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11-05-2009, 04:16 PM
Hi guys, bought some apples yesterday and shot about 30 photos before there was one that jumped out at me to paint, here it is so far(may have chewed off more than I can eat:eek: ), still a lot of work to do on it.
It's on Sennelier pastel card, 17" x 14", using Rembrandts soft sticks and Carb Othello pencils.
11-05-2009, 04:27 PM
This is great. I love what you have so far, you've established the delicate transparency of the plastic bag and the apples are well rounded, solid, grounded on their surface. This rocks. Onward!
11-05-2009, 05:22 PM
Clever! Continue working this out, because you certainly have a the expertise to pull it off . I'd like to see the end results.
11-05-2009, 05:24 PM
Ah, Nicoclaus, giving Andrew Hemingway a run for his money? He hung the plastic bag up and suspended the apples...
I think this looks quite good! You can chew it, I think. (How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. :lol:)
11-05-2009, 05:45 PM
this looks Great. Love the effect you got going on with the plastic. Can't wait to see it finished. james
11-05-2009, 07:30 PM
Oh wow! This is jumping right out of that wall! Fabulous!
11-05-2009, 07:53 PM
Thank you so much guys, really appreciate it:) , I hope that I can pull it off.
Hope to have an update in a day or two.
Deborah: Hope so:) , I wish I was half as good as Andrew Hemingway, he's amazing!
11-05-2009, 09:03 PM
Very clever composition. Your work is outstanding, and I cannot wait to see the finished result!
11-06-2009, 11:28 AM
enjoyed your portrait called "Tea" on your website...what an expression!!
looking forward to seeing the finish!
11-06-2009, 01:19 PM
Looking good so far.
11-07-2009, 11:22 AM
Fantastic!!!! Patience is your middle name.... Barb
11-07-2009, 04:54 PM
Thank you guys:)
AliciaS: Thanks, it was fun to do, checked out your site, Wow:eek: , your portraits are amazing!!
bnoonan:Thanks, patience is not my middle name, I wish it was;)
I'm getting frustrated with it, coming along very slowly, don't have enough of an update to post, but soon I hope
11-07-2009, 06:59 PM
This is excellent so far! Looks like a fun challenge.:)
11-08-2009, 05:16 PM
Looks great -- looking forward to your continued progress.
11-08-2009, 08:09 PM
Whoa, Nicoclaus, this looks super!!! As a newbie to pastels, I'm amazed what you folks can do with the pastelcard. I got a sample and the grain is a bit too course for me, but part of that is likely my inexperience with pastels and not knowing how to handle them exactly.
Anyway, I'm amazed at your realism here and really look forward to watching this develop! Thanks so much for doing this as a WIP!
11-08-2009, 08:35 PM
Thanks guys:) hope I don't disappoint you with this update, about to pull my hair out:eek: getting frustrated, so taking a break from it and afraid I'll over work the paper in places.
Here's the update, the colors are a little different from the first one, because of the time of day the photo was taken, but mostly the background color.
Still a lot to do on the plastic in several places and the shadow on the wall.
AquaMarine: Thanks, I really like this paper because of the amount of pastel it will hold, but be careful, it can take some your skin off the fingertips if you work it too much;)
11-09-2009, 06:58 AM
Looking great Nicoclaus! It's reading right to me. I'll be watching with interest to see whee you go from here.
11-09-2009, 07:38 AM
Looks fantastic, great idea too!
11-09-2009, 08:01 AM
This is so good. thank you for showing how you paint this.
11-09-2009, 12:09 PM
Thanks guys:) Hope to have an update soon
11-09-2009, 12:14 PM
Looking great so far! The plastic bag is incredible!
11-10-2009, 01:56 PM
No need for any frustration as far as I can see, this is fabulous!! A few adjustments in values needed on the bag maybe, but you'll work it out - no doubt about it! Look forward to the next update.....
11-10-2009, 06:34 PM
First of all thanks for this step by step ... it looks really well.
I have visited your web too ... I love your paintings and I like your style.
I wait for the next update ... thanks again.
11-10-2009, 07:28 PM
Merethe T: Well it's been frustrating at times:eek: about the values on the bag, is it too bright/white in places? Thanks
Alberto P: Thank you very much:)
11-10-2009, 08:04 PM
Well hi there Nic....I am so glad that I caught this one....love it!! The values on the bag may well read better once the background is completed. There are so many types of plastic bags...soft translucent ones and crisp clear ones so they all show differently. This is going to be super no matter what!
Cheers, Di :thumbsup:
11-11-2009, 12:56 AM
This is looking really good to me. Love your shadows on the wall, especially the top one. The values on the bag are looking OK to me.
Have you painted the background or is that the colour of the card?
george c martins
11-11-2009, 06:27 AM
Great one:thumbsup: ...don't stop...if been frustrating makes you paint like that...them frustrate...frustrate:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
11-11-2009, 07:57 PM
Wow...this is looking great so far!! Love those shadows!
11-11-2009, 08:54 PM
Hi Di..... Thank you very much!:) I think you're right about the values, just not sure what the background color should be.
marionh: Thank you! No it's not painted yet that's the color of the card.
George and Bhavana: Thank you so much:wink2:
11-11-2009, 10:59 PM
Oh, wow...I'm so ready to pluck one of those apples right out of the bag...fantastic!!!
11-12-2009, 12:32 AM
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