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Anita Murphy
04-10-2006, 05:30 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Classical Still Life Challenge
Project Leader: present
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Any Medium
Subject: Still Life
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

A still life in any medium to include the following items:

1. A piece of chinaware (cup, jug, vase, plate etc)
2. A piece of fruit.
3. A piece of fabric (tablecloth, backdrop, napkin)
4. One other item of the artistís choice.

The final arrangement is up to you.
The style of execution should be classical.
You are encouraged to work from life for this project.

There are no reference pictures for this project.


Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=1021)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

nana b
04-11-2006, 07:41 PM
Do we have to show wip or can we just show finished paintings?
Thanks nana b

Anita Murphy
04-11-2006, 07:52 PM
nana - its up to you if you post progress images. It can help others learn if they can see your process but it is entirely up to you. Good to have you with us!

nana b
04-11-2006, 11:06 PM
:wave: Present, thank you very much for the welcome. I'm going to have to figure out how to upload the images. I know you have instructions on the site but I am pretty thick headed when it comes to something new. Like the pixel thing having to be a certain size. I'm afraid that I really don't even know what a pixel is at this point! :confused: But my son does and he is going to help me when we can find mutual time.

Thanks again, nana b

Anita Murphy
04-12-2006, 10:23 AM
Nana - let me know if you need some help with loading images.

Anita Murphy
04-12-2006, 07:05 PM
I got started on this today. I've uploaded my initial sketch (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=portfolio_entries&userid=58769&proj_id=1021)to the project page. I've took a sideways approach to my piece of chinaware and not gone for the typical plate, cup type thing.

Judi1957
04-12-2006, 11:44 PM
Great set-up Anita!:thumbsup: :thumbsup::clap: :clap:

Scratching head harder now!

rosebard
04-13-2006, 07:40 AM
I like the set up too Anita. You doing a great job on the composition. Not that I know anything about comp but I think the objects nicely fits into the plane.

Have you decided what media you going to use?

Hi Judi, nice to see you joining the project too. :)

Welcome nana to Classical Art Forum! Nice to have you in the project too.

I still need to go over a friends house who is japanese and has told me that he brought some porcelan stuff from Japan that I could use. Havent being out anywhere yet. Still stack at my SP.

See you guys soon. :)

Anita Murphy
04-13-2006, 09:51 AM
Thanks Judi and Rose. I haven't decided on a medium yet but I need to as I want to get started today.

Anita Murphy
04-13-2006, 12:56 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=54459

Final of "Still Life with Tea Cup"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/78750/tn_Still_Life_with_Tea_Cup.1.jpg

Nana - I would love to see this better - its so small I can only just see it. Can you try an upload a larger file? Let me know if you need some help. From what I can see the fabric looks lovely. Nice arrangement.

nana b
04-13-2006, 03:05 PM
Hi Anita,

Thank you very much. I had help uploading this picture and my help is gone now. I'm not sure I can upload another even with your help in a timely fashion. I hate to take up you time. Understand, I'm sure you would be excellant help but I might not be able to follow it.

I'll try, what do I do?
nana b

nana b
04-13-2006, 03:19 PM
Oh Anita, I will be gone from 3:00 till around 5:00.
so if I do not respond then try later.

I took a look at you sketch and it's great. Your other works that I have viewed are of course wonderful too.

nana b

Anita Murphy
04-13-2006, 05:00 PM
Nana - I will send you a PM with instructions. Can you let me know if you have PhotoShop?

nana b
04-13-2006, 06:50 PM
Anita, yes I do have Photoshop. I've only had it a week so I know very little about it.

nana b

nana b
04-13-2006, 06:54 PM
Oh yes I need to find out the photo size requirements. I thought I read somewhere that it was 200 pixels but I can't find it on the site. I still hunt and hunt for things and can't find them very easy.
nana b

Anita Murphy
04-13-2006, 07:23 PM
Nana - Once you have opened your full size image in PhotoShop - go to Image on the menu at the top of the window. From the drop down menu select Image Size. If you picture is landscape (longest size on the bottom edge) enter 500 in the width box - this will automatically make it small enough heightwise. If you picture is portrait then enter the 600 in the height box. Then click OK and the picture will resize. Save it as a JPEG at around 8 on the image options slider. Then your image should load easily. Hope this is understandable.

jdadson
04-13-2006, 09:44 PM
So, where do we post them?

