New painting: whiskey jug and wine bottle

Papanate

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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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Nicely done - big frame though - I would of narrowed it -but several aspects of the painting are outstanding - the folds in the fabric are really well done - the bottles are almost photo like - but the oranges in the bowl (whatever they are) look like an afterthought that you didn't care about.
 

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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.
Sorry, I have to disagree. I zoomed out so much because it was the cloth that interested me. When you zoom in it's just a picture of some objects, with no context, no world around it, no room for those objects to live and breathe. But that's just my take on it.

I do sometimes get closer in on the subjects, but not this time.
 

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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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I think it looks great! You might consider adding a bit more contact shadow to the items. It would help the “sit” into the cloth.
 




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