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04-22-2002, 07:21 PM
Here's a still life I started today. Not too experienced with doing coffee pots but this little antique Siestaware is one of my favorites pottery pieces. Don't think I'm quite done with the painting. Thought I'd toss it out for comments.
04-22-2002, 09:23 PM
I like it!!! It's fresh and not overworked.
Congrats on a good painting.
I agree with blondheim12, it is a very nice painting. Yax
04-23-2002, 01:16 AM
Thank you! I only touched it up a wee bit and I'm leaving it alone now. I'll repost it when it dries. Thanks for your comments. I'm excited because I found another lady to plein aire with me and I bought some canvas today too. I'm really getting into this thing. I especially appreciate Wetcanvas for the inspiriation and critique and all the wonderful artists here.
04-23-2002, 07:48 AM
Very nice! Great colors, especially in the shadows, & lively & loose brushwork.
04-23-2002, 08:25 AM
Nice style here Dianne...and good to hear about you finding a painting partner.
One thing does visually bother me about this piece, and that is that the handle of this pot appears (to me) to be cramped in against the right edge in order to not be allowed to run off the board. I see a bit goes off...but, it doesn't "feel" as though the proportions are right with this handle, and probably because of that cramping thing.
Its never a good idea to have an edge of an object touching the side edges even up or near even. Either have enough space between the side edges and the object, or let it run off. Running off is not bad, it just opens the space and gives us a sense of looking thru the frame of a window.
Also, I would suggest to scumble your edges of rounded planes. When looking at an object with round edges, the one eye farther over to that rounded edge can see more of the edge than your other eye. By softening the edges and obscurring them just a bit, you give that illusion of the roundedness going back into space. Pay particular attention to how many of the really good painters treated their edges, and you'll see what I mean!
04-23-2002, 09:55 AM
Wow, thanks Larry for that tip on rounded edges. I'll take a look at some other artist's paintings and see how they do that. As far as the handle on the coffee pot goes, there's about 1/4" of this painting on that side that didn't get in the scan because the painting is just a hair too big for the scannner. Do you have a measurement as to just how close one should come to the edge before running off? I already moved the pot over a good inch when I was blocking this in.
Thanks for the comments and taking the time to look at my work. I do appreciate it.
04-23-2002, 10:00 AM
Thank you Lisa, Linda and Yax for your comments and for looking.
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