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Old 03-30-2018, 03:04 PM
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Still life alla prima study

Gessoed paper, a4 size, i wanted a very simple still life set-up but with one strong color in it. I tried to paint it as simple as possible. Not too familiar with still lifes, hopefully that will change in the future.

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Old 03-30-2018, 03:15 PM
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Re: Still life alla prima study

That looks exceptionally good, to me! I always appreciate the old masters' concept of having a subject mysteriously emerge from an inky background, and you have done that with this subject!
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Old 03-30-2018, 03:35 PM
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Re: Still life alla prima study

I like it. The rendering of the glass is intriguing.
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The super saturated color versus all the neutrals draws me in. Very nice.
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Re: Still life alla prima study

The contrast of the rich, deep colors with the bright yellow is striking and beautiful. I think dark rich colors add so much mystery. Reminds me of the blacks you can get in printmaking with etchings.
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:31 AM
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Re: Still life alla prima study

Really gorgeous still life. The jar is full of mystery and the bright yellow is masterfully placed.
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Re: Still life alla prima study

It is very nice. Your painting reminds me of Salvador Dali, not only in style, but a dead animal inside a jar was a gift he gave to a friend.
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Re: Still life alla prima study

Excellent! A challenging subject and setting-
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I'm just loving the color and values.....beautiful.
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Old 04-02-2018, 02:48 PM
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Re: Still life alla prima study

I'd be interested to know more about how you went about painting this? I'm currently only confident in painting landscapes, but this painting is just stunning to me. Not sure if it's just the contrast or what - but I love it.
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Re: Still life alla prima study

This really shows the power of alla prima.
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Re: Still life alla prima study

Honestly, you have a great flair for presenting the contrasting colours reasonably well. The glass against the dark background is quite intriguing and the subtle changes in the yellow base are very appealing.
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Excellent. You have captured the mysterious feeling of the ‘thing as such’.
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