Sunday, January 8, 2012

Reflection of a Clementine

10"x8" acrylic on masonite

What I enjoyed about this painting was the beauty of the light, and how it created a variety of interesting reflections. I was fascinated by the light cast from the copper pot as well as the light cast from the bottle onto the clementines themselves. Some other interesting parts of this panting were the way the clementines reflected differently onto the surrounding elements and also the beautiful cast shadow of the glass against the drapery in the background.

This painting was very challenging for me, but it was also a lot of fun to paint.

25 comments:

  1. If I look close enough, I can almost make out your image in the wine glass and taste the clementines. Wonderful detail and you handled the reflections with great brushwork. You challenged yourself and won!

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  2. This has such wonderful color and focus with all the dramatic darks- Love it Brad!

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  3. Your glass work gets better and better. The amazing reflections are perfectly painted!! I love how you managed that wonderful orange reflection in the copper pot from the Clementines! GORGEOUS piece, Brad.

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  4. Holy challenging!! Wow - you did a great job. I think that may have terrified me ; )

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  5. Hi Brad,
    This painting is full of wonderful elements! I love the combination of transparent and solid items, in addition to your color choices. The shadows casted on and between the objects are well defined. It is fascinating to see what you are doing with acrylics, as this painting appears much like oils. Best 2012 wishes ~Eve

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  6. Thank you Eve! I really appreciate your comments!

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  7. Have you tried pomegranates? :) The light and reflections are great.

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  8. No, I have not Pasquale. I would love to give it a try. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  9. What a lovely painting: well-executed and interesting composition and FABULOUS light! Keep up the wonderful work, Brad. Your paintings just keep getting better and better.

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  10. Thank you Diana! I appreciate your comments, they really mean a lot to me.

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  11. Imponente, Brad. Creo que clasicismo y modernidad caminan de la mano en perfecta armonía en este cuadro.
    Abrazotes

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  12. This is beautifully painted, the light - textures - wonderful colors!

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  13. Hey, Brad- Happy New year! This painting does NOT look like an acrylic painting to me (that is a great compliment - I mean, it looks just like an oil painting!) - you kept the colors so clean in the glass,especially the turquoise highlights one the little bottle on the right.

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  14. Thank you Sarah! I really appreciate that! Happy New Year to you too!

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  15. Each and every surface here is painted so well. That copper and blue glass is particularly stunning! As Sarah said...hard to believe this is Acrylic.

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  16. Gwen, You and Sarah made my day today... Thank you so much for your kind comments! Really appreciate it!

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  17. This is a "gem" of a painting, Brad! Love the sparkling glass and the clementine color in reflections all around!
    It's great how the deep darks create the glowing lights!

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  18. Thanks Dean! Yes, this one was exciting to paint with all the cool lighting effects that were created.

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  19. Brad-
    Love your still lifes!! Stills and I do nolt work well together!! Good Job!

    I have not checked out my blog for a while. Saw you had post in there. thanks!!

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