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Old 11-07-2018, 03:32 PM
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Re: Fruits

Thank you all for the comments!

...but let me tell you, I don't use "new" techniques. Perhaps "new" to "me", meaning that I try to use other methods in achieving realism in my paintings.

For example, in these paintings, I didn't use acrylics, nor alkyd paints.
This means I have to achieve realism solely in oils, and that demands another way of working as I used to. Right now I can't say for better or for worse, because I am still exploring.

I don't think there is a better or a worse way of painting. It's what suits you best, which technique is most comfortable for you? Some prefer a grey underpainting, others prefer not. Some prefer an underpainting in color, some prefer none at all... and so on...the list is endless.

I don't think realistic painting is filling your canvas with painstaking detail. Compare it with a photograph the size of a stamp. You can "feel" the detail, yet you can't "see" it. That's the challenge.
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:42 PM
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Wonderful work Mark, everything I strive for you accomplish. Just fantastic.

(Currently have a painting with fruit in it myself, they're stuck on about 85% finished while I work elsewhere, and this makes me want to get back to them immediately! )


Alan, as I know you have to paint strawberries, this one is for you.
(I'm sure you'll be grabbing your brushes straight away, and make yours better)!



When I made this painting ("Ants"), I was working full time, 5 days a week in a factory, as a worker, I was just divorced, and my "studio" measured 2,2 x 2,8 meters. Although I lived in a big old house, it was the only place I could afford to warm up in wintertime. I only painted during the weekends (if I had no commercial digital work to do). Four paintings a year were the maximum, I could produce.

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Mark, those strawberries are amazing… I will use your painting for reference when the time comes, as my ref. photos are A. too dark and B. poor (to me) resolution. Right now the stems/leaves are done but the strawberries are in limbo.

(Love the reflection of the berry in the inner top of the dish too!)
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Alan....after seeing that, I'm quitting the brush easel and paints.
Going on the road with UFC crew. BYE! Mark is Batman.
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Very nicely done. Thank you for sharing with us.
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after seeing that, I'm quitting the brush easel and paints.

I quit too.
Derek let's go find some strawberries, maybe with cheesecake, and drown our sorrows.
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and a Latte......well maybe an Irish Coffee.
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Meticulous work. Impressive.
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I quit too.
Derek let's go find some strawberries, maybe with cheesecake, and drown our sorrows.


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and a Latte......well maybe an Irish Coffee.



I could also serve you a nice icecream with a touch of "strawberry à la Trompe l'oeil"!
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Unusually remarkable. So realistic and the detail work is exquisite.
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Amazing work! It's not quite my flavor ;-) but one can't argue with amazing skills. The trompe l'oeil effect is just class!
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All very lovely!
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Thanks, Amian, Fingers and TomM!
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I am in awe of all your work and am humbled by every post you make here.
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