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    bringing tears to my eyes...

    (I posted this in my "lil' gallery" already, but here's the thing again):

    Today I have FINALLY decided to paint something NOT from my imagination. I grabbed our basket of onions from the kitchen, placed it underneath my desklight and raged ahead.... oh my goodness it's tough. It didn't take all that long at around 1.5 hours, but the process of guessing the colors, the shading (recognizing the shapes for what they are and what light would do them, whilst observing what they look like) and all the contrasts where altogether a real hard nut to crack. I can't yet get up and hurl around with tips, because this is literally the first time in easily 18 years that I decided to do something like that... back then it was at school. It's also the first "still life" I've ever done... but... with no further a do... I shall bring you:

    ONIONS (thanks Pai for the inspiration!) :wink:


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    amazing work ....this is indeedly a masterpiece :lol:

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    Really outstanding!

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    Thanks, Shirly! Really sweet! ops:

    And thank you barnburner, I appreciate it!

    It's really just the first run... more to come! :arrow:

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    The lighting and the way you have expressed the forms are fantastic.
    I can feel the smooth enamel on the collander...beautiful.
    A really superb job of painting. The onions are fantastic.
    I love how the holes in the collander
    are actually paint on top but creating the perfect illusion.
    Reminiscent of great painter's strokes in conveying the image without being worrisome about what the actual physical properties are. Just perfectly laid strokes. This painting is filled with many delights and much artistry.
    And done from real life... you have a great eye for discerning.
    You have a real treasure here.

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    Great work, my favourite part is the holes in the collander.

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    Wow, I'm ready to print your feedback and hang it on the wall before even considering to print the painting, haha! That's really, really mega-uplifting! I'm kinda speechless... :shock:

    And brutally proud now, haha! Wait until I'm really happy with what I'm done, too! But don't hold your breath, please! :lol:

    Needless to say that I'm excited now. I really just did what I thought was right and didn't even concern myself with the technique of painting. Often I find myself wondering about painting techniques, but when it actually happens and you simply want to paint something for the subject and the observation, then it's almost like the technique just falls into place.

    Anyway...let me keep glowing for a little longer... feels beautiful! ops:

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    Glow on... this painting is superb!

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    This needs more work???
    I think it's fantastic already.

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    I am amazed! I have no much words because I'm not an expert, but let me tell that I wish be able to paint like this!
    Umberto

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