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New Painting

Postby Rob Crompton » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:39 am

Hi
Im still working on this painting based on a sketch I did a couple of weeks ago.
I still have a bit to do but not sure if the table is too dark, what do you think?
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Re: New Painting

Postby anthony » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:50 am

hard to tell yet, let's see some more progress. . .
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Re: New Painting

Postby Gary Dee » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:20 am

I could swear I critiqued this in another thread, Rob. Is this a different one?
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Re: New Painting

Postby Gary Dee » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:23 am

Here ya go:

I think the table looks great, Rob. Your lighting and shadows are top notch. The only thing I can see that might need addressing is the placement of the candle and the ball as regards to the reflection. It just doesn't look quite right. Nice painting though. :D
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Re: New Painting

Postby sorinapostolescu » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:46 am

Hi,

Looks great ! :wink:
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Re: New Painting

Postby KateS » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:09 am

I find the red color just perfect. It has nice highlights that attracts the eye
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Re: New Painting

Postby LazyArts Studios » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:01 pm

If you could bring the table,candle,ball, and the peeling paint out from the surface a bit... unless you were'nt going for that...lol
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Re: New Painting

Postby Rob Crompton » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:50 am

Hi,
Thanks for all your comments, i think its going well so far, its almost done, i'm just going to work work on the reflection in the ball. :wink:
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Re: New Painting

Postby anthony » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:14 pm

yes, the reflection on the ball will really make this painting, I agree. Highlights will do wonders to make the ball look positively reflective and will ultimately become the main theme. This reminds me of both M.C. Escher and Salvador Dhali mixed together. Surrealism is one of my favourites.
You may consider another layer of paint as well to cover the raw canvas completely.
(my 'art teacher(s)' had always encouraged that) :D
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Re: New Painting

Postby Rob Crompton » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:32 am

Hi,
Thank you, Salvador Dali and Escher are great artists. I am working on the next layer of colour and reflection at the moment. I will post the finished work when its done.
Thanks again :)
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