View Full Version : Still life in stages WIP!
11-25-2005, 12:10 PM
Here is my referance Image to start with.
I will also send you the first stage soon. :wink2:
11-25-2005, 12:13 PM
So as i promise you guys here is the First Stage. C&C most welcome.
11-25-2005, 12:13 PM
That's going to be a fabulous still like Jay!!
Looking forward to seeing your painting.
11-25-2005, 12:14 PM
Are you going to put the door in Jay?
11-25-2005, 12:19 PM
Its really great to have the first comment from a great artist like you Pauls.
Hmmm! about door, time will tell .Right now I will concentrate on pot. That is going to be the centre of attraction.
11-25-2005, 03:53 PM
well you are off to a great start with the drawing- I like that unusual 'bumpy glass' in the windowpanes- hope you keep it!
11-25-2005, 04:38 PM
Looking good already, looking forward to see the next update;)
Btw, what kind of paper and pastels are you using?
11-25-2005, 05:12 PM
Love your reference image....... will look forward to updates on your progress
11-25-2005, 06:33 PM
Can't wait to see your progress, its a wonderful composition
11-25-2005, 07:00 PM
Great setup! A beautiful photo in its own right. I love the door--I hope you keep it, though it probably will compete for attention with the jug of daisies. I want that jug, lol.
Can't wait to see the rest!
11-25-2005, 11:25 PM
Waiting patiently :D
11-26-2005, 03:51 PM
You have to do your best with this one !
The arrangement has the potential to become a great painting. Either impressionistic or realistic.
I'll be looking forward.
Good luck !!!
11-27-2005, 01:48 AM
Thanks Great artists! for all the comments. I promise I will not disappoint you.
Very much today I am going to post second stage.
11-27-2005, 01:51 AM
If any one wanna paint the same still life in their own way are also welcome to share the style. I am sure, It will be a great thread.
11-27-2005, 01:57 AM
Paper is........Grey Art Card....300gsm
Medium is.....Soft Pastels
11-27-2005, 11:57 AM
So guys as i promised you all, here is the second stage. :wave:
11-27-2005, 12:01 PM
Wow Jay, that silver vase (urn, not sure what to call it) is fabulous!!! Looking great so far.
11-27-2005, 12:02 PM
This is coming along very well. I love your ref photo!
11-27-2005, 12:13 PM
Thanks Paula :-) Thanks Mikki :-) for your comments. I am not going to copy the patels exactly here but ya i will try my level best to make it more impressive. So i need good luck.
I did the drawing, free hand, i mean no tracing or graph work.
11-27-2005, 12:17 PM
Paula! I am planning to show my xmas card WIP very soon. So I am inviting you all in advance to watch and take part also. :wave:
11-27-2005, 12:25 PM
You did this free hand? Gee, it would take me months! (That's why I do landscapes...hardly any drawing!)
I'll be right here waiting for your xmas WIP. Can't wait!
Paula you are really really good at pastels. I will definately Invite you to put your show in India some day. Good Luck.
Thank you Jay for your kind words!
11-28-2005, 01:03 AM
Yes Paula u r right. If i flash back, yes i did that free hand. :wink2:
12-02-2005, 12:12 PM
Here is the thirs stage. I hope you all are enjoying! :wave:
C&C most welcome
This is coming along beautifully! I especially like the metallic sheen on the vase, and the texture we can see through your pastel strokes. You seem to work with a very delicate touch.
12-02-2005, 02:43 PM
This is really interesting to watch you work. Its a lovely subject -and has a mood to it, and what you have done so far is really good. The metallic jug is very convincing, and I love the colours you have in the underpainting of the background, especially that yummy purply-red, - hope thats going to stay just a little?
I will keep coming back to see how its going. Thank you.
12-02-2005, 02:51 PM
Great handling of the subject so far. Seeing the progression is helpful in watching how you approached this project. I particularly like the fact that unlike the photo, you brought the pot further left into the picture plane.
I realize you are not finished so this might not be the time to bring this up, however, you might think about working on some lost and found edges particularly on the left side of the pot where it meets the background. This will make it appear to advance forward more and create more depth.
All the Best,
12-02-2005, 03:19 PM
Diane, can I ask how one loses an edge in a place like that? I understand losing edges when the background and the object are close in value, but when they differ markedly, how is that done? I see a value change along that left edge of the jug--would the lightest part of it get lifted a bit more to sort of merge with the background?
Sorry to break into your thread, Jay Paul. You've got a beautiful piece of work here!
12-02-2005, 09:22 PM
I am definately enjoying!!
12-03-2005, 10:36 AM
This is beautiful.I love the texture and colour of the door on the background and the sheen on the jug is wonderful.Watching this closely.
12-03-2005, 12:23 PM
Thank you for your wip. Always interesting to see how each artist works differently. I would be afraid of smearing that beautiful shine right off the vase if it were me!
12-04-2005, 07:09 AM
Thanks E-J, Beanie, Diane, Kim, Paula, Bhavana and Nancy for yours C&C. Lets see what results will come. I am learning from you all (Great artists). You know "Man is a learner throughout His life" so i am.
I will not disappoint you, thats my promise.
Till then enjoy! ;-)
12-04-2005, 07:13 AM
I am going to post next stage positively by today.
12-04-2005, 10:05 AM
Beautiful reference photo! Your WIP is coming along nicely - anxious to see what you are going to do with the door - it will add nice depth to the painting.
12-10-2005, 11:12 AM
I am really very sorry for the late post co`z i was not well. So in hurry what i did am sharing with you all respected artists. * 4th stage*
12-10-2005, 11:13 AM
BTW Thanks KAT for the comments.
12-10-2005, 11:17 AM
Its looking awesome so far!!Love that jug and the door!
12-10-2005, 11:21 AM
Thanks dear Bhavana. I had already decided that i will not do this as it is.hopefully next stage will be the last.
12-10-2005, 12:01 PM
Beautiful!! I'm glad you're feeling better.
12-10-2005, 12:21 PM
Thanks Kim! :-)
12-10-2005, 04:03 PM
Jay Paul, I love the colors you've got started in the back door. And the flower petals are gorgeous. Very nice!
12-10-2005, 05:55 PM
This is coming along wonderfully!
12-10-2005, 09:14 PM
Looking good and can't wait to see how you progress.....a great challenge indeed!
12-10-2005, 11:29 PM
Really really gorgeous Jay!
12-11-2005, 05:48 AM
very gorgeous indeed! Fun to watch your painting come alive, looking forward to the final step!
12-11-2005, 07:18 AM
Thanks a ton my dear artists Kathy, Claude, Merethe, and Cindy for your comments and liking.
12-11-2005, 07:24 AM
Thanks a ton paula for comments.
BTW have you started that painting with old antique chair and aged tree? anxiously waiting to see that master piece.
12-13-2005, 09:40 PM
My ESP is working because I couldn't get this painting out of my mind today so here I am, and you had asked me a question that I never saw. (I'm having a hard time getting email notifications.)
Do you have a photo in mind?
12-15-2005, 12:45 AM
Yep Paula I am searching that beautiful referance for you. I will send you that soon. Thats promise.
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