Still Life using the Flemish Method

by Lori Ippolito
(Nutley, NJ, USA)

Still Life Bowl

Still Life Bowl

Hi! Thanks for the opportunity to share my first oil painting! I watched Delmus' videos and found them inspirational & instructional!! Enough so to give me the courage to give oils a try!

I found a lovely photo on a site - paintmyphoto - submitted by a member, Biba. As soon as I saw the photo I knew it had to be painted! I found the step by step approach to layers in the Flemish technique very useful - the most difficult layer for me was the color layer - perhaps due my lack of training in color theory? I found that placing the source photo under my glass palette was really helpful - I did a lot of mixing & tossing before I came up with a pretty decent match!! I now have "oil in my veins" and can't wait to try another!!
Thanks for looking!!

www.dickblick.com

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Jan 21, 2015
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by: Hugh

This particular one literally did blow my brains. It took me a minute to realize that it was just an oil painting of oranges. The originality with which he has created the painting is so brilliant. Even the light rays have been duplicated as such in here.

Mar 20, 2013
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Fantastic work, Lori!!
by: Suzanne Wallick

Lori, as soon as I saw this I recognized your work and remembered it from PMP.....this truly is amazing....and I'm so happy for you....Now you have me fired up to check out this method of painting!!!! See you on PMP!!!! ~~Suzanne

Mar 20, 2013
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Wow!
by: Anonymous

Congratulations on a beautiful painting! You truly inspire the rest of us beginners!

Feb 18, 2013
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THANKS!!!
by: lori

Thanks so much Delmus! I couldn't have done this without your help!!!

Feb 16, 2013
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Lori
by: Anonymous

Lori
Bức tranh rất đẹp,nhiều sáng tạo

Dec 31, 2012
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Oil painting of crystal and fruit, a showcase winner!
by: Delmus

Wonderful! Wonderful!

Congratulation on this big win! This is also a big plus to add to your resume, and will add value to the work.

Most folks just skim read through some of these comments and submissions, so I will repeat something that folks may have over looked.

This is Lori's FIRST OIL PAINTING!

And it is a PRIZE WINNER. This shows both the determination and skill of the artist, and the technique behind the artist.

Great job Lori, can't wait to see your next project!

Dec 24, 2012
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First Place!!
by: Lori

I'm so thrilled to report my painting was awarded First Place
In the Oil Painters of America Online Contest 2012!!!

Thanks to all who have taken the time to look and comment! I truly appreciate your support and encouragement!

Fine Art America Contest

Jun 12, 2012
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Painting
by: Tony Staub

Hi

This is brilliant, well done.


Apr 03, 2012
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wow!
by: Jenny

Your painting is lovely and full of light!!

Aug 20, 2011
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by: lori

Thank you for the very kind comments!! It's a great feeling to share my artwork with you!!

Aug 20, 2011
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thanks
by: Lori

I appreciate the very kind comments!! It's a great feeling to share my art with you!!

Aug 20, 2011
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cudos
by: leigh oquinn

very nice lori. like it a lot.

Aug 10, 2011
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No surprise
by: Carolyn

Another beautiful work of art, just like the artist who painted it.

Aug 09, 2011
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beautiful work
by: Ruthie

Lori,

I think that your still life is spectacular! I
enjoy looking at it. Keep painting.





Aug 09, 2011
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Beautiful work
by: Anonymous

i love the painting,it's absolutely lovely. The
lemon is a nice touch.where can someone purchase
your artwork?

Aug 08, 2011
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Good art work
by: arjun mahadevan

Hi Lori,

The glass bowl is excellent. You have put in lot of effort that the lace gives the appearance of a plastic tray. Keep it up.

Aug 07, 2011
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love the lace
by: Linda P

Lori

I love this painting...your detail on the lace handkerchief is so realistic...

Thanks for sharing your artwork.

Linda

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