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Title: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: claude on February 15, 2012, 05:59:24 PM
So here I am all set to take active part in the "How to paint shiny metal" live class. Coffee, cookies, earphones on, and my wife comes in and asks me what I'm doing and she says: "Isn't that class on tuesdays" and then bang!  :banghead: IT WAS YESTERDAY!!!!  :tickedoff: So I did the only natural thing to do, I stepped in the toilet bowl and flushed! Goodby cruel world! But as I was going down the drain I remembered about "replays",  :yippee: (Hope I can get the stink to go before the replay is ready)
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on February 15, 2012, 06:17:52 PM
I was wondering where you were yesterday :think:

at least now I know where that smell comes from  :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: NHC50 on February 15, 2012, 06:25:18 PM
Oh Claude!  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Leana on February 15, 2012, 07:42:39 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  You guys are brilliant... my family still looks at me funny when I burst out laughing  :uglystupid2: and none of them told a joke  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on February 17, 2012, 02:34:28 AM
How to Paint Silver - class replay now available on Paint Basket TV (http://www.paintbasket.com/paintbaskettv/?stream=live)
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Karen on February 17, 2012, 03:03:53 AM
I started cooking dinner then got sidetracked into painting the ingredients - instead of waiting for the replay. My title is dinner reflections.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: C.Bodine on February 17, 2012, 04:04:25 AM
 :o Karen! Fantastic!!! You have done a beautiful job! Great arrangement! :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: C.Bodine on February 17, 2012, 04:05:07 AM
 :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Anya on February 17, 2012, 04:06:20 AM
Karen, you really made me laugh about getting sidetracked and painting the ingredients instead of cooking them,that's fantastic,

You have really done a good job with the reflections, congrats on just going for it, you've given me courage.

Love your composition too.
 :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Helenty on February 17, 2012, 05:16:07 AM
Good one Karen, love the colors and the combination.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Helenty on February 17, 2012, 05:17:15 AM
Thanks Nolan ,i hope to get to it next week.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Tousabella on February 17, 2012, 05:27:57 AM
Wow....FANTASTIC.  It's beautiful.  O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Leana on February 17, 2012, 08:20:57 AM
Truly Beautiful Karen... well done.  Love the mind of an artist... will rather paint the subjects instead of cooking them. :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: NHC50 on February 17, 2012, 01:49:12 PM
Karen good job.  O0 Your veggies make me hungry.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Nina
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: claude on February 17, 2012, 02:37:08 PM
Your shiny metal is awesome. I can't wait for the replay to see how to do that. Great job. Beautiful.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: claude on February 17, 2012, 02:38:08 PM
 :yippee:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: sapphirelynn on February 17, 2012, 03:28:29 PM
great job Karen.  Nice dinner too ;)   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Gloria on February 17, 2012, 03:30:13 PM
Karen, you paint so fast and so well. You are so talented.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Lillian on February 17, 2012, 06:32:04 PM
How amazing!  Beautiful work Karen.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Healthy food for body and soul!   :)
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Lillian on February 17, 2012, 06:33:42 PM
 O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on February 17, 2012, 08:44:48 PM
 :heeha: Well done Karen  :clap: :clap:

You have done a really great job painting dinner - just watch those verticals - hope the family got take aways instead  ;D
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Karen on February 17, 2012, 10:02:29 PM
  :thank you: for the comments everyone.  :smitten: The family got fish and chips and salad - one drawback of kitchen still lifes is that you can't eat them for a while.
Nolan the verticals measure out almost perfectly with my set square but, as people have said, there is still an illusion of leaning. I tried to work out why but i can't see it. My hand drawing of the bottle neck is not exactly matched both sides and it was hard not to wobble a bit drawing the colander edge but it seems pretty straight too. The colander is slightly turned. The light shining on the bottle was very sightly diagonal especially at the bottom and you can see a little of the right side. It's not a big deal but I'd quite like to know what i have done so i won't do it again. (I did shift the oil bottle at one stage because I needed to use the oil.)
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on February 27, 2012, 07:24:29 AM
I did shift the oil bottle at one stage because I needed to use the oil.

 ;D

If both sides of the bottle neck measure okay then it must just be that they are slightly asymmetrical in such a way to create the illusion that they are off vertical - hope that made sense?

I also think that if you stand in front of the painting it looks better than the photo as the camera is also not square with the bottle which will also affect the perspective - I battle with that all the time in class as I have to sit to the side of the canvas and paint - it's almost impossible to judge angles and proportions correctly when you are not square with the canvas.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Val on February 29, 2012, 11:26:39 AM
Super job Karen  :clap:  Love the colours and composition.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Val on February 29, 2012, 11:31:06 AM
 :sweat: Whew.....Glad your avatar is not a scratch and sniff!  :eek:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Helenty on March 05, 2012, 11:12:27 PM
Have at last gotten to the reflections painting, am quite happy with it.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: claude on March 05, 2012, 11:21:32 PM
Nice job. Bravo!
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: C.Bodine on March 05, 2012, 11:44:27 PM
Looks great, Helen! :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on March 05, 2012, 11:58:09 PM
excellent silver, well done Helen  :yippee: :painting:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Lillian on March 06, 2012, 02:00:46 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Nice work on the silver painting!
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: sapphirelynn on March 06, 2012, 04:29:52 AM
way to go Helen :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Maryna on March 06, 2012, 05:37:31 AM
 :clap: very nice
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Tony (ASM) on March 06, 2012, 06:26:34 AM
 :thankyou: for the repaly link and all the work that goes into creating these behind the scenes Nolan.  :yippee:

Helen, you've done a great job of your painting. The silver pot is brilliant. The pepper/capsicum is very good. The tomato is ok but, if you are able to add something to make it more 3D or perhaps a green stork remnant might be better.
Congratulations on job well done Helan  :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Helenty on March 06, 2012, 06:35:32 AM
Thank You everyone for your lovely comments ,i would love to see some more paintings on silver reflections , come on all you terrific artists get to work.I will try the wood one next, will have to use your photo Nolan as all the wood things i have here don't seem to have as much character as yours.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: NHC50 on March 06, 2012, 01:58:21 PM
Helenty very good job.  O0 O0 O0
Nina
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: claude on March 08, 2012, 12:35:50 AM
I combined the shiny metal, the folds in cloth and the wood in the same exercise. I know the red grapes are awful, that's because I ate the grapes before finishing and then did'nt know how to paint them.  :crazy2:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: C.Bodine on March 08, 2012, 12:40:48 AM
Claude, your bottle looks terrific!!! :clap: Well done on the whole painting!
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: NHC50 on March 08, 2012, 01:14:04 AM
Nice job Claude.   O0
Nina
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: sapphirelynn on March 08, 2012, 01:45:03 AM
way to go Claude,  :clap: :clap: I am doing silver, folds in material and white, now if I had been smart like you I would have put them on the board ;D
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Bhavna on March 08, 2012, 01:49:19 AM
WOW .... Very nice painting  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Lillian on March 08, 2012, 03:18:10 AM
What a clever idea to combine three lessons into one!  A great way to pack as much painting in as you can before your busy season starts.   :congrats:

Nice clean painting.  I like the arrangement and the colors.  Good work on the silver, the bottle and the napkin!

Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Maryna on March 08, 2012, 05:49:30 AM
 :clap: very nice Claude
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Tony (ASM) on March 08, 2012, 06:55:27 AM
I was intrigued to see what this post was 'Three Birds With One Stone'. What a great surprise! Claude, that was a great idea to combine all the lesson skills into one painting! Congratulations on pulling off a very daring painting with a impressive result  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Val on March 11, 2012, 04:27:19 PM
Wondered why the forum was so quiet...  :whistle:
Wonderful job here Claude.  :clap:  What's next......ploughman's lunch?   :licklips:    ;D   
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Val on March 11, 2012, 04:45:34 PM
 :clap: Fantastic work Helen!  :yippee:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on March 12, 2012, 08:03:34 PM
great job Claude, especially the bottle, wood and pear :clap:

A few suggestions - the cloth - darken the areas where two folds meet, remember the light can't get in there.
Grapes - left half look great - just continue the same on the right half O0
Silver - you are missing the reflected objects? Did you eat them too?
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Kelley on March 13, 2012, 03:49:53 AM
;D  the pair was there, but not in the reflection.  Funny Nolan. 

Marvelous job Claude.  I hope to catch up one of these days.  I just haven't had a chance to paint.

Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Leana on March 13, 2012, 02:10:32 PM
Nolan  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Claude...   :heeha: what a snazzy idea combining the lessons into 1 painting... you are simply brilliant  :clap:  Your painting really looks great... I agree on the reflections... however wow... I can really see some serious growth in your work.  Well done Claude :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: musika on March 16, 2012, 06:27:00 PM
Well I have finally got around to trying oils. I just copied Nolan's layout.
I used W&N Artisan water mixable oils.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Leana on March 16, 2012, 06:49:16 PM
 :heeha: Musika ...nicely done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Martina on March 16, 2012, 07:01:21 PM
Wow, it is absolutely amazing what can be done with paint.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Looks like I have to watch the replays of the oil lessons as well and try something like this with watercolours.  ;)
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on March 16, 2012, 08:00:58 PM
great job Musika :clap:

You have the reflections sorted, well done O0

The only suggestion I have is to add a very light grey tone colour wash to the reflection of the large tomato on the right hand side to sink him into the pot a bit more. That will give you a better separation between the real item and it's reflection.

