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Sacgal/Sharon

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on: August 01, 2017, 12:05:49 AM

After finishing the food platter, I needed to paint something simple! And I love the simplicity of this. Any thoughts on edits??
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Sharon


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Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 12:14:18 AM
Love the tablecloth.  Really nice looking. Good grain on table and chair.

Hmmm...I like simplicity, too, Sharon, but I feel there's something missing.  Maybe a clue as to why no one is in the chair.

Spilled wine glass???  Crumbled piece of paper?


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Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 01:10:50 AM
The cast shadows of the chair, table, and shaded side of the vase suggest the light coming from upper right. But the cast shadow from the vase suggests lower down on the right. Correct me if I'm seeing this wrong.


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Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 04:55:33 AM

Here's the ref photo, Val - the shadows cast are as in this. I know, they're a bit different than one would think.

Mea - I think the table is empty waiting for the next person to occupy it. Maybe at a little Italian Bistro! Once the guest arrives I imagine the table will be laden with wine and bread and a big plate of pasta!!
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Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 05:16:47 AM
That's a good thought -- Italian Bistro, Sharon.

The light casting the shadows appears to be coming from a window.

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Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 11:59:54 AM
Nicely done, Sharon! I especially like the texture of the wood and the wall.
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Reply #6 on: August 01, 2017, 03:15:38 PM
Nicely done Sharon!  You have been doing some beautiful work of late.  My suggestion would be to soften the edges of the shadow of the chair, on the wall.  (There appears to be a second shadow there too)
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Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 04:01:05 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Another lovely painting Sharon. I just love to view your work.    Patricia
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Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 04:16:35 PM

Thanks Mea, Susan, Jill and Patricia! Here's the final version with the shadows softened and a lighter one added - good call, Jill! Susan - I do love to paint wood grains - it's all about the dry brush strokes. And paper towels are great for creating wall stucco!!

Now I really must try an oil painting class!!
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Reply #9 on: August 01, 2017, 06:49:19 PM
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Reply #10 on: August 02, 2017, 02:34:21 AM
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Reply #11 on: August 02, 2017, 04:16:48 AM
Thanks Val and Jill! Your suggestions really made a difference!
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Sharon


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Reply #12 on: August 02, 2017, 06:02:19 AM
Very interesting composition, Sharon! :clap: I have a small suggestion, too. The vase looks slightly tilted to the right. Maybe you intended this. If not, this could be corrected by adjusting the shadow below the horizontal baseline of the vase. Hope I could explain this well.  :smiley6600:
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Reply #13 on: August 07, 2017, 08:08:45 PM
Thanks Gita. Sadly, I saw your post after I took the painting to the framer.  I'll just tell folks that the table is old and uneven and sits on an uneven wood floor - so everything is a bit cockeyed!!
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Reply #14 on: August 07, 2017, 09:40:57 PM
Works for me!  ;)      ;D