WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Subjects > Still Life
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-16-2001, 07:12 PM
SanDL's Avatar
SanDL SanDL is offline
Immortalized
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 4,480
 
Thoughts on the number of objects

I like to focus on one subject matter in the still life. I found that I am easily distracted by too many "things" in an image...I have been less successful when I have added a bowl or placed it in environment. Here is an example with peas that worked best when I omitted all of the objects I had originally placed them in.
Attached Images
 
__________________
What is so terrible about art is that the further one advances in it, the more tightly one is committed to an extreme and nearly impossible objective.
Rilke
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-16-2001, 07:43 PM
fink's Avatar
fink fink is offline
Senior Member
Southeast IA USA
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 384
 
Hails from United States
Wow that looks wonderful. I agree, it is easier to get the close up view and eliminate the distractions around it. That is why I like to do flowers up close. They are so interesting to see all the details that is normally overlooked.
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-16-2001, 08:45 PM
Phyllis Rennie's Avatar
Phyllis Rennie Phyllis Rennie is offline
A WetCanvas! Patron Saint
Pa.
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 3,744
 
Hails from United States
I like to do that sometimes too. In fact, for a time, that is all that I did. When I was taking a class, the teacher would set up large, complex still lifes and it was too difficult for me. So I would select one item from the set up and paint only that while the rest of the group did the whole thing. I felt a bit stupid but I did learn about paint handling, light, shadow, etc.
Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-17-2001, 08:45 AM
Gavinart's Avatar
Gavinart Gavinart is offline
Enthusiast
New York City
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,409
 
Hails from United States
I think a good way to render a scene that seems to complex is not to concentrate on the whole, but on a single aspect per day. A still life can take many days to complete. Detatch yourself from the final outcome, work on one problem at a time.

You can always crop the image when you are done, if you are unhappy with other areas. I also find sketching the still life before you go to canvas can help resolve a difficult scene.
__________________
http://www.gavinart.com

Last edited by Gavinart : 07-17-2001 at 08:49 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-18-2001, 08:28 AM
Leaflin's Avatar
Leaflin Leaflin is offline
A Local Legend
"Fraggle Rock" Virginia
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 9,257
 
Hails from United States
SanDL
I believe I can count on one hand the number of still lifes I have done that were of any worth.
After reading your thread 'Symbolism in The Still Life' I fell in love with your approach and technique.

Complexity and simplicity.
Reply With Quote
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-18-2001, 09:37 AM
SanDL's Avatar
SanDL SanDL is offline
Immortalized
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 4,480
 
Leaflin, it's a matter of "projection". I believe that I am always projecting inner or emotional states onto my environment. The still life allows me to distill my moods and grapple with them. As an art therapist I learned how making art helps to work out one's experiences as a person.Thanks for your kind words.

My pears(pairs) almost always reflect relationships.
Attached Images
 
__________________
What is so terrible about art is that the further one advances in it, the more tightly one is committed to an extreme and nearly impossible objective.
Rilke
Reply With Quote
  #7   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-18-2001, 01:21 PM
Leaflin's Avatar
Leaflin Leaflin is offline
A Local Legend
"Fraggle Rock" Virginia
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 9,257
 
Hails from United States
Wow
Thank you for posting these.
I can't wait for your site to be uo and running.
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:37 PM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.