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Comment by Ningning Li on October 31, 2015 at 3:30

I am afraid of grapes. your grapes are good looking ones.

Comment by Jeri McDonald on October 23, 2015 at 12:35

Thanks Ann. I'm going to try that combination next still life. I just finished one without using any Alizarin and used mostly all warm colors like transparent oxide red, transparent earth orange (gamblin) and viridian for the background. As soon as it is dry I will post it. 

Comment by Ann Turner on October 11, 2015 at 18:39

A big smile and thanks for your encouragement Robert,Laura, Cristina,Jeri and Candi. To answer your question Jeri, I used a mixture of Ult Blue/Aliz Cr to make a dark translucent purple and then combined it with Transparent orange oxide. These mixes can go from dark cool to dark warm and are slightly transparent for the background. I paint to whole area thinly then wipe out the basic shapes. Let it dry and refine the objects. The photo doesn't show the depth of the background it looks a little muggy in the photo but instead the lighter areas are the canvas glowing thru. Long answer, sorry.

Comment by Candi Hogan on October 11, 2015 at 9:36

They'll LOVE it!

Comment by Jeri McDonald on October 11, 2015 at 3:52

Super nice Ann! What colors did you use on your background?

Comment by Jessica Futerman on October 11, 2015 at 3:37

Yes, congratulations, Ann!  Lovely still life set-up! 

Comment by Cristina Mihailescu on October 10, 2015 at 13:22

Just beautiful!

Comment by Laura Xu on October 10, 2015 at 13:13

It is beautiful! I am sure they are very happy with it.

Comment by Robert H. Smith on October 10, 2015 at 12:52

great painting and congrat's on the request ....

Comment by Ann Turner on October 10, 2015 at 11:31

This was a request from a local winery for a traditional still life to hang in the tasting room

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