1. Carolina
    October 2, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

    I can't believe it's not finished yet, I mean, it looks great even at this point, with no color in some parts, but, as the values are there, it looks as if it was finished like this on purpose.
    Congratulations on your blogging anniversary, and thanks for sharing all your thoughts and personal 'cycles' involved in blogging, that's inspirational and educational too 🙂
    Best regards,


  2. Mark Alan Russell
    October 2, 2009 @ 9:09 pm

    Years ago I came to the conclusion that Jeff has done in regards to there being a fore and 'back' ground – that there is none and that it is all relative. The job of a realist painter is to translate as accurately as possible a particular passage which is made up out of foreground or background elements. I often find the things that make up the negative shapes to be the hardest to do. I have just completed two large paintings – one took just under 600 hours and the other at 500. They were at the hardest when painting the background. In one the negative shapes were all white and the positive were all black. In this it was extraordinarily difficult but as Jeff knows – quality is paramount.http://photorealistpainting.com/wpblog/2009/09/30/my-work/deckel-maho-gildemeister/


  3. mom
    October 3, 2009 @ 2:31 pm

    Hi Jeffery I am new to your site but love your work. i think this painting is very interesting just the way it is. I am not sure what the item is balancing on the vase but if it were a paint brush it would appear very Surreal to me. Almost like the brush is doing the painting but has taken a break. The work made me look twice and has a very interesting mystique about it. It also appears to be telling a story from another dimension.
    Ellen Sinclair


  4. Kristeena Crabb
    October 4, 2009 @ 11:37 am

    I love the concept of thinking of it as "context" and not just "background." What a great pearl of wisdom; thanks! I can't wait to see the finished piece.


  5. Jeff Hayes
    October 20, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

    thank you all!


  6. aram
    October 30, 2009 @ 12:39 pm

    that sure look like a nice place to live at. I reely like it!



  7. smallawei
    February 8, 2010 @ 10:11 am


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