rosebard
04-13-2006, 10:25 PM
Hi Jive,

You use the project system to upload your progress or your final photo. Then only comments here. :)
BTW, Jive, I cant wait to see your still life project. I remember seeing some of your fruits and I was amazed. Nice to have you joining us. :)

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=54459

Final of "Still Life with Tea Cup"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/78750/tn_Still_Life_with_Tea_Cup.1.jpg

Hi nana, I have heard that when you see anything in such small size and if it catches your attention and it pleases you than composition to start with is good. I like what I am seeing but it is such small photo that critique wouldnt be right. As far as I can see I love how the greenish light tone of the table looks against that strong drapery. Cant wait to see a bigger pic and see the rest of the items in it. :)

What media is it Nana? Is it oils? What size? :wave:

Anita Murphy
04-13-2006, 10:33 PM
Jive - Good to have you with us!

Anita Murphy
04-14-2006, 01:51 PM
First days painting.

Acrylic on Arches cold pressed watercolour paper.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Apr-2006/58769-IMG_3455.jpg

Judi1957
04-14-2006, 03:10 PM
Jive-that looks wonderful-though as Rose said-too small to see well. Looking forward to seeing it larger.:thumbsup:

Anita-my OHHHHHHH my-that is awesome-the lace is like a photo!:clap: :clap: :clap:

rosebard
04-14-2006, 06:24 PM
The lace is awesome Anita. You have a great start. Coolll! :)

nana b
04-15-2006, 01:23 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=54491

The Doll
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/58769/tn_IMG_3459.jpg

Present, I love "The Doll" painting! Your set up is great! I hope to learn alot from you!

nana b
04-15-2006, 01:50 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=54491

The Doll
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/58769/tn_IMG_3459.jpg

Present, Yes I think darker washes would have worked in the background to help push it back. Of course your going to have to consider the source of this comment but I have studied a lot out of art books. But it is still wonderful! nana b

nana b
04-15-2006, 03:32 PM
Hi Bard, Thanks so much for you comments and I have uploaded a bigger sz. I hope it is okay now

Hey Judi!
Hey Jive!

Anita Murphy
04-15-2006, 04:30 PM
Nana - I am still considering washing in a neutral dark to take the background back a bit. Thank you for your comments.

Anita Murphy
04-15-2006, 04:32 PM
Nana - I still can't see it any bigger. Try uploading directly into this thread and lets see if that makes a difference.

nana b
04-15-2006, 07:02 PM
Present or Anita, which should I call you? Does it matter that I changed the image sz down to the diminsion 802x600 before I uploaded? Maybe that had something to do with it. nana b

Anita Murphy
04-15-2006, 07:18 PM
Nana - call me Anita. You need to have the first dimension at 500 - which would make your image fit. The first measurement must be 500 or under and the second must be 600 or under. Its no use just making one the right size! Don't give up!! :D We'll get you there! :D

rosebard
04-15-2006, 09:41 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=54491

The Doll
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/58769/tn_IMG_3459.jpg

What a lovely classical feel Anita. :clap:

Today I found at a friend house some chineware. I will pick it up on Monday to start mine. :)

Nana I looked and looked for your bigger pic but cant find it. :(

bjs0704
04-18-2006, 09:40 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=54459

Final of "Still Life with Tea Cup"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/78750/tn_Still_Life_with_Tea_Cup.1.jpg

Nana - Your project is really beautifully done! I love the colors!

Barb Solomon:cat:

nana b
04-18-2006, 11:38 PM
Barb, thanks so much for you comments!

nana b

Mary Woodul
04-19-2006, 06:57 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=54491

The Doll
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/58769/tn_IMG_3459.jpg

Anita, I love this! It is a beautiful composition and the lace work is awesome.

Mary Woodul
04-19-2006, 07:02 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=54562

Final of "Still Life with Tea Cup"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/78750/tn_Still_Life_with_Tea_Cup.3.jpg

This is a beautiful Still Life. The red backdrop enhances the beauty of the tea cup. The colors chosen, work so well.

nana b
04-19-2006, 08:20 PM
Thank you Mary. Such kind words

nana b

bjs0704
04-19-2006, 09:06 PM
Hi mlelevier! Itís great to see that youíve joined in the classical still life project!:wave:

I love the arrangement and choice of objects in your still life. The baby doll and lace are lovely! The apple is particularly well done! Great job!
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:





Are you using oil paint? Then, you could possibly use a glaze of a grey or other cooler color to make things seem farther back.

