Acrylic on canvas board, 12x14"

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Comment by Anne Domenech on March 27, 2012 at 16:06
Can't wait to see the result Edith!!
A huge bravo for your tenacity all along that journey #7!!!
there is so much to learn from you.
Thank you
Anne
Comment by Edith McClelland AEA UWA WCSI on March 27, 2012 at 14:02

Oh thank you Nancy - the areas I will be working on in the morning are [1] the reflection under the plum [2] more definition on the top rim of the jug [3] the dark shadow area behind the orange is too flat [4] better definition of the brass tray at the bottom left and, finally [5] slight adjustment of the reflection under the front orange segment.  These will be subtle changes and I have to avoid any further 'fiddling' but I do think this will put the finishing touches on.  I do promise to post the completed painting then you can compare.

Comment by Nancy Sands on March 27, 2012 at 9:24
I can't believe there is anything more to do. I keep coming back to look at it. It is just gorgeous, Edith.
Comment by Sharon Casavant on March 27, 2012 at 6:17

This is more than a still life -- it is a very good painting!!  Looks like you really enjoyed painting this, I would!

Comment by Edith McClelland AEA UWA WCSI on March 26, 2012 at 9:49

Thank you Karen and Nancy.

This is my second actual still life set up and I feel I have much to learn but, I knew I wanted to set this one up in strong sunlight and by using the brass tray, I was able to maximize the reflections.  In retrospect, there is quite a bit more 'tweaking' to do to this painting and, once I live with it for a few more days, I'll tackle the problem areas. Once I have it finished, I'll post another photo.

Comment by Nancy Sands on March 25, 2012 at 21:25
Oh, Edith! What an absolutely stunning painting! Again you ha used your technique to achieve those lovely rich colors. I also love your composition.
Comment by Karen Sheppard on March 25, 2012 at 13:24

Lovely colour contrasts.

Comment by Edith McClelland AEA UWA WCSI on March 25, 2012 at 8:46

Hello Susie, Maithilee and Li - thanks for all your comments and critique [which is very welcome]!

Comment by Maithilee Samant on March 25, 2012 at 7:22

Very nice setup, beautiful composition, delightful painting ! Very creative !

Comment by susie gregory on March 25, 2012 at 2:52

good job edith! i'd like to see your leaves go off the page a bit better - just in places - you have a couple tangents going.  also more reflective color from the fruit and flowers into the white vessel. very nice though!

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