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fraser_paice
01-29-2013, 06:43 AM
Oil and knife, various photo refs... no stencils..:eek::eek::eek:

kenmo
01-29-2013, 07:31 AM
Gorgeous art....

D Akey
01-29-2013, 10:32 AM
Nice and still and set up. Dramatic lighting. Interesting how you are sort of blending styles that are very different in sensibilities. Fool the eye palette and lighting with juicy painterly strokes. Will be interesting to watch this technique develop, which direction will come to dominate. All very personal and that's the exciting part.

I quite like the flowers especially. High marks on the freehand approach too.

Are those seeds or beans to the left on the table?

fraser_paice
01-29-2013, 11:04 AM
Heh heh, Mr D Akey you may, or may not, be surprised to know I have no idea what I'm doing here, no plan, it just sort of evolved. The beans are stray grapes from the bunch in the shadows, good dark shadows eh?. ;)

justjean
01-29-2013, 01:15 PM
Great painting with lovely dark shadows and bright colours and I knew they were grapes :D

semd74
01-29-2013, 08:25 PM
This is well done...I really like the brush strokes in this one

Alexandra
01-29-2013, 09:02 PM
Wow, a beauty Neil, great work!

coops
01-29-2013, 11:16 PM
I really like the colours Matey, especially the centre flower. Well done matey:)

limey-g
01-30-2013, 01:14 AM
Very nice, it kind of has an old look to it, makes me think back to grandma's parlour as a child.
Geoff

pat1940
01-30-2013, 02:35 AM
fraser, I love the paint strokes on this, and the colors are fantastic, I just cant wait to see more of this, love, love it

silvy
01-31-2013, 12:33 AM
I like this very much: colors, shadows, composition, brush and stroke:D:D:D
Really a great painting!