Saturday, March 3, 2012

Still Life - Oranges-Apple

I bought this Brass bowl and the three
brass goblets at a garage sale last
summer so I decided to use them in
this still life. I used my oil paints for
this one..However, since I'm still new
with this medium I had a hard time
painting apples, so except for one, I
replaced them with oranges. LOL I
I enjoyed painting the wine bottles .

70 comments:

  1. Magnifico oleo, Hilda, enhorabuena, los brillos son muy bonitos y las sombras muy conseguidas.
    Un saludo.

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    1. Gracias JOSE por decir que te gusta...Lo agradezco mucho!!

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  2. Oils really suit this subject don't they? I LOVE those goblets! :0)

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    1. thank you SANDRA for your lovely comment!!! I really did enjoy painting this one in oil!.

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    1. thank you so much MYRA for stopping by and for your comment! I appreciate it!

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  4. Excellent Hilda! The depth of color is wonderful and those complimentary orange and blues are just right. This does not look like an artist who is 'new to the medium',that's for sure.

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    1. thank you MARY!! I enjoyed painting this one in oils but I really need to learn how to blend colors together and not use so much of the primary colors. I have learned so much already from you and my other friends here!!!

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  5. Really good Hilda! Oil paint likes you it seems :)

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    1. Thank you so much ERIK! Maybe someday I'll try to paint a portrait in oils..right now, need to practice with colors...

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  6. Looks like you already have a mastery of the medium, Hilda! This is absolutely lovely, and I did enjoy your story about the apples that became oranges. How many times that has happened to me...!!!

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    1. thank you CLAIRE for stopping by and for your comment! It's so funny, but I don't have problems painting apples in pastels, but was stumped with oils. Maybe my next still life!!

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  7. The variety of shapes in the different elements of this composition makes it more interesting, only an artist can convert an apple in to an orange, how lucky we are isnt it? Lovely job :-)

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    1. thank you PADMAJA for your comment! So true!...it's wonderful that we can change to another fruit if one gives us problems. I do like the rich color of the oranges. Have a good day!!

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  8. Un bodegón muy bueno. La botella especialmente con su transparencia y el terciopelo de la fruta.
    Today I have no desire to comment in English. Your challenge, if you accept it, practicing Spanish.

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    1. Hola JULIAN! Gracias por tu comentario ...tu eres muy amable y me alegro que te guste esta pintura!!! Estoy sufriendo escribiendo en espanol..pero si, tengo que practicar.!!

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  9. Even if you weren't a beginner in this still life you made a wonderful painting . Love how you kept everything so smooth, and I can totally relate to your not succeeding in making an apple :-)) Luckily with oil paint changes can be done along the road. Beautiful and shining - bravo!

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    1. thank you so much JANE..for stopping by and for your nice comment!!! I appreciate it so much.!!!

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  10. You sure managed to get the orange peel texture beautifully, Hilda! I love the sense of old that the brass pieces bring to this wonderful still life!

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    1. thank you SHERRY for your lovely comment!! Garage sales are wonderful for these perfect items! Have a good day!!

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  11. Excellent work Hilda. Looks very old masters. You mastered this well. Great composition.

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  12. thank you DORS!..for stopping by.. What a nice comment!! You made my day...

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  13. Nicely done, Hilda....and I agree that it has an old masters feel to it. LOL..oranges instead of apples.

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    1. thank you so much for that beautiful comment PATRICIA.. I appreciate it!!!

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  14. Oh WOW! and you are new to oils?!!! I hope you do more, Hilda, because I cannot wait to see what you accomplish when you become an expert. This is a fabulous painting, your colors are clean and not muddy and the transparency of the glass is amazing.

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    1. thank you so much JULIE for those encouraging words!! I really enjoyed doing this still life....I would've liked to have painted it more subtle but I didn't know how to do it..LOL I have learned so much from all of my friends here in "blog" land.

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  15. Beautiful work Hilda, I seem to be having a problem with my thank you reply on my blog. Thank you for the visit.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  16. Thank you so much JOAN for stopping by and commenting.. I really appreciate it!! I'm on my way to see if you have something new!!!

