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Reply #45 on: June 10, 2017, 02:17:23 PM
 O0    There you go   ;)
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Reply #46 on: June 11, 2017, 05:44:29 AM
Looks fantastic framed... :clap:


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Reply #47 on: June 11, 2017, 10:31:39 AM
Thanks, Linley! The fig painting should be framed this week - looking forward to seeing the finished product of that one, too..

Blocking in colors for the platter now...taking it one segment at a time!
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Reply #48 on: July 29, 2017, 01:37:46 PM

If you recall, a client had commissioned me to paint 3 food pictures. The first two flowed really well and the client loves them - as do I! I knew going into this 3rd one that it wasn't going to be so easy. In fact, I put it aside for a couple of months because it was stressing me out. Sadly, the break hasn't done me much good - it's a hot mess. But I wanted you to see that I tried...and will be telling the client it's just not working for me to paint this. I think the ref photo is the big problem - but I also prefer to paint things that are less busy - that this one just has too many little things on it for me to truly grasp. And honestly, painting slimy fish isn't my cup of tea!!

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Reply #49 on: July 29, 2017, 03:03:25 PM
I see what you mean, Sharon.  Just too many things on the plate to do justice to any one thing.  Although, this is really pretty good for something so busy.


Maybe as the client what her favorite food  ingredient is and see if you can work something up with that?

Good luck!

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Reply #50 on: July 29, 2017, 04:46:11 PM
It actually isn't that bad considering the array of foodstuff. I think it would have been better with a bit less background and focus more on the plate of food. Any chance you could crop some of the background away?
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Reply #51 on: July 29, 2017, 07:12:49 PM

Here it is cropped, Val. I sent it to the client who said she likes it. Even suggested if I don't than to just not sign my name to it!! Tomorrow when my mind is a little more clear I may try to work on the fish again. It does look better with less background. Good suggestion!  I chose the green and good, which are Sac State University colors where the client went to college.

And I like your idea, Mea, about suggesting she send a photo of a favorite dish she likes to create for her catering business - one that's less busy!!

I'll most my next efforts tomorrow.
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Reply #52 on: July 29, 2017, 08:50:09 PM
The more I look at it, the better I like it.

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Reply #53 on: July 30, 2017, 01:03:05 AM
If the client is happy, it's a success.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #54 on: July 30, 2017, 07:17:39 AM
I agree Mea - the cropping helps a lot! I'm still going to fine tune this a bit mkde, even if the client likes it. I guess I want to like it more before I hand it over.
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Reply #55 on: July 30, 2017, 09:16:46 AM
OK, since you're feeling you want to work it a little more......

I was thinking if you could bring up the strength of a few areas just enough to brighten  it up and increase a few values. For example, bring up a few of the reds, just a few at random to vary the values and brighten it up. Pick up some of the highlights just a bit.... I think you will see what I'm getting at. It will also bring more dimension and separate the items a bit more. Build them up as it were.

You have a great variety of colours to pick and choose to make it pop....just be careful not to overdo. 
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Reply #56 on: July 30, 2017, 09:38:28 AM

Thanks Val! I beefed up some of the reds and yellows, as well as some of the black in the fish. Showed it to the client and she loves it! It's going to the framer tomorrow. And we all know how much nicer a painting looks after it's framed. And good news - she's also decided to buy the succulent painting I did in Puerto Vallarta! She bought my last one, too. So it's been a good Sunday so far!!

Now my goal this week is to take one of Nolan's oil painting classes. I think I need a break from WC for a moment!
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Reply #57 on: July 30, 2017, 09:42:13 AM
 :yippee:   This looks great! From like to love can be a very short step... especially if it involves the stroke of a brush.  ;)

Well done you.  O0      :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #58 on: July 30, 2017, 09:49:13 AM
 :thankyou: Val - I so appreciate all of your suggestions - especially the cropping one. It had the biggest impact! I'll post after it's framed...so happy to put the brush down on this one. It was making me depressed - but now I'm happy again!!
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Reply #59 on: July 30, 2017, 09:53:55 AM
 :urwelcome:       :-*
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