I had no idea the month had slipped away, so I pushed forward this morning to finish this painting. I wish I had figured out something better for the background.

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Comment by Natasha Nashadka on March 31, 2012 at 3:03

Thank you Svitlana, could you be more specific about which reflections?  I really appreciate the help.

Comment by Svitlana Rubtsova on March 31, 2012 at 1:53

Natasha, this is great job! I like your painting! A little advice to put reflections from oranges a little bit more brightly. 

Comment by Annie Cullen on March 29, 2012 at 12:34

I like the way the half orange mimics the cup. I actually like the background - it gives the foreground more emphasis

Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on March 29, 2012 at 4:06

Nice composition and beautiful warm light on left of background.  Stu

Comment by Natasha Nashadka on March 28, 2012 at 6:07

Thanks for the wonderful comments.  I must be my own worst critic.  I take photographs of my painting progress and if you're interested, I've posted it at: http://youtu.be/OVdjWRQPIKc.

Comment by Ann Turner on March 24, 2012 at 17:43

Your oranges are nice and juicy with a translucent look.

Comment by barbara grazer on March 24, 2012 at 13:22

This is beautiful...I really like the bit of orange in the upper left background as counterpoint to the oranges...The softness of your lighting gives it an ethereal look...

Comment by Natasha Nashadka on March 24, 2012 at 10:56

Thank you, Ross.  I thought your name looked familiar, and sure enough, yours was the first painting I "liked".  I love your loose brush strokes.  Yes, that background bothers me, but I did run out of time.  Actually the only thing I really like is the orange on the left.


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