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Sacgal/Sharon

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on: November 14, 2013, 09:57:59 AM

So I decided to try using acrylics for the first time in my attempt to keep painting fruits! I love grapevines since it reminds me of Napa where we got married. I used Hooker's Green for the background...I also remembered to add shading this time to the leaves and the grapes.  Also decided to try my hand at a semi-abstract style. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...thanks!
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Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #1 on: November 14, 2013, 01:55:51 PM
This is very pretty.  I too, love grape vines and leaves.  You have done a wonderful job with the leaves and vine and background.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
 
 Grapes, I think are challenging. To me, some of the grapes need to be dark, no reflection.   That's just me and I am no expert, but the ones in the very back of the bunch I think should not have a circle of white...also, where is the light coming from, because the reflections looked mixed....Just my thoughts and I could be wrong. 
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Sacgal/Sharon

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Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 02:15:42 PM
Always appreciate your eye, Mary Lou. The light is coming from the top right side...I see what you mean about the ones in the back not having a "reflection" spot...I think this will be easy to correct. Many thanks for your observations - they're  definitely spot on!
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Sharon


 

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