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Old 06-08-2018, 03:06 PM
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Bowl with apples



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I found this bowl in a thrift shop and was determined to find a role for it in one of my paintings, so I added some trusty apples.

How does it look?
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Re: Bowl with apples

Very well painted indeed. Similar to your previous post, which was also superb. I also very much enjoy painting still lifes with fruit. Never seems to get old. Especially when painted from life.
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Old 06-08-2018, 05:24 PM
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Very well painted indeed. Similar to your previous post, which was also superb. I also very much enjoy painting still lifes with fruit. Never seems to get old. Especially when painted from life.

Thanks for looking and commenting.
Yes, it's similar. I had to try to squeeze one more painting out of those apples.
Regarding painting from life - I switched from painting from photos a couple of years ago and could never go back.
You see so much more when painting from life and the longer you look the more you see.
It always amazes me how different an object looks when I've worked for several hours than it did when I began.
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Excellent. I like the treatment of the interior glaze on the bowl. Very well
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Your apples look tasty and crisp. Nice reflections, again.
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Thank you, Allison and Harry, for looking and commenting.
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Re: Bowl with apples

Beautiful painting!
Actually the bowl with the inner nuances is perfect.
I really like the green apple in the foreground as well as the shadows.
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Re: Bowl with apples

Nothing bothers me about this painting, except, maybe I would make the BG wall a little lighter, but just around the top of the bowl mind you, and not in that wonderful shadow. I'd fill out the contour of the right side's (of painting) apple too. And also where is your signature? Damn it we must have a signature!!!
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Re: Bowl with apples

Thank you Ale and prt for looking and commenting.

Ale - that apple you noticed was an afterthought. Originally I just had the two near the bowl and something was missing. So I took the green apple next to the red one, changed its orientation, and painted it in.

Ptr - I made that background lighter this AM and I like it a lot more.
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