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L Skylar Brown
02-20-2010, 01:22 PM
Just a little still life - exploring drawing diverse objects. From scratch, One layer. I have posted the short demo on my website.
I tweaked this some - didn't like the goblet. Might do more.

Valerie
02-20-2010, 01:58 PM
Skylar this is a winner, how beautful

AT-TA
02-20-2010, 02:58 PM
I love antique looks of the objects here. Especially books. Beautiful painting,Skylar. :)

Juz
02-20-2010, 05:27 PM
Lovely rich colour in this piece, adore the treatment of the books the writing on the spines looks amazing as well as how well loved they look. The metals of the cup are really nice but i have to admit the blur is playing havoc with my old eyes a little :):)

coops
02-20-2010, 10:38 PM
Brilliant SKylar, the colours are so rich.:)

Evart
02-21-2010, 01:26 AM
Wow, what a beautiful painting. The books look as though I can pick them up. Wonderful job!

Alexandra
02-21-2010, 04:38 AM
Beautiful painting Skylar. Rich colors and wonderful detail.:)

FireFytingNut
02-21-2010, 04:52 AM
Awesome Skylar! The fact that you did it in 1 layer AND from scratch amazes me! Well done :)

jonwood
02-21-2010, 05:09 AM
very nice painting Skylar..:D

L Skylar Brown
02-21-2010, 06:26 AM
Valerie, AT-Ta - Thanks so much!
Juz - Your statement made me look with a new view, and I changed the goblet a little (I wasn't that happy in the first place)

jibes
02-21-2010, 06:28 AM
A beautiful panting and expertly done.

L Skylar Brown
02-21-2010, 06:35 AM
Coops, Ev, Sandy - Thank you all for the warm words!
Fire - I "almost always" paint from scratch in one layer. Coming from a tradition of canvas painting, it's hard to break old habits.
Jon, Jibes - Thanks Guys!

SCP
02-21-2010, 09:50 AM
Nice work ,I agree with Juz,but have to say the books,and cloth the fruit sit on look fantastic!
Keep up the good work!:):):)

sabena
02-21-2010, 10:32 AM
Hi Sky

I like this painting is classic and dramatic:rolleyes::)

FireFytingNut
02-21-2010, 11:42 AM
Well that's definitely a great foundation to have to do that. Being new, I'm pampered with these layers! Although, when I work on sketching it's all 1 layer, of course.

foxytocin
02-21-2010, 12:55 PM
I would love to see this one hanging on the wall of the library where I work.......

L Skylar Brown
02-21-2010, 04:36 PM
SCB, Sabena - Thanks so much!
Foxy - Download a copy and Frame It! Enjoy! (Actually if you would like a high-res file, let me know. I painted it at 10X14, 200 PPI.)

L Skylar Brown
02-22-2010, 07:19 AM
I was just chastized on Wet Canvas for posting a piece, which somone insisted was photo manip. This touched a nerve, to say the least. So, here are components I used to create the whole - The large urn is made-up as is the back drape

Juz
02-22-2010, 07:57 PM
Sorry mate, didn't mean to put you to work :);)

The new version is much better though, the focus on the goblet (which looks fantastic) is making a much improved depth of field which is also a lot easier on my tired old eyes. :):)

mannafig
02-22-2010, 09:31 PM
Fabulous as always Sky:):)

L Skylar Brown
02-23-2010, 05:21 AM
Juz - I just used your statement to rework something I had actually just let go!
Amanda - Thank you so much!

L Skylar Brown
02-23-2010, 06:16 AM
Irish - Thank you. It's easy to miss works - they seem to come at an increasing rate!

Belvrog
02-23-2010, 08:21 AM
Beautiful painting Skylar.

justjean
02-23-2010, 08:41 AM
another great painting skylar , the books make it for me , they are wonderful :D

L Skylar Brown
02-23-2010, 10:29 AM
Thank you Jean - I really appreciate your imput.