November 20, 2008

Apples and lace - completed

Apples and Lace, Acrylics on Canvas, 12 * 16 inches.
Copyright Nithya Swaminathan
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It isn't easy painting from life with a toddler around. She was waiting to disturb my arrangement and I had to give up after a lot of efforts! Anticipating this I had anyway taken a backup photo of my arrangement so completed the painting from the image.

I have done more work done on the fruits, and given some final highlights on the cloth and the basket. Touched up the shadows on the table as well. This is done and signed now, and I am pretty happy with the outcome. However, any last minute tweaks or suggestions are welcome. Let me know your thoughts.


  1. too good. very descriptive. keep up the good work

  2. The highlights and the wall texture you rendered are awesome, Nithya. Just a question: What makes the left side of the cloth stiff is unclear to me.

  3. Hi Nithya,

    Very Nice! the lace folds are very realistic. Congrats!
    Maybe, the highlights on the apple can be a little more glossy....since i have seen some of your other works depicting them.

    On the whole a very good one for keeps and sale sweeps!

    Good job! Poornima


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