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on: May 19, 2017, 09:18:26 PM

Since doing Dennis' class, I'm now addicted to painting still lifes with a black background! This is based on a PMP photo by Cherry Aron. I really should be working on a dog commission, but just couldn't resist trying to paint this. Any suggestions?
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Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 10:00:48 PM
Being that I am one of those Brit tea nuts  ::) ... and without seeing the photo... the tea looks a bit milky. I do love tea with lemon, but never with milk. Regardless, great painting but I just feel the tea needs to show a bit more natural tea colour/transparency. Oh.... no cakes?  ;)     ;D


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Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 10:10:54 PM

I actually like milk in my tea, Val - learned that from living in England! Took me a while to get used to it I admit!

But here's the reference photo - let me know if I still need to lighten the liquid!
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Sharon


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Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 10:19:45 PM
I would say a bit less brown in the colour and more of a pure yellow colour, (lemony as it were) quite light. Transparency is just so darn difficult to get.   :faint:


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Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 10:57:55 PM
Ok. I'll scrub it later and add more lemon yellow! Stay tuned!
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Sharon


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Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 11:12:18 PM
 :eek: Not too much! Oh lawdy I'm going to have a stroke!  :faint:


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Reply #6 on: May 20, 2017, 02:23:46 AM
Another beautiful still life, Sharon.  The lemon slices on the left looks so real.

Agree with Val on the transparent vs. the milky tea.

Otherwise, a thing of beauty.

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Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 06:38:18 AM
Love it!

Love milk in my tea. Everyone I know have milk in their tea.
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Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 08:01:06 AM
Beautiful Sharon, agree, Lemonjuice goes with tea without milk, so a bit more transparency of the tea would be good. In the original the tea is without milk.
I drink blacktea with milk and sugar. Sometimes a bit of fresh ginger to it. My way of drinking " Chai".
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Reply #9 on: May 20, 2017, 08:42:51 AM
Lovely still life! I like the composition and colours  :clap:
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Reply #10 on: May 20, 2017, 10:00:51 AM
Beautiful painting, but no milk with lemon thanks haha
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Reply #11 on: May 20, 2017, 04:42:03 PM

Loving the milk/no milk discussion! Here's the best I can do. I can't scrub anymore - and the colors I used before seem to be staining colors - so in the photo I still get the milky look. In person it does look a bit more transparent. I think I need a cup of tea after doing this!
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Reply #12 on: May 20, 2017, 05:04:47 PM
Right! Tea and Valium.  :D   I've been on pins and needles waiting to see what happened!  :faint:    ;D

Looks better, staining colours can really put a screw in the works. Has happened so many times to me. I'm a bit smarter now...I made a list of the most common colours I use, and split the list into staining and non-staining. Same for transparency. Makes it much easier to fix the mishaps.  ;)

Good job.  O0


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Reply #13 on: May 20, 2017, 05:15:27 PM
Valium - is that what Val is short for?!?

In person, the tea truly does look a lot less murky. And now I think I'll switch to coffee!!
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Sharon


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Reply #14 on: May 20, 2017, 06:13:52 PM
Nice work, Sharon.  Some tea lover is going to snap this right up!

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