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formerlyunknownart
09-23-2007, 10:23 PM
What else do you name a painting of 4 candy apples but "Sweeeet!" with 4 e's. hehe.

10X24 on LaCarte.

Terry's and unisons.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2007/71338-100_5749.jpg

Kathryn Day
09-23-2007, 10:27 PM
Beautiful reds!!! They look sticky, shiny, delicious.

fiannah
09-23-2007, 10:29 PM
oh wow... you forgot the painting and posted the referance :D Wondeful luscious looking candy apples, fantastic job!

David Patterson
09-23-2007, 10:30 PM
wow is right!! yummy indeed, and very well done!!

David

formerlyunknownart
09-23-2007, 10:31 PM
Thanks... forgot to mention that these are going in the Port Moody Art Association's Fall show and Robert Genn is opening it, so I wanted to have a really special piece in there and maybe get his opinion on it. :)

Netty
09-23-2007, 11:16 PM
Wow Melanie..... one of these days I am going to try a still life....
Your reds are amazingly delicious.... my daughter would love this :)

Annie

*Violet*
09-24-2007, 12:18 AM
luscious .... simply luscious !!! ... :thumbsup:

GaryNorthants
09-24-2007, 12:40 AM
Wow:clap: So jealous of your talent :evil: But so inspiring to see such fabulous work. What can i say? Magnificent will do for a start I suppose but running short of adjectives for all the fab stuff you are posting lately. Keep them coming and thank you for sharing
Going to hold my breath until I'm sick now :envy: lol
Gary

Viuhti
09-24-2007, 02:27 AM
Something made with a totally dry media and it looks so unbelievably sticky. :thumbsup: Love the color scheme. Very convincing.

paul444
09-24-2007, 04:13 AM
WOW Melanie,

A superb painting, great light, great colour and a fantastic sense of texture.

Constellation
09-24-2007, 07:43 AM
Melanie.... 'fess up now! you just stuck those apples on that paper, didn't you? That is such a fun painting! Donna R.

Tressa
09-24-2007, 07:48 AM
Robert Genn?? Melanie, you lucky dog!! These have got to get his attention! I want a BITE!!!:D
Tres

Donna T
09-24-2007, 07:57 AM
I would never guess this was done with pastels because they look so glossy! Really incredible and beautiful!

Donna T

Paula Ford
09-24-2007, 08:12 AM
WOWOWOW!!!! Fabulous work!

Paula

Dark_Shades
09-24-2007, 08:43 AM
:clap: Absolutely............ Fantastic :clap:

bachfan
09-24-2007, 08:47 AM
oh, my. I almost tried to touch them.


What else do you name a painting of 4 candy apples but "Sweeeet!" with 4 e's. hehe.

10X24 on LaCarte.

Terry's and unisons.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2007/71338-100_5749.jpg

Rose Baggs
09-24-2007, 09:52 AM
Fantastic work!!! Wow!!!

HarvestMoon
09-24-2007, 09:55 AM
holy moley!!! how the heck did you manage that with pastels??? a jaw-dropper..... absolutely perfect- love the shine....

dbjs
09-24-2007, 11:24 AM
wow! fantastic!! What is this lacarte paper? How does it compare with velour or art spectrum paper?

winecountry
09-24-2007, 11:59 AM
Oh sooo luscious! really super realism!
colleen

water girl
09-24-2007, 12:04 PM
I'm absolutely speechless! This is sooooooooooo drop dead gorgeous!

M Douglas
09-24-2007, 12:25 PM
Beautiful!! I like this one much more then the acrylic.

Melodie

Merethe T
09-24-2007, 01:30 PM
Woohoo - now that is a painting!!! Just awesome, super comp and super colors - loving it!! (...would look even better on my kitchen wall........ :D)

Dorte - La Carte is sanded (or cork, really) and feels more "gritty" - and it is perfect for fine detail. To me velour and Art Spectrum are both smoother surfaces, takes a bit more work to get detail...but you seem to work wonders on velour so that might not be a problem for you...?

Lin - amazing painting, you're very talented!

Diana_pastels
09-24-2007, 02:22 PM
Oh, this is fabulous! I was going to try candy apples myself, but now! No way will I post it if I do try it. These look so true to life - amazing!
Diana

Bryarpatch
09-24-2007, 02:52 PM
The realism is amazing! You even caught the inevitable bubbles that form against the apple's skin below the surface of the candy. I bow to you!!!

formerlyunknownart
09-24-2007, 03:00 PM
Hehe, thanks everyone.. .but now I have a problem... I just hung these above my couch and they fit my room soooooo well !! How am I going to part with them? hmmm

Westerngirl
09-24-2007, 03:39 PM
This work is amazing.......picking up my jaw from the floor now.
:clap: :clap:

Tressa
09-24-2007, 03:53 PM
Melanie, you'll just have to do another for your couch...it would go in my newly painted room also...:D
Tres

formerlyunknownart
09-24-2007, 04:59 PM
well... if they don't sell... I won't be upset.. .lets put it that way :)

Seveer
09-24-2007, 05:35 PM
That is great!!! I think I just got a cavity!!!! Can we forward you our dental bills?

Bravo!!!!

formerlyunknownart
09-24-2007, 07:03 PM
well my painting has 0 calories and 0 sugar so if you get cavities it wasn't from my painting ;)

bruce johnson
09-25-2007, 01:00 AM
Amazing ... how do you do that...:clap: :clap:

Snowbound
09-25-2007, 08:25 AM
I am so not into photorealism-- it generally leaves me cold. But this goes way beyond photorealism. This I really really really like. It is truly a work of art. There is the composition, and the relationship of form, and the play of shadow and light, and the remarkable skill to put all this together into a painting that not only draws me in, but makes me want to keep that thing where I can look at it a lot.

And I don't even like candied apples.

Dayle Ann

Mary Brigid
09-25-2007, 11:55 AM
Melanie....... this is stunning......When I grow up I want to be you..... Fantastic work
Mary Brigid

Doodlebug1967
09-26-2007, 01:32 PM
Gasp! You just keep getting better and better and you were great to start with. Amazing!

Ronda

formerlyunknownart
09-26-2007, 01:33 PM
awww thanks everyone! :)

Tracer
09-27-2007, 02:11 AM
Your stills are absolutely incredible! I would love to learn how to do that.

Tracer

Mike_Beeman
09-27-2007, 10:00 AM
Exciting piece...excellent textural effect! Mike

palettetalk
09-27-2007, 02:27 PM
My teeth are aching! :lol:
This is gorgeous Melanie! How did you do with your art show the other day - the one where you were taking your flute painting?
cheers,
Susan

formerlyunknownart
09-27-2007, 02:46 PM
Thanks Mike and Susan,

Susan--the opening is on Sunday... I'll let you know... I'm hoping for some sales!!!

girasole
09-28-2007, 12:14 AM
Okay, so I wanna' be able to paint like you someday... someday soon... Any tips you can give a girl? Gotta' go practice...

Lynn

Orchidacea
09-28-2007, 05:56 PM
It's amazing--such brilliant color, and such shine! You've made the candy layer look beautifully translucent. This is really something special.

Gail V
09-29-2007, 11:45 PM
WOW!!!!! This is absolutely stunning! Did you have a reference photo, or did you work from real life?

formerlyunknownart
09-30-2007, 02:53 AM
HI Gail,
In this one, I worked from my own reference photo. Sometimes I work from life and sometimes both life and photos at the same time. :)

VeronicaF
09-30-2007, 03:01 AM
WOW Melanie!! Breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!utterly breathtaking!!