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Old 11-14-2002, 10:13 AM
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Bottled Reflections WIP

This is the project that Jamie started...I found them fascinating.

I first straightened them out and got the perspective in paintshop pro, then drew them out using a grid. Size is 6"h x 15"w on stonehenge paper.

I chose the colors because they were either almost compliments...the two end bottles on our left, a greyed value study, the two middle bottles and the one on the far right, or that was the color that was underneath the bottle...the round one.

When doing a grisaille underpainting I don't like to do true compliments, except in rare cases...I prefer to find a grayed version of the color

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Old 11-14-2002, 10:17 AM
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btw Jamie: I found the blue bottle the easiest and fastest to do...I had the most trouble with the green one.
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Old 11-14-2002, 11:44 AM
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WOW!

Arlene this is WONDERFUL!!.......I think its already close to one of your best yet!


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Wow, it's already beautiful !!! Can't wait to see it finished !!!
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btw Jamie: I found the blue bottle the easiest and fastest to do...I had the most trouble with the green one.

Hi Arlene. It's so interesting how different people had trouble with different bottles. The part of the blue bottle I found tough was the top half. The bottom is basically rectangular, but the top has sections that are rectangular, are different sizes, bow outward on the sides, and join in cylinders! To do all that, and get it to line up properly with the base and the collar of the bottle, gave me a really hard time.

More than a couple of people found the red one the most difficult, and I find that one so easy that I use it in still lifes all the time! You're doing such an incredibly realistic rendering that I can understand why the green would be so hard!

I think they're looking fantastic!

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Even the grisaille is beautiful already, and I like the crop!
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you are truly a very talented and gifted artisan.
even the graiselle is admirable. it's just beautiful
can't wait for the final pix.

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A DETAIL person, huh Arlene!!!
like you, I found the blue easiest, green hardest...
The grisaille here is beautiful, as usual for your lovely work...
enjoy this absorbing project..
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Old 11-15-2002, 02:04 AM
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Beau you say that with everyone I do...well almost all...

Thank you Blue, Mel, Teanne, Sun, and hilo

Jamie, the blue one because it's just rectangles but i can understand how if you got caught up in the shadows it could throw u off.

Gnu, what makes you think i'm a detail person?
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Looks great Arlene - I was just drooling over that reference photo, but I'm just sooo darn busy. It's sitting in the back of my mind teasing me.

I've noticed that compositions of light and glass seem to do well in competitions - something to keep in mind because I'm sure this will be breathtaking when it's done.
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Hi, Arlene:

This is really beautiful. I love to see glass done in colored pencil.

And I like your idea of using a greyed version of the local color for the grisaille, also.

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Here's color starting to be added...

Dark Green, Violet, Dahlia Purple, Yellow Ochre, Tuscan Red, Raspberry, Pumpkin Orange, Copenhagen Blue, and more of the Black Cherry, Indigo Blue

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It's looking fantastic, Arlene.

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