You may want to use colors that are just a little greyer instead. The medium used to thin paint for glazes requires that you are careful with the proportion of oil to paint while you paint.

I can find an article on glazing if you need it!

Barb Solomon:cat:

Anita Murphy
04-19-2006, 11:08 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=54562

Final of "Still Life with Tea Cup"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/78750/tn_Still_Life_with_Tea_Cup.3.jpg

:clap: :clap: :clap: on the file size!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Great to see this larger - very nicely done. What I particularly like is the curved edge to the table!! Wonderful! The fabric looks wonderful and the whole arrangement is very nice - nice use of levels too. Well done!!!!

rhysyllanfair
04-21-2006, 11:47 AM
Hello, classical art lovers:

I decided to try my hand at this project as I rarely do still lifes. I started with a cerulean blue/raw umber grisaille and am gradually builiding up contrasts. Hope to finish this next week. My immediate dilema is deciding whether to add another element, either on the table or the wall. I think I have the mandatory items (fruit, ceramic, fabric, and one other -it's a tea difuser BTW) but it feels a little lonesome to me. What do others think?

Roberthttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Apr-2006/49654-Roll_160_-_3.JPG

Anita Murphy
04-21-2006, 01:00 PM
Robert - nice painting. As to another object - its totally up to you. I am an odd number fanatic and I find even numbers of objects very hard to do personally. You've managed really well though. I like the composition of the lines of the tea infuser and cloth. I wonder about maybe strengthening your shadows on the pot and cup and saucer. I really like the delicacy of the palette you've used.

bjs0704
04-21-2006, 03:04 PM
Robert - I love the colors in your still life!

I think that your arrangement is fine. Some people say that its good to use a odd number of objects in still life arrangements. Thereís lots of ways around rules like these, though. Iím seeing the pink drapery as an object.

Itís looking beautiful!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Barb:cat:

Judi1957
04-21-2006, 06:57 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=54491

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/58769/tn_IMG_3459.jpg

Anita! How beautiful! I am in constant admiration of your work:clap: -and your fabrics are always wonderful! I agree with Barb on the apple:thumbsup: :thumbsup: Lovely painting!:clap: :clap:

Judi1957
04-21-2006, 07:02 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=54493

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/progress/78750/tn_Still_Life_with_Tea_Cup.1.jpg

Nana, What a lovely painting! I adore the reds and the darks really make it all work wonderfully!:clap::clap:

nana b
04-21-2006, 07:36 PM
Anita, thanks for your nice comments. :clap: Do you see anything that I could improve on or do differentaly? Tell me, I can take it.:D Really!

Judi, thank you so much too.:thumbsup: If you see anything I could have done to better it, please say so. I want to improve and the only way I can know is for people like you to tell me. I have tough skin.:D Really!


Robert, I really love your Tea Difuser!:thumbsup: I agree with Anita that maybe you could put some darker shadowing or cast shadows and if you still feel like it needs something maybe a darker background. But if your like me, I'm always afraid I'll ruin it if I push it. But I still love it as it is.:wave:

nana b

Anita Murphy
04-25-2006, 09:40 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=54639

Still Life Project at 75% completion point.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/progress/43041/tn_stilllife.jpg

Gae - some super colours here. Interesting use of the glass for distorting the objects. Looking forward to seeing the finish.

nana b
04-26-2006, 04:31 PM
Gae, I really like your still life done in colored pencils! The way the fruit is showing thru the glass is really neat. And I also like the stripped cloth its on. I will be watching for the finish.

nana b

jdadson
04-26-2006, 08:36 PM
Oil on hardboard panel. 12X16



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2006/49618-red_delicious.JPG

Anita Murphy
04-26-2006, 10:07 PM
Jive - this is lovely! Boy you have a touch with lighting! Think I'm coming to you for some lessons! I really like the contrast of the white and blue in the ceramic and the red of the apple against the muted background. Very nicely done indeed!

bjs0704
04-26-2006, 11:13 PM
Gae - I love the colors and the layout! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Jive Dadson - What an incredible job! The colors are so rich and dramatic! Good going!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Barb Solomon:cat:

nana b
04-26-2006, 11:49 PM
Jive, how beautiful! I love the your dark and dramatic still life! I like everything about it and the lay out is great.

