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Sacgal/Sharon

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on: June 10, 2017, 10:21:41 AM

I've been asked to donate a couple of paintings for a fundraiser for a group that supports Asian women and children that are victims of domestic abuse. They can't be priced at more than $200 each. Found the ref photos on Pixabay - they're approx 4x6. Any thing I should do to improve them? Good thing I'm not a sweet eater - I'd be heading over to the grocery store right now to pig out on pastries!
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Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 10:24:34 AM
Definitely good enough to eat. Well done, Sharon!
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Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 10:37:25 AM
Sharon - They look so real.

I am assuming that there is no background although the camera seems to have given it some muted pinky-bluish tones.

Even though I hate painting backgrounds, I would add a muted one  - maybe a yellow wash to the cupcakes painting and maybe a blue to the twinkie one.

But that's just me talking.  They are great as is.

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Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 10:48:56 AM
Thanks Mea and Susan! And the background is just the off white from the paper. Since they're such small paintings I worry a colored background would overwhelm. Let me ponder that idea!
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Reply #4 on: June 10, 2017, 11:05:21 AM

Here they are framed. Any other thoughts on painting the background based on seeing them framed? Backgrounds are often times scary to add!!
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Sharon


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Reply #5 on: June 10, 2017, 12:16:58 PM
Hi Sharon,
 I presume that these two paintings are also for your caterer friend.   Personally, for that purpose, I would not alter the background. But that is just my opinion.
They look scrumptious!!  :clap: Well done.
Cathy


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Reply #6 on: June 10, 2017, 01:46:51 PM
 :guns: Step back from the paintings. They are perfect as is.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #7 on: June 10, 2017, 02:13:56 PM
 :thankyou: Cathy and Val! And no color in the background will be the final choice!

And Cathy - this is for a nonprofit art show coming up. Doubt the caterer would ever serve twinkees at one of her fancy dinner parties - although it might be a fun addition!!
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Sharon


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Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 03:19:17 PM
Yes, Sharon, no sense making more work for yourself.  They look excellent like this.

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Reply #9 on: June 10, 2017, 03:27:59 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellently done Sharon and they do look good enough to eat.    Patricia
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Reply #10 on: June 10, 2017, 07:07:51 PM
 :heeha: Wow Sharon. Your cupcake and Twinkie look great. So realistic. Great texture of the cakes.
Kathy S.


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Reply #11 on: June 11, 2017, 01:07:19 AM
 :eyesclosed:  Oops! It might be a good thing if I read the complete text posted,  before commenting, in future.
Hope the art show is a real success, Sharon!!  :gl:
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Reply #12 on: June 11, 2017, 01:24:14 AM
 :congrats: amazing as usual Sharon.
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Reply #13 on: June 11, 2017, 01:52:08 AM
Oh how I used to love those Hostess Cupcakes as a kid!....Your paintings are excellent, Sharon.   :yippee:
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Reply #14 on: June 11, 2017, 05:39:18 AM
Couldn't hang  them in my house. We'd be permanently drooling.... :gl2: with the fund raiser.


 

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