in May 2005, that's why I wrote 0505.

For Bertoni and others thanks for all of your comments...

But pls, answer my question... how much should I sale this painting ??

07-18-2005, 08:28 PM
Great piece

07-18-2005, 09:46 PM
Wow! This is a wonderful painting! And you say you are a beginner with acrylics? I am so impressed. I love the lighting that comes through the basket onto one of the apples on the left. My eye is then drawn to the apple with some yellow streaks of color just below center. I just love this painting. Very nice work!


Abu Haidar
07-19-2005, 02:51 AM
Thanks Faded..
Beverly, yes I'm new in acrylic. I've been worked with many medias before.. pastel, graphites and also oil. I love your works too... so smooth. I imagine I'm as patient as you are to make the details... Thanks Bev..

07-19-2005, 04:49 AM
Hi Abu
Great job, if you are a beginner it doesn't show.

07-19-2005, 10:50 AM
It's great! A very painterly expressive yet realistic painting. You did amazing on the light through the weave! The hardest thing I find in acrylic is using the white or tints of white to do the highlights and you seem to be doing this well already.

07-19-2005, 07:22 PM
Hi everyone..I am a newbie and I would like to know how to go about drawing and painting a westie.

My sister had a westie and he passed away at 15 yrs.. and I will never forget that adorable dog....His name was Fred....


07-19-2005, 09:10 PM
This is a beautiful painting. You handle the acrylics like a professional.


Abu Haidar
07-20-2005, 07:06 AM
Dave, Jocelyn and Mary... Thanks for your comments. This is really a hard begining work for me.. But I really love it. I did this in 5 - 7 days, at 10 pm every day for 2 hours. The hardest thing to get is the background... a lot of layers I did to get this colour.