Friday, November 18, 2016

Still Life-apple

I don't usually paint a still life but I wanted to do something different.  I realized how much I enjoyed this as I was painting.  Originally, this was a set up for a workshop which I didn't do well..lol.  however, I took a photo and changed everything around.  They didn't have an apple ...they had an orange as well as grapes.  I would like to do another still life with a design on the vase and grapes instead ...  and a different color table cloth.. I am having too much fun! 

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  1. I am not surprised that you can paint a wonderful still life. This is a real beauty! It seems to me that you can paint ANYTHING really well...and as always, managing to capture an emotional quality with light.

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    1. thank you Julie. I really enjoyed painting this still life.. a very nice change..I just finished my second still life..which is very similar to this one...I appreciate your nice comment!

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  2. A change is as good as a rest - so they say. this has come out delightfully well, Hilda. look forward to the next.

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    1. thank you so much John! You're so kind!!

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  3. This is lovely, Hilda. From portraits to landscapes to still life, you always paint a winner! Thank you for posting your beautiful work - it's such an inspiration!

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    1. thank you Connie. I appreciate your kind words. I'm finished with my second still life and hope to post it soon....

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  4. Hilda, you are an inspiration in your versatility and excellence as well as your willingness to experiment, as in this deceptively simple-at-first-glance, captivating still life. I've also enjoyed browsing other posts--especially your recent lovely portraits. Thank you.

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    1. What a nice comment Mary!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

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  5. Good morning Hilda!:) This is a simple but immensely difficult challenge, and it's good that you are having fun, and trying something new. I'm amazed at how you manage to keep everything looking so clean!!! Using white pastel for the jug, with such a dark background, could have got quite messy, but you have achieved a lovely sharp clean contrast with gorgeous light, and the result is very pleasing. All the best Hilda.:)

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    1. Separating the darks from the white was a bit challenging with pastels but I kept turning the paper so it wouldn't mix together! Thank you for that nice comment Sonjia!!!

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  6. Changing subject matter is the way I personally keep it more interesting. I love still life too and many times don't fit it in with all the other. It is the way I practice painting from life.
    You are so beautifully skilled in every subject matter you choose. The dark background really makes the pitcher and apple pop.

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    1. thank you so much Carol! Still life paintings are such a nice change from portraits.. a bit less stressful..lol

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  7. Still lives are one of my favorite subjects and this one is really great. I love the light on the vase and the unusual placement of the objects, really awesome !

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    1. I know...and you do it SO well. I love your last one! Thank you for your very generous comment...

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  8. It is really beautiful!! I love the design and color scheme!

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    1. thank you so much Celia! I'm glad you stopped by to comment.

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  9. It is such a lovely painting, Hilda! I really appreciate and admire your talent.

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    1. Such a nice comment... thank you Linda for stopping by!!

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  10. Superb. You create such quiet, subtle beauty.

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    1. thank you so much Mary! I will be stopping by to see what you've been up to ... Glad you stopped by to comment on my still life.

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  11. It is a beautiful still life, Hilda! The white pitcher stands out against the dark, and the wood in the table looks so rich and warm. I think your idea of painting a design on the pottery is excellent. Another challenge for your capable hands. I applaud you for this beautiful painting! Please do more.

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    1. Awww!! thank you so much Carol. I just finished my second painting and will be posting it tonight..I'm so glad you liked this one. Enjoy the rest of the evening...

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  12. Beautiful job on this! I love the dark background and the shadow on the vase!!

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    1. thank you so much Joan! You're very kind...glad you stopped by to comment.!!

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  13. Hilda this is wonderful. Love how you caught the colors in the Apple in the gorgeous cloth. The shadow on the vast certainly gives that second dimension as well. Will be looking forward to another still life. Hugs!

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  14. Hilda this is wonderful. Love how you caught the colors in the Apple in the gorgeous cloth. The shadow on the vast certainly gives that second dimension as well. Will be looking forward to another still life. Hugs!

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    1. thank you Debbie...I'm so happy you liked it. I really enjoyed painting something different. Enjoy the rest of the evening..

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  15. Hi my friend this is a wonderful painting. I love that shadow at the bottom of the jug. All the best Hilda.
    Vic.

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    1. thank you Vic. I enjoyed painting a still life and hope to do many more... I need lots of reference photos..lol

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  16. Hoi Hilda je kan is zo mooi geworden de glans die de ronding geeft prachtig lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. thank you so much Danielle.. you're very kind! I'm glad you liked this painting... Enjoy the rest of the evening...

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  17. Changes are learning experiences and needed much for us Hilda, you did a wonderful job on this composition. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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    1. thank you so much Padmaja.. you're absolutely right..change is wonderful. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving my friend.

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  18. Hello Hilda!:) Thank you for your visit, and I hope you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving.:)

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    1. thank you Sonjia...We had a wonderful day...too much food!lol. and I hope you're day was perfect as well...

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  19. I'm a bit out of touch with things and trying to catch up. This is a fabulous still life Hilda and your recent portraits are exceptional. Great work!!

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    1. Thank you so much John for stopping by to comment ..and I'm so glad you liked this painting and my portraits.. you just made my day!!!

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  20. I feel your joy in painting this - there is always so much depth to paintings from life, whether they be of figures or objects. Wonderful work, Hilda - and let me take a moment to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. thank you SO much Susan for such a nice comment..I appreciate it. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving...and hope you enjoyed your day as well..(it will be complete next month when you see your daughter)

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