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    A wee gift

    It occurs to me that I critique a lot of other people’s work here, but that I have hardly given you guys opportunity to critique my work. So, for your critiquing enjoyment, here is one of my longer daily paintings. Oil paints, about 2.5 hours, from observation. :-)

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    I like the position of this piece to give the shadow room...I don't see anything amis at all with it but then again I wasn't over your shoulder...it seems like you have these down pat have you been thinking of doing a larger object for a daily (weekly?) or at least layering several objects together on top of one another?

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    Hi Peanut! I do plan to start getting into a bigger project soon. This one was a struggle, but I feel like I've had enough successes in a row that I had better up the challenge level. :-)

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    The curls of ribbon don't feel quite so delicate as they should, the brush strokes tend to be a bit too thick. Otherwise it's looking great though, nice job.

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    Hey, this is really nice, the purples go good against the yellows.

    A question about oils: Do they flow and blend easier than acrylics? And do you think It is better to get established in acrylics before going to oils?

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    acrylics such
    to quote Mr Whitaker

    its the difference between paintng with butter, and painting with toothpaste....

    its a lovely lil present...way sweeter thatn the one Sunny wrapped" for Red

    chaos

    To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.

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    Wow, I did not know that was done in oils. Impressive.

    Seedling, have you thought of enhancing it a bit for the web via Photoshop's level tool or other image adjustment tools? I assume you took a photo of the painting than scan it, right?

    Personally, I just think it would look "fresher" if the values where on a higher scale than it is now.

    How big is your canvas?

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    my big crit for you, would be to watch your edges, none of them are very well defined. The edge closest too us is also bowed, and I'm not so sure that was intentional. Especially the edges on the ribbon, it makes it far less delicate looking. also the highlights on the ribbon look too white. nice handling of the reflective packaging...that must have been tricky.

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    I've gotta say I don't really see anything wrong at all, considering what the subject is. I mean, even if it isn't photographic, or if it doesn't look like the original subject, it looks great to me. Seriously sharp work, sorry I couldn't crit it, but like I said, I think I'd be grabbing randomly at straws. Good work, keep it up.

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    Thanks for all the feedback! :-)

    Subtle squid, you’re right about the ribbons. They drove me a bit batty, and I gave up on them a bit sooner than I should have. FlipMcgee, I usually don’t have much time to fiddle with my PhotoShop files, since, er, I upload and post my images from work. You’re right though – if I had the time I would get my photos color- and value-adjusted a bit better than the current hack job. The painting surface is something like six by eight inches. Texahol, yeah, for the life of me I couldn’t figure out what color to make the ribbon hilights. I’m still wondering if the solution is in yet another tube of paint. :-P The reflective wrapper took a lot of trial and error. I’ll work on those edges in the next painting. . . Hytopsis and Chaosrocks, thanks!

    Drd, about the oils – well, they’re just more oily than acrylics. ;-) Seriously, when I first tried oils, I was deeply entrenched in acrylics, and I just wanted to chuck the oil-paints out the window because none of the paint would stay put! I think it’s best to jump straight in to whichever medium sounds best to you.

    Do they flow and blend easier than acrylics? Hahahahahahahah! Um, yes. :-)

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