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Wanda - PhotoArt #6
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Wanda Schwind


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Registered: January 2002
Location: Ohio
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When looking at this challenge I thought it needed more added to the composition. After viewing Cezanne's work I tried to simulate his technique. I've decided I'm not too good at this! I also learned that the Great Masters in painting still life adopted the practice of having the light source coming from the top left. The only reason given was they thought it looked more natural.

Painter Classic

The first thing I did was Clone-flip horizontal to get the light source coming from the left. I had a picture of a still life I really liked, so using a real pencil and paper I roughly sketched it. Thought it needed more so I sketched in a bottle and more grapes - then scanned it.
Copied and pasted on top of PhotoArt #6. Erased until I had the sketch properly positioned. I rather liked the dark background. I then selected the peach and pear and positioned them on the sketch - duplicated the pear.

I then began to paint using different brushes throughout. Starting with the background and coming forward. When painting the fruit and bottle I painted in with the lightest color first and gradually built up to the midtones and shading, leaving the detail and highlights for last.

I realized when I was almost done I should have changed the paper color of the sketch to something other than white. It would have been much easier to match the original fruit which already had color. Oh, well that's something I learned from this challenge.

You would never guess I REALLY like the looks of grapes in a still life, probably overdone, but can you over do grapes(smile)

Is it Cezanne - probably not. The only thing Cezanne is the signature - it's a Cezanne Font (smile)

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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
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8/11/2002 7:20am

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!

That is just excellent, Wanda -- especially the grapes

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Wanda Schwind
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Registered: January 2002
Location: Ohio
8/11/2002 8:44am

Wow, thanks Lorraine Coming from the master, your comments mean A Lot

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DJ Dubovsky

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Registered: August 2001
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8/11/2002 10:54pm

Wanda,
I love the addition of the grapes and the bottle. Wonderful still life.
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Wanda Schwind
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Registered: January 2002
Location: Ohio
8/12/2002 12:05pm

DJ, thanks I almost done myself in on this one Don't think I will extend myself that much anymore. Yeah, I love grapes in a still life, can't really say why, maybe it's the end product that ends up in the bottle LOL Thanks again!!

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pstewart

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Registered: July 2002
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8/30/2002 2:23am

Awesome, Lorraine! I wish I had a tenth of your skill with Painter. Sigh, it still scares me so much I am afraid to open it in order to practice--true! I am afraid of a software program!

Please tell me, how long have you been using Painter? And have you done much regular painting (sans computer) in the past?

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dwdraw
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Registered: February 2003
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3/11/2003 9:15pm

Very good Wanda. How long did it take to complete the grapes? Anyway, nice job.

DW

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Howard Leigh
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Registered: February 2005
Location: Ottawa, Canada
2/12/2005 7:57pm

WANDA

You realy rise to he occasion! Gee, I'm trying to decide how to tackle thr fruit and you are broadening the challenge. The grapes are especially complementary.

HOWIE

PS: I LOVE the orchid in your gallery.
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lkroll

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Registered: January 2005
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2/15/2005 3:09am

Really looks like a painting Wanda. Composition is everything. You the man a er woman.

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