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Old 02-03-2013, 08:07 PM
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still life practice exercise

16 x 20 oil. The arrangement needed a little more effort but thot i would share it anyway.
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Re: still life practice exercise

Good muted colors. Is the photo a little elongated?
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:02 AM
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Re: still life practice exercise

Nice. Pleasant colors and loose brushwork. The salt shaker is my favorite part and I also like the various colors in the olive oil.

The top of the cup seems a bit too circular (the ellipse is too high, it should be flatter). Adjusting that is probably relatively easy and your painting would benefit a lot from it, I think.

But overall, a nice painting!
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...Is the photo a little elongated?
I think not: the onion has the right proportions.
Overall, it is a good painting!

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Re: still life practice exercise

I thank you for your comments. I do appreciate the advice the cup does need some work. It also seems to stand apart.
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Re: still life practice exercise

I too love the colours in the oil, as well as your work on the glass...something I haven't really tackled yet
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Re: still life practice exercise

i love the painting too. But i doubt the part where the foreground meets the background.
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The arrangement needed a little more effort
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Re: still life practice exercise

Thanks . The thing about still life is that I dont have to rely on reference photos like I tend to do with landscape paintings. I plan on putting alot of effort in future arrangements.
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Re: still life practice exercise

Lots of nice things happening in this painting. The onion is painted particularly well, as is the salt shaker.

Smart not to rely on photos.

I look forward to seeing more still life paintings!

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Re: still life practice exercise

I am sucker for oil wash and you seem to have used some in this lovely painting. Keep up the good work.
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Re: still life practice exercise

Love the oil bottle and the onion - and the salt in the shaker.

I would guess that the cup should have the same ellipse as the oil in the bottle? Meaning both the front edge needs to come up and the back edge needs to come down?

I was wondering if a little bunch of parsley or dillweed would look good in the cup?
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Re: still life practice exercise

now that you mention it the salt shaker has the proper top circle and the oil and the cup need to come down. Good advice thanks.
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Re: still life practice exercise

That salt shaker belongs on my table I think ?!? very good work here , improve those cast shadows and it a killer ?!? Yea - nah -.,?!? Indifferent :-)

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