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Orchidacea
01-20-2008, 06:26 PM
I can't think of a name for it, but it's done. Whew! The shadows do have some green, but not as much as I'm seeing on my monitor. This is also way more contrast-y than it should be.

I have until Wednesday to try to finish one more. I think my fingers are bleeding....

Title suggestions gratefully accepted.

11 x 15 inches, assorted softies on Wallis Museum.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2008/41088-gold_wine_apple_600_px.jpg

Susan Jenkins
01-20-2008, 06:32 PM
Well... All I can say is this is just beautiful...

The first title that came to my mind was... "Golden Pleasures".

This is stunning!

:) susan

Paula Ford
01-20-2008, 06:58 PM
Gosh, this is gorgeous Kim!!! What a beautiful, romantic piece.

Paula

bchlvr
01-20-2008, 07:15 PM
Gorgeous...so realistic.

Gail V
01-20-2008, 07:43 PM
Yes, this is gorgeous!!! Love the glow - you are the master of the intense color and contrast paintings!!! LOVE IT!!!

fiannah
01-20-2008, 08:18 PM
beautiful!

:notworthy: <---- we really need that smiley :)

Donna T
01-20-2008, 08:32 PM
Another beauty, Kim!

Donna

WC Lee
01-20-2008, 08:42 PM
the way you render glass is amazing :)

Dale10
01-20-2008, 08:48 PM
As usual WoW! My first thought was "Mutt and Jeff!", but that just doesn't give it justice does it? :D

water girl
01-20-2008, 09:11 PM
You have another winner here! Your work just glows from within.

K Taylor-Green
01-20-2008, 09:21 PM
Absolutely beautiful, Kim!

Orchidacea
01-20-2008, 09:23 PM
Hey, thanks, everyone!

Here is an improved version--I fixed some small things and took a better photo:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2008/41088-gold_wine_apple_600_px_WC.jpg

amandanator
01-21-2008, 01:52 AM
Kim, just absolutely beautiful!

So here's my two cents for a title: Granny glasses :)

Mandy

*Violet*
01-21-2008, 02:01 AM
stunning indeed !! ... truly inspirational !! ....

VeronicaF
01-21-2008, 04:49 AM
WOW Kim!! outstanding!

Farfallina
01-21-2008, 04:54 AM
Magnificent piece! :thumbsup:

cal studio
01-21-2008, 07:43 AM
This is a very nice piece!! Love the shadow colors you used.
Wonderful
Cathleen

Punky2
01-21-2008, 09:39 AM
This is gorgeous! The light is so brilliant.

Here are my suggestions for titles:

"The Temptation"
"Morning After in the Garden of Eden"

Terri

CindyW
01-21-2008, 10:18 AM
Just beautiful! I especially like that purplish shadow angling up on the right...gives the comp a sweet "<" that works great to bring you back right into the middle of the painting.
Great cheers to you for your show!
Cindy

Artybo
01-21-2008, 10:59 AM
Really Beautiful.
How about "The Days of Wine and Apples"

annepropst
01-21-2008, 01:44 PM
I wonder if you would do us all a tremendous favor and do a WIP on your glass renderings????

Diana_pastels
01-22-2008, 11:23 AM
Another beautiful painting, Kim. I absolutely love the way you do glass. The glow on this is amazing. My first thought was "apple wine".
Diana

breuschle
01-22-2008, 11:41 AM
This is beautiful. You've achieved such warmth and richness.
"Golden Afternoon"?

purpleheather
01-22-2008, 11:44 AM
:clap: Absolutely incredible. You're very gifted. So satisfying to look at.
blessings
Anne
ps I notice there is another person calling for a WIP :cat:

E-J
01-22-2008, 12:13 PM
Beautiful painting, Kim. My thought for a title is "The Afterglow", but only because of my own interpretation of why those two half-finished glasses of wine might have been abandoned on the table, and a symbolic apple sitting nearby ...

Another one by Wednesday?? :eek:

Geoff
01-22-2008, 12:39 PM
I too thought "apple & wine", but how about "cyder apple".

Orchidacea
01-22-2008, 12:50 PM
Thanks to everyone for your kind words! Thanks, also, for all the great title suggestions!

E-J, I think I'm going to go with 'Afterglow.' I think. My brain is mush right now, LOL, but I am going to finish another one by tomorrow!

jillstefaniwagner
01-24-2008, 08:05 PM
Kim, your work is so beautiful and detailed. I love looking at it. would you mind telling me how long this piece took to create? I work in a looser style but I have often thought of going a bit tighter...

