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Tales of Comedy and Tragedy


Author Comments

Well I have some what solved my transportation problems so I can work at home now but it will be a lets wait and see.

This was my homework for my Beginning painting class and even though I started an another still life in class; this painting is my first really completed oil painting. I was a bit frustrated at times but I am feeling pretty good about my first attempt. I also found that it is hard as hell to try and photograph a wet oil painting.

The masks were something I created a long time ago in a ceramic hand building class, the books are fairytale books but I don't have fine enough brushes to do all the gold leaf and lettering so I left it out, that is garlic and something else in the bowl and the bottle is peppermint oil.

Medium: Oils
Time completed: 12 hours + or -



There is some real depth of colour and shade in this.
other parts looked rushed but Im not sure if this was your intent.

I would be interested to know the symbolism of this.

ItoSaithWebb responds:

Ya parts were rushed because it was homework. If it was going to be a personal oil painting I would have taken a lot more time with it and done it with drying stages so that I could glaze and dry brush.


Was hoping the bottle was as opium tonic of some sort... Excellent work for a first Oil Painting


I love the softness of the background and the contrast of colours. It has everything art is: tragedy, comedy, spice and knowledge. This is simply great.:)

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Credits & Info

4.33 / 5.00

Sep 28, 2009
4:58 PM EDT
Fine Art
File Info
715 x 535 px
188 KB

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