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William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

New Painting ! What Do You Think?

I think this painting is finished. Would be nice to get a little feed back on composition, color and subject matter. What do you think?

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Claude Oesterreicher

2 Years Ago

I gotta go F-V this one. What's NOT to like about it? :)) Fantastic work, William!

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

Thanks Claude! Thanks for the vote of confidence! I'm trying!

 

Michelle Calkins

2 Years Ago

Beautiful comp and technique! Love it!

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

Thanks Michelle!

 

Warren Thompson

2 Years Ago

Nice composition and great shadows.

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

Thanks Warren! I tried to capture two light sources. A very strong source, and a very weak light source. You can see this on the shadow from the baseball.

 

Charles Kozierok

2 Years Ago

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.

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

Good point Charles! Will have to evaluate whether to change it. Thanks!!

 

Joy McKenzie

2 Years Ago

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!

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

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.

 

Joy McKenzie

2 Years Ago

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!)

 

Janara Hoppock

2 Years Ago

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!

 

Steven Richardson

2 Years Ago

William, A great piece of work.. I think it's perfect.

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

Thanks Janara and Steven for you kind words,

 

Love the work, subject matter, and child like qualities to it. A winner.

 

Anne Barberi

2 Years Ago

Spectacular!!!!!

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

Thanks Glenn and Anne for your kind comments.

 

Jean Noren

2 Years Ago

I love it. Nice work.

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

Thanks Jean!

 

Robert James Hacunda

2 Years Ago

William , it's a very good rendering but too sentimental for my taste..perhaps leaving some unfinished areas would help loosen things up..RJ

 

Billy Griffis Jr

2 Years Ago

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.

 

Loretta Luglio

2 Years Ago

Beautifully executed with such attention to detail. You are very talented!

 

JAXINE Cummins

2 Years Ago

William, you are a very talented artist, I checked out your front page, WoW!!!!. I like your new work. I hope you sell lots of prints.

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

Thanks Robert an Billy! Billy, I will certainly check out the seams of the baseball in the window pane again. Thanks again for the comments and suggestions.

Thanks Loretta and Jaxine!

 

William Allen

2 Years Ago

Nice work, well done!

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

Thanks William!

 

Diane Daigle

2 Years Ago

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!! :>)

 

Diane Daigle

2 Years Ago

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!).

 

Peter Chilelli

2 Years Ago

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.

-Peter

 

Lynn Palmer

2 Years Ago

This is a great image, well done!!

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

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!!

 

Brian Wallace

2 Years Ago

Really nice William. At first I thought it was a watercolor. The image should especially resonate with anyone that played baseball as a kid. I voted and Googled it.

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

Many thanks Peter for the vote of confidence!! Comparing me with Norman Rockwell is extremely flattering. I'm not there yet, but it is my goal to
develop my talent as much as I can!

Thanks Lynn and Brian!!

 

Nan Wright

2 Years Ago

This is one AWESOME piece of work! I love everything about it.

 

Janis Tafoya

2 Years Ago

Super, you do great work!!

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

Thanks Nan and Janis!

 

Dan Daugherty

2 Years Ago

Bravo William... Love the Baseball theme. as A Sculptor, I can't offer too much of a critique, I'll leave that to the painters...LOL... Awesome painting though!!!

 

Billy Griffis Jr

2 Years Ago

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.

 

Sheena Pike

2 Years Ago

It is wonderful and timeless.....a piece that would stand the test of time. great work.

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

Thanks Dan and Sheena!
Thanks Billy for taking the time to really study my painting. Always appreciate the comments and suggestions.

 

Billy Griffis Jr

2 Years Ago

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.

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

Thanks again Billy!!

 

Mike Royal

2 Years Ago

Love it, just what a kid would do if his glove got wet....

 

Anne Norskog

2 Years Ago

Very nicely done! This is a winner, regardless of the weather. ;-)

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

Thanks Mike and Anne!

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

Made small changes hope it improved!

 

Billy Griffis Jr

2 Years Ago

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.

 

William Albanese Sr

2 Years Ago

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!!!!

 

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