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Old 09-06-2008, 05:42 AM
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Re: Ornamental Cherries - Still Life WIP

Gosh Dianna,
again and again I feel like George - deeply impressed by what is possible with pastels in the hand of a master!

This is exactly what I needed right now for inspiring and motivation! Besides that again I learned so very much.

Thank you thank you thank you for doing this!!!
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Martina and George...by looking at your picture bars I see that both of you are like me...eclectic in your choice of subject matter. How great to meet up with other artists who can't/won't be pigeon-holed.

Most happy this could be of some use to you. See you around! Dianna
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Re: Ornamental Cherries - Still Life WIP

What a wonderful WIP. Thanks, Dianna. The painting is so beautiful. It was like having a refresher course after San Clemente. Now, I am inspired to try painting the picture of the bottles I took at the restaurant. I am looking forward to next July. Again, thank you for taking the time to do the WIP. I settled in with chips and dip and, of course, the ever important staple......wine. barbara
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Oh the bottles!!! I am so envious of that photo I do hope you post it when you get it done..it will be GREAT!!

Take care and keep dirty!!
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Re: Ornamental Cherries - Still Life WIP

after reading thro this thread I am still wondering about how your set up goes Dianna. Are u using the whole door with the cardboard pieces. Not sure what bounce screens are. Is there a smaller version that you use also? thats what I would need. do u have any pictures of your setup , I just cant seem to visualize this.


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Re: Ornamental Cherries - Still Life WIP

Hi Laurie

The thing to visualize is that I am blocking out as much light in the room as possible so that I can control where and how much is let in. Often in the dining room, it is as simple as closing the vertical blinds and flipping up one or two of them to drape back over the rod allowing only that much light into the room.

Here is a mock-up of the cardboard blind I wedge into my sliding door in the bedroom. It covers the entire door. The background piece is much larger than shown, leaving room for the sliders to move up and down.

The extra piece can be velcroed on if I need to narrow the sunny space. It could be made much taller than shown for a long narrow slit of light like I would get with my vertical blinds.



You can purchase bounce screens at a photo shop. They are metalic silver and simply used to bounce light back into the set-up wherever it is wanted. I use it to lighten the shadows. You can also use white paper or if you wish colour introduced, the appropriate colored paper (or mat board). When the sun hits the colour it bounces it back into the set-up and/or is picked up in shiny surfaces.

Please let me know if you have any further questions. Cheers. Di
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Re: Ornamental Cherries - Still Life WIP

Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful!

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