Monday, November 8, 2010

Connie Capone - Pomegranate

Artist: Connie Capone
Medium:Acrylic on canvas
Size: 8" x 8"
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Anonymous said...

très joli fruit ! superbe

Angela said...

Connie, Glad to see your painting. I love the seeds and the pulp on the upper half of the fruit. If I may offer a little help what I see is a lot of camera glare I think. The painting has a heavy feel to it. I think if you add more darks and lights it would give a more realistic feel. Maybe add yellow to your red to add highlights fading into each other. Something about the highlight on the left side looks like a line and maybe needs to fade out more toward the bottom of the fruit. The fruit itself is to far the the side of the canvas at the right which may just have been cropped when photographed. When I first started painting I had trouble with correct placement which was pleasing to the eye. I suggest you google the Golden Mean or Rule of Thirds. I hope I don't offend you. Just trying to help. I know that you will only get better and better.

The Desert Girl said...

I like the reflections of the individual kernels of the fruit and the deep red of the skin. The twist near the fruit is confusing. I think you have great skill if you do a bit more detail work.

Southern Girl Art said...

Angela, any critique or advise is very welcome. I definitely see that I need more variation in the lights and darks. This was a scan, my camera is acting up, and it did cut off some of the right side. Also, the only canvas that I had was an 8x8 so I feel like I had to squeeze the "lid" in on the left. I actually wrapped it around the side. Placement is definitely something I need to learn more about. Desert Girl, as for the twist,, that looks bad! I did fix it on the original. I was so frustrated that I didn't even notice until it was posted that it looked like that. I do tend to rush through paintings instead of backing up and looking at them. For some reason I feel the need to be done with a painting right away.

Nancie Johnson said...

Interesting closeup on this. I agree with more darks & lights, I think a few in the shadow areas will give it a bit more depth. Many of my paintings were middle-range values and it's taken me a bit of practice to put in those dark spots & highlights (always worry I will ruin it)! Just keep painting - your "eye" for placement will get better with each new piece.