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« on: March 21, 2007 07:45:59 PM »

here's my first oil painting. i know it's not amazing but please be kind... Smiley (sorry the pics are kinda crappy)

here's the second one i did. i'm not really finished with this one cause the shadows don't look right...

and here's the third one i've started but obviously haven't finished...


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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2007 08:56:04 PM »

i do love the pepper painting, but the reason the shadows look off is that the one under the right pepper comes out too far. i think you'd have to fix this by making the pepper itself bigger- otherwise, you'd have to change all of the shadows, i think.
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2007 11:29:55 PM »

I prefer the first one the best. Pretty good for your first try. The only problem I would say it has is composition, but every oil painting I have ever done has had a horrible composition, for some reason the medium does not agree with me in the planning stages. The bottom one seems to be relying a little too much on 'local color' but perhaps this is because it is not finished. Keep at it.

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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2007 03:16:54 AM »

Hey, don't ever knock yourself, they are amazing!  I like the colors you used, keep going, I want to see more of your paintings!

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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2007 10:22:52 AM »

For first tries they are not bad at all!
Especially the first one. It is very pretty!
I love the stillness of them (is that proper English?). They have a calming effect, I mean.
Cannot wait to see your progress. Please keep posting your work.

« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2007 05:50:02 AM »

thanks for the feedback guys! i'm still practicing!  Smiley

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