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claude

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Reply #15 on: February 17, 2012, 06:38:08 AM
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Reply #16 on: February 17, 2012, 07:28:29 AM
great job Karen.  Nice dinner too ;)   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #17 on: February 17, 2012, 07:30:13 AM
Karen, you paint so fast and so well. You are so talented.


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Reply #18 on: February 17, 2012, 10:32:04 AM
How amazing!  Beautiful work Karen.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Healthy food for body and soul!   :)
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Reply #19 on: February 17, 2012, 10:33:42 AM
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Reply #20 on: February 17, 2012, 12:44:48 PM
 :heeha: Well done Karen  :clap: :clap:

You have done a really great job painting dinner - just watch those verticals - hope the family got take aways instead  ;D


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Reply #21 on: February 17, 2012, 02:02:29 PM
  :thank you: for the comments everyone.  :smitten: The family got fish and chips and salad - one drawback of kitchen still lifes is that you can't eat them for a while.
Nolan the verticals measure out almost perfectly with my set square but, as people have said, there is still an illusion of leaning. I tried to work out why but i can't see it. My hand drawing of the bottle neck is not exactly matched both sides and it was hard not to wobble a bit drawing the colander edge but it seems pretty straight too. The colander is slightly turned. The light shining on the bottle was very sightly diagonal especially at the bottom and you can see a little of the right side. It's not a big deal but I'd quite like to know what i have done so i won't do it again. (I did shift the oil bottle at one stage because I needed to use the oil.)


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Reply #22 on: February 26, 2012, 11:24:29 PM
I did shift the oil bottle at one stage because I needed to use the oil.

 ;D

If both sides of the bottle neck measure okay then it must just be that they are slightly asymmetrical in such a way to create the illusion that they are off vertical - hope that made sense?

I also think that if you stand in front of the painting it looks better than the photo as the camera is also not square with the bottle which will also affect the perspective - I battle with that all the time in class as I have to sit to the side of the canvas and paint - it's almost impossible to judge angles and proportions correctly when you are not square with the canvas.


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Reply #23 on: February 29, 2012, 03:26:39 AM
Super job Karen  :clap:  Love the colours and composition.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #24 on: February 29, 2012, 03:31:06 AM
 :sweat: Whew.....Glad your avatar is not a scratch and sniff!  :eek:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #25 on: March 05, 2012, 03:12:27 PM
Have at last gotten to the reflections painting, am quite happy with it.


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Reply #26 on: March 05, 2012, 03:21:32 PM
Nice job. Bravo!
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Reply #27 on: March 05, 2012, 03:44:27 PM
Looks great, Helen! :clap:
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Reply #28 on: March 05, 2012, 03:58:09 PM
excellent silver, well done Helen  :yippee: :painting:


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Reply #29 on: March 05, 2012, 06:00:46 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Nice work on the silver painting!
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