Then always be very careful when working with ovals - they need to be symmetrical - notice the left side is rounder than the right? The right side is correct. It is not going to be easy try to fix that now, so just remember for the next time O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on March 16, 2012, 08:07:13 PM
I agree that your work has improved a lot the last while Claude  :yippee:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Tony (ASM) on March 16, 2012, 08:45:42 PM
It looks like you've done a very good job of this Musika. It's interesting to hear you have used Artisan water mixable oils.
Well done ;)  :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: musika on March 16, 2012, 08:47:02 PM

The only suggestion I have is to add a very light grey tone colour wash to the reflection of the large tomato on the right hand side to sink him into the pot a bit more. That will give you a better separation between the real item and it's reflection.



Is this better, or do I need another wash?
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on March 16, 2012, 08:58:25 PM
there you go, see how they have separated now O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: musika on March 16, 2012, 09:10:53 PM
Thanks, Nolan and thanks to the other folks for their comments.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: C.Bodine on March 17, 2012, 01:47:23 AM
First of all,  :welcome:  Secondly, well done! :clap:  :clap: You did a very nice job on your painting!
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Lillian on March 17, 2012, 01:54:08 AM
Musika, I don't believe I've met you here yet.   :welcome: to Paintbasket!

 :congrats: Your painting of the silver and the tomatoes is really well done. 
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: NHC50 on March 17, 2012, 01:22:34 PM
Nice job Musika.  O0 Also welcome to paint basket.
Nina
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: GailBrown on March 18, 2012, 01:04:33 AM
Here is my attempt to paint the pot and tomatoes.  I was going to do my own pot with oranges, but I didn't like my photo.  I found it quite easy to do this painting, and am looking forward to getting through the rest so that I can do the most recent one that Nolan has started.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Lillian on March 18, 2012, 01:07:16 AM
Wow!  You've been very busy Gail!   :congrats:

You did a beautiful job painting the silver with the tomatoes and reflections.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: C.Bodine on March 18, 2012, 02:24:30 AM
Gail, your painting looks fantastic to me!
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Val on March 18, 2012, 12:11:45 PM
I'm impressed guys  :clap:  :clap:  I've never been very good at shiny objects...in any medium. Once I get through all the w/c courses I'll have to have another go at oils.
Ray, how did you find the Artisan water soluble oils? I keep looking at them but haven't heard from anyone who's used them. Any input would be great. Thanks.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Harald on March 18, 2012, 02:53:57 PM
Acrylic on canvas board. 24x30cm
This was really fun. My first attemt to paint a shiny object. Is not totally unhappy but sees great opportunities for improvment.
Harald
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Lillian on March 18, 2012, 03:52:44 PM
I'll leave the final assessment to Nolan, but Harold I think you did a pretty good job.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: C.Bodine on March 18, 2012, 05:56:08 PM
 O0 Great job, Harald!
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on March 18, 2012, 06:20:30 PM
Reflections look great Harald, well done  :clap:

Always remember to fade out your shadows so that they are darker against the object, that will make them look even more 3d O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on March 18, 2012, 06:21:42 PM
 :heeha: looks great Gail  :yippee: - not so difficult eh?
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: musika on March 18, 2012, 07:58:13 PM
Ray, how did you find the Artisan water soluble oils? I keep looking at them but haven't heard from anyone who's used them. Any input would be great. Thanks.

Hello Val,

This is the first time I've used oils of any description so I cannot compare them with normal oils.
Watching Nolan mixing with the palette knife gave me the impression that the Artisans are stickier than his oil paint. Adding a little medium or thinner helped. The breakthrough, for me, was when I cleaned my brush in water and found that the water left in the brush made the paint come alive and much easier to control. It is not recommended to thin the paint with a lot of water, but the occasional dip seems to have no detrimental effect. I really enjoyed the experience of working with them after struggling with watercolours on Dennis's course.
I think I read that Tony has some Artisans. Perhaps he could give his opinion as well.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: GailBrown on March 18, 2012, 09:02:34 PM
thanks for the review on the water soluble oils.  I have always wondered how they were to paint with. Love oils, but they are messy and hard to clean up
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Val on March 18, 2012, 09:57:36 PM
Good job Harald.  :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Val on March 18, 2012, 10:07:11 PM
Being on the boat, oils and solvents are not the best combination, not to mention my lungs have a definate aversion to them. So all my paints must be water based.
Thanks much for the info Ray. I'll watch and see how you get on, perhaps an update later on?  O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: musika on March 18, 2012, 11:10:01 PM
I was just having a look on the Internet when I came across this. It is other peoples' opinions of water miscible oils:

http://painting.about.com/cs/oils/a/oilswatersol.htm (http://painting.about.com/cs/oils/a/oilswatersol.htm)

Hope it's useful.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Harald on March 19, 2012, 06:44:10 AM
Thank you for nice comments, I really find this very fun and will try once more with my own items.
Regards Harald
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Val on March 19, 2012, 01:05:05 PM
 :thankyou: Thanks much Ray, very interesting. I have purchased a number of the oil classes, tried to apply them to w/c, didn't work well for me. But want to give oil a good go. These are definately under consideration, again thanks for the link.  O0   :wave:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: wyldheart on May 18, 2012, 10:35:32 PM
I had great fun learning how to paint silver.  :)
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: pnewcomer1 on May 18, 2012, 10:41:50 PM
 :welcome: to Paint Basket, You have done and amazing job  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Penny
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Lillian on May 18, 2012, 11:46:11 PM
 :bigwelcome: to Paintbasket, Wyldheart!

 :congrats: for already posting your work!  You did a very nice job on your painting.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

You must have tuned in to some of Nolan's good teaching?

This is a great place to learn and share.  It's a friendly community and I know you'll love it here.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: mahlstick on May 19, 2012, 12:27:35 AM
Absolutely wonderful Wyldheart. It looks brilliant. Well done.

Mahlstick  :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Bhavna on May 19, 2012, 02:04:22 AM
 :welcome: to Paintbasket. Awesome painting Wyldheart  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: sapphirelynn on May 19, 2012, 05:40:09 AM
 :welcome: WYLDHEART, great job on the silver painting, :clap: :clap: :clap:  look forward to seeing more of your work
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Leana on May 19, 2012, 10:01:50 AM
 :wave:  :bigwelcome: Wyldheart.  See you have been having some fun already  :yippee: .   :congrats: on your painting ...super job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Kelley on May 19, 2012, 04:07:31 PM
Terrific job Wyldheart.   :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Karen on May 20, 2012, 05:22:02 AM
I love your painting Wyldheart - especially the pot and the very convincing onion.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: GailBrown on May 20, 2012, 03:43:54 PM
great job, very realistic
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: dennis on May 21, 2012, 03:41:17 AM
You have done a terrific job with this painting. Just one comment: be careful of the ovals - the right hand side is ok but the left side is a bit too sharp - must have the same rounding as the right side. In other words, it is a bit too pinched.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: wyldheart on May 21, 2012, 05:42:46 AM
 :thankyou: everyone for your kind words and suggestions.  O0  Rosie
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 21, 2012, 07:25:17 AM
Hello Rosie and  :welcome: to Paint Basket (PB).
You've done a great painting here. Well done  :clap: :clap:  How long did you spend on it?
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: wyldheart on May 21, 2012, 04:36:46 PM
Hi Tony, Thank you for your nice comment. I spent about 2 days on it.  :)
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on May 29, 2012, 04:45:06 AM
Great job Wyldheart  :clap: :yippee:

You can darken the shadow side of the onion as well, that will help to complete the rounding and complete a lovely painting, well done  :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: C.Bodine on May 29, 2012, 01:33:50 PM
 :welcome: Rosie! Good for you for jumping right in there!! You have done a beautiful job on your painting! :clap: O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: NHC50 on May 29, 2012, 03:01:01 PM
 :welcome: Rosie, Great job on your still life.  O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Anya on May 31, 2012, 11:05:39 PM
My first attempt at silver, had a very hard time with it but learned a lot for next time.

