Uuups, Fred, almost missed your wonderful pastel. Nice fall colors.
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still life..... a water colour of an oil painting by Cezanne
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Sarah, That's beautiful, This is another version of country lane ,watercolor, gel medium and gesso on 11x14 140#cp
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Sarah, your Cezanne still live is wonderful looks just like the original only it's not oil.
Fred. more wonderful fall colors. Your bear is almost at the end of the visible country lane. So what is beyond the colorful forest, i ask myself. I'm sure I will find out soon.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil .
Just what popped into my head Fred
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Very nice Sarha Cezanne would be proud.
Sarah, very nice watercolour reproduction of Cezanne's work. Your background is much like the original and the bright yellow inside the jug. I like the white cloth that seems to bring your view to the cherries. Well done.
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Sarah, this is beautiful. I like the cloth, the orange fruit looks like apricots to me and good enough to eat. the only place in this painting that I got hung up on was figuring out the pouring vase. the table edge is right where the dark bottom of the vessel starts and very similar to the color of the table, so I had to stare at that for a minute to figure it out. other than that I love all of your choice of colors and application of this lovely piece. kuddos.
Fred, "a little bear lost in the wood" good colors
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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Sarah your Cezanne is fabulous. The impression of oil and Cezzanes brush strokes you achieved with watercolor is amazing. I see what Marsha is saying about the vessel but I think the original has the same. Great job.
Fred I hope the little bear can find his way out of the woods. Nice fall colors.
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Fred, very bright fall colours. This is a little abstract with the gel medium and gesso.
Thank you all who have commented on the Cezanne..
Karen is correct.... what was there was painted exactly as it is in the original...the background was the easiest part!!!!
Marsha - The facial expression on your Mr. Bruno Bear seems to be saying "Celebration?? Where?? Am I invited??" He is definitely alert to his surroundings and sizing up his next meal - - yes, probably!. Great shadowing for contours - - love it!
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I had almost completed making comments and responses to everyone - when I made a really stupid mistake and lost it all - ARGH-H-H-H-H!! I'll start over now and be more careful. (One of the advantages of responding to each individually is that if you lose it, you don't have to go so far back to catch back up. But, I agree with who ever it was that doing all of the individual responses in one post does keep it all together better.)
Marsha - I think sketching the time away on a sleepless night is a perfect way to pass the time. Your Native American is great - your contrast between skin, clothing, adornment, and hair are all just perfect.
Alex - How delightful - Bruno the Bearrito! Especially like the hat! I think he is saying "Someone said CELEBRATION and then they made me wear this ridiculous costume. How embarrassing - I'm gonna hide in this bush to gather up my courage!" He just make me smile!
Geri - I really like your signature puns!
Fred - For those of us who were painting together on the other forum that closed down, its been more like 4 plus a little years. Your Mr. Bruno Bear is going just around the bend in the road and looks like he is waving at the crowd partying at the Celebration! Love those fall colors. I admire you "stick to it-iv'ness" with the pastels. Pastels and water colors are both just a mystery to me - probably because I didn't stick to it. The one with the gel medium and gesso does look like Mr. Bruno Bear is parting the foliage to try to follow an unknown trail - - that would be sort of fun, especially in the fall with all the wonderful colors.
Nealey - Jen is right about her, Sammy, Fred, Susan and me being in the original crowd. I do think Joyce may have participated with us on that first challenge too. Alex, weren't you with us in the beginning and on the other forum before it shut down, too? There are several others who were with us in both forums and since the beginning, have dropped off - - some of them are still very art-active on Facebook. I am friends with at least 3 of them on FB. And Nealey, be sure to look around in this forum for Sammy's classes - - they were GREAT !!!
Claudia - Happy Third Anniversary to you too! I have been silent here for so long that there are quite a few folks here that I have never "met". Even so, I feel like I know you all, because I have been "lurking" for most of the whole time. I'll be glad to get to know all of those of you I have never "met"!
Sarah - You do such great work and this copy of a Cezanne oil painting in water color is no exception. It6 is often hard to copy some of the old masters because exactly the issue on vessel. Makes me wonder if it was an un-noticed issue on the artist's part of if it was done that way on purpose. I can think of several "issues" like that. Oil to water color is a huge challenge and you certainly met it well.
OK - starting over wasn't as much of a pain as I thought it would be - - gave me a chance to add a few thoughts here and there.
Hello Holly...you only have to look at Picasso's still life paintings to see how nuch further he took them........Still Life with Onions is a good example.
Hello Sarah ~ Very competent - of course! I had to search for Cezanne's original painting to see your take on it. I esp. like where your brushstrokes show.
Fred ~ I hope your bear does not get lost in all those trees!
Comments and critiques are welcome.