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  17. Excellent work Hilda! I can't imagine what you will do as soon as you will have more confidence with the oil painting. Ciao!

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    1. Thank you for that kind comment, TITO!! I appreciate it so much!! my aim is to learn my colors and not to use what comes out of the tubes..but its really a lot of fun trying..have a wonderful day!!

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  18. Considering that you are new to oils this is great work. I also love painting wine bottles. Thay have some charm in them.. :)

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  19. thank you so much PRABAL for that nice comment!! I wanted to put the green bottle in to lighten up the painting a bit!! Have a wonderful day!!

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  20. I agree with all of the above Hilda! Your colour choices have given a real sense of depth and realism, lovely still life :) Jules

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  21. I appreciate your encouraging words, JULIA! Thank you so much for stopping by and taking time to comment!!!

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  22. Brilliant painting Hilda. all the best.
    Vic.

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    1. Thank you so much VIC for very kind comment!!! I appreciate it.

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  23. Love the colors! Your bottles look great, and the oranges add a nice contrast. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you JOAN!! I enjoyed painting this still life and hope to do another again!! I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  24. That's a great glimmer of gold in the brass bowl, Hilda! You do fine with oils! Do a lot more!! :)

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    1. thank you so much DEAN!! I think I would love to do more paintings in oils...its a nice change from my pastels.

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  25. Hilda, lovely job!! You did a fabulous job capturing the metallic pieces. Nice array of colors in your composition.

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  26. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your comment, CARRIE! I value your opinion. Have a wonderful Evening!!

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  27. Nice work Hilda! I really love those bottles, the highlights are just awesome. :))

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  28. thank you so much CRYSTAL for stopping by and taking the time to comment!! I'm glad you like it.!

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  29. Didn't know you painted with oils too. This is very nice, it has such a nice sense of light.

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    1. thank you so much BARBARA for that nice comment!! Once in awhile I'll pick up my oils and paint..I've been experimenting with it and I really like it.

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  30. I love the rich warm colours in this piece Hilda. You're very versatile switching back to oils!

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    1. thank you CLAIRE for stopping by and taking your time out to comment!! I appreciate it!!! I just bought some more oils to play with!!

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  31. Very nice, Hilda! Love the bottles. You did a great job with the highlights!

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  32. Thank you so much CAROL for your lovely comment!! I appreciate it!!!

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  33. Thank you JOAN!! Such a sweet comment! I appreciate it. Enjoy this wonderful weather!

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  34. This is so nice, Hilda. Working with reflections on the bottles and the brass pieces had to be really difficult, but this is lovely - great job!

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  35. thank you so much CONNIE...I appreciate you stopping by and commenting..Brass was definitely different for me but I enjoyed painting it...and I enjoyed the challenge of painting the bottles...have a wonderful day!!!

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  36. Beautiful work Hilda! Your reflections are wonderful.

    Sue

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    1. thank you so much SUE for your lovely comment! I appreciate it!!

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  37. LOL! YOu sound like me! The oranges work!

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    1. thank you KIM!!! for your comment...I need to practice on apples..not easy for me..but Hey! Oranges are nice!!! Have a good day.!

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    1. thank you PAGE for that generous comment! I appreciate you stopping by.!

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  39. Congratulations for receiving the Leibster blog award. I think your blog really deserves it.
    Go to my website to pick up your logo.

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  40. Thank you so much JULIE...I am honored and very happy to have received the Leibster blog award!

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  41. I just had to come back to this and say. I don't know anyone that gets so many comments and so well deserved. Your work is so inspiring. xx

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    1. That is so sweet, DORS. I appreciate your words..I feel the same about your work..!!!Have a great painting day...

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  42. Love this whole set up. Beautiful

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  43. You made my day ANGELA!! Thanks for your visit!

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  44. Wow..totally stunning..magnificent..you continually amaze me! the whole ambience and feel to this piece stirs my soul! Love the goblets...the color palette..truly magnificent!!
    Shine on.
    Victoria

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  45. Thank you so much VICTORIA!! You just made my day! I'm so glad you like this one.

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  46. One of your very best pieces, Hilda!

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  47. thank you DIANA!! You just made my day!! I enjoyed painting this still life very much! Have a wonderful day!

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