Critiques greatly appreciated


Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Gloria on June 01, 2012, 12:57:41 AM
Looks so realistic Anya. Very good.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: C.Bodine on June 01, 2012, 01:50:42 AM
 :clap: Anya, you did very well on your silver and strawberries painting!!!  :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 01, 2012, 03:48:12 AM
Wow, Anya!  Your strawberries look amazing!!!  What a beautiful painting!
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Anya on June 01, 2012, 04:34:25 AM
Thank you Gloria, C. And Mary. This was a real trial of frustration for me, finally had to let it go and move on to my next painting, which will be  :confused:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Lillian on June 01, 2012, 12:25:39 PM
Anya, your hard work really paid off!  Your painting is beautiful!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: pnewcomer1 on June 01, 2012, 12:47:50 PM
very nice Anya  :clap: :clap: :clap: I want to eat those strawberries  :yippee:

Penny
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 01, 2012, 02:38:11 PM
Wow! Anya, it looks amazing. Your time and effort really paid off. I like the composition where you've cut right into the scene and made the reflection the focal point. The silver is very realistic.
Congratulations!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on June 01, 2012, 05:38:25 PM
  :clap:  :clap:  Well done Anya!!!  I love the reflections of the tablecloth in the silver.  You made a great choice and painted it beautifully.  You really have the silver/chrome down pat.  The strawberries look so fresh and eatable. Love it. I am  :envy: .
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Anya on June 01, 2012, 05:46:38 PM
Thanks, Lillian,  Penny, Tony and Honeysuckle. Appreciate your comments, especially since I was hesitating in posting it. It looks wonky to me but that is the reflections that I saw in the silver. I was feeling    :D by the time I finished it.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 01, 2012, 06:11:05 PM
How well I know THAT feeling!  :2funny:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Anya on June 01, 2012, 06:15:10 PM
I know you do Mary  :2funny:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Anya on June 01, 2012, 07:03:33 PM
Mary, I was recently in Connecticut, it is so , so beautiful, my sister-in-law lives in Milford. You live in a really beautiful Place.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 01, 2012, 08:01:55 PM
Anya!  I was born and raised in Milford!  Oh I'd have LOVED to have met you!  Aren't these beaches here lovely?  For as much as I love the mountains, I could never be far away from the coast.  What a small world indeed!  If you ever come again, we'll simply have to meet! 
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Anya on June 01, 2012, 09:00:29 PM
Mary, unfortunately didn't get a chance to see the beaches, busy with family reunions.

My husband's whole family is in New York but his one sister moved to Milford years ago. It is so picture prefect there, I just love it, what a beautiful place you grew up.

West Haven must be just as beautiful.

We should definately meet up if I go back there.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 02, 2012, 12:19:35 AM
Well, the coffee's on any time!

Milford's the epitome of what you might imagine when you think of the phrase "New England charm."  West Haven's the next town north which is very similar except it has more coastline exposed.  I have some reference pics up here of some beaches I can walk to if I had time but I can't because I have to paint all day...LOLLL...and besides, I probably couldn't relocate them here if my life depended on it!  I LOVE thinking how one of your PB family was so nearby!
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Post by: Anya on June 02, 2012, 12:45:29 AM
The pics you posted Are gorgeous, your right about New England charm, it looks just like how you expect a small town in Connectucut would look.

If I were you I would take my canvas and paints and go paint on that beach.
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Post by: wshortstuff on June 02, 2012, 12:50:02 AM
Anya,  You have done a wonderful job.  It looks so naturel.  Congrats. :envy:
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Post by: Anya on June 02, 2012, 12:57:03 AM
Thanks, wshortstuff, I really like your Cosmo painting. I see you do tole painting, used to do that a long time ago.
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 02, 2012, 01:42:09 AM
The pics you posted Are gorgeous, your right about New England charm, it looks just like how you expect a small town in Connectucut would look.

If I were you I would take my canvas and paints and go paint on that beach.

Yes, you would think I'd do just that, wouldn't you?  But...LOL..what if, heaven forbid, someone came up behind me to look at what I was doing? What could I possibly say...that I'm doing a paint by numbers project and someone forgot to put in the numbers so I'm doing the best I can?  LOL

Well, I believe I can top my ear portrait now.  I was just debating about how to showcase my hair experiment but I'd be willing to bet millions that there's never been one like this before!  Instead of being at the beach painting like I SHOULD be, I brought my painting out onto my 6 ft glass table on the deck....and while I was in the middle of a eureka moment, without warning, the entire 6 feet of glass suddenly shattered, fell to the ground in a zillion fragments, took my coffee, computer (which was killed in the demolition) and canvas right down with it and my painting is now loaded with little shards of glass!!!  Do you think that stopped me?  Oh no...once I dealt with the tragedy, I was not about to waste the rest of my palette and I continued painting!  This one will DEFINITELY be posted...it's a masterpiece!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
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Post by: Lillian on June 02, 2012, 01:58:02 AM
Oh my word, Mary!  The worst is that your computer got wrecked, or did it?  Are you using a spare?  Or were you able to resurrect the one that crashed in more ways that one?

 :congrats: for taking tragedy in your stride, picking up the pieces, literally, and moving on.

I'm looking forward to seeing that masterpiece.
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Post by: Anya on June 02, 2012, 02:07:34 AM
Thank God you weren't hurt Mary!
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 02, 2012, 02:23:24 AM
Oh my word, Mary!  The worst is that your computer got wrecked, or did it?  Are you using a spare?  Or were you able to resurrect the one that crashed in more ways that one?

 :congrats: for taking tragedy in your stride, picking up the pieces, literally, and moving on.

I'm looking forward to seeing that masterpiece.

Oh, it did, Lillian...when it all came crashing down, the computer was open and it must have hit the deck exactly right and it cracked the screen in such a way that nothing was recognizable any longer...only random patterns like maybe what they used in Star Trek?!  LOL  I was in shock for a few moments because my mind couldn't get around what had just happened for no reason...for a moment, I thought it was a message from the gods telling me to stop painting hair!  LOL  Luckily, my little pug was sitting under my chair and I happened to have a long skirt on which blocked any flying fragments nor slash my feet to ribbons...BUT..I finished the hair! (well, sorta...lol)  Will take a pic tomorrow and post...I dare not touch anything hi-tech tonight! 
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 02, 2012, 02:26:03 AM
Thank God you weren't hurt Mary!

Thank you, Anya...it really was amazing my feet weren't cut to ribbons given I was wearing sandals but I was mostly worried about my dog (and my favorite coffee cup which unfortunately expired during the controlled demolition!) 
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Post by: Lillian on June 02, 2012, 02:26:46 AM
Ahhh, Mary, I'm so glad you and your little pug didn't get hurt.  You're a real sport!

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Post by: pnewcomer1 on June 02, 2012, 10:53:33 AM
Mary, that was horrible what happened, I had a table glass like that shatter once and it was a real mess. I am glad you and your pug are ok. :yippee: :yippee:  looking forward to seeing your hair painting.

Penny
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 02, 2012, 05:09:03 PM
Mary, that was horrible what happened, I had a table glass like that shatter once and it was a real mess. I am glad you and your pug are ok. :yippee: :yippee:  looking forward to seeing your hair painting.

Penny

Thanks, Penny...what a shock, huh?  There was no warning whatsoever and oh, yes, what a mess...took me a good hour to clean up and to be sure there were no remnants left that the dogs could have embedded into their little pads.  I think I just sat there in shock for more than few seconds trying to make sense of what had just happened!  So glad you survived it too!
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Post by: Lillian on June 02, 2012, 05:54:25 PM
Mary, lesson learned?  Never take your frustration out on a glass table?   :confused:  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Now why in the world would you say 
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And now, for your laugh for the day, here is exactly what not to do when painting hair
???  --well, apart from spreading glass shards throughout of course.

I think you did a great job on the hair.   You're well on your way!

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Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 02, 2012, 10:37:45 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Lillian!!!  I guess I should put away that hammer now?   :2funny:

Honestly though...after the glass affair, I lost all objectivity on the hair...maybe cuz it looked like mine at that point?   :2funny:

I'm definitely going to give it another try - I really enjoyed it.  Thank you, Lillian.  You always bring me a smile!
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Post by: Lillian on June 02, 2012, 10:41:26 PM
Well, I am glad to hear the hammer is back in your tool box.   :2funny:

And now restrain yourself and refrain from doing this!   :pullhair:
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 02, 2012, 11:02:54 PM
I promise to be an :angel: from now on!
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Post by: nolan on June 03, 2012, 12:45:25 AM
Wow, great job Anya, your silver is as shiny and reflective as the real thing  :clap:  :congrats:

You can still add a bit more contrasts to the actual strawberries using colour washes to give them extra depth. That will make this painting perfect O0
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Post by: Anya on June 03, 2012, 03:12:25 AM
Thanks Nolan, I totally agree with you about the strawberries. Who knew you could have so many problems with the color red.
This is what I asked you about last week regarding glazes. I ended up glazing the strawberries too dark , they were done with several layers of glazes. Then you can't lighten a glaze ,so had to go in with opaque, didn't go far enough with them
So yes they do need mor contrast, their not dimensional enough, will work on them again.
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Post by: nolan on June 03, 2012, 03:34:06 AM
 :gl:
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Post by: Harald on September 30, 2012, 11:20:33 AM
My try to paint shiny metal
Harald
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Post by: Lillian on September 30, 2012, 11:54:29 AM
Awesome, Harald!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Harald on September 30, 2012, 12:14:12 PM
Many thanks for the encouragement. This was a bit special exercise.
Harald
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Post by: Val on September 30, 2012, 01:47:26 PM
Nice work Harald. Shiny objects (metal/glass) are a real challenge.   O0
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Post by: lynn p. on September 30, 2012, 03:32:33 PM
Wow Harald--Looks great.  I need to learn from you.  I want to learn how to paint a still life with metal objects.  This looks cool!! I want that clean shiny pot instead of my 40 year old black ones. ;D
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Post by: nolan on October 01, 2012, 09:01:53 PM
very good painting Harald, well done  :clap:

What I can suggest is to soften the shadows that the tomatoes cast on the table cloth when the painting is dry
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Post by: Zilpa on January 15, 2013, 08:05:38 AM
This took me 6 hours. I think I will sleep well tonight. :2funny:
I did this in oils and on a 20"x16" canvas.

