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12-04-2011, 06:34 PM
At last, finished. had a lot of repainting in this one.
Lousy photo but happy with the result
60cm x 60cm canvashttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Dec-2011/979439-bottleofred.jpg

12-04-2011, 09:03 PM
oh wow!!!!!!!! this has to grand on real life it just pops

12-04-2011, 09:41 PM
Ditto "Wow"! This is fabulous! It really leaps out at you! Love it! And I wouldn't mind a drop, either! :wink2:

Well done...very well done! :cat:

12-04-2011, 09:45 PM
My first thought too--WOW! and Luscious!

12-04-2011, 09:49 PM
Wonderful rendition!

12-04-2011, 10:04 PM
Another superlative - Splendid!! Can't wait to see the next post. acrylics appear to be your medium.

12-04-2011, 11:52 PM
Thank you Lori
Thank you georgi
Thank you Ruth
Thank you Gayle
Thank you Aires, yes I am happier with acrylics since I found about the wet palette system and I made my own. Keeps the paint wet and fresh on the palette for weeks.

12-05-2011, 12:40 AM
It takes quite a bit of bravery to use the brightest red in the background in a painting of a bottle of red. Fortunately the brave are favoured, as in this case :-) Very good work. Strong reflections but not sooo many as to make the whole thing rely on them completely. Very well done!

chammi kaiser
12-05-2011, 04:23 AM
That is terrific. Love the cork!! Very brave painting such a finely finished still life on such a large canvas. Holding out my glass for a refill. Great painting.

Charlie's Mum
12-05-2011, 08:42 AM
Really like the simplicity of this Paul - and the abstract patterning of the shapes and reflections. Good vision!
I actually feel I'd have liked to see that style carried through onto the grapes too - though they are excellently painted, as are the corks.
Well done!

12-05-2011, 12:28 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: This is amazing! I love those reflections!:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

12-05-2011, 01:18 PM

12-05-2011, 06:03 PM
Thank you Nicolay, Chammi, Maureen, Wassie and Deb for your kind comments, this just spurs one on to try and improve.
Maureen, as stated, much repainting as I couldn't make up my mind about the reflections so stuck with the reference in the end....It's all too hard..AAAARRRGGGHHHH!

12-06-2011, 12:20 PM
Very nice, something I've not tryed yet still life got to do it one of these days.

12-06-2011, 04:09 PM
If it bothers you, why not try imbibing some of the contents, strictly in support of the Arts of course!!
Never mind, you have painted a wonderful rendition and should be very proud.
Ian Wildey.

12-06-2011, 06:40 PM
Hi mykel59
Hi Idlewilde, Oh yes there has been a few sips over the years, hence the red reflections (of my eyeballs) :)

12-06-2011, 07:26 PM
This is wonderful, like others have said wow!
Must admit even before it opened for me to see I was humming bottle of red, bottle of white..haha (Billy Joel tune) just where my head went, opened it and there it was, ..lol
Seriously stunning, it's simple but it's not, clean and crisp, bravo...now I lift my glass to you... Well Done!!!

12-07-2011, 06:02 PM
Thank you Noodle. I think this is my best yet, so now to up it a notch.


12-07-2011, 06:27 PM
This is beautifully done....and the reflections are jaw dropping. How long did it take you to paint this?

12-07-2011, 07:40 PM
Thank you Andrea. With all the repainting approx 15 hrs


Margaret 59
12-07-2011, 11:33 PM
Job well done and I especially like the grapes!

12-08-2011, 04:58 PM
Thank you Margaret


Charlie's Mum
12-08-2011, 06:23 PM
Regardless of my post above Paul - I really do like this, it is so very unique in style and concept - at least, I think so!
It's not just a copy of a photo ref but an individual interpretation and that's always what we're aiming for :)

12-08-2011, 10:46 PM
Excellently done, love the glass work and the reflections..
great grapes too!!:clap:

12-09-2011, 01:52 AM
Thank you Maureen
Thank you Kathie
Have just started a new challenge

janey mac
12-09-2011, 06:49 PM
I love this it just jumps off the page and the reflections are great very nice

12-09-2011, 07:21 PM
Thank you Janey for your kind comments


12-09-2011, 09:57 PM
i9 kinow about photos . anyway it do look like a wonderful painting

12-10-2011, 06:00 PM
wow I love this, very inspiring. Both inspiring as an artist...and inspiring me to go pour myself a glass of red :)

12-10-2011, 06:05 PM
Thank you jocko and Nate, it looks like we all will be well and truly sloshed before too long if we have a big drink-a-thon


Lady Carol
12-10-2011, 07:21 PM
An excellent and successful piece.

12-10-2011, 09:06 PM
Thank you Carol