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Old 11-01-2004, 10:37 AM
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Re: Still Life with Dark Background WIP

Lookin' good! I love the richness in your pears...and really like the contrast with the water glass, which you do superbly!

I bet it feels good to get back painting again huh!
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Excellent work here. Very nice. The glass just POP'S!
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Thanks again Arlene!

Thanks Mickie...yes it feels great to paint again.

Thanks dudley...I might have to do more glasses.
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Hi..I am new to still life..I really want to try a setup like this..with the box..did you use a digital?? how about the flash?? I would think the flash would flatten it too much..how close to the window in the box do you place your light sorce??
Your painting is wonderful!! I love still life with that Rembrant lighting!! I have very limited space to work from..so I think this staging box is what I need to use!
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Hi..I am new to still life..I really want to try a setup like this..with the box..did you use a digital?? how about the flash?? I would think the flash would flatten it too much..how close to the window in the box do you place your light sorce??
Your painting is wonderful!! I love still life with that Rembrant lighting!! I have very limited space to work from..so I think this staging box is what I need to use!

Thanks for the kind comments Dana. I use a digital camera without the flash, then I adjust the brightness and contrast in Photoshop. I have track lighting about 2 feet above the window. My box is on top of another box on top of a table to get it closer to the light. The painting shows the view I have when I'm standing up and looking into the box. This would be perfect for painting from life if I had a proper easel.
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Re: Still Life with Dark Background WIP

I agree, your glasswork is stunning, and your refractive work through the water is wonderful!
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Thanks Susan! I wonder if I should try putting some beads in my paintings?
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Wow I am speechless!
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Thanks Sandy!
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Re: Still Life with Dark Background WIP

Hi, new to this wonderful web site. Your procedure using charcoal first is and excellent one, especially if the composition is complicated. I use charcoal on the white canvas and then spray it with charcoal fixative. After a few minutes, check to see if anything smears, if not, apply your toner. One precautionary note: draw lightly because dark lines are hard to cover in the lighter painted areas. Also, since I painted with lots of glazes, I like to use alkylds instead of acrylic paints for the tonal underpainting. Just thought I would share. First timer!
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One precautionary note: draw lightly because dark lines are hard to cover in the lighter painted areas. Also, since I painted with lots of glazes, I like to use alkylds instead of acrylic paints for the tonal underpainting.

Thanks Elmquist...I find that my acrylic underpainting covers the charcoal very well. I do find it more of a problem when painting in oils.

After your alkyd underpainting, do you continue with oils?

Dudley...thanks again!
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Such wonderful details. This is a beautiful painting.

I see so much talent here.

Will come back often.

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Re: Still Life with Dark Background WIP

Mav, your paintings have become eye candy... Ive been looking thru the still life forum at many posts and have enjoyed very much the numerous WIP's you have done. I took a look at your auctions and your not listing any more?
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Thank you Silverlady!

Thanks Caron! So you remember my attempt to own one of your paintings then... I took a break from eBay, but I'm going to start listing again soon. Perhaps as early as tonight.
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