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Post by: Maryna on January 15, 2013, 09:19:24 AM
looks good, maybe darken the shadows a bit :)
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Post by: Zilpa on January 15, 2013, 09:31:48 AM
 :thankyou: Maryna
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Post by: jennylynn on January 15, 2013, 11:00:30 AM
love it  O0   agree just darken the shadows and it will be perfect  :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 15, 2013, 11:03:35 AM
 :thankyou: Jenny
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Post by: polliwag on January 15, 2013, 12:58:02 PM
Yep, what they said!  ... what time is breakfast at your house anyway? :idea:
 :clap: :clap:
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Post by: lynn p. on January 15, 2013, 01:56:23 PM
OOOh great reflections Zilpa!!!
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Post by: Lillian on January 15, 2013, 02:00:06 PM
I really like your setup, Zilpa and you've done a fantastic job on the reflections.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bhavna on January 15, 2013, 03:07:57 PM
nice job Zilpa :clap:
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Post by: nolan on January 15, 2013, 09:00:37 PM
beautiful reflections Zilpa  :clap:

I agree that you can still darken the shadows, especially on the tomato. You can also add more contrast to the tomato (compare with mine)
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Post by: GailBrown on January 15, 2013, 09:41:17 PM
nice job
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Post by: Zilpa on January 15, 2013, 11:04:10 PM
 :thankyou: Dianne, Lyn, Lillian, Bhavna, Nolan and Gail. I have taken all the shadow comments on board and will remember it for future paintings. I am loving the oils Nolan and the acrylics, watercolors, pastels, Pencils, and charcoal. How is a girl supposed to make up her mind on what to do next??????????? :2funny:
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Post by: ohio1959 on January 16, 2013, 03:12:36 AM
 :clap: Very nice.
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Post by: Zilpa on January 16, 2013, 06:17:37 AM
 :thankyou: Ohio
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Post by: Harwant on July 17, 2013, 11:09:31 PM
Almost done.! The photo has a bluish tinge,looks better in real life. The background was a problem,uneven application of paint,too sticky the second day.The shadows need help.Suggestions welcome.
Harwant.

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Post by: Val on July 17, 2013, 11:32:14 PM
 :heeha: Awesome!!!  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautiful work Harwant. Absolutely stunning.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Lillian on July 17, 2013, 11:43:47 PM
Your painting is so realistic!  You can be very proud of this!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Fencepost on July 17, 2013, 11:46:57 PM
A truly amazing painting!  :clap: :clap: :clap: I can't image doing a thing to it.

Judie
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 18, 2013, 05:05:18 AM
WOW! Stunning still life!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: JayJ on July 18, 2013, 05:08:53 AM
Like everyone says........stunning!
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Post by: vic ' on July 18, 2013, 08:00:03 AM
woweee :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: jennylynn on July 18, 2013, 08:40:34 AM
absolutely AWESOME  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Harwant on July 18, 2013, 11:49:10 AM
Thanks guys.Your remarks are encouraging.
Val I hope you noticed the reference photo ! Posting pictures is still a problem.
Harwant.
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Post by: Daisyblue77 on July 18, 2013, 11:58:47 AM
AMAZING !!    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: ArtByG on July 18, 2013, 12:01:28 PM
I thought the painting was the photo. Fantastic job. :D
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Post by: gartolf on July 18, 2013, 12:03:26 PM
 :congrats:very well executed :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on July 18, 2013, 12:43:52 PM
Yes I did. I think I actually like your painting better, the colouring in your grapes is more appealing than the photo. I don't know about you....but I'm in 'suspenders' waiting for Nolan to see this one!  :heeha:
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Post by: Harwant on July 18, 2013, 01:08:05 PM
Thanks Didwaud,ArtByG, Hans,Val and Germa.I feel like a kid again! It is a lovely feeling.Thanks.
And yes Val I am anxious to see what Nolan has to say.I never pre mixed my colors before and seeing Nolan patiently mix these colors does pay off.I have to say it is trying on an impatient person!!
I just noticed the rating Germa.how is this accessed?

Happy painting all. :painting:

Harwant.
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Post by: Germa on July 18, 2013, 01:13:16 PM
I thought, seeing the rating button, that when I clicked on that button, I gave you a vote.
Like in the polls.
Didn't realise I had to select a number first.

Than I saw I should have select a number first.

If I had known that, I would have chosen the highest number.

I just misunderstood the rating button, never used a rating button in this way earlier so I think I misunderstood the exact meaning of it all.
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Post by: NHC50 on July 18, 2013, 02:01:20 PM
Harwant, all I can say is WOW!!!!! very impressive.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Harwant on July 18, 2013, 03:07:56 PM
Germa please do not give it a second thought,I struggle with technology a lot more .thanks for your encourgement.
Nina thanks .it is a boost !
Harwant.
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Post by: stoney on July 18, 2013, 07:16:42 PM
Dynamite work!   
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Post by: MSWcrane on July 18, 2013, 09:53:27 PM
Harwant, That still life is going to jump right off the canvas, it is so realistic!!  Wonderful job.  The grapes look so juicy, I just want to grab the bunch and start munching   :clap: :clap: :clap: O0
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Post by: C.Bodine on July 19, 2013, 12:15:46 AM
Harwant, you have done an amazing job on this painting! So realistic! ! :clap:   :clap: :clap: 
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Post by: Harwant on July 19, 2013, 12:45:39 AM
Stony ,Sue,and Christina thanks for your very kind comments.It has been fun to paint the reflective  tumbler.seeing it taking shape was very encouraging to do the rest.
Thanks once again.

Harwant.
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Post by: doina on July 19, 2013, 12:50:05 AM
Just amazing! It is beautifull, so realistic you're ready to pick up a grape or two. Congratulations  :clap: :clap: :clap: Doina
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Post by: Harwant on July 19, 2013, 04:48:37 PM
I feel lucky to have so many lovely, positive  comments. Thanks Doina.
Harwant.
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Post by: scouserl41 on July 19, 2013, 11:17:45 PM
Harwant that is an absolutely stunning painting,
WOW!
Brian
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Post by: Harwant on July 21, 2013, 05:46:11 PM
Thanks Brian. I am certainly learning more with these lessons than any classes I attended in the city.
Looking forward to seeing your next portrait.  :painting:.
Harwant.
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Post by: nolan on July 23, 2013, 01:34:11 AM
Harwant, you are on a roll at the moment, this is an awesome still life.  :congrats:

Don't worry about the sticky background, just leave it, it will dry.

When it comes to the shadows, I always use my artists license and soften the edges more than the actual shadow, especially the shadows that have been cast by strong light, like from the shadow box. It just makes them look more natural O0
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Post by: Harwant on July 23, 2013, 03:29:18 AM
Thanks Nolan.So you reckon I can leave these shadows as they are?

Harwant.
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Post by: brony on July 26, 2013, 02:20:25 AM


this is my first attempt at still life. yes made my shadow box and did my composition. really enjoyed the challenge of painting and arranging this.
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Post by: Germa on July 26, 2013, 10:37:46 AM
 :clap:
Well done Brony!
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Post by: Happychappy on July 26, 2013, 11:57:04 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Brony, I thought that the silver pot was a photograph.  Had to have a closer look to realise that it was actually a painting.   Very well done indeed.  Patricia
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Post by: Happychappy on July 26, 2013, 12:00:31 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  What else can I say that others haven't.  Just superb.  Well done Harwant.  Patricia
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Post by: Bhavna on July 26, 2013, 12:15:29 PM
well done Harwant :flowers: :flowers:
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Post by: Bhavna on July 26, 2013, 12:16:02 PM
very nice work Brony :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
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Post by: Harwant on July 26, 2013, 12:53:38 PM
Well done. :clap:  :clap:  :clap: I agree it is fun to play around with the shadow box!

Harwant.
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Post by: Germa on July 26, 2013, 01:04:09 PM
Our cat likes it too, he has seized my shadow box as a new cat bed.  ;D
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Post by: Lillian on July 26, 2013, 01:26:37 PM
Looks good, Brony.  Very realistic.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Harwant on July 26, 2013, 09:13:15 PM
 :thankyou: Bhavna
Harwant.
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Post by: brony on July 26, 2013, 11:59:52 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
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Post by: brony on July 27, 2013, 12:01:47 AM
wow that looks so great!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: MSWcrane on July 27, 2013, 12:08:34 AM
Very Nice job, that pot shines, like you just had out the polish, and those tomatoes, make me want a BLT sandwich... great  :painting:   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Leana on July 27, 2013, 02:43:13 PM
Nicely done Brony  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Leana on July 27, 2013, 02:45:15 PM
 :heeha:  Wow-Wow-Wow  :not_worthy: , spectacular! Awesome job Harwant  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Harwant on July 27, 2013, 06:46:53 PM
 :thankyou: Brony and Leana for your kind encouraging remarks.

