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Marilyn Anne
06-08-2012, 12:34 PM
Used some internet pictures to inspire me but really painted them quite freely. Hope to have them look like real canvas paintings.

06-08-2012, 09:13 PM
I like these paintings...very good

06-08-2012, 09:37 PM
These are very good and you get the painterly effect you were looking for. Well done.

06-08-2012, 11:54 PM
... and Your hand seems to be a quite masterful one indeed!:)

06-09-2012, 01:13 AM
Great painting Marilyn Anne, what beautiful colours and such a shine on the fruits:)

Marilyn Anne
06-09-2012, 02:42 AM
It is such a privilege to be able to do artwork. I always love to see what you are doing.

06-09-2012, 02:43 AM
How beautiful!!!

06-09-2012, 04:59 AM
These are very good still lifes Marilyn, really like them

06-09-2012, 06:15 AM
You are very proficient in still life, these are really good.

06-09-2012, 07:51 AM
They already do look like real paintings. Great work!

D Akey
06-09-2012, 08:52 AM
Very nice.

A suggestion might be to be a little more brushy and flamboyant with your strokes and colors in the background, thus making your fruit look more finished while maintaining some painterliness still.

Own the whole picture, even if subject-wise there's not much going on. There is so long as you have a brush in hand. And the groovy thing about a sort of nothing background is that you can go wild and it doesn't have to represent much of anything so you have license there as opposed to fruit that ordinarily should look like fruit.

Vary your marks in complimentary and interesting ways throughout. You can also pop in a bit of disembodied color that works to the advancement of the picture.

But this is quite nice in what you did pay attention to.

06-09-2012, 11:22 PM
Great paintings and I love the reflections :)

06-10-2012, 03:04 AM
Very well done:D:D

06-10-2012, 04:59 AM
Marilyn Anne.. you really achieved your goal here they are luscious and painterly...super job :):):):):)

Marilyn Anne
06-11-2012, 02:32 AM
I truly appreciate your responses!