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« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2006 01:24:29 AM »

I'm a bit late to the party (as ususal), but I agree with most things people have said.
I really like the fruit too, and all the close-up shots because I think he has a good eye for creating texture. Maybe cutting loose and making something a little more abstract and with less defined 'outlines' would really help bring that to the fore. You can create the shapes and 'edges' with different textures.
Maybe also he could try working on 'snaphots' similar to your close-ups on smaller canvases (like 1 foot square). His attention to detail would then be highlighted, and it's a bit easier (I'm guessing) to sell smaller works that are a bit cheaper at the markets and things. I'd buy just that snapshot of a bit of the apple, it would look great in my living room (or dining room, or bedroom , or kitchen  Wink)

Tell him to keep up the good work, he's doing really well  Smiley Especially for his first class!!
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« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2006 06:47:17 AM »

He's very talented!!  In the way of suggestions, all I would say is what my art teacher always told me: "Good; now go darker."  By that, she meant that I should increase the contrast.  I always had a hard time doing that, but once I learned to do it, my work improved a lot.  I think he would get more depth/realism if he had more contrast in lights and darks (assuming he is going for a realist style).

thanks for sharing!!
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« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2006 09:39:18 PM »

First of all, I just have to say that your dad is AMAZING.  He's a bus driver (can someone say "hero?!") turned teacher (can someone say "saint?!")   Smiley

And on top of it all, he's not afraid to get out there and paint again.

okay, now that I've gotten all that off my chest...
I like the lilies the best.

And I'm pretty horrible at pricing as well, but just remember to think about the cost of the materials and time spent on the piece.
Good Luck!  Wink
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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2006 09:46:19 PM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2006 04:24:56 PM »

I realliy like the lilies. Nots that the others arnt beautiful too. I just kinda feel like the fruit has been done before.. It really is hard to put a price on art. He just has to take into consiteration how much work he put into something. And how original it is. Like the fruit for instance ( i dont mean to insult, Im jelous of his talent) is something that is kinda everyday and you could get something like that at like say walmart. So people would be less willing to pay good money for it. But I think the lilies are beautiful. And somehow seem like they are done in colored pencil. So What im saying is if its something very original the people who fall in love with the art will be more willing to pay for it because its not like they could get anything like it anywhere else? Get what im saying?
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« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2006 05:28:57 PM »

Totally uderstand. He actually had to paint the fruit because it was a school project. Thanks for the comment!
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« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2006 12:00:24 PM »

http://artistsregister.com/resource2.phtml?resourceId=6


This link will help on pricing....I needed to get out my glasses to read it..hope you Dad can see better then me..LOL
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« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2006 02:34:14 PM »

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