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Reply #45 on: July 26, 2014, 02:35:15 PM
 :clap: They look good to me  :clap:
~Natalie

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Reply #46 on: July 26, 2014, 06:07:22 PM
Me too! Great work May Lynn
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Reply #47 on: July 26, 2014, 08:55:37 PM
Me three :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap:
just look at that red apple reflecting in the green one :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #48 on: July 26, 2014, 11:02:36 PM
Thank you! All for you encouragement!!!!!!

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Reply #49 on: July 27, 2014, 08:40:02 AM
Some great Apple paintings going on here! Well done everyone  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #50 on: July 27, 2014, 02:36:53 PM
Ghee all the paintings are beautiful!! Well done everybody. If I can get enought courage :( , I will join the painting classes!!  ;)
Proverbs 8:29-30 NKJV

When He assigned to the sea its limit, So that the waters would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth, Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman; And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him,


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Reply #51 on: September 20, 2014, 05:45:23 AM
Just spent the day painting apples with my daughter!
Any help and comments welcome... What can I do to improve!

Thanks!!!!  :thankyou:




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Reply #52 on: September 20, 2014, 09:09:15 AM
 Your red and especially green apple looks fabulous.  I think the shadows under them is a little out...you need a little dark shadow under the bottom left of the green apple (reflected light down.  The yellow apple is a little lost in the shadow I think that also needs to be darker on the right as well and where you end the shadow think about where the light is coming from....the end of the shadow on the far right doesn't work with where the light is coming from.....Other than that it's a fabulous job and very well done to BOTH of you.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #53 on: September 20, 2014, 03:42:41 PM
Awesome  :yippee:
~Natalie

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Reply #54 on: September 20, 2014, 08:34:01 PM
Yes I see that now... the shadows are not really related to the light direction proper...
Its hard for me to visualize where those would be... maybe I should set some apples up and observe! O0
Thank you for helping !!!! I'm going to try and fix it... I was getting lazy at the end!  ;D


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Reply #55 on: September 20, 2014, 08:53:23 PM
Yes I see that now... the shadows are not really related to the light direction proper...
Its hard for me to visualize where those would be... maybe I should set some apples up and observe! O0
Thank you for helping !!!! I'm going to try and fix it... I was getting lazy at the end!  ;D

Don't worry John I think EVERYONE had problems with the yellow apple and the shadows when we posted our versions of them too.....and as for the light, looking at yours it seems to be coming from between 10 and 11 (on the clock as you look at it) 

Please don't touch the red and green apples! Overpainting and tweaking are our enemy (and I should know I'm an overpainter, tweaker from way back LOL) Just fix the shadow first then see how it looks....the yellow apple may just need that adjustment.   Just do light washes and build up the colour rather than "paint" in a colour so it doesn't go too dark when you first fix it.
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Reply #56 on: September 20, 2014, 10:03:31 PM
Ok! I'll just tweak shadow. I'm sure I'd probably make big mess!!!!  :D


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Reply #57 on: September 20, 2014, 11:34:39 PM
Ok! I'll just tweak shadow. I'm sure I'd probably make big mess!!!!  :D

And if you do make a big mess then that's ok too....it's all part of the learning process and fun and frustration of learning to paint....Oh and you never ever stop learning and some of the basic mistakes you make now you will occassionally make even after you've been painting for 30 years.  Just don't try to be perfect.....the real world isn't :)
Jackie

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Reply #58 on: September 21, 2014, 12:11:58 PM
Verry nice and delishes apples John.   :clap:


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Reply #59 on: September 21, 2014, 09:17:22 PM
looks great John :clap: :clap: :clap:
The shadow cast on the table is a bit harsh, just tone it down with a light colour wash of white.
Then also add the reflected light onto the red apple just below the center to give it that extra sparkle O0


 

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