Harwant.
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Post by: nolan on July 29, 2013, 09:53:23 PM
I agree that your pot looks great. The oval at the top is not 100%, but that was not the exercise so you are forgiven  ;D

What will improve this painting however is a little of the tomato colour reflecting in their cast shadows. Not too much, just a hint  O0
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Post by: nolan on July 29, 2013, 09:54:13 PM
Harwant yes leave the shadows for this painting, just remember so future paintings  O0
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Post by: brony on August 01, 2013, 05:38:56 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:i will do that nolan and i can c what u mean. which is good!!!!
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Post by: Alice Huang on October 09, 2013, 07:43:06 AM
Hi everyone,
here is my first pot with tomatoes.


Cheers,
Alice
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Post by: Val on October 09, 2013, 09:03:13 AM
The pot looks fabulous Alice, just wondering....are you missing a tomato reflection?  ???

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Germa on October 09, 2013, 09:10:43 AM
This is going to be a fabulous painting when it is finished, you just have to paint that 3th reflection on the right hand side of the pot. ;)

Looks good so far!
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Post by: jennylynn on October 09, 2013, 09:20:27 AM
wpw alice your pot is so soo shiny really well done love it  :yippee:
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Post by: Alice Huang on October 09, 2013, 10:06:12 AM
Thanks, I was a bit confused with the third tomato. I set up the pot and tomatoes in the shadow box, and did the sketch, but before I can complete the oil painting. my mother took away all my tomatoes, so I can't remember what the reflection look like, so I followed Nolan's painting, and in his painting, the third tomato is so close to the light that it doesn't have a red reflection, only a very bright yellow and white ish reflection, so I followed suit....apparently, my composition should have third tomato reflection, I will see how I can fix it....:-)

Cheers,
Alice
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Post by: Val on October 09, 2013, 12:40:45 PM
Alice, in that case you may want to wait and see what Nolan has to say.  O0
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 09, 2013, 02:43:09 PM
Lovely pot with tomatoes, Alice.

aloha

mea
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Post by: nolan on October 09, 2013, 07:54:24 PM
Great painting Alice, love the reflections :clap: :clap: :clap:
I agree that the 3rd reflection seems missing even though mine doesn't have one. Maybe it's because the area where you expect the reflection is very light so your eye is drawn towards it

You can either darken that area or work in a tomato reflection there. As you pot is broader than mine, I suspect the best option is to work in a reflection.

Then also darken the shadows cast by the left and center tomatoes O0
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Post by: Fencepost on October 09, 2013, 09:24:29 PM
Beautiful, Alice!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Alice Huang on October 13, 2013, 05:59:34 AM
Hi everyone,
here is my revised silver pot. Please have another look.

Cheers,
Alice
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 13, 2013, 06:50:17 AM
Having another look, Alice, and like what I see.


I may take that class sometime.  It's amazing how your silver gleams.

aloha

mea

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Post by: jennylynn on October 13, 2013, 09:56:17 AM
alice I loved the first one but this revised painting is absolutely awesome, you truly are a talented artist  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on October 13, 2013, 09:20:37 PM
 :heeha:    :not_worthy: There you go! Banner job! Alice, the artiste extraordinaire!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:    :congrats:
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Post by: Germa on October 14, 2013, 08:44:33 AM
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Post by: nolan on October 14, 2013, 09:14:24 PM
the pot looks great now Alice  :congrats:

I still feel you can darken the shadows cast by the tomatoes onto the table cloth though  O0
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Post by: V on November 24, 2013, 04:04:51 AM
 Here is my silver pot painting:
 
 
 
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 24, 2013, 05:02:11 AM
Vjah,

Nice job on the silver pot painting. 

aloha

mea
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Post by: Maryna on November 24, 2013, 05:14:20 AM
Lovely! looking really good.  :clap: :clap:

I still need to do mine  ;)
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Post by: Val on November 24, 2013, 12:11:06 PM
Excellent job on the pot Vjah, it really shines!  :heeha:   Should there be a reflection for the 3rd tomato? I shall have to go have a looksee.  :detective:

Regardless, very well done.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: scouserl41 on November 24, 2013, 02:06:32 PM
Good job Vjah, you're well on the way to being an excellent artist.
Brian
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Post by: V on November 24, 2013, 06:55:15 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, Maryna, Val and Brian.
Maryna: I dreaded this one but glad I took a plunge  :) . Happy  :painting: .
Val: Before I started, I was perplexed too. I rechecked the finished painting as well as the pdf notes. Only thing I can probably try to explain(from Lets Draw class), that since its rounded, maybe the 2 tomatoes got smushed together in the reflection. The first tomato has that bright highlight at the top and the second will probably have that  from the first as well as reflection from pot. So it wasnt define but I cant really be sure  ;D . One solution, I can think of to correct it is just tomake a suggested line. But glad you pointed it out. I wasnt sure if my mind and eyes was tricking me. Will wait for Nolan  :D .
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: V on November 24, 2013, 09:46:21 PM
I played with it and ended up with this. It doesnt show well but I made the other tomato more yellow on the reflection.
 
 
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Val on November 24, 2013, 10:02:13 PM
It seems that some don't really show the 3rd reflection, and in some others Nolan has said to put it in. I'm wondering if it is dependent on the shape of the pot itself.  ??? Nolan will know just what to do.  O0
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 24, 2013, 10:41:51 PM
Vjah,

Looks good to me.  Some day I'll be brave enough to try a silver pot.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: V on November 25, 2013, 04:25:50 AM
 Aye Val! We'll wait on Nolan. Mea, I'll be cheering you on. My tip since I've done it.....high contrast.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: JayJ on November 25, 2013, 05:18:10 AM
Great work Vjah!
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Post by: nolan on November 25, 2013, 08:18:38 PM
Great Job Vjah, your pot is lovely is shiny :clap: :clap: :clap:

Whether the right hand tomato will reflect in the pot will depend on it's position. Try it your self.
You will see that the right hand tomato is positioned further away from the pot than the "center" tomato. This causes the right hand tomato to not reflect in the pot. In some paintings however it has just looked wrong so I have suggested added it's reflection in.

If you look at Alice's painting (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=5085.0), she has her right hand tomato closer to the pot so will reflect. Vjah's tomato is further away from the pot and will probably not reflect so it looks okay as is
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Post by: Val on November 25, 2013, 09:43:58 PM
Glad you explained that so well Nolan. That's exactly what I was thinking!  :whistle:   Shape, pot, distance :2funny:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: V on November 26, 2013, 03:33:41 AM
 :thankyou: Zayn and Nolan. Val mystery solved ;D . Okay on to the next one.....
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Luba on January 05, 2014, 06:48:17 PM
(http://) I hope it's any good  :-\

Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: V on January 05, 2014, 06:58:09 PM
 :clap: Awesome job Outsider!
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Post by: dennis on January 05, 2014, 07:18:11 PM
Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on January 05, 2014, 08:01:14 PM
Beautiful work  O0   Very well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: scouserl41 on January 05, 2014, 08:49:45 PM
That's really good Outsider! Much better than my effort. Is that oil or acrylic? The metal looks like it would ring if you tapped it it's so well painted.
Congratulations,
Brian
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Post by: Lillian on January 06, 2014, 01:34:51 AM
Nicely done, Outsider!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Luba on January 06, 2014, 07:52:12 AM
 :thankyou: It's oil. I like oil cause mixing it gives you a wide range of colors. I didn't suceed mixing the black, don't know why.May be because my cad. yellow looks like orange? So I took same Ivory black and mixed it with white.
Still don't know how to blend.Any advice?
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Post by: Luba on January 06, 2014, 07:55:22 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:Great work.Look perfect to me.The tomatoes make me hungry.
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Post by: V on January 06, 2014, 08:26:23 AM
 :thankyou: Outsider.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: scouserl41 on January 06, 2014, 02:20:05 PM
Your blending looks fine to me!  I like mixing black, it's much more dramattic than tube black. To get a good black mix the red and blue until you have a deep purple before you add the yellow. I find it can take quite a lot of yellow, but different brands of paint will give different results and you will have to figure out what works with the ones you have. Don't mix too much when you do the experiments or you'll have a lifetime supply before you know it!
The best test to see if your mixed black is really black is to add a litle white to a sample. If it comes out grey you've got it right. If it's too blue add red, if it's too purple add yellow. In no time you'll be able to mix your black the way you want it.
Brian
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Post by: Happychappy on January 06, 2014, 03:36:05 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Outsider, a truly excellent painting.  I don't often look around at the Acrylics/Oils for I am into watercolours and now pastels but just had to have a peek at what you had done.  I am amazed.  Good for you.   Patricia
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Post by: Happychappy on January 06, 2014, 03:37:09 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent Vjah.  Patricia
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Post by: Happychappy on January 06, 2014, 03:39:35 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful Alice.   Patricia
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Post by: V on January 06, 2014, 05:21:05 PM
 :thankyou:  Patricia.
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Post by: NHC50 on January 06, 2014, 06:10:55 PM
Outsider nice job on your painting. Very well done.  O0 O0
PS. In case I didn't say  :welcome:  to Paint Basket.  :welcome:
Nina  :flowers:
 
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Germa on January 06, 2014, 06:12:03 PM
If Brian's recipes don't work for you; equal parts of ultramarine and burnt umber give black to. ;)

Great pot you've painted there Outsider!
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: NHC50 on January 06, 2014, 06:14:07 PM
Alice nice job.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Luba on January 07, 2014, 10:55:07 AM
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Luba on January 07, 2014, 11:03:40 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:Alice, way to go. How do you paint so shinny tomatoes?Amazing.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Val on January 07, 2014, 12:06:18 PM
You've done a marvelous job on this one.  O0 My one comment would be to make sure your horizon line is kept level, other than that...... Very well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Lillian on January 07, 2014, 01:27:52 PM
Very nice!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:


Perhaps the horizon line doesn't look level due to the photo having been taken on an angle????


