View Full Version : Mandarins in Cello Packets

05-04-2008, 10:15 AM
I have never seen mandarins individually packaged like this before to it called to me and the great bonus was that they were self-sealing packets meaning that I could save them for another day's paint somewhere down the line.

11 x 14.5 on La Carte

C & C always welcome


Cheers, Dianna

WC Lee
05-04-2008, 10:28 AM
hmm I have never seen them individually wrapped before .. must be a new thing .. anyhow, the painting is wonderful :) just out of curiosity, how long does it take you to finish a painting of this caliber?

05-04-2008, 10:35 AM
Dianna, another fabulous painting. Of course, wouldn't expect anything but fabulous from you! Thanks for sharing this with us.

05-04-2008, 11:10 AM
Thank you Diana! WC....anywhere from around 10 to 15 hours to do something like this. Thanks for asking and for stopping by.

Cheers, Dianna :wave:

05-04-2008, 11:13 AM
Sigh!!! :D

I know how you do it but it never ceases to amaze me.

Paula Ford
05-04-2008, 11:16 AM
WOW, such beautiful work!!


M Douglas
05-04-2008, 12:30 PM
Beautiful, I know its about the oranges but I love the basket!!


05-04-2008, 12:43 PM
Wow... amazing how photo realistic this is!

05-04-2008, 12:56 PM
Fantastic. I'm really drawn to the basket too, really wonderful work. Thank you for sharing

Gail V
05-04-2008, 01:19 PM
This perfection at its finest :-) The tiny wording on the wrappers too - amazing!!! You are definitely an inspiration. Love it!

05-04-2008, 01:23 PM
Hi Dianna

Nice to see your work again. How thoughtful of the producer to package the Mandarins so they'd stay fresh longer.

Your attention to detail is always impressive, and the coloring delighful and spot on.


05-04-2008, 01:28 PM
Thank you everyone. I too like the basket. It was only meant to be a complimentary prop in which to feature the oranges. It was the easy part and as it turned out, a real bonus once it was completed. :p

Cheers, Dianna :cat:

05-04-2008, 02:09 PM
Hello Dianna,

I love your work and this piece is just beautiful - there's so much to drool over - I love how you captue all the different textures, amazing. Thank you for sharing!

Next time you do a workshop in the UK I SOOOOO want to be there!


water girl
05-04-2008, 02:18 PM
I wish that more of our still life fruit came wrapped....ha ha! :lol: Your bonus was the fabulous wrappers. It's just amazing how you capture such detail. As always, I love it!

Merethe T
05-04-2008, 03:24 PM
Fantastic! Amazing detail - you're good, lady! :)
Glad to have you back again!


05-04-2008, 03:42 PM
Another beauty Dianna. I am pleased to see you posting again. I so missed your paintings.

Tracy Lang
05-04-2008, 03:51 PM
What a treat to see this fabulous painting this morning :) I love everything about it...the basket is absolutely wonderful, but it's the light sparkling on the wrappers that takes my breath away. It's great to "see" you back, Dianna. Thank you for the inspiration today!!!


05-04-2008, 04:18 PM
Dear Dianna,

Reflections really amaze me. It is something I really want to learn how to do. You do it so very very well. I love the painting! I am going to add this picture to my favorites so I can use it for future reference.

Thank you

05-04-2008, 04:19 PM
Such a stunning painting.... and the detail on the cello is amazing. It is great to see you posting again.

05-04-2008, 04:31 PM
Wow, classic Ponting. Awesome.

05-04-2008, 05:30 PM
Wow! Red on orange-red on orange on orange-brown! (Why is that so much more exciting than green-on-green? :-)


05-04-2008, 08:11 PM
wow simply amazing!

05-04-2008, 09:35 PM
Ponting, I am new to the boards here, but you are my hero. I am so amazed at your work.

All I can say is awesome.

Rose Baggs
05-04-2008, 11:16 PM
Wow...It's gorgeous Dianna! Only 10 to 15 hours work...double Wow to you!!!

05-05-2008, 12:02 AM
This might be "Edgy" enough? No? :wink2:

Very wonderful to look at! I love the originality of the subject too!

05-05-2008, 04:11 AM
I am totally in AWE Dianna, you are a very talented artist, i wish i could attend one of your workshops...but i think Australia is too far away.haha.well done..

05-05-2008, 08:56 AM
Dianna, opening one of your threads is like a feast for the eyes! It's so good I can't get over the feeling that it just might be sinful! :p :D

Beautiful work, as always. In your workshops, do you teach how to achieve such patience? :rolleyes:

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

05-05-2008, 01:02 PM
And how wonderful to have edible models after the painting! :lol: I, too, was taken with the lights on the basket. So lovely!

05-05-2008, 01:10 PM
And how wonderful to have edible models after the painting! :lol: I, too, was taken with the lights on the basket. So lovely!

05-05-2008, 01:11 PM
And how wonderful to have edible models! :lol: I, too, was taken by the highlights in the basket. So lovely.

05-06-2008, 12:55 AM
stunning as per usual ... 10-15 hrs??? !!! ... wow ....

05-06-2008, 10:37 PM
Dianna: beautiful work. Such a treat to see your paintings. Thanks.


05-06-2008, 11:35 PM
Well hello everyone...so MANY nice comments. :wave: I am sorry I didn't get her sooner to address all of them. My computer had a hissy fit a couple of days ago and I guess it dumped all of my cookies since I haven't been getting notices of thise lovely comments. I will just say THANK YOU TO ALL and a big THANK YOU to all of the friends welcoming my home. It has been a long wihile but I am here once more. :clap: :clap: :clap: :wave:

Only two question/comments so I will address those...why of course Deb...I everyone learns patience in my class...it's standard fair. :lol:

Nicki...hey I have plans in the works for Austrailia/New Zealand once I have finished my homework. :D

Cheers and thanks again everyone. :cat: