Pears and Nuts

© Wendy Stevenson

Pears and Nuts

Charlene Taylor 4/17/2006 5:48:54 AM

Hi Wendy,
You did a wonderful job on this, I thought you had used Corel Paint on it before I read your caption. You sure did an expert job gal. #428530

Roger Bernabo 4/17/2006 5:52:59 AM

Perfect Wendy, love the light and shadows in your image! #2652372

Claudia Kuhn 4/17/2006 5:57:01 AM

Beautifully done Wendy! Love your lighting and comp! #2652380

Bridgette B 4/17/2006 6:05:30 AM

Gorgeous still-life, Wendy! #2652412

Wendy Stevenson 4/17/2006 6:06:18 AM

Thanks so much Char, Roger, Claudia and Bridgette:-) #2652416

Jessica Jenney 4/17/2006 6:38:46 AM

Wonderful still life Wendy! I love the muted colors and effects! Well done! #2652544

William C. Raco 4/17/2006 6:43:47 AM

Wow, this is so pretty, Wendy!
Wonderful subject and effects
Excellent work!

Bill #2652558

Nan Fischer 4/17/2006 6:49:48 AM

Excellent still life, Wendy! At first I thought it was a photo of a painting, so the effects worked! #2652587

Darren K. Fisher 4/17/2006 6:55:28 AM

I hear ya. I would love to have it as well. I love what you have done here. Job well done. #2652609

Ronald Balthazor 4/17/2006 7:10:05 AM

Excellent treatment, Wendy. #2652659

Rakesh Syal 4/17/2006 7:16:15 AM

Great light on my favourite subject, I too have a similar picture only basket is different!! We will see this image again, Wendy!! #2652668

Wendy Stevenson 4/17/2006 7:34:18 AM

Thank you so much Jessica, Bill, Nan, Darren, Ronald and Rakesh for your very kind and generous comments. They are all truly appreciated! I hope everyone had a GREAT Easter!! #2652750

Roxanne M. Bubar 4/17/2006 7:35:54 AM

Wendy, love your version. Stunning. #2652755

Sharon King 4/17/2006 8:02:48 AM

I love your technique Wendy. Very nice! #2652839

Joyce Baldassarre 4/17/2006 8:18:43 AM


Marie Fields 4/17/2006 8:29:55 AM

Stunning image, Wendy! Excellent job!! #2652968

Goshka G. 4/17/2006 8:40:46 AM

Looks like a still life by one of the old masters, Wendy! Wonderful job! #2653000

William Moore 4/17/2006 9:14:52 AM

gorgeous still life #2653202

S P Mukherji 4/17/2006 10:14:21 AM

Hi Wendy! this is perfect! a lovely stil life indeed with great effects! #2653473

Terry L. Ellis 4/17/2006 10:19:13 AM

It really is a beautiful still life, Wendy! Your effects are wonderful! #2653500

Brinn MacDougall 4/17/2006 11:10:48 AM

Count me in!! It's stunning, Wendy! #2653675

Mitch Spence 4/17/2006 2:09:10 PM

Just an extremely pleasing still life. Your arrangement of elements is lovely, and the effects are too. #2654185

Wendy Stevenson 4/17/2006 4:17:30 PM

Thank you so much Roxanne, Sharon, Joyce, Marie, Goshka, William, SP, Terry, Brinn and Mitch for all your very very kind words - they are so encouraging:-) #2654562

Kay E. Mahoney 4/17/2006 5:05:11 PM

Beautiful Wendy. Fantastic work. Love the effects. #2654709

Wendy Stevenson 4/17/2006 5:07:42 PM

Thanks Kay:-) #2654719

Terry R. Hatfield 4/17/2006 5:20:47 PM

You Just Dont Need It Wendy:-) This Is A Beautiful Still Life! Well Done;-) #2654757

Wendy Stevenson 4/17/2006 5:53:48 PM

Thanks Terry! #2654859

Janine Russell 4/17/2006 7:18:56 PM

Wendy, awesome still life; excellent composition, lighting and composition. #2655117

Inge S. Lasmana 4/17/2006 8:35:35 PM

Wonderful work, Wendy! I really love the effect and composition, that's great! #2655325

Cindy Wong 4/17/2006 10:31:33 PM

This is awesome! And I can't imagine the amount of time you put in this beautiful image. Excellent job! #2655518

Wendy Stevenson 4/18/2006 7:05:29 AM

Thank you so much Janine, Inge and Cindy. Surprisingly enough it only took about 45 minutes then another 15 to clean up anything I missed to about an hour total:-) #2657248

Joyce ONeil 4/18/2006 7:08:38 AM

Very well done, Wendy! #2657266

Emile Abbott 4/18/2006 12:51:32 PM

Love the light and shadows and how they enhance to colors. This is excellent Wendy. #2658277

Norman P. Banks 4/18/2006 1:13:03 PM

Hi Wendy, been away from your gallery too long!