Val, our sea farer here, this isn't a seascape after all!   :boat: :2funny: :1hug:
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Post by: Lillian on January 07, 2014, 01:41:49 PM
Very nice work, Alice!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: scouserl41 on January 07, 2014, 02:59:16 PM
I think the horizon angle is more a function of camera angle than drawing. It's quite easy to get caught out byt that. If the camera isn't square to the canvas and parallel to the canvas then parallax error creeps in. For instance if you take a picture of a tall building and tilt the camera up to get it all in then the picture will show the building tapering in at the top.
I always try to bet the picture so that there is an equal band of background all the way around the canvas. This helps getting the camera square and parallel. I take several photographs then crop (there are lots of photo managing softwares, you usually get one free every time you buy a camera).
I like the new painting Outsider, the objects in the foreground might be a little more distorted by the rounding of the cup though? Your blending is  good. Keep up the good work!
Thanks for sharing,
Brian
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on January 07, 2014, 09:46:28 PM
you have done a great job with this version Outsider. Good reflections :clap: :clap: :clap:

The only real problem I see is the reflections of the two right hand objects in the pot - the right most object is closer to the pot, but in it's reflection it is further away
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on January 07, 2014, 09:50:06 PM
I also think your blending is very good Outsider. The class where I show my blending technique is the tulip class, have you watched that one yet?
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: dennis on January 07, 2014, 09:53:26 PM
Be careful when defining the horizon line.


In a still life, as we have here, the line you see is not the horizon line but the edge of the table which can be at any angle depending on where you are relative to the table. That line will be horizontal ONLY if you are directly in front of the table and at right angles to it.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Lillian on January 07, 2014, 10:48:30 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, now that settles it!  That makes so much sense.   O0


I'm  :confused:  !!!  Re the reflection you referred to, Nolan, I need to review the video!   ...so glad I can do that!   :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: dennis on January 08, 2014, 01:45:51 AM
The easiest way to visualize the reflection is to take a mirror and place two overlapping objects in front of it and then compare how these will look like against the ones in the painting.


They should be what is called a mirror image. The one in front of the other in real life should be behind the other one in the reflection.


In the painting the reflection is simply a copy of the actual fruit instead of the mirror image.
Hope this helps.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Luba on January 08, 2014, 12:43:51 PM
I see what you mean.I didn't have my Shadowbox yet so I painted by heart.But now that it's finished I'll put this composition in and see what it must look like.Then I'll correct it.Thank you everyone for your advices. :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Lillian on January 08, 2014, 01:23:33 PM
Ahhhhh!  Now I get it!!!   :thankyou:  Dennis.  I didn't expect you to reply, and especially not so quickly!  :1hug: I thought I had homework to do!   :)   This just reinforces how important KNOWLEDGE is!!!






Now that's an easy fix.  I'm looking forward to seeing the revised version, Outsider!
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Luba on January 09, 2014, 06:56:53 AM
Hi Nolan
Building the Shadowbox I noticed that we close the back.Does that mean that the light can only come from the sides or from above when dealing with Stillife? Is this a rule in Stillife compositions?Or is it possible to give it a background light?
What do I do with the two pieces I cut of from the back?
 :thankyou: :thankyou: outsider
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Post by: Val on January 09, 2014, 03:54:28 PM
 :doh: Hadn't thought of that Dennis.... ta for the correction.  O0
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Post by: nolan on January 09, 2014, 08:26:32 PM
there is nothing stopping you from adding windows at the back as well O0
Once cut, just tape the cutouts back in place when not needed
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Post by: Germa on January 15, 2014, 04:52:22 PM
Looks great, love the paprika.
I would love to see a bigger photo of this painting, if possible, to take a closer look.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: jillh on January 15, 2014, 04:53:47 PM
Outsider,  I think this work is brilliant!  The reflections and detail are excellent!
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Post by: dennis on January 15, 2014, 05:20:25 PM
Excellent work :clap: :clap: :clap:
The oval at the top of the pot is a bit too squashed.


The left and right  ends should be a bit more rounded and not come to a point as you have it now. The right side is more correct than the left side.  I know many, many have this problem. Practice drawing it with a pencil until you feel you have it right. Your actual painting is very good  O0


TIP: Before you begin a painting, spend a bit of time with the drawing of the oval and only when you feel you have the ends correct, then start the painting proper. The oval is actually a very important part of the painting. O0
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Post by: Val on January 15, 2014, 05:29:24 PM
Wow! Excellent job  O0
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Post by: scouserl41 on January 15, 2014, 06:03:55 PM
OH WOW!
That's absolutely great.  You really take the lessons and go don't you!
Keep it up we're so happy you share your work with us.
Brian
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Lillian on January 15, 2014, 06:05:49 PM
 :congrats:  Outsider!!!  Awesome job, just one small fix. 
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Luba on January 15, 2014, 06:37:04 PM
Yes I struggle a lot with oval roundings. Must the left side be rounder? Is there a trick to it to get ovals right? How about the corner behind the pot. Should I darken it?
Thank you all for your encourgement. :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: stoney on January 15, 2014, 08:09:04 PM
Fantastic work.  One suggestion I've read, from Rudy De La Reyna, when developing the cartoon is to never erase-especially with ellipses like the top of a pot.

Keep correcting until you get it right.  Once you do so darken the correct lines then set a piece of tracing paper over it and transfer the correct lines.
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Post by: Toolman on January 16, 2014, 09:47:31 AM
Good job outsider, it looks great to me, impressive reflections.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Germa on January 17, 2014, 01:58:56 PM
Yes I struggle a lot with oval roundings. Must the left side be rounder? Is there a trick to it to get ovals right? How about the corner behind the pot. Should I darken it?
Thank you all for your encourgement. :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :yippee: :yippee:

You could open your painting with a drawing program on your pc, add a new layer, draw an oval as big as in your painting is needed and place it exactly on the opening of your pot, than you see where you went wrong.

Thanks for sending me a bigger photo, but I'm still wondering what I see on the left; that red and black thing. ;)
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Post by: nolan on January 17, 2014, 09:02:29 PM
beautiful Outsider :clap: :clap: :clap:
ovals are a mission until you know how O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Paulaj on March 09, 2014, 10:30:48 PM

Here is my shiny silver lesson.  Critique would be appreciated  :blush:

Paula
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 09, 2014, 11:20:40 PM
Paula,

Since I have no experience with shiny metal painting, I can only say that I like what you have done.  I'll leave critiquing to those who know much more.

Good job.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Val on March 10, 2014, 02:33:16 PM
 :heeha: Paulaj!  Beautiful, great job on that extra little turn by the lip. It certainly looks shiny and silver to me.  O0

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Paulaj on March 10, 2014, 05:46:12 PM
Thank you Mea and Val.  Just wanted to be sure it did look like shiny silver  :clap:

On to the wooden board  :painting:

Paula
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on March 10, 2014, 07:16:09 PM
Lovely work on the shine Paula, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
I suggest that you darken the shadows cast by the tomatoes, directly against the tomatoes, then fade away. That will add more depth and distance.
Then the right hand side of the bowl seems to have a kink in it, just straighten that line out and you are A for away O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Sharon Wanner on March 19, 2014, 07:22:44 PM

My first attempt in painting silver and reflections.

I really enjoyed it.

Sharon
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on March 20, 2014, 02:28:18 AM
wonderful job on the silver Sharon :clap: :clap: :clap:

You can still darken the shadows that the tomatoes cast, directly against the tomatoes O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 20, 2014, 06:18:07 AM
Wanner/Sharon

The silver pot painting looks very challenging.  You did very well.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Val on March 20, 2014, 12:02:24 PM
 :heeha: Superb silver Sharon!  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dirk123 on July 01, 2014, 02:25:16 PM

It's still life time. :heeha:
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Post by: Danielle123 on July 01, 2014, 06:06:26 PM
Very nice silver pot Dirk,  keep the good work comming. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on July 01, 2014, 08:49:10 PM
great job Dirk :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: lynn p. on July 14, 2014, 12:09:10 PM
Totally missed this one Dirk.  Great job there.  This one looks like it is hard!
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Germa on August 21, 2014, 12:08:38 PM
My still life class topics are all gone, so I decided to post them again, just for the record and to be complete.
It's to late to make changes; I finished this one a year ago and it is already varnished.

