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Old 05-04-2018, 09:28 AM
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Re: The looking pineapple : WIP

incredible detail building up, all the little tufts visible.
*opens a can of pineapple*
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Re: The looking pineapple : WIP

Excellent work on this, Ellis! It looks like the pineapple is almost there, but I'd darken the shadow side just a little bit more; making the edge sort of fade into the inky darkness on the shadow side will help it read better. I agree with Jess that the leaves need more green in them. But those things are easily done and the painting overall is fabulous.
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Re: The looking pineapple : WIP

Thank you for the excellent feedback Jessica, Ronsu and Annie.

True the leaves don't look fantastic right now.. Largely because as the painting went on and the pineapple decayed the color of the leaves turned grey and dry. But I had to stick with the shape as I was committed to that. And then then some luster is lost from the sinking in.. I plan on giving them special attention. I probably wont carry the painting to much further though.

I got some closeups of a pelican yesterday. And I'm excited to start on that.
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Re: The looking pineapple : WIP

Lovely 3D render in oil paint! It need a lot of work, but looking realistic. And good luck to eliminate "sunk-in" areas of painting surface. Sink-in is a "stepped on the rake" for oil painters!
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Re: The looking pineapple : WIP

Thanks Alex, I know you are stingy with the compliments

I'm going to finish the painting without solvent I think the color will be richer.
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Thanks Alex, I know you are stingy with the compliments

I'm going to finish the painting without solvent I think the color will be richer.
I also think that solvent gives permeability to oil paint films. Some of my paints are sink-in when used straight from the tube. Yellow ochre, Ultramarines and some organics. Increased resin content (synthetic or natural) into medium can help, but also can make oil paint sticky. Long drying time of underlayer also helps. At least 14 days or more. And acrylic underpainting has less absorbency to oil binder, penetrated from upper layers. If you have sunk-in areas, it might be better to let oil paint to cure during 1-2 months (to reduce absorbency) and then try oiling out on such areas. That helps.

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Re: The looking pineapple : WIP

I like the bottle. Think this is the best bit. But as youve asked for Crits. I cant emphasise enough about planning a painting before you start. Your two objects(even nos are not generally good in still life) are equidistant from the edges of the canvas in all planes. That means there is no dynamic interest. Different heights POV and dynamic angles between the objects will hugely help get interest into the painting. In your face square on is boring. Its really the planning stage you need to concentrate on. But im not doubting your painting skills as can be seen by that wonderful bottle.

The reason why people are singling out the pineapple is because both objects are fighting to win. The bottle wins. But thats because youve chosen only two objects. You need a sub dominant third item to bring the composition together. Hope this make sense.

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Re: The looking pineapple : WIP

Thanks all. I'm calling this one finished. It's to the point of big improvement will take major work and time. I might as well paint another. I've got some canvas prep and studio stuff to work on, then it's time for another.

Finished painting here.
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