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d2create
12-12-2002, 12:42 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/12-12-2002/16442_peppers.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/12-12-2002/16442_Onion.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Peppers & Onion
Year Created: 2002
Medium: Watercolor
Surface: Watercolor Paper
Dimension: 9x9 and 12x7
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
These are 2 watercolor pieces from my very first watercolor class. These were the 2 better pieces from about 6 total. I never used watercolor previously, i'm normally an oils kind of guy and even that I haven't practiced much in a while. I used a very limited color pallete. The onion only has 3 colors in it, the peppers maybe 4 - 5 max. Most colors were acheived by glazing tube colors. For instance, i did not use any tube green for the peppers. Also, no black or payne's gray was used. Just didn't feel it was necessary. They were both done as study of lighting. The peppers have a strong incandescent spotlight, and the onion is lit only by a candle in a jar. That is the object on the very left of the page.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
I'm looking for general watercolor technique feedback. Being that this was my first attempt at the medium, i know i have tons to learn.

jerryW
12-12-2002, 01:23 PM
objects are great
most happy with the shadows and how they integrate with the table.

Alan Cross
12-12-2002, 01:26 PM
Nicely drawn and painted! Good use of shadows.
Alan :)

Paintonbrush
12-12-2002, 03:31 PM
welcome, youre off to a great start. hang around here and you will only learn more

laniers
12-12-2002, 04:32 PM
Glad you found your way over here. From seeing these in class I know the scans aren't doing these paintings justice. Welcome on-board. Lots of great people here. Tell your wife to post some too. :clap:

d2create
12-12-2002, 04:36 PM
Originally posted by laniers
Glad you found your way over here. From seeing these in class I know the scans aren't doing these paintings justice. Welcome on-board. Lots of great people here. Tell your wife to post some too. :clap:

Hey man, i was wondering when I would run into you. Thanks for mentioning this place, it's awesome. ;)

orchidlover6
12-12-2002, 04:40 PM
I think you have made the transistion from oils to watercolors very nicely. Did you find the adjustment hard? I like the composition and the way you handled the pepper flakes in the shaker. Keep up the good work. It seems you are on the right track. Have you posted this in the watercolor forum? You might get more specific feedback from them.

momsyward
12-12-2002, 08:43 PM
Wow, this is wonderful. Looks soooo real. Onion is super.

YLCIA
12-14-2002, 02:39 PM
Looks wonderful!

Julia:)

Helen Zapata
12-14-2002, 08:00 PM
That lower left pepper is terrific. But what I really love is the pepper in the shaker. Great job. Perfect texture.

But, (:D) ... the perspective on the top of the shaker is at a different angle than the rest of the bottle. It should be a shallower oval. Just something to keep in mind on your next try.

Helen

Rose Queen
12-14-2002, 10:55 PM
They're both excellent, but the light in the second one is really something to be proud of!



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d2create
12-15-2002, 12:11 PM
Thanks for all the comments everyone. :)

charleymano - yes, that pepper shaker top bugs me too. The one thing i can say i didn't like about exploring watercolor is that you can't fix stuff!!! :mad: lol. In oils I would have just painted right over it! :D

Rose Queen - thank you, i am very happy with the way the light turned out in that one. :)