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RobertGarland
06-09-2010, 10:55 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/06-09-2010/95091_appleweb.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Apple 1
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Board
Dimension: 6
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
This is my first successful attempt at an oil painting using an indirect method. I've used a layered technique for years using acrylics but recently started experimenting with oils and I have to say I really like them.<br><br>Underpainting: titan. white, mars black, bu<br>t umber.<br><br>Glazes: Stand oil mixed with mineral spirits, rubbed into painting, then pure colors rubbed into that. I only use primary magenta, cyan, and yellow to make the colors, and the bu<br>t umber again to simplify making the browns.<br>3 layers of glaze<br><br>Let me know what you think about it, Good and bad. Thanks!<br><br>Thanks to everyone in the oil forum for their great advice on how to glaze properly. <br>

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Anything that you like or dislike about the piece, I'm open to all critique. The piece was meant as an experiment so you won't be breaking my heart at all!

song_bird
06-09-2010, 11:25 PM
It's amazing! I would only say that I'd like to see just a little irregularity in the apple.

Beautiful piece :clap: :cat:

freeskier89
06-09-2010, 11:42 PM
I think its great... I love how you treated the surface of the apple. One suggestion for improvement however is that I think you could get a lot more depth out of this by pushing the range of values on the apple. I photoshopped something to illustrate. I just "glazed" in some darks to both separate the apple from the background a little bit and to make the apple seem more spherical and less flat. Luckily the advantage of glazing is that adding in darks is a cinch!

http://i47.tinypic.com/2zianlt.jpg

Corby
06-10-2010, 12:21 AM
when I see work like this I am set to wondering why so many artists of today are cowed by the 'old masters' there has been a lot of really awful work done over the centuries by 'old masters' and I feel that the best then is no better than the best now. This is quite nice!

RobertGarland
06-10-2010, 03:59 AM
Thanks all. Freeskier- You're totally right. I guess I'll be doing at least 1 more layer...

DanaLJensen
06-10-2010, 06:44 AM
Really nice!

tgsloth
06-10-2010, 08:03 AM
freeskier has nailed it. The bg drapery seems awkwardly to be angled rather than flat. This seems contrived. But, otherwise, you've really got something going here and I look forward to more posts.

RobertGarland
06-18-2010, 01:12 AM
Okay, here it is with more modeling. Comments are definitely welcome. Thanks!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jun-2010/95091-apple_doneweb.jpg

crazywoman53
06-18-2010, 03:04 PM
I wouldn't change a thing with this now. It is absolutely beautiful and so realistic looking.

allanom
06-18-2010, 10:45 PM
Lovely! Frame it!

RobertGarland
06-20-2010, 12:57 AM
Thanks all! :wave:

TScottDove
06-20-2010, 01:56 AM
Simple and elegant. No crits here.

Delmus Phelps
06-22-2010, 10:52 AM
dito here, an excellent piece. Happy you are using an older technique. It does make things easier, yes?

Continental
06-22-2010, 05:18 PM
Nice work and nice touch on this...

RobertGarland
06-22-2010, 11:59 PM
THank you to everyone for your input. It's greatly appreciated! :wave:

Kazador
06-24-2010, 04:22 PM
That's a nice apple! :D