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Old 01-27-2005, 02:18 PM
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2nd ever still life- Xpost : still life

I am usually a portrait/figure painter trying to enlarge my borders.
I love old books, and I set up this still life.
This is a photo of my planned composition.
I'd appreciate any feedback here and in Still Life before I go any further.

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Old 01-27-2005, 04:50 PM
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Re: 2nd ever still life- Xpost : still life

After some feedback in the Still Life Forum, I made some changes. I'd like to hear from some Comp folks, too.

Basically, I tried elevating the candle holder, but don't particularly care for it.
I exchanged the leaning book for two in a stack. That took away the 'mystery' of no visible means of support, and in effect, also 'raised' the candle(?)

I'm trying different angles for the glasses, and considering the idea of placing them atop one stack.

Am I on the right track?
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Re: 2nd ever still life- Xpost : still life

Just curious - why a candle which is not lit?
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:58 PM
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Re: 2nd ever still life- Xpost : still life

Katherine, Thanks for asking! I was getting a bit lonely here in this forum, after getting many hits in Still Life.

To answer your question, I wanted to set a mood of the reader being finished. I contemplated a wisp of smoke from the candle, having been just snuffed. I am hoping to have a fairly somber mood (not dark, just lonely) of "good friends" being left alone.

You can read more of this in the STILL LIFE forum, where the responses have addressed some of the issues you may be asking. I guess I probably should have just have posted there.
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Re: 2nd ever still life- Xpost : still life

This forum just gets a bit quiet at times - and then livens up again. Depends when you post and who's around.

I'd have been more tempted by the light effects you could get from having a candle burning. Mind you this could be just me trying to think of a way to avoid having lots of browns!

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Re: 2nd ever still life- Xpost : still life

I think it needs cropping on the right - there is a large dark area that isn't contributing to the image - should be interesting with all those lovely lost edges. Like you still life isn't my thing though
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