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Title: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: dirk123 on August 15, 2014, 12:31:07 PM

I have been trying different things out in my shadowbox to find a nice stilllife to paint.

What do you guys think of this one?

I thought of taking the left part off.
Title: Re: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 15, 2014, 03:45:36 PM
Dirk,

I like all but the overpowering coffee pot.  Was the satin (pretty!) backdrop supposed to go all the way around?

I think a still life with those pinks will be very pretty.  I want the dessert when you are done.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: dirk123 on August 15, 2014, 03:55:23 PM
Thanks Mea.

I used my shirt for the backdrop, but it was not big enough to go all the way round.

Sorry, I ate the dessert myself after I took the picture. :)
Title: Re: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: Danielle123 on August 15, 2014, 04:09:02 PM
Dirk i too though the cofee pot was over powering, maybe you want to play arround with the objects. In the painting I would lose the fork in the plate.  Maybe you could have a candle instead of the cofee pot.  I like the glow it gives.
Title: Re: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: dirk123 on August 15, 2014, 05:22:33 PM
Thanks Danielle. So the pot is out. (It is actually a tea pot). The candle is a great suggestion.

It is really helpful to get some imput, much better than figuring it all out by yourself. :thankyou:
Title: Re: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: nolan on August 15, 2014, 10:22:25 PM
looks great, just light the flower a bit more
Title: Re: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: ncwren on August 15, 2014, 11:44:27 PM
I'm watching and learning-glad you posted this Dirk!
Title: Re: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: Val on August 16, 2014, 11:51:07 AM
I like the composition.  O0   It'll be challenging but I think you're up for it. This will be brilliant.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on December 19, 2014, 04:35:48 PM
My hubby and I enjoyed it so much to build this shadow box and in between the fights and lots of coffee (and smokes) we did it.
Title: Re: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: Bellarina on December 19, 2014, 04:49:32 PM
 :2funny:  Love the colors
Title: Re: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: Danielle123 on December 19, 2014, 04:54:54 PM
lovely composition, love the colours. 
Title: Re: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 19, 2014, 05:56:44 PM
Lovely still life.  Wow, you sure do know how to challenge yourself.  Look forward to the painting.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on December 19, 2014, 06:18:53 PM
Thank Robin, Danielle and Mea. Mea I will never be able to paint that, why don't you try it?
Title: Re: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 19, 2014, 06:21:06 PM
Louisa, I don't think I have as much natural ability as you do.  It has far too many details for me at least for now.

You can do it - I'm sure of that.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: ncwren on December 19, 2014, 11:17:27 PM
Nicely done Louisa. If you aren't going to paint it-you really should-share it in the photo section!
Title: Re: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on December 20, 2014, 04:39:29 AM
Thanks Natalie,  if you think it's nice enough I shall definitely share it with pleasure.
Title: Re: Inside the shadowbox
Post by: nolan on December 21, 2014, 09:20:19 PM
and now you are going to have even more fun creating lovely original still life scenes like this this one
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