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Reflections by sinnerinchrist Reflections by sinnerinchrist
Oil on Canvas, From Life 9 hours.
18x24 Feb 6th, 2013


This painting is the first that was made for my Painting I class this semester.

I quite like how it turned out, and think it's in-line with what's popular in today's Contemporary Realism. It's surely not about detail... but it's all about composition, color relationships, color temperature, design and form.

I also like the rhythm this piece has! This rhythm exists because every color is repeated in another spot... it creates a sort of pattern that interlocks the whole painting together.

I've also realized how well the reflections help with eye movement. For instance, the reflection of the pear lifts the viewer's eye from the fruit, and into the green of the pot. There, it leads into the blank space till it's received by the spout of the pitcher again.
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misssun1214 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I think that this is a great piece, but I feel like the pear is unfinished compared to the pitcher and the pot. I look at this amazing pitcher, and then I see this pear that does not feel as real. It's a bit of a jolt. Maybe you could darken the shadow beneath the pear and work on the stem some more? Otherwise, I think this is great :)
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sinnerinchrist Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the input! I totally agree... I was having a conversation with my professor about it, and I think the reason for the disconnect is because the pear and the pitcher are painted in two different styles. Perhaps darkening the shadows under it will help.

The stem was unfinished when I uploaded it... I had to wait for it to wait for the surrounding area to dry till I could paint another one! :lol: I will have to update it soon.
Thanks again! :thanks:
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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First off, congratulations for nailing the shininess of the metal. The effect is so 3-D, it feels like I could reach out and touch it with my very fingers. I actually can imagine the smoothness of the metal as I type.

The ruffles in the cloth fill a bit stiff and awkward to me, like cardboard. As someone who has had trouble with flowing shapes in the past, though, I understand that they can be tough to nail. Regardless, this is an absolutely gorgeous piece.
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sinnerinchrist Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comment and critique! :thanks:
The fabric is stupid looking! hahaha I feel comfortable drawing fabric when I truly focus... but when I paint it, I never get it quite right! I hope to get better at it in the future. :)
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TwaRavenMotifs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Practise makes perfect!
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SangoTsubasa Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
omg Jake THIS IS AMAZING
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sinnerinchrist Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:blushes: Thanks! :thanks:
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drawntoatee Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely, lovely! The creamer is the best!
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sinnerinchrist Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :thanks: I picked it up at the thrift store for a dollar before the painting session... polished off the heavy tarnish that it had on and realized it had an awesome reflection! I was thrilled and inspired! haha
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Natalya-NSY Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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