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rajneet
10-18-2005, 01:57 AM
Hi all

First of all I want to thank all of you for guiding me in my previous post.

I am planning to paint following beautiful pumkin posted by Tammy Marie, from tomorrow and I again need your guidance with colors.I found out using my Photo software that following colors are there in the Image(excluding stem and background)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Oct-2005/54389-Pumpkin2.jpeg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Oct-2005/54389-Pumpkin2_pallete.gif

But I cant make out which colors to use from this color chart.
Please also guide me about the shadow coloring and background.

I dont have auroelin yellow and azo yellow colors so in case they r required,I will need to buy them (I searched at Michaels and Aaron brothers but didnt find,I was wondering if there are any substitutes.)
Hope I wont mess this one.

Thankyou so much guys.

Rajneet

ale.l
10-18-2005, 11:05 AM
Hi :)
Tell you what: they don't need to be exact colors. You are allowed artistic licence, remember :)

For the shadow, I suggest you DO NOT use black ... mix your own dark from a couple of colors...try blue + red. Do not forget the reclected pumpkin color in the shadow, otherwise your shadow will appear flat.

Look into the shadow and see what I mean. Also reflected light on the shaded side of the pumpkin..it bounces back off the white paper and makes the pumkin lighter in value there. Just observe carefully and render these right. The colors may vary according to your personal taste.

Try searching tamara dozier here -I think she painted this same reference!

Nacre
10-18-2005, 12:49 PM
New gamboge or Windsor yellow or any nice clear yellow would work just as well as auroelin and don't try to match photos exactly , but if you do ...experiment with the colours you have and you may come up with the shade you want . ale.1 has given you good advice re black . My favorite is Windsor green (blue shade) and alizarine crimson and for a darker shade a touch of Windsor blue added. experiment with your greens , reds and blues til you find a black you like . No need to buy new paint. And as for the orange tones try washing different reds over the yellow underpainting, that way you get a nice glow shining through rather than flat tones. Good luck

rajneet
10-19-2005, 11:11 PM
The story so far..
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Oct-2005/54389-P2-02.JPG

It looks dark..
I used Gamboge and vermillion.For showdow on the pumpkin,I mixed virmillion and Ul. Blue.

Nacre
10-19-2005, 11:35 PM
Looking good so far . wonderful dark shadows but Maybe you could soften the edges where the dark meets the orangy colour . I like the way you have rendered the reflected shadows on the botton right. Watching for next step

CharM
10-20-2005, 11:37 AM
Hi Rajneet... your pumpkin has gorgeous colour, depth and form... it does NOT look to dark to me at all... Keep going!!!!

laudesan
10-20-2005, 10:40 PM
For my shadows when I painted my Gourds painting I used magenta for the shadows. Really gave it a glow..

I am with Char here tho' This is looking gorgeous!!

ale.l
10-21-2005, 05:17 AM
It is coming along nicely!! Go on..

rajneet
10-22-2005, 12:47 AM
Heres what I have done till now.

I hate the shadow,could not do it properly.Also I think i left too much orangy space between the shadow and reflected shadow on the pumpkin..

Would u guys suggest doing the background shadow...

Thanks guys for helping me through. :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2005/54389-P7-01.JPG

laudesan
10-22-2005, 01:27 AM
I think your pumpkin is great and I really like that shadow!!

What a beautiful contrast from the light side to the shadowed side..

I do like that light piece under the pumpkin too perfect. Id you are worried about it, just put a tiny dark line between it and the pumpkin..

Celeste McCall
10-22-2005, 08:44 AM
Hi, This is looking great so far. With all the warm colors then this could use a little spark of coolness to zap it up a notch (blue/green).

Also, a little cad orange/burnt sienna mixed glaze on parts of the pumpkin would zap it up a few volts too.

Here is a photo manip where I added the colors much too intense.... so that you can see them. I see now, in my manip, that it also needs just a touch of the orange to the right side of the first crease (highlight side) on the second segment. This would give more flow of that color. ;)

I hope that this helps and it's just one option that an artist could use, however, your pumpkin looks terrific just as it is. Keep going like your're going and it will be beautiful also. ;)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2005/34228-pumpkin2.jpg

rajneet
10-22-2005, 01:09 PM
Hi, This is looking great so far. With all the warm colors then this could use a little spark of coolness to zap it up a notch (blue/green).

Also, a little cad orange/burnt sienna mixed glaze on parts of the pumpkin would zap it up a few volts too.

Here is a photo manip where I added the colors much too intense.... so that you can see them. I see now, in my manip, that it also needs just a touch of the orange to the right side of the first crease (highlight side) on the second segment. This would give more flow of that color. ;)

I hope that this helps and it's just one option that an artist could use, however, your pumpkin looks terrific just as it is. Keep going like your're going and it will be beautiful also. ;)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2005/34228-pumpkin2.jpg

Woww, U made my pumpkin look much better,..Thank you so much for ur idea.. :)