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02-11-2002, 09:51 PM
This is a small still-life, about 9 inches square. The medium is oil on canvas, and it was completed alla-prima in about 5 or 6 hours.
The painting is already sold, so I can't change anything, but any comments are welcome.
02-12-2002, 08:23 AM
Beautiful rendering - I look forward to the time (far off, probably!) when I can paint this well.
It's probably a very challenging subject...
One thing, though: it's not really this dark, right? It looks really dark on my Mac monitor, which by default is a bit brighter than a PC monitor.
02-12-2002, 08:26 AM
I just had to brighten it!
I know it's a no-no - please don't take offense if this isn't how it's supposed to look - but I'm intrigued by this work. I ran Auto Levels on it in Photoshop.
02-12-2002, 09:54 AM
I'm amazed by the level of detail you get in such a small format. What size brushes, and what kind of canvas do you use?
02-12-2002, 02:08 PM
You're right, I did scan it darker than the original, and you got pretty close to the original. I don't mind alterations, so thanks for taking the time.
I used a 0 size sable to block in the colors and a 000 sable for details. I very seldom use bristle brushes because I use such a "Fat" mixture of paint. The consistancy, when I laid it on was about like Elmers glue.
Thanks for your comments,
02-12-2002, 04:44 PM
This is a very nice painting. The shadows and the liquids in the containers look real and I wouldn't fault it at all.
Well done and thanks for showing it to us.
02-13-2002, 07:29 AM
Very realistic and outstanding still life.
The lights and shadows are great, as are the fluids.
Your style is unique
I have enjoyed the viewing -- Thank-You,
02-13-2002, 04:39 PM
An amazing painting for one so small......congratulations
Hows your eye sight?:D
02-14-2002, 12:14 AM
Oh, did you mean EYESIGHT? I thought you meant I.Q.
Don't mind me, I'm blind as a bat...
02-14-2002, 08:07 PM
Good job rendering the transparancy of the bottles. And nice shadows.
Better be careful keeping your painting mediums in the bar.:evil:
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