Orchidacea
01-24-2008, 08:18 PM
Jill, that piece probably took about 12-14 hours. Hehehe....maybe we can trade--I'd like to go a little looser.

Artaholic
01-24-2008, 11:40 PM
WOW!! breathtakingly beautiful!!

rhapsodyerin
01-24-2008, 11:52 PM
I'm speechless. This is absolutely stunning.:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I love all your work.

palettetalk
01-26-2008, 12:08 AM
It's a really lovely painting but I do see a problem with the smaller of the glasses. The rim appears a bit 'off' to me as it isn't elliptical... but then again maybe I'm the one that's 'off'?
Susan

bnoonan
01-26-2008, 07:56 PM
Hi Kim,

I'm with Susan - I see something not quite right on the drawing. I reversed the image to try and see what it was but I can't put my finger on it.

Something about the glasses.

If it's too late - don't worry about it - I know you had to get them into a show soon. If not, take another look. B:confused:

Bill Foehringer
01-27-2008, 01:10 AM
Crystal Clear that you can do a great still!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap: BillF

jackiesimmonds
01-27-2008, 03:32 AM
It's a really lovely painting but I do see a problem with the smaller of the glasses. The rim appears a bit 'off' to me as it isn't elliptical... but then again maybe I'm the one that's 'off'?
Susan

I am afraid I can see some drawing probs too...so sorry, because it is a super piece, and this seems very nit-picking.

If you look carefully at the top of the shorter glass, you can see that the elipse at the top edge is more oval on theleft than on the right, where the elipse almost has a corner. It is a tiny fix, but will make a difference. If you aren't sure exactly what is happening, or what we here are on about, all you need to is carefully trace over one half of the glass, and reverse the tracing and place it over the other side. To my eye, the belly of the glass looks slightly different on one side too, but that may be an optical illusion, because of the white light on one side and dark edge on the other.

The trouble with working in a photo-realist way, is that we are so used to looking at total perfection (well almost - the camera DOES distort sometimes) in a photo, that we expect total perfection in the painting. Unfair really! However, getting elipses right is pretty crucial if you are to work in this way, because you are painting man-made objects which will BE perfectly symmetrical.

In terms of colour and atmosphere, this is lovely.

Pimprelune
01-27-2008, 05:42 AM
Pfewwwwwwww!!!

In France we call that a "travail d'orfèvre", it's a fantastic job, colours, ligts, glass everything is perfect, extremely fine (??)

Sincerely :clap: :clap: I admire it's very beautiful :clap: :clap:

Orchidacea
01-27-2008, 08:50 AM
You're definitely right about the ellipse on the smaller glass....that's what I get for rushing. That piece went to the framer's the next day, so it's too late fix it now. I'm so mad at myself! I do make a template when I draw things like glasses and vases--I draw half, then use that to make both halves the same--but I didn't check this one carefully because I was in a hurry. I won't make that mistake again!

Thanks for looking so carefully and noticing this. I appreciate the help.

I'm going to take solace in the fact that I finished nine pieces in seven weeks, while also working full time at my day job. I mustered up more self-discipline than I ever thought possible! I also generated ideas for a bunch of new pieces that I can't wait to tackle.

The opening is on Saturday....now the hard part....I have to figure out what to wear!

scall0way
01-27-2008, 08:59 AM
Wow, I love this so much - but I love all your stuff, and have not been treated to one lately. Life seems to keep getting in the way of my painting and being around WC. I can see the problem with the ellipse now that others have pointed it out, but I certainly didn't notice on my own until beaten over the head with it - so I would not worry. I'm sure it will be well-received. The glass is just fabulous. I wish I could render glass. Just stunning.

catrus
01-27-2008, 09:33 AM
This is beautiful. Sunkissed!

bnoonan
01-27-2008, 12:13 PM
HURRAH 9 paintings of this quality in 7 weeks! Wow- you are tremendous.

May the buyers be behind you and show you the value and respect you deserve on this achievement Kim.

Congratulations - whatever you wear will be fabulous because you will be glowing!!! Barb

Tracer
01-27-2008, 06:49 PM
Spectacular piece!! Your work is amazing!

Nancy Leone
01-27-2008, 07:44 PM
Another gorgeous piece!