Beautiful work, so warm and soft. Will have to check out more of your recent posts.

Norm #2658350

Wendy Stevenson 4/18/2006 1:18:10 PM

Thanks so much Joyce Emile and Norm:-) #2658361

John Connolly 4/18/2006 1:39:50 PM

A delightful study, Wendy with beautiful lighting and composition. #2658412

Colette M. Metcalf 4/18/2006 3:09:26 PM

This is one beautiful image, Wendy!!!! #2658685

Judy S. Fung 4/18/2006 3:47:18 PM

Lovely still life image and terrific work on this, Wendy! #2658786

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 4/19/2006 11:54:53 AM

What an awesome still life Wendy, this is just beautiful! Magnificent work! #2661959

Wendy Stevenson 4/19/2006 11:59:33 AM

Thank you so much John, Colette, Judy and Deb for your very kind comments:-) #2661975

Karen Engelbreth 4/21/2006 6:48:42 AM

Wonderful still life - great effects, Wendy! #2669487

Wendy Stevenson 4/21/2006 6:54:00 AM

Thanks so much Karen:-) #2669508

Peter Mantione 4/23/2006 7:44:35 AM

Beautiful Job Wendy!!!!!!!!! #2676580

Jim Kinnunen 4/23/2006 9:25:22 AM

A classic still life, Wendy...wonderful colors and use of effects!!!! #2676830

Wendy Stevenson 4/23/2006 1:15:25 PM

Thanks Peter and Jim:-) #2677493

Shelly A. Van Camp 4/25/2006 3:38:14 PM

Beautiful image! #2688232

Wendy Stevenson 4/25/2006 3:41:08 PM

Thanks Shelly:-) #2688266

Jenny Bosmans 4/26/2006 1:17:27 PM

A real beauty, Wendy!! Love it!! #2694325

Wendy Stevenson 4/26/2006 1:56:07 PM

Thanks Jenny! #2694504

Keith L. Clayton 5/2/2006 4:23:58 PM

Fantastic job, Wendy! This is such an awesome image! Very well done! #2717856

Wendy Stevenson 5/2/2006 4:30:37 PM

Thanks Keith - glad you like it:-) #2717873

Bill Wyatt 5/3/2006 1:37:35 PM

Beautiful image Wendy, you are very talented. #2721637

Wendy Stevenson 5/3/2006 5:48:46 PM

Thanks Bill:-) #2722426

Noel Baebler 5/3/2006 6:37:49 PM

Beautiful work, Wendy! #2722534

Wendy Stevenson 5/4/2006 4:28:04 PM

Thanks Noel:-) #2725608

Toni Hopper 5/19/2006 9:53:07 PM

Awesome shot and post work! Love this image! #2787282

Wendy Stevenson 5/20/2006 5:59:57 PM

Thanks so much Toni:-) #2790412

Darryl Wilkinson 5/21/2006 4:07:40 PM

Wendy, Congratulations on this awesome finalist award! Bravo! #2793936

Jenny Bosmans 5/21/2006 4:46:16 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Wendy!! :) #2794262

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/21/2006 5:04:08 PM

awesome, Wendy! congrats! #2794416

Marie Fields 5/21/2006 5:11:49 PM

Congratulations, Wendy! Gorgeous image! #2794484

Karen Slagle 5/21/2006 5:39:07 PM

Congrats, Wendy - This is beautiful. #2794677

Life Expressions 5/21/2006 6:14:19 PM

Congrats on your lovely finalist, Wendy! #2794908

Claudia Kuhn 5/21/2006 6:21:56 PM

Congratulations Wendy! Good luck! #2794977

Terry L. Ellis 5/21/2006 6:26:10 PM

Congratulations, Wendy, on this beautiful finalist! #2795034

Lorraine A. Cook 5/21/2006 8:14:47 PM

Congrats Wendy and Good Luck in the next round!<:)) #2795748

Dennis Flanagan 5/22/2006 3:00:14 AM

Congratulations Wendy #2797042

Steve Mescha 5/22/2006 3:59:06 AM

You go, girl!!!! Congradulations :-) #2797274

Donna W. Neal 5/22/2006 4:34:04 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful and well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round Wendy #2797621

Kay E. Mahoney 5/22/2006 5:03:38 AM

Congratulations on your finalist. #2797854

Evy Johansen 5/22/2006 5:46:13 AM

So soft and beautiful!
Congratulations on your finalist, Wendy! #2798186

