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Nostalgie by gonecanuck Nostalgie by gonecanuck
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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