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Topic: Oil painting number seven, block plane, pears and a knift  (Read 1518 times)
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« on: November 17, 2015 11:51:05 AM »

I have wanted to use this block plane in a painting for ages, it is an old one and really quite beautiful. I was going for a sort of 'workman downs tools, for a snack' type thing. The knife is a gorgeous new kitchen knife that has a great shape, plus a wooden box and some pears.

this was very frustrating and I am not sure it is still quite right, the plane is just a funny shape and I think it still needs a little bit more work...I keep seeing flaws and have fixed them, but there is still something wrong...

I see from the photo that the back curve of the plane is wrong, needs to dip down a bit more..the angle of the photo isn't quite the angle that i painted it at, I was looking down a little more..also I had to extend the box as once painted the plane looked as though it was floating and was really wrong...it could do with a bit more shadow at that extended side

comments and suggestions really welcome.

Ok so I have reworked it a bit, deepened the box shadow, and the side of the box and adjusted the top of the plane. but  I am stopping now because each time I rework it I feel it loses some of it's immediacy..and it definitely becomes something other than a 2 hour oil painting..

Good points Always, I see what you mean about the shadow on the cloth.
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2015 11:55:07 AM »

Another good job, EdelC. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2015 12:34:56 PM »

It is so wonderful to see you challenge yourself and progress with your art!

Such interesting compositions as well...they tell a story!

I think when you changed the angle of the box, you might have thrown everything out of perspective a bit...it feels slightly off, but I am not sure that you need to go for 100% exact, or else, why not just take a photo? Grin

I definitely agree that you could go a bit bolder with your shadows...it will give much more depth.  Do you see the folds of the cloth under the right pears?  Maybe you could try to make them a bit more pronounced...your white cloth appears a bit flat with the lines being more horizontal instead of angling towards the lower right hand corner.  I would also put a bit of the box reflection on the blade of the knife. It appears flatter than it is.

I think you are your own worst critic...but you seem to learn and improve with each picture!  I love watching this journey!  Makes me want to paint landscapes...maybe when I retire from work! Grin

« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2015 10:13:39 AM »

You're getting quite good at oil painting.
I especially like your pears. I can almost see the sweet juices on the cut one, just waiting to be eaten. A still life that is full of life!
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