Really like it. The only thing that struck me as a bit odd was the shading of the shadow under the baseball. It almost looks rainbow-shaped, with a brownish tint right under the ball that my eye is having trouble with.
I absolutely LOVE this one, William! It's something I've never seen in a painting...the glove hung up on the line like that...I'm presuming so the sweat from using it will dry? Or maybe it's been oiled? In any case...it tells a story and the vintage feel is just beautiful!
Thanks Joy! The Title is "Rained Out". I tried to make it look like the window was leaking, to give the suddle hint that it is raining out side. The glove could be hanging by the clothes pin because it is wet. The baseball game was rained out.
Ah, yes, I was so interested in the glove and ball that I didn't notice the window in the small image...I think it is very likely more noticeable that it's raining in a larger image. Anyway...I love it! (wow, new black background to the pages...it kinda freaked me out for a minute! lol)
(edited)...regarding my mention of a new black background, when I posted this comment it was just before the site went down for maintenance and the page was all divided up and looked completely different...I thought Sean had changed the design of the page...but I guess it was just the server not loading the page as it usually is!)
I think you've done a great job! I love the details, everything from the shadow of the glove and ball to the slight reflection of the ball in the window. I also like the softness feeling that I get from the painting. I wish I had an ounce of your talent, keep up the phenomenal work!
I'm going to nitpick here but before I do, I love this piece, it's excellent.
I agree with Charles about the shadow below the ball, also in the reflection of the ball in the window pane, if that's the seam I'm seeing on the left it should be arcing across the top not the same direction as the seam showing in front. I had to put a ball in front of a small mirror to be sure. In a reflection you would be seeing the arc of the other side and the back edge of the seam showing in front. That back edge might not be noticeable in the reflection off a rainy window, but the main seam, if that's what I'm seeing, is going the wrong direction.
Boy I really had to dig for that one huh...lol...
It looks really good though, the lettering on the glove is great, loads of detail...you even got the wrinkles around the logo to look realistic, the lacing...great piece.
Love it,,, great composition and colour,,, my only issue is with the clothes pegs,,,,, is that their shadow or their reflection behind them? If it is their reflection the glass looks too 'flat' and dirty to be able to reflect anything and if it is their shadow then I believe it is in the wrong place considering where all the other shadows fall. Just saying cause my eyes kept telling me they 'feel' wrong. Otherwise,,, LOVE IT!! :>)
Ok,,, I took a better look and I see it is a reflection of the pegs,,,, just feels a little off since the glass does not look very reflective,,,, hhmmmmmmm,,,, don't know now. The balls reflection seems a little off too,,,, which way is the glass 'leaning'? If the viewer is to rely on the peg's reflections than I don't believe we would see that much of the ball. I dunno,, (still loving it!).
I love it... and I've had a look at your fabulous work before and suggest anyone visiting this thread do the same. Your creations remind me of Norman Rockwell
but with even more depth and tonality...stunning, actually.
This painting was done from real life. No photos! I agree! Might have to tone down the reflections of the clothes pins a little bit! The baseball reflection is to bright and the seams are painted in the wrong direction. The window is pretty dirty and it was hard to see. The clothes pins are in the right spot ,but I can see where they may be considerd as shadows. Thanks Diane!!
I had to go back and look again, great piece, reminds me very much of Norman Rockwell too. Not only the realism, but it's the type of thing he would do as well. Americana...
Also noticed a few more details I really like. Frayed areas on the clothesline, and the frayed end, faded part of the glove from wear, the slight twist in the clothespins that you see very often in real ones, I like the clothespin reflections as they are, the string hanging in the loose binding of the glove, chips in the windowsill paint...incredible detail.
Taking the time? I jumped at the chance where this one is concerned, so much detail there it's amazing. I only mentioned the seam and small shadow area because I could see the realism everywhere else...everything about it is just excellent, with a couple of small issues I happened to notice, since I look at everything with the same critical eye as I do my own work.
I like it just as well, I think I liked the more distinct reflections better though, both ball and clothespins. Did you add some wear to the clothespins? It seems they were "cleaner" or plainer...They look good this way. Still great I love it.
Changed the seams on the baseball and darkened the reflection. Made the reflection of the clothes pins a touch lighter.. Worked on the shadow under the baseball a little. I think I'm going to stop here before I over work it. Thanks Billy!!!!