nana b

Anita Murphy
04-27-2006, 07:24 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=54678

Green Glass with Fruit
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/43041/tn_stilllife2.jpg
Gae - this is really nice. The stripes in the cloth and the arrangement are great! The distortion of shapes through the glass is wonderful. I like the lightness of the piece too. Wonderful job! :clap: :clap: Thank you for taking part in the project.

rhysyllanfair
04-29-2006, 09:25 AM
I am somewhat humbled by Jive Dadson's earlier post to this thread but, hey, we're got to start somewhere. This is my 'finished' response to the Still Life Challenge. Comments and criticism welcome. Robert http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Apr-2006/49654-Still_Life.JPG

nana b
04-29-2006, 11:21 AM
Robert, I love your finished still life! I think your colors are very nicely tied in throughout the painting and it has a feeling of calm and serenity.

nana b

bjs0704
04-29-2006, 11:28 AM
Robert - You really did well! You really chose the colors well. They give the painting a peaceful, serene charm! It reminds me of the color from paintings in the 17th-18th century.

Great job!

Barb Solomon:cat:

rosebard
04-29-2006, 02:41 PM
Robert what a nice one! Very nice and delicate! :)

Jive what lovely work and mood on the painting. :)

Anita Murphy
04-30-2006, 08:44 AM
Robert - I think you did a great job with this. It is wonderfully peaceful, Well done!

Judi1957
05-02-2006, 12:33 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=54678

Green Glass with Fruit
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/43041/tn_stilllife2.jpg

Gae- That is a really nice still life! I really like the light color palette you chose as well.:thumbsup:

Judi1957
05-02-2006, 12:35 PM
Robert-I think we are all a lil humbled by Jive's work there-but I really like yours-very soft - love the muted colors!:thumbsup:

Judi1957
05-02-2006, 12:39 PM
Jive-I am just in awe of this-gorgeous work!:eek: :clap: Did your still life set-up look like this or are you able to do the lighting from your head?

Nickel
05-02-2006, 04:09 PM
Hi everyone! Hi Anita, just wanted you to know I am working on mine. I haven't signed up, how bad am I? :D

I haven't had time yet to look at all the entries, but I will soon.

You made a real challenge for my mind. Not so hard to do, but I love the workout. :)

Nickel

rosebard
05-11-2006, 01:28 PM
I finally was able to do something that fits in this project. Very simple though. :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-May-2006/54461-Appledelicious.jpg

Anita Murphy
05-12-2006, 12:01 AM
Rose - this is very nice. Great to have you here in the project!

nana b
05-14-2006, 11:52 AM
Bard, that is so nice! I love the simplicity of it. Is it pastel? Very, very good.

nana b

rosebard
05-14-2006, 12:49 PM
Thanks Anita and nana. It is oils nana. :)

bjs0704
05-14-2006, 04:14 PM
Rose - Your still life turned out wonderfully! I really like the textures on everything, particularly the apple! It's got a gorgeous highlight and reflected lights!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Barb Solomon:cat:

Judi1957
05-24-2006, 06:49 AM
Hey All :wave:

Rose- that is lovely!

Didn't forget this project-been working on my first oil here that I have been doing at an oils class locally to home. Not finished as I need to do a lot of things yet like fix my ellipse of the table and tablecloth drape, I am thinking of trying to add a fringe there. I wasn't really liking a strap like matrerial they had coming out of the tall vase so I added the tablecloth-trying to give it a textured feel. Also need to ground the floating banana.:lol: :eek: Well-lot's to do yet-I think this is 70% done at this stage.
C & C is welcome.

Ohhh-and I found out last nite they are having an oils workshop here this October-in Johnstown!:eek: :eek: :clap: :clap: I'm real excited about that!

Anita Murphy
05-24-2006, 07:32 PM
Judi - lovely start! - Great job with the lacy tablecloth! I love the colours! Are you enjoying the oils?

Judi1957
05-24-2006, 07:55 PM
TY Anita-lol I was just looking how washed out it looks here. Really like the oils. Here is a better pic as IRL which is much darker.

