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spydygo
05-08-2009, 10:20 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/05-08-2009/181239_DSCN0265.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/05-08-2009/181239_DSCN0267.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/05-08-2009/181239_DSCN0269.JPG


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: dead layer apples
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 9 cm by 9cm
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
hi,<br>I painted those apples for praticing my brush handeling and to have a better knowledge how to do value (tone) in paint. And I needed something to pratice on for the glaze.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
How can i improve the values (the mass tone) for a more realistic look , for a better dead layer?<br>thank you

Sam_I_Am
05-08-2009, 10:37 PM
Hi, there :) And welcome!

These are very nicely rendered. I don't know if its the photo or if they're really drawn in such muted colors, but one of the first things you can do to add a little more realism is work in some warmer tones. In every plane of vision there are darks, lights, cools, and warms. Conversely, there are cool and dark lights and dark and light warms. Your understanding of them will improve as you work more in "real life" study, like plein air landscapes and self-set of class-set still lives and figure drawing/painting. Hope this helps!

Corby
05-09-2009, 12:56 AM
This is a very large collection of apples you have going here! The texture of the skin is very believable. It seems to me though that the value contrast between light and dark should be greater. When glazes are applied it would seem to me that the dead layer would not have enough impact to support the form. I am of an extremely limited knowledge here though because that mode of painting is one I am not practiced in. There are some here that can be more authoritative on the matter than I... Good to see all them apples spydygo! Welcome to the WetCanvas!

MRSBB
05-09-2009, 01:51 AM
Welcome to the forum Spydygo. I am afraid I have not used this method of painting either, but that doesn't mean it is a wrong approach. I would be very interested in seeing you add more color values and looking at the results. Hey, were never to old to learn. I await the finish, keep going...........Lenore