Tomatoe Comes To Lemon's Aid

Just finished 16x20 still life oil on canvas. I haven't done one in years, but fun and challenging.
Reference from an amazing still life photographer from pmp:https://pmp-art.com/viacheslav/gallery/190841/still-life-fruit-vegetables-food

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Comment by Deborah Alavosius on May 20, 2017 at 4:59pm
Ooooooo! I've seen this photographers photos on PMP. You've done a beautiful job with it. Very lush and textural
Comment by Susan G. on May 12, 2017 at 12:03pm

Really nice.  Love the inside of the lemon.  You used the perfect colors to get the translucent affect!

Comment by Linda Wooding on April 28, 2017 at 6:10pm

This is great Mark!  I've been learning still life work lately and it's not easy!! You've done a spectacular job with this painting. The draped cloth is just perfectly done with all it's lovely folds.  Your shadows are really good too. Well done!

Comment by Karen Ilari on April 26, 2017 at 5:42pm

Very nice! I see you changed it from a persimmon to a tomato! Ha, artistic license :) It is a nice composition and interesting lighting. I turned out great!

Comment by Mark S Ward on April 24, 2017 at 3:31pm

Ha! Thanks Philippe, I know I'm feeling more and more ancient, but I don't know about the master part. lol! Thanks again my friend!

And thank you also Sarah and Susan for your kind comments. The translucent of the lemon is what inspired this piece and the lighting. So thanks for noticing!

Comment by Sarah Irland on April 24, 2017 at 4:44am

Well done, Mark.  Your apples look so real - as does the tomato and lemon.  Great job.!

Comment by Philippe JOLLIVET on April 24, 2017 at 1:15am

Excellent Mark! You paint like an ancient Master.

Comment by Susan G. on April 23, 2017 at 7:30pm

The glow in the lemon looks almost translucent! And I love the highlight on the tomato.

Comment by Mark S Ward on April 23, 2017 at 6:23pm

Thanks Wenda!

Mr. Viacheslav is a master at lighting his still lifes...trying to capture it is another thing! lol

It just goes to show us that lighting is number one in still life, then an interesting composition and shadows.

As always, thanks for your inspiring comments!

Comment by Wenda Spooner on April 23, 2017 at 6:08pm

well done Mark!! how soft and glowing :) great light and shadow! nice job on the cloth!

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