New painting: whiskey jug and wine bottle

hemingway

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I knew as soon as I started this (in fact, possibly before) that I had bitten off more than I could chew here. I almost ditched it a couple of times, but I thought I'd keep going, as a learning experience if nothing else. But I think something interesting has come out of it. Hope you like it.

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Why you wanted to 'ditch' this I do not know - it doesn't look at all laboured or hesitant...
on the contrary, it has a flowing look, confident and accomplished. My only criticism would be that it could framed a little tighter...
The brushwork is wonderful, especially on the shiny surfaces - the bottle and jug are stunningly well rendered!
Very impressive technique, and a terrific piece of work!
 

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Why you wanted to 'ditch' this I do not know - it doesn't look at all laboured or hesitant...
on the contrary, it has a flowing look, confident and accomplished. My only criticism would be that it could framed a little tighter...
The brushwork is wonderful, especially on the shiny surfaces - the bottle and jug are stunningly well rendered!
Very impressive technique, and a terrific piece of work!
Thanks so much. Ha, I almost ditched it because I found it mind bogglingly hard.

The framing is always tricky. Sometimes I get it wrong
 

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Three posts a month ago, then two in the last few minutes. How does that happen , have you been hiding it? Nice work as always.
 

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I knew as soon as I started this (in fact, possibly before) that I had bitten off more than I could chew here. I almost ditched it a couple of times, but I thought I'd keep going, as a learning experience if nothing else. But I think something interesting has come out of it. Hope you like it.

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That is great! The wine bottle and the whiskey jug look fantastic.
I can imagine how such a busy background would add a ton of work.
 

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I knew as soon as I started this (in fact, possibly before) that I had bitten off more than I could chew here. I almost ditched it a couple of times, but I thought I'd keep going, as a learning experience if nothing else. But I think something interesting has come out of it. Hope you like it.

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If you can paint that tablecloth that well, ypu can paint anything. I'm impressed by the sheer complexity of it.
 

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Very good again...but for me...and only my opinion...I've cropped to what I think are better compositions ? There's a lot of cloth which takes away the interest from the main subject...the bottles and the oranges in the original painting.
 

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