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Rod
08-15-1999, 01:57 AM
Hi All,
Thanks to Scott we can show our paintings for some constructive comments from anyone , so here goes.
Still Life.
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/1476/smbottle.jpg
If you wish to view a larger image then,
www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/1476/bottle.html (http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/1476/bottle.html)
Your comments would be appreciated, Thanks.

See Scotts " user Critiques!" for instruction if you wish to post your paintings.


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Rod
www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/1476 (http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/1476)


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robinsn
08-15-1999, 11:23 AM
Hi Rod,

Here's my comments:

I like the lighting effects from the candle and you got the metal look of the glasses down really well. Also, the clear wine glass is outstanding. The glass on its side looks a little like it's floating - probably need darker shadow on the ends? The label on the bottle appears flat and the table might have more depth if it got darker as it got further from the candle. The colors are simple and pleasing.

Hope this helps. Do you think, Rod, that this is the type of feedback that is helpful?

-Randy

Diana Lee
08-15-1999, 01:35 PM
I really love your piece, It is satisfying in many ways besides visually. I would liked to have seen some more color in the metal glasses, such as the spilled wine in the glass laying down and the green of the wine bottle and the reflection of the glass wine glass on the one standing. It is a very pleasurable piece that has motion. Good Job!

Diana

Rod
08-16-1999, 03:49 AM
Hi Diana and Randy,
Thanks for the comments, I agree with all of them. It's strange when you look at your own work you tell yourself to stop fiddling and don't notice minor points. Yet when they are pointed out,they are so obvious you wonder why you didn't spot them. Comments like this when acted on help to make a better artist,

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Regards Rod
www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/1476 (http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/1476)

Diana Lee
08-16-1999, 01:58 PM
Hi Rod,
When I painted "Silver Vase" there was one reflection that drove me nuts because I couldn't find a source. It was a pink glow and it fluttered. It wasn't until someone walked in front of the TV that I realized that was the pink glow. The odd part was that the TV was almost directly behind the silver vase and the vase still picked up the reflection. I left out the pink glow because at the time I was embarressed that I watched TV while I worked.

Diana
http://dianalee.com/images/SilverVase(medium).jpg

Rod
08-17-1999, 05:15 AM
Hi Diana,
Don't worry, I also watch tv while I paint while sat next to my computer. I have recently completed a painting of our cat using pastels. It is now on my web page,
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/1476/watercolour1.html



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Regards Rod
www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/1476 (http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/1476)

Roger
08-17-1999, 02:15 PM
Rod,
The overall feeling of your still life is in good taste and tells a story of a wine drinking evening.
The positioning of the pieces are a little tight in comparison to the rest of the space on the painting. You may have opened the items a little more. I do compositions on paper in rough thumbnails before starting a painting. I think that you need to get more technical in the drawing of vases, cups, bottle. The center line of your wine bottle is off to the left on the top. If the cups were the same dimensions then there is a problem with perspective because the cup laying down looks larger. The wine inside the cup looks a little lower on the right than on the left as if the table was not parallel to a level floor.
All other effects such as shadows and reflections are nice. I like the effect of the candlelight passing through the bottle into the wall and the reflection of the wine label type on the top of the wine inside the glass. Together with the other member's suggestions, your next still life is going to be great!
Good Luck and show us the next one.
Roger

Diana Lee
08-17-1999, 02:42 PM
Ooooooo, Rod. The cat looks wonderful! Have you ever given any consideration towards scratchboard? I think you would like it.

Diana

Rod
08-18-1999, 05:44 AM
Hi Roger,
Thanks for your comments,the wine is not level. I got the left curve too sharp on the surface edge. I have started another still life and will watch all these details carefully. It is a similar scene.
Regards Rod.

Hi Diana,
Glad you liked my cat. I think I will check if my local store keeps scratchboard. Would you recommend black or white for starters,
Regards Rod.
By the way it's 9.40pm in New Zealand.

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Diana Lee
08-18-1999, 01:36 PM
Hi Rod,

I would start with the black and white as an excersize. There is a tutorial on beginning scratchboard in WetCanvas. I believe the discipline you learn from scratchboard (or any other medium) will help you in your painting. It is all tied together. The point is to develope creativity to be used in any way you want.

There are places you can mail order scratchboard if you can't find it locally.

Diana