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  1. Larry Seiler
    October 5, 2006 @ 3:05 pm

    unique view…I’ve not seen an apple painted as such, and it strikes me from how lovely this is…why not? Well…except now I’ve seen you do it!! hahaha…

    well done!!!

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  2. Simone of Art Critiques
    October 5, 2006 @ 3:07 pm

    I REALLY like this apple; especially all the colors that were used to paint it. I also like how the apple fills up most of the painting; no wasted space here. It looks so real; I want to grab that apple out of the painting and eat it 🙂

    Thank you for commenting on my blog a few days ago. I’m sorry that I lost your comment and the other artists’ comments (as well as my giant post that I had to re-type again) due to an HTML mishap.

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  3. ParisBreakfasts
    October 5, 2006 @ 3:08 pm

    Yummy looking apple Jeff!

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  4. Jamie
    October 5, 2006 @ 9:49 pm

    I love the glow of this, Jeff!

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  5. Jeff Hayes
    October 5, 2006 @ 11:12 pm

    I thank you all kindly 🙂

    Larry, I say go for it… Imitation is the sincerest form of Painting-A-Day 🙂

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  6. craigstephens
    October 6, 2006 @ 4:20 am

    It’s monumental! I like it.

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  7. Lisa T.
    October 6, 2006 @ 8:20 pm

    What a beautiful, rich color scheme. You have really elevated the simple apple to a thing of beauty. Magnificent!

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  8. Jeff Hayes
    October 7, 2006 @ 10:58 pm

    Thanks Craig and Lisa

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  9. James
    October 7, 2006 @ 10:58 pm

    Wow, imposing. So, it looks like the same apple from the gold rim glass painting was still in the studio. You are not getting the same stong blue reflection though. I like the subtle cast in this one. Aren’t apples wonderful for painting and eating?

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  10. Jeff Hayes
    October 8, 2006 @ 12:32 am

    Thanks James. In fact, it is the same apple – multiple starring roles this week 🙂

    In the apple/glass piece, the light source was above, so a lot of light reflected off the gray surface, creating the violet and blue tones you mentioned. In the solo painting, the light was essentially from the front, so there was relatively reflected light, and relatively little area in visible shadow to catch reflections.

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  11. dawn chandler
    October 8, 2006 @ 3:36 pm

    wow, jeff, i am inspired.
    i, too, do daily paintings, though mine i’ve done in watercolor and ink….my most recent series is now over a year long….

    but your oils are so perfectly rich and juicy and lovely……hmmmm…….

    thank you for the inspiration — best wishes to you.

    dawn chandler
    http://www.taosdawn.com

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