View Full Version : WDE 11th July 08 Still life on wood "WIP"
07-13-2008, 09:16 AM
This one is on my wooden box where I store my acrylic paints. I found that the paint once dry looked dull. I started aplying soft pastels on top and liked the effect. It's no where near complete and I'm struggling because I've never been able to convey metal and I'm really bad at perspective and ellipses:mad: but what the heck each time I'm pushing myself more.
I'm sorry the scan is chopped I've lost my sim card for my camera and the box is too big for my scanner, the nasty edges are only masking tape I put there to guide me. I'll see how I go, being pastels might be difficult to keep. I'll apply fixative and I'll see how I go from there.
Thanks for looking as always.:wave: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jul-2008/42645-WDE_11_july_08_2hour_progress.jpg
07-13-2008, 09:39 AM
Your coloring on those canisters is beautiful. I hope you'll share the finished painting with us.
07-13-2008, 09:41 AM
Creative! Clever! Keep on going! :)
07-13-2008, 09:50 AM
Looks good to me!:)
07-13-2008, 10:14 AM
To me, it seems that the character of the wood may have its own hopes and dreams, and makes your work on the surface unique and special. You've been imaginative in pulling the art from the tools and materials, and sometimes must yield to them as well.
Oh, and I'm certainly seeing a metallic sheen on the cannisters! :)
07-13-2008, 10:46 AM
Very well done. Your elipses are fine and the copper glimmers. Looks done to me. Lovely.
07-13-2008, 11:20 AM
I likes this picture when I saw it but thought the brass may be hard to do, but you got it. I really like what you have done. Mary
07-13-2008, 11:48 AM
:wave: Hi Sandy!
Personally, I think you've achieved well the look and shine of copper! What a great idea to use your paint box to paint on! I kind of like the little bit of different texture the wood has given your painting. It is unique!!!! I think you've done a great job with this reference; I was so hoping someone would choose it - Thank you! :thumbsup: :D
07-13-2008, 12:18 PM
Copper looks like copper to me... nice work
07-13-2008, 01:22 PM
Most definitely copper. Nicely done!
07-13-2008, 02:23 PM
it's really good, copper looks well coppery...Shelley
07-13-2008, 02:44 PM
Wow, I love what you did with this. The metal canisters are wonderful! Nice job.
07-13-2008, 04:02 PM
I like it and the idea of pastels with acylics sounds great. I like the look of the copper.
07-13-2008, 05:16 PM
Lovely! I really like how the copper turned out.
07-13-2008, 05:37 PM
beautiful copper!! love to see the finish,
07-13-2008, 08:32 PM
Great finish on the copper...very nice.
07-13-2008, 11:52 PM
I think you got the shine in the metal containers just right!!! love the sunflower...
07-14-2008, 02:21 PM
Cool idea, love the finish/texture from the wood, and the copper is great!
07-16-2008, 08:35 PM
WOW!! You are doing an excellent job with this!!! Great learning experience, I'm sure!! :)
07-17-2008, 02:57 PM
Oh goody -- someone else who loves copper. Wow -- you certainly got the colors in those cannisters. This is wonderful. And how happy for your acrylics to have this home. :clap:
07-17-2008, 03:11 PM
I think you did a lovely job on the cannisters,I had my eyes set to do that image but I got worried what colors I should be using.Yours looks quite good.Imelda
07-17-2008, 08:01 PM
Thank you all very much for your lovely thoughts, Yes I have to admit, I shocked myself when I choose this image, I've never done a still life. The copper is proving to be a great teacher for me. I've worked on it some more but I still can't find my sd card :( I bought another one in the hope but aparently its the wrong one hehehe so I guess when I get home tonight I'll have to scan a chopped version again.
Imelda, the colours I used where white, a warm yellow, a cool yellow, a cool red, a warm red and ultramarine. the darks I got with alzerium red and Ultramarine blue. I'm stuck on what colour for the top background? Oh well, up and onwards always.
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