Anita Murphy
05-25-2006, 06:49 AM
Judi - one thing - the grapes on the right, I would make them overlap the banana a little more so it doesn't look like the banana is sitting on top of them.

nana b
05-25-2006, 10:37 AM
Bard, I really like your classical painting! It is so simple but very very beautiful. I think sometimes the more simple set ups are best.:clap:

keep up the good work!:wave: nana b

Anita Murphy
05-27-2006, 08:27 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=55053

Plum Honey and Rose
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/62433/tn_hpr_v3.jpg

OH WOW!!! This is JUST STUNNING! What a superb piece of work! I love the palette! I really like the fall of the fabric and the folds - it creates a passage through the painting. I have a piece of silk that I bought just for still lifes that is that colour, I really must use it. The glass is AMAZING. I must try painting glass - it will be new to me. JUST WONDERFUL! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Thank you SO much for this piece!

Judi1957
05-29-2006, 10:20 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=55053

Plum Honey and Rose
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/62433/tn_hpr_v3.jpg

OMGoodness!!!! Totally fabulous and amazing! :clap: :clap: :clap: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2006/37258-61349-worthy.gif

rosebard
05-31-2006, 12:51 PM
:clap: Judi how lovely!! You started in the oils. Really liked your first still life. Composition is not my thing, but I would think you need to becareful on how you arrange so many objects like this. Keep up the good work though! Are you doing more oils? Cant wait to see more. :)

Thanks nana. I am playing with composition lately and I like few objects only to start with. When I have more corage I will introduce more things in my set up. Are you doing any more classical still life? Hope so. Love to see. :)

Richard dear!! That is so beutifull!! :clap:

Thanks Barb and Judi. :)

Anita Murphy
05-31-2006, 07:30 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=55098

Untitled, work in progress
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/progress/25528/tn_Untiltled.jpg

OH WOW! This is superb! I love the pewter goblet! I am about to tackle pewter myself so its great to see this. Wonderful use of colour. Super vibrancy between the cloth and the pomegranate (?). Just a wonderful piece - I can't wait to see the finish!

Judi1957
05-31-2006, 09:16 PM
LOL Rose-I did the still life from a Class at our art center-it was set up for us. I actually left out two of the items there.:D I do know it's not good actually:o:D but I will be trying to make it at least look a lil better.:lol: :lol:I like the feel of the oils.

Anita-critique noted-thanks-I'll fix that (along with everything else-hopefully:o )

Judi1957
05-31-2006, 09:39 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=55098

Untitled, work in progress
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/progress/25528/tn_Untiltled.jpg

That is so gorgeous!-got to get my lil worshiper out again!:clap: :clap: :clap: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2006/37258-61349-worthy.gif

rosebard
05-31-2006, 09:52 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=55098

Untitled, work in progress
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/progress/25528/tn_Untiltled.jpg

:clap: Wonderfull!!! Cant wait to see it finished. :)

rosebard
05-31-2006, 09:58 PM
I like the feel of the oils.


That is wonderfull Judi. :clap: :thumbsup:

Mary Woodul
06-02-2006, 03:37 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=55053

Plum Honey and Rose
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/62433/tn_hpr_v3.jpg

This is so rich and elegant. I love the feeling it gives the viewer.

Anita, don't think I have forgotten this, I just have to find a way to finish it.:o

The works in progress look fantastic!

Judi, your still life is looking beautiful!

WV.Artistry
06-03-2006, 12:49 PM
Richard dear!! That is so beutifull!! :clap:



obrigado

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bjs0704
06-03-2006, 04:55 PM
Judi1957 - Great job!

Richard- Your painting is excellent! The glass bottle is wonderful! Everything is lovely!

Classical Vince - Itís great to see you! The silver goblet is just excellent! The surface on the skin of the pommegranite is excellent too! I love all the subtle color changes! Everything looks so nice!

Barb Solomon:cat:

Kline
06-06-2006, 01:57 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=55053

Plum Honey and Rose
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/62433/tn_hpr_v3.jpg

Just drop dead gorgeous :clap:

Anita Murphy
06-06-2006, 07:59 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=55175

a pair of pears 07
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/progress/59698/tn_A-pair-of-pears-07.jpg

Leigh - how wonderful to have you join us. Of course I have commented on this piece in the still life forum - just wonderful. The fabric is superb!!!!:clap: :clap:

Anita Murphy
06-06-2006, 08:01 PM
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A Pair of Pears final
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/59698/tn_A-pair-of-pears-final.jpg
I went and commented on a progress image of this before I had saw that you had done the final - the glass is wonderful - so sparkly! And that fabric is superb! :clap: :clap:

Anita Murphy
06-06-2006, 08:02 PM
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Mandarins
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/59698/tn_Mandarins-still-life-demo2.jpg

Very interesting to hear about the stippling technique. Are these oil or soft pastels? Wonderful colours going on here!

