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Old 02-03-2019, 09:08 PM
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:12 PM
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a pair of pairs of pears and diy sta-wet palette cups

Started this one a while ago. I won't even say how many times I reworked the shadows. (me to self: Oh look! a pear! Maybe I should paint it! Wait! Let's paint a bunch of pears with a ton of overlapping shadows instead! You know....make it ridiculously more difficult!)

Anyway, this is the progress thus far. I do need to do another wash over the pears to make the shading not so stark I think before proceeding. I just did the shading today so I want to let that dry well first.

Also, I've enclosed a pic of diy stay wet palette cups. I use dollar store cups. Cut a piece of sponge and attach the sponge to the cap of the cup using double face duct tape. That seems to be the only double faced tape that will actually hold a moist sponge without it falling into the paint. Just moisten the sponge every once in awhile. Paint stays moist for weeks as long as you keep the sponge moist.


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Re: WOYE (What's On Your Easel) 2019

Shaping up nicely, Lorraine, definitely have got the feel of the pears' mass and shape.
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Re: WOYE (What's On Your Easel) 2019

Two paintings? Yikes Lorraine, one is enough for me!!!
Shapes and form look good though.
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Re: WOYE (What's On Your Easel) 2019

Maureen, the original plan was just 4 pears in a row. Then I got this idea
to separate it into two canvas' with an additional pear on the end pointing the eye back to the left. I don't know why I always have this overwhelming desire to make things as difficult as possible.....lol. The shadows were insane. Not sure if I'm done with those yet or not. We'll see....
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20" by 24"
Early California impressionist style
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Re: WOYE (What's On Your Easel) 2019

Rather small...

Can you make your photo a bit larger?
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Wet canvas resized it.
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I'm not familiar with "early California" Impressionism, but I do like your work so far. Nice colors and composition. Bold edges (which is impressionistic).

What I might suggest - and people usually offer far better thoughts than I - is more in the foreground. You have a nice middle ground and distant mountains, but nothing up front to capture interest. A tree or two? A grazing animal?

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Re: WOYE (What's On Your Easel) 2019

Nice start, Olympiada. I agree with Tom in that it needs just one more element to focus interest. I love your bold colors and use of stark color masses.

My painting is still going...I messed up the background and had to redo it, and Iím largely happier with the result. Iím probably fussing more than usual but Iím enjoying the process and will have more soon.
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Re: WOYE (What's On Your Easel) 2019

I'm not familiar with this particular style of Impressionism so I may be way off the mark here!

I like bold colour but if used too much, they contradict each other and cause confusion for the eye.
I've put the image into greyscale so you can more easily view the tonal placements across the canvas and ask yourself some questions -

Is a sense of distance from front to back important in this style?

Is identification of elements important?

Are my strongest tones in the right places?

Should the middle distance be less prominent?

etc. etc.

I like the sky colours and the way you've painted it - and as this is usually a thread for WIPs I'm assuming this is not yet finished?
I'll be interested to see the next stage - keep going!
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Itís not finished but Iíll also post the source photo later. Itís from a painting.
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You put the image in grey scale?
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