Sunday, January 25, 2009

Clementine - January VSD

Clementine
5" x 7"
Coloured Pencil on Stonehenge Paper


This clementine was created for January's Virtual Sketch Date. The image was provided by Jeanette Jobson. I really enjoyed working on this piece. It is also my first still life since high school.

42 comments:

  1. Oh, the light, the LIGHT! It is beautiful, Ana!

    And it ennobles the subject much more than the photograph in the VSD ever did.

    Inspiring!

    (: Pippa
    Pippa's Porch

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  2. Superbly skilled use of coloured pencil!

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  3. Wow..it just looks like im seeing a real one...

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  4. Just beautiful Ana. The colours and light are spot on. Gorgeous work. Welcome back to still life :)

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  5. High quality stuff here Ana! I like your clementine painting a lot, my complements!
    Greetings..

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  6. So very well done and such a striking pose---I can almost smell the clean aroma---

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  7. Spectacular - so real looking, even juicy! Your use of light/contrast is so inspiring.

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  8. Very nice.. Both the pies and the peel are perfect..

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  9. Beautifully done! I love the contrast.

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  10. I am humbled by your colored pencil work. Your ability to not only render the subject, but get to the glowing essence of the fruit it masterful.

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  11. Wow! It's all about the light here. Beautifully done.

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  12. Stunning Ana...I saw this photo and wanted to paint it...but I am not in that colored pencil realm. Your light is exquisite!

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  13. Absolutely stunning! Love your capture of the light.

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  14. Beautiful Ana,
    An amazing job, can't believe you haven't done a still for so long but then again they are not my first choice for practice either. Extremely realistic color choices, and the depth is incredible.

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  15. You drawing is beautiful and delicate, great use of the coloured pencils, it really glows.

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  16. This is just beautiful- you really have the texture down! love it!

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  17. Unbelievable that this is coloured pencil, it looks so lifelike.

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  18. Ooh - colored pencil! I'm so jealous that you have obviously mastered them! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  19. As you've heard, this is lovely!

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  20. I do love your sunny clementine.
    Beautiful!

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  21. I want to thank everyone who has viewed and commented on my interpretation of the clementine from VSD. It was a pleasure to do this piece.

    Never did I expect to generate so many wonderful comments with such a small piece. I am thrilled that so many people like it.

    Thank you so much.

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  22. This is absolutely gorgeous! You've not a great job of capturing the translucence of the fruit.

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  23. You've been holding out. Such beautiful color. Don't wait another uh...how many years?...to do another. lol

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  24. Whoa. You've really captured the light on this one. Just beautiful.

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  25. Beautiful lighting! It looks so real. Wow.

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  26. This is fantastic - you should enter it in the CPSA Annual Show!

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  27. I can almost taste it. Nice work!

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  28. This is beautiful. I saw this and thought about doing it. You sure handled it well.

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  29. Beautiful Job Ana!

    I agree with so many others, the light is amazing! Wow, seriously, wow!

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  30. You have the touch and the eye of a master...Absolutely mindblowing stunning! :)

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  31. Ana, your colored pencil entry is beautiful and you did such a fabulous job capturing that feeling of bright light. I also really like the glow of the middle piece of peel against the dark background.

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  32. Oh my, this is amazing in so many ways! I love the warm, deep orange color and the light on the top of the fruit. You also did a beautiful job with the peel--especially the backlit one!--and the background. It's really gorgeous!

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  33. this is absolutely amzing, i thought it was a photo at first.

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