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Post by: ncwren on August 21, 2014, 01:50:58 PM
Nicely done. I'm glad you reposted these.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Germa on August 21, 2014, 02:37:09 PM
Thank you Natalie!
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: musika on August 21, 2014, 02:50:38 PM
Germa, your posts (and pics) are still there in the Intro to Still Life topic.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Germa on August 21, 2014, 03:21:47 PM
Oh boy, Ray... I LOVE YOU  :-*  :clap:
That's the only topic I didn't go through, page by page; didn't seem logic to me.

How wrong can one be.  :crazy2:
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on December 11, 2014, 11:58:47 AM
::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)Crooked and skew, free hand first time ever and very proud of it, as long as it looks like silver!
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Post by: polliwag on December 11, 2014, 01:30:28 PM
Hi, Louisa!  We have not met before as I have been away from pb for some time.  So glad to be back and hopefully will be able to stay awhile.  Your painting is lovely.  I have not attempted this one yet.  Maybe soon.  Keep up the good work! :flowers:
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Post by: ncwren on December 11, 2014, 02:31:23 PM
You got the silver down pat.
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on December 11, 2014, 02:56:48 PM
Thanks guys  :clap:
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Post by: nolan on December 11, 2014, 09:09:06 PM
great job on the silver Louisa :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Darken the shadows cast by the tomatoes some more, right up against the tomatoes. The shadows are fading nicely, it's just that last touch of dark against the tomato that is missing O0
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Post by: JayJ on December 12, 2014, 04:47:28 AM
Great work Louisa!
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 12, 2014, 05:25:55 AM
Louisa,

You are daring.  I haven't tried the silver yet.

You did well for free hand.  Good silver.  Delicious-looking tomatoes.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on December 12, 2014, 08:58:32 AM
Thanks Nolan, think I will redo the whole painting.  :thankyou: JayJ and Mea, hopefully one of these days I will be as good as you guys, thanks for the nice comments. :painting:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on December 14, 2014, 08:30:04 PM
don't redo the whole painting, just touch up the shadows O0
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Post by: Danielle123 on June 12, 2015, 07:27:23 PM
Here is my try at silver.  I did a chalis instead of the pot hope I can put it in this topic.   From the silver lesson done free hand with shadow box.  Your advice always welcome. 
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Post by: ncwren on June 12, 2015, 10:27:20 PM
  :congrats:
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Post by: Danielle123 on June 13, 2015, 01:38:01 AM
 :thankyou: Natalie.   :smitten:
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Post by: nolan on June 14, 2015, 08:50:28 PM
looks great Danielle.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
I suspect some of the darks in the challis may be able to go darker, just check on the reference
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Post by: Danielle123 on June 15, 2015, 02:09:35 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan for thr advice i will do that and repost.  :-*
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Danielle123 on June 15, 2015, 10:09:07 PM
Here is my revision of the chalis what a difference but is it good,  i tried to fix the grapes like the cherries lesson but they are small and I do not find they look real. What should I do?   :thankyou: Again Nolan for the great advice.
 It is made on a 10 x 10 inch canvas. 
   
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Post by: sally13 on June 15, 2015, 11:30:09 PM
Great job Danielle. I could just bite them apples. Well done. :yippee:
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Post by: Danielle123 on June 16, 2015, 04:55:59 PM
 :thankyou: Sally for your encouragement.  :smitten:
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Post by: nolan on June 16, 2015, 08:30:04 PM
much better now O0
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Post by: Danielle123 on June 16, 2015, 11:37:21 PM
 :thankyou: For your help Nolan.
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Post by: Val on June 22, 2015, 01:07:35 PM
 :yippee: Banner job Danielle  :clap: :clap: :clap:   Your touches on the chalice have made this a real stunner. Excellent work!  :congrats:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Danielle123 on June 22, 2015, 06:07:20 PM
 :thankyou: So much Val for the encouragement.
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Post by: TennMom on June 23, 2015, 02:57:17 AM
This is my painting of silver.  I have to admit that I wasn't sure about it before I put the tomatoes in but remembered Nolan mentioning how the tomatoes would make it pop (or something like that), and they did!
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Post by: sally13 on June 23, 2015, 06:20:30 AM
Excellent silver Linda and excellent tomatoes. :yippee:
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Post by: Happychappy on June 23, 2015, 10:22:42 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fantastic job Linda.    Patricia
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Post by: Danielle123 on June 23, 2015, 01:41:35 PM
Beautiful work Linda on your silver and the reflections.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: TennMom on June 23, 2015, 02:11:48 PM
 :thankyou:  Sally

 :thankyou:  Patricia

 :thankyou:  Danielle
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Post by: ncwren on June 23, 2015, 08:23:03 PM
Looks great Linda!  :clap:
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Post by: nolan on June 23, 2015, 09:34:52 PM
super shiny, awesome job. I especially like the addition of the leaves on the tomato :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: thebryce on June 24, 2015, 12:04:40 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: TennMom on June 24, 2015, 12:41:29 AM
 :thankyou:  Natalie

 :thankyou:  Nolan

 :thankyou:  Bryce
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Post by: Val on June 24, 2015, 02:52:32 PM
 :heeha:   I am always amazed when I see one of these paintings. Brilliant job Linda, you have really captured the technique.  :congrats:
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Post by: TennMom on June 24, 2015, 03:54:18 PM
 :thankyou:  Val
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Annie. on August 14, 2015, 10:34:31 PM
Hi Everyone,

I am back painting, feel rusted already.   Here is my submission, please C&C would be most appreciated.

Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 14, 2015, 11:29:09 PM
Good to see you back painting, Louisa.  Speaking of "rusted," the red on those tomatoes appears somewhat rusty (especially the ones on the left and right).  Or maybe it's just the camera light.

You seem to have gotten the silver shine right - looks good.

aloha

mea

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Post by: Danielle123 on August 14, 2015, 11:47:49 PM
Finally :clap: :clap: :clap: some more painting from you Annie,   Looks pretty good.. 
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Post by: JayJ on August 15, 2015, 08:21:18 AM
Danielle,Tennmom,Annie O0 !
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Post by: Annie. on August 16, 2015, 02:16:35 PM
Mea,

Canadian tomatoes, no taste, no color  :2funny:

Okay, this is serious.  I am looking at the painting right now, and yes they have a rusty tone.  Thank you for pointing this out, I did not see it myself. 

Do you know how to correct this?  I think, I would need to put a 'transparent coat' of bright red over those 2 tomatoes without loosing the current details.  I tired to mix Cd red with lots of oil, but it is not transparent at all.

  :confused:  Can someone guide me?

Thank you Mea  :flowers:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Annie. on August 16, 2015, 02:17:33 PM
 :thankyou: Danielle and Jay, much appreciate your kind works.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 16, 2015, 04:07:55 PM
Maybe they ripened more over night, Annie.  This morning they don't seem as rusty.

Unless someone can advise you how to redden them up a bit, it's not bad enough to worry over. 

Still a good painting.

Enjoy yourself.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on August 16, 2015, 08:54:38 PM
great job :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
leave the painting to dry then you can do a colour wash (not glaze) over the tomatoes to correct their colour O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Annie. on August 16, 2015, 10:26:45 PM
Thank you Nolan.  :flowers:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: ncwren on August 19, 2015, 04:31:35 PM
Nice reflections! Can't wait to see the red glazing.  O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Annie. on August 23, 2015, 07:24:53 PM
 :thankyou: Nathalie

I am not sure I did this well.  Tried to make it a bit more red then orange.  When I compare Nolan's painting on the screen with mine, it 'appears' to me to be the same hue and value.

Is it better or worst?   Thanks

Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 23, 2015, 11:25:19 PM
Annie,

It is better now.  The tomatoes look more like what they should look like.

They look better than the ones in my garden.  I told my husband that we needed to stake them up a month ago.  He put it off.  Now it's so hot and humid, they have white fuzz growing on them.  We threw out at least 30 today. 

I did the best i could today in the mud to get the rest of the vines off the ground. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Annie. on August 24, 2015, 01:49:27 AM
Oh my, sorry to hear about your wasted tomatoes.  There is nothing better to eat then a warm tomato right off the vine.

Thanks for your comment.  I was very nervous thinking about putting paint over.  I was so sure it would make a big mess.  But it did not, so it gave me confidence to do the same on my pear.

Thank you Mea.  :thankyou:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: cyril on November 20, 2016, 09:09:20 AM
hi all,

My Oil version of this still-life.
Any comments and critiques will be most welcomed...


thanks
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Kathysutterlin on November 20, 2016, 03:53:51 PM
 :heeha: :clap: :heeha: Your silver pot and reflections are perfect, Cyril.  Beautiful work!  O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 20, 2016, 04:50:35 PM
Cyril,

The silver pot is so shiny, Cyril.  Wow, it dazzling.

Nice reflections.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Happychappy on November 20, 2016, 11:42:32 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Annie and Cyril, you have both done a fabulous job on the silver pot and the tomatoes. 


Patricia
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: cyril on November 21, 2016, 01:49:00 AM
 :thankyou:  Kathysutterlin , Mea , Patricia.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Annie. on November 21, 2016, 10:31:38 AM
Cyril, 
Great metal effect on the pot and I love your tablecloth surface. 

I would only recommend additional dark shadow just under your fruits, where they touch the table surface.  The pot shadow is nice.

Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Aniz Oniro on November 21, 2016, 06:44:52 PM
Annie and Cyril your silver pot is fantastic,great reflections  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cyril  you can make a little darker shadows under the fruits than frame it and hang :flowers:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Win on November 21, 2016, 08:52:43 PM
Annie and Cyril... great paintings  :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Annie. on November 21, 2016, 11:30:48 PM
 :thankyou: Maria   :thankyou: Win

With all the encouragement, I am trotting along the classes.   :flowers:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: KathyKuz on November 22, 2016, 01:06:59 AM
Annie and Cyril:  Great silver painting.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Annie. on November 22, 2016, 03:44:49 PM
 :thankyou: Kathy
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: cyril on November 22, 2016, 04:46:40 PM
 :thankyou: Annie , Maria , Kathy , Win.

 Hi Annie, Maria , i understand what you mean , will do the correction and repost.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Annie. on November 23, 2016, 08:11:32 PM
 O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Danielle123 on November 25, 2016, 02:01:35 AM
Lovely silver painting Cyril and Annie.    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Annie. on November 25, 2016, 03:07:13 AM
 :thankyou: Danielle.  So nice to see you on PB...  we miss you when you step away for a while 😔
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on November 25, 2016, 08:28:22 AM
beautiful job Annie and Cyril :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Cyril - your central tomato needs a darker dark side - like the one on the left hand tomato O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: cyril on November 26, 2016, 06:41:25 PM
 :thankyou:  Danielle , Nolan

Hi Nolan,  Sorry i have totally messed up  the center tomato.  :(..... will go to next Lesson , will revisit this paining later.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: thebryce on November 28, 2016, 02:14:15 AM
 :painting: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: cyril on December 04, 2016, 09:13:29 AM
the corrected  version.

Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on December 04, 2016, 02:03:14 PM
 O0 O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 04, 2016, 04:16:15 PM
Nice job, Cyril.

Wish the pots in my kitchen looked that shiny!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: cyril on December 05, 2016, 03:16:04 AM
 :thankyou: Steve , Mea.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Val on December 09, 2016, 01:48:03 AM
Excellent  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on December 15, 2016, 09:59:10 AM
much better, well done O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: cyril on December 17, 2016, 04:08:17 PM
 :thankyou: Val , Nolan
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Zilpa on December 19, 2016, 07:59:55 PM
This looks great Cyril.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: cyril on December 22, 2016, 01:11:16 AM
 :thankyou: Zilpa , much appreciated for your comments.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: robynann on August 03, 2017, 08:51:59 PM
Had a nice relaxing afternoon painting this silver pot. The reflection on the left looks better in person.

Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Happychappy on August 03, 2017, 09:02:45 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Robynann a great job on the silver pot. The only thing that is worrying me is the base of the pot should be more rounded unless my eyes are playing tricks on me.  However, wait for the more experienced artists to give their views.  Having said that, you have still done a brilliant job.


Patricia
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: robynann on August 03, 2017, 09:40:52 PM
Thanks Patricia, you know you might be right. I didn't notice that before.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Val on August 03, 2017, 09:46:55 PM
 :heeha: I saw that! Robyn you paint the bottom edge of pots like I draw the bottom edge of mugs! Not to worry, I'm sure it's a sign of great intelligence!  :whistle:

It might be me but the lip of the pot looks a bit off center. That's what happens when your intelligence overflows... everything goes to pot!  :2funny:    Sorry, no sleep last night, I'm a bit over the edge...need to put a lid on it.  :2funny:

Ok, I'm going, I'm going. The silver looks fabulous, and the reflections look great!  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: robynann on August 03, 2017, 10:12:13 PM
Me thinks my pot is a little drunk!!  Okay who spiked my coffee!! It was straight when I started I swear! This is just what Nolan get's when he makes me draw something from scratch. It's all his fault! :2funny: Nah I'll fix it.  I did learn something. I really did.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on August 03, 2017, 10:26:19 PM
lol, I'm sorry - not ;D

Other than the flat bottom, everything else looks fabulous, good shine on the pot, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Annie. on August 03, 2017, 11:41:14 PM
You are a good sport Robyn, which makes you an A-class PBer   :hug:

Yap, I know it all start nice and round and somewhere during the process it gets wonky... and we cannot figure out how or when it happen.

But the reflections was the focus of this lesson, and yours are wonderful  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 04, 2017, 06:48:33 AM
Good job, Robyann.  Love the silvery glow.

I am almost tempted to try this - looks challenging.  You did so well.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: robynann on August 04, 2017, 06:31:54 PM
Thanks so much Nolan, Annie and Mea.. Nolan it is so your fault! You have some nerve making me draw something on my own!! You know I'm dis lek sick  I draw upside down!!   :2funny: all kidding aside the darn thing was straight when I started. It just went wanky! Gotta fix that and the bottom. It was a good lesson as always.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: linley.plester on August 06, 2017, 02:36:04 AM
Great to see your work again Robyn... I love the painting even if the pot is a bit lopsided. Looks like one of my mother's after i I took it fresh water  lobster fishing when I was a kid. She was most annoyed!
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: robynann on August 06, 2017, 06:55:19 PM
Thanks Linley.. I love love  Lobsterssssss!!!!!! reminds me of going clamming in the South shore of Long Island. NY.. we used to get all drunk, jump into the boats and go clamming.. eat some of  them right their and then. Ohhh the good ole day! :2funny:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: KathyKuz on September 10, 2017, 07:57:47 PM
Cyril and Robynan:  You both have done a great job on the silver.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: GPeachy on December 05, 2018, 06:44:53 PM
I was finally able to get back to painting, I am looking forward to staying at it now. This painting was surprising and a little difficult getting my colors in the correct places.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on December 16, 2018, 10:52:15 PM
Nice silver effect Ginger :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Just be careful to get your ovals even - in this case the top and bottom are flattened. O0
Also make sure your shadows start underneath the tomato / object  O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: GPeachy on December 24, 2018, 03:31:47 AM
Right, I knew that there was something that was bugging me about this painting. I have been a bit distracted with company for a few weeks. I will give it another go.  :blush: Thanks Nolan.

Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Val on January 08, 2019, 02:42:47 AM
Great shine on that pot Ginger.  O0    Excellent go.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on January 08, 2019, 09:43:53 PM
You don't have to repaint the whole painting, just touch this one up - unless you want more practice of course O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: GPeachy on March 09, 2019, 02:43:37 AM
 :painting: finally getting back to painting. I can not say enough about keeping your paints until finished. Mine had actually dried up it has been so long since I have been painting. I changed the perspective of my pot and touched up the highlights and shadows a bit. I will be revisiting this one at a later date. I love painting the silver and have a painting in mind later on.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 09, 2019, 03:38:18 AM
Excellent, Ginger.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: EmmaLee on March 09, 2019, 01:54:22 PM
Good job, Ginger. Your pot looks much better.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on March 11, 2019, 08:27:06 PM
better now O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Zilpa on March 12, 2019, 09:59:27 AM
Well done Ginger, you have made a great improvement. I am looking forward to see the painting you have in mind. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Val on April 14, 2019, 11:53:29 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: GPeachy on June 14, 2019, 12:59:05 AM
Hi everyone.  I was able to get back to painting and thought it would be good to give this one a go again.  I have to admit, I have 2 grand daughters that LOVE TO  :painting: so I had some minor mishaps.  I really should find a more private place to paint.  Everyone, LOVES to critique, even before being finished. Anyway, I should be able to get started again. 
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 14, 2019, 05:59:17 AM
Ginger,

Good to see you back.

You are brave.  I have never dared to try painting the aluminum pot.

Your cast shadows from the tomatoes seem too dark.  They looked better when you did the painting the first time.

Otherwise, you did well.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: GPeachy on June 14, 2019, 01:30:56 PM
I am sitting back looking and I see you are right and the tomatoes that are sitting together seem out of alignment with the left side.... I will take care of it.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on June 16, 2019, 08:58:32 PM
I think you have done a great job with the silver and the reflections as well as the tomatoes.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
The tomatoes have good contrast in them which makes them look nice and round.  O0
What you can improve is the shadows of the tomatoes. Where the meets the tomato, it must be as broad as the tomato O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: GPeachy on June 17, 2019, 12:59:06 AM
Hi Nolan, thanks for the comments. My grand daughters also thought they looked better dark    :blush:  They said they were to orange and tried to help.  I will work on shadows, I feel I need improvement.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: nolan on June 17, 2019, 09:32:16 PM
improvement comes with practice - brush miles - so just keep at it, you are doing great O0
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: JayJ on June 21, 2019, 04:46:19 AM
Beuatiful!love the reflection and tomatoes!
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: robynann on June 22, 2019, 01:11:40 AM
Love this. The reflections are wonderful. This one was a challenge for me too.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: GPeachy on June 22, 2019, 08:40:35 PM
Thanks everyone. I am excited to find more time to paint, really soon.
Title: Re: 7 - How to paint silver
Post by: Val on June 25, 2019, 10:28:51 PM
 :heeha: Excellent work on the pot! Love the tomatoes, I find with shadows they either work bang on ... or I´m working them for ages.  :crazy2:   Keep at it, small little sketches make great practice pieces.  O0   Great job.  :clap: :clap: :clap: