View Full Version : Apple still-life in progress

06-06-2001, 12:01 AM
Around A4 size, ideas please for what I need to do to complete this.
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06-06-2001, 09:03 AM
Hi Lulu! The lighting in your painting looks to be soft and diffuse. If the real thing isn't as soft, then you should consider strengthening the highlights on the apple and on the tops of the cloth folds. Also, if your shadows are cool, then you might try warming up the highlights. Can you see any reflected light on the shadow side? That's always a good thing to put in. How could you paint that and not EAT it?! Good work!

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06-06-2001, 03:20 PM
thanks for all your comments Donna. Will try and do those things today.
Have eaten it all now - got too much! have to now rely on the photo I took http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
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06-06-2001, 07:12 PM
Couldnt open this on my e-mail LuLu, so came here to have a look at it, I rather like the SOFT effect, I think painting this "real life" would be to harsh, you have done a good job on it, Im not surprised its been eaten !!


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06-06-2001, 10:00 PM
I was thinking the same thing as Donna -- about adding some more highlights. This is great stuff, Lulu!

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06-06-2001, 10:38 PM
Thankyou, Joe and Roan.
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Allan Jameson
06-06-2001, 11:10 PM
I LOVE IT !!!!

06-06-2001, 11:14 PM
Thankyou Allan.
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Allan Jameson
06-06-2001, 11:18 PM
Whos following who around WC today hehehe

06-07-2001, 11:00 AM
Nice job Lulu. You've done a careful study of the subject with a delicate touch. Everything has the same level of "doneness" which many people have trouble with. In other words, you have kept the painting going all at the same time without any loose ends.

One observation...the table corner that moves off the picture plane at the top...to make it appear more convincing as it moves into the distance, diffuse the edges somewhat. This will instantly allow the subject to move forward even more. Also, it will soften the anglularity and keep your eye from moving up and out of the painting.

Oh yes, and try to rework the edging on the sliver of apple on the lower left a bit. It appears just a bit too "wavy". Or you can eliminate this altogether thereby giving you the apple and two slices, a nice odd number in the painting. These are strong enough to stand alone with the nice fabric base.


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06-07-2001, 09:25 PM
Oh what a lovely piece. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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06-07-2001, 11:38 PM
Diane,thankyou for your helpful advice, will try and attend to that. Interesting thought to take out the peel, hadn't thought of that.

Ohju, thanks for your comments.

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06-11-2001, 12:00 AM
This is GREAT! I agree about adding some more highlights. I especially like the colours you have used. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif

06-11-2001, 04:08 AM
Animal, thankyou.
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