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formerlyunknownart
11-19-2007, 06:55 PM
Here I go again with yet another Candy Apple piece. I swear I'm on a red kick... I also did some pomagranates in acrylic ... just loving painting the red for some reason. :)

This is done with unisons mostly and some Terrys.
A full sheet of La Carte 19X25

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Nov-2007/71338-100_6072.jpg

Paula Ford
11-19-2007, 07:52 PM
They look absolutely delicious Melanie! Beautiful work!

Paula

Peiwend
11-19-2007, 08:32 PM
Bravo! Bravo!

It acts...it sings...it dances...a real triple threat!

______________________Wendell

Tressa
11-19-2007, 08:57 PM
Melanie, you just stay on that red kick, a these are beautiful!!!
Tres

CindyW
11-19-2007, 09:06 PM
Beautiful!!
Those reflections are perfect!
LOVE the sugar on the bottoms of the apples.

Cindy

David Patterson
11-19-2007, 09:24 PM
This is wonderful Melanie! I love the red paintings you have been creating. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pastels!

David

Bhavana Vijay
11-19-2007, 09:28 PM
Wow Melanie!! This must be soo impressive in person! These look delicious!!

M Douglas
11-19-2007, 09:30 PM
Beautiful as usual Mel, might just be my eyes but the stick in the middle apple doesn't look quite right, with the shape of the apple as is it looks to me as if the stick should be tilted behind instead of straight up.

Melodie

formerlyunknownart
11-19-2007, 09:38 PM
Thanks Mel... its actually right, they dont' always put those sticks in in line with the apples so its a bit of a deception. ;)

water girl
11-19-2007, 10:14 PM
Melanie,
Another masterpiece. I don't know how you do it! :clap:

Ms.Understood
11-19-2007, 10:41 PM
Geez--I just popped over to get a gander at "pastels forum", as I dabble in them now and then...
I don't think I would be able to accomplish this in any medium, let alone pastels. I'm awstruck, really!
(my signature thumbnail is a pastel piece.)

fiannah
11-19-2007, 11:46 PM
amazing!!!!!!!!!!

cal studio
11-20-2007, 06:58 AM
This is beautiful!

CJMonty
11-20-2007, 07:06 AM
Your Toffee Apples always look so wonderfully sticky. YUM :p

Carolynn :rolleyes: :heart::heart:

bnoonan
11-20-2007, 12:11 PM
I agree with Carolynn... sticky... and tempting and nicely done.

bArb

Felefranz
11-20-2007, 12:55 PM
It is really a masterpiece - beautiful. It looks like a photo - oh no - better!
Marco

Geoff
11-20-2007, 01:23 PM
You must have a very sweet tooth ......:lol:

formerlyunknownart
11-20-2007, 01:32 PM
Actually, I dont' much care for Candy, which you'd never know from the amount of times I paint it, lol. I just think its pretty. :)

Tracer
11-21-2007, 02:16 AM
Red rocks! And you sure know how to show it to it's best advantage!!!!

Tracy

maggie latham
11-21-2007, 06:17 AM
Can I eat them please? Very tempting, and extremely well done!
Maggie

Mary Brigid
11-21-2007, 08:01 AM
Another lovely yummy one from you. Excellent
Mary Brigid

RooGal
11-21-2007, 04:21 PM
Oh Melanie, this has me running my tongue over my teeth hoping my fillings don't fall out. :D Love the sugar granules.

I also enjoyed looking at your website as I do like your work very much.
Cheers,

Merethe T
11-21-2007, 05:50 PM
Totally awesome!!! Perfect, cool and so delicious....must be pretty striking in RL! Love it!

formerlyunknownart
11-21-2007, 06:21 PM
Thanks for the compliments and the website visit Pam :)
Thanks Merethe... means a lot coming from you as I so admire your work too. :)

palettetalk
11-21-2007, 06:42 PM
Hi Melanie,
Are you making your own candy apples to use for a reference or do you purchase them and if so where do you get them? Perhaps you working from a reference photo...? I haven't seen a red candy apple in years - lots of caramel ones but not the shiny, crunchy, clear red ones.

Anyhow, your candy red paintings are spectacular especially with a dark backdrop - so dramatic! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Unlike you I would LOVE to bite into those overly sweet but ooohhhso good crunchy candy apples! :D
Cheers,
Susan

formerlyunknownart
11-21-2007, 06:57 PM
Hi Susan,

Two of my neighbours work for The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Co. and they make them themselves and then they give them to me--free :) I photograph them and use a combo of the photo and still life to get my work. :) This last crop I got to eat one, and I must say the experience was rather unsatisfying. I like the carmel ones a lot better but I dont' think they would make for quite so pretty a painting.

Pinecone Conniff
11-21-2007, 07:25 PM
Rocky Mountain Chocolate makes the BEST candy apples!:heart:
I knew I liked your painting for more reasons than it is brilliantly done! The sugar is incredible. I want an apple NOW!:eek:

Annette

Paulafv
11-21-2007, 08:23 PM
Amazing. How can you make dust into these juicy bits of art? Amazing. You must be a witch leftover from Halloween to wield such magic.

BabyBeeb
11-21-2007, 08:28 PM
Wow! Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory? Were' headed down for T-day and will pass one up at the Factory Outlet center. I'll have to pay homage to your work with one of those sticky, red, transparent looking candied apples! Yum!
Lookin GOOOOOD!

Donna T
11-21-2007, 09:42 PM
Amazing work, Melanie! I just showed this to my husband and he could not believe this is a pastel. "But those apples are so shiny! How did she do that"? It must be nice to bowl people over with this kind of work!

Donna

Holley
11-22-2007, 04:38 AM
Deliciously stunning! Amazing work Melanie!

rhapsodyerin
11-22-2007, 02:05 PM
Totally awesome and beautiful. Super job.:thumbsup: