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A watched kettle does eventually boil :D

Nancy van den Boom sent me her painting [link] that i loved ever so much. So I decided to try a still life too. And my sister's kettle had so much character and told of so many tea parties and sang so beautifully when it boiled...



gouache on paper
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Superbum Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Student General Artist
You did a very nice job on the rustic texture of that kettle. In the contemporary art field that I have had exposure to the white white's on a kettle is called "specularity". When you look at a glass jar the light hits in the whitest of white. That is called a specular. And your painting methods of that russian folk style are absolutely beautiful.
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Superbum Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Student General Artist
Well, you are quite welcome. And if you want me to give you "tough love" critiques I will. We all start somewhere and I also have a hard time putting and showing my own art sometimes; even with me working on creative stuff since I was like 2 years old.

If you have further technical questions on what "wet on wet" means; no that's not a sexual term either :D; feel free to ask. The first thing I want you to become aware of is Composition. Composition on canvas or paper is the placing of subject(s) in the frame of your image. Look into something called "The Rule of Thirds". I want you to read about it and then come and tell me what you have learned when you get time.

Do you speak French? I'm so jealous that's the one I think i would like to learn the most outside of Greyboo.
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gonecanuck Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
i did read about the rule of thirds (briefly, which means i looked it up on wikipedia haha).
So what does "wet on wet" means? I have been intrigued for quite some time.
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Superbum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Student General Artist
Wet on wet is a painting term in watercolor where you take a very wet brush and put it over a wet patch of paper/ water. Basically a very wet brush tip over a big water pool. When your brush hits the pool it allows the paint to flourish out and make all kinds of shapes. By keeping the brush wet and having the area over the illustration board stay wet it's going to give the medium more lucidity.

The rule of thirds is a design principle to help with the composition of your subject when you do a peice of art.
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freya50 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
Very, very good! The textures are wonderful and I can see a definite Matisse influence. A fav and continue your wonderful work. Bob
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gonecanuck Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
Thank you so much, Bob. I do love Matisse and your comment made me very happy :hug:
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freya50 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
Well, that makes me happy. Bob
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SBDOLL8 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006
kettle even :sprint:
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SBDOLL8 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006
Nice job! The keetle is great :D
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git2 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you draw the metal extremely well and convincing ^^
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keiross Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh.. this is beautiful, it's got such character.

My eyes were drawn to the reflection on the kettle at first, which you've painted so it looks like a photo, and then when I thought I was done looking I noticed the pattern on the pot to the left, which is so neat and perfect.

Really lovely.

(And I hate using gouache, so this is all the more impressive to me.)

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gonecanuck Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006
Oh, thank you so much for such a detailed comment. I appreciate it a lot. Special thanks for the fav. :blush:

I hate gouache too, but too lazy and broke to buy anything else.
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TwoEyes Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006   Writer
what on paper?
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Sventine Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
How did you paint the teapot surface? it seems to be made of a very old metal.

You got an artistic way to see things and then paint them the way you saw them. I only saw two paintings of you, but I think you got a very personal style.
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artbyRenata Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006
Well done. It is a very pleasing painting and I recognise your style immediately! :clap:
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Ninja-raVen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006
VERY nice! That kettle is amazing, I sure hope you do more of these!
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gonecanuck Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
Thank you so much. :hug:
More kettles? I don't know. I will think about it. :lmao:
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Ninja-raVen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006
Hehe doesn't have to be kettles :)
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NancyvandenBoom Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
Sveta!!!! I am speechless!!!! My onions and your kettle have a bond now!!!!!!! It is a wonderful painting!!!! I wont say: can I have it again! I wont I wont!!! LOL. This is no "Try", this is a great painting! I had to fav it right away, couldnt and wouldnt help it! Now we are collegues too, both traditional artists!! :hug: What I like to too is the traditional nostalgic pattern on the pot on the left! I have these patterns too in my house. From you, sweet Sveta.
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gonecanuck Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006
Oh thank you so much for the fav and for such a lovely comment. I am really overwhelmed with joy :hug:
Your onions and my kettle have a spiritual bond now for sure, but right now they are separated by an ocean. My kettle wished to stay with my mom, it is where it belongs :D
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NancyvandenBoom Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006
:) enjoy the weekend Sveta!
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gonecanuck Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006
same to you :D
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murukku Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006   Traditional Artist
ahhh very wonderful :D so much character indeed.

CANADIANS UNITE LOL! :)
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gonecanuck Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
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murukku Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006   Traditional Artist
lol canadians hug! :hug:
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Moniki Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
That is so fantastic ! congratulation it's very well done:clap:
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gonecanuck Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
Merci :hug: Je suis tres tres ravie de ce commentaire. (tres soulagee aussi)
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Moniki Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
You are welcome! :hug:
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milbisous Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
I told you you could paint, didn't I? It's very beautiful, very good job:clap:
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gonecanuck Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
Thank you so much :hug: (but to be honest with you, it is a very big mess)
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milbisous Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
What big mess, to paint it? You should see my corner each time I paint something:D That kettle is very nicely rendered for somebody who claimed she could not paint:clap: Are you still in Canada or Russia now?
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gonecanuck Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
No, the kettle is a big mess but it was very fun. As far as the real mess, I am too used to it LOL. I blame it all on the dog hehe. And yep, I am back in Canada!!!
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KarrinGray Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
Wow, the teapot looks amazing! It all looks so real!
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