View Full Version : Silver Teapot Still Life

08-12-2012, 10:27 AM
This one was done in oil (not gloss as my Copper Pitcher was gloss) just trying different ways, I do like the gloss for the shiny areas tho, but hope you like it, ref from web

08-12-2012, 10:35 AM
You are really hitting home runs with your still lifes. :)

Marilyn Anne
08-12-2012, 11:03 AM
I like the other one too. Nice work Pat !

08-12-2012, 11:26 AM
whawww Pat......this is...omph!!!!what a beautiful artwork!!!!!!just love it!!!

08-12-2012, 12:54 PM
Nicely done Pat, your still life is really good.

08-13-2012, 09:33 PM
Another great painting from you Pat, very well done:)

08-14-2012, 03:25 AM
Very nicely done Pat. :) :) :)

08-14-2012, 03:52 AM
A really fine reproduction, well done. :)

08-15-2012, 06:48 AM
Thankyou all for your very kind comments, always appreciated

08-15-2012, 08:03 AM
I love still life paintings and this was done very well

08-15-2012, 11:25 AM
Wonderful painting. The colors are right-on.....

08-15-2012, 12:26 PM
Super job Pat!

D Akey
08-15-2012, 12:27 PM
Pretty fair copy, Pat. There's some good stuff you're spotting. There are some few flaws in the source pic (were I doing it that is, though it may have looked like that). I would have liked to see the object anchored with a dark line where the service meets the wood, and might have pushed the darks a little harder in the chrome/silver a little contrastier in order to shine it up a bit, but that's just me. The less shine, the more like pewter or low luster silver it would be. Since the artist has clearly set up the still life with modern lights, I think chrome because it too is modern.

Were I going for a period look, I would disguise the lights to make it feel more natural as if filtering through a window, and just reserve the highlights for a couple strategic places. But that's merely an aesthetic choice.

That artist's way is fine, and I'm only pointing up my take on it to show some of the thinking one can engage in when composing their own still lifes. In Trompe L'oeil painting, details speak loud and clear because it's very specifically about the objects.

Also, in your version, mind the degree of curve in the linear bits in the reflection. In the upper right of the main part of the service, yours is bending too much for how more in from the edge you have it.

But overall you did a cracking good job!

EDIT: I meant Upper LEFT of the service, not upper right, and what I meant was that dark reflected line should curve according to the bow of the service.

08-15-2012, 10:22 PM
Wonderful painting Pat:D

08-16-2012, 03:24 AM
Thankyou all for your kind words, they are so appreciated
DAkey thanks for your input, I found this more difficult than the copper so I will work on this again and keep in mind your advise, thanks again for help