Anita Murphy
06-06-2006, 08:03 PM
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Three Pink Ladies final
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/59698/tn_three-pink-ladies-final.jpg

I know I commented on this on the still life forum. The colours are wonderful - obviously something you are good at. The contrasting green against that pink is superb! Thank you for all three entries to the project!:clap:

LEIGH RUST
06-06-2006, 11:50 PM
My pleasure Anita! Still life is quite new to me and I'm just starting to get a feel for it.
The mandarins were done as part of a demonstration for one of my students using soft pastels in a loose stippling technique.
The pink ladies just begged to be painted, the light and colour was just so appealing!
The pair of pears were a subject one of my friends has wanted me to tackle for quite some time. Tackling the glass dish and people's reactions to painting glass was very interesting to me. I had no idea so many artists had a phobia of it!
Throughout all these pieces it has been the cloth backdrop that has given me the most joy. I've really had fun studying the folds and creases, working out the myriad tones and laying in the reflected light.

Anita Murphy
06-07-2006, 06:15 AM
Isn't it funny about glass! I was the same until I drew it and realised its just about getting the highlights and the shadows right. Pretty much like painting/drawing anything!

LEIGH RUST
06-07-2006, 06:29 AM
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Plum Honey and Rose
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/62433/tn_hpr_v3.jpg

This piece is incredible. The folds of the cloth look great as does the finish on the bottle.

nana b
06-07-2006, 02:58 PM
Judi, I love your painting. It is so colorful! Very, very good!
nana b

Mary Woodul
06-12-2006, 05:04 PM
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Mandarins
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/59698/tn_Mandarins-still-life-demo2.jpg

These colors are just delicious! Lovely painting!

Mary Woodul
06-12-2006, 05:07 PM
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A Pair of Pears final
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/59698/tn_A-pair-of-pears-final.jpg

I think that my favorite fruit in a still life, are pears and this painting is delightful.

Mary Woodul
06-12-2006, 05:09 PM
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Green Glass with Fruit
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/43041/tn_stilllife2.jpg

This has a great contemporary feel to it. It is an excellent painting.

Anita Murphy
06-12-2006, 08:09 PM
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Grapes and green glass
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/43096/tn_IMG_6234.JPG

Mary - I know you were worried about this but I really don't know why - this is just wonderful! I really like the composition - the diagonals of the cloth and the vertical of the glass. Knowing your other work I can see you really stepped outside what you are comfortable with - and did it SO well!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Newberry
06-13-2006, 07:29 AM
Good job everyone.

I just had my morning coffee looking at all the still lifes. I like the different styles and their freshness. Anita, great project.

Michael

Anita Murphy
06-13-2006, 07:24 PM
Thank you Michael! Good to have you come and visit us!

rosebard
06-15-2006, 11:25 PM
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Grapes and green glass
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Mary this is beatifull. What great job you did. :clap: Love the grapes, and what can I say about the glass!!! Wow. :)

rosebard
06-15-2006, 11:27 PM
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A Pair of Pears final
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/59698/tn_A-pair-of-pears-final.jpg

Simple but gorgeous! :D

Judi1957
06-19-2006, 12:20 PM
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Grapes and green glass
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Mary! This is so-o-o-o lovely!:clap::clap: The colors are gorgeous too.

Lori-T
09-10-2006, 11:14 PM
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A Pair of Pears final
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/59698/tn_A-pair-of-pears-final.jpg
I was just looking at this still life challange and saw your painting. It is beautiful. very nicely done.

fantaseepainter
10-26-2006, 09:41 AM
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A snack - completed
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/93068/tn_smallMarmaladebrot.jpg

I wanted to tell you a story about this painting: My kids were playing around me as I was working on this and they kept asking to have the apple and the jelly bread. After I finished, I let them eat the stillife! Not the wine of course, which I had to dump anyway because it had gotten warm and stale.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Oct-2006/93068-small4th_weekend_040.jpg

Anita Murphy
10-30-2006, 01:00 PM
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A snack - completed
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1021/completed/93068/tn_smallMarmaladebrot.jpg

Great story! Nice piece - I like the contrast between the light of the foreground and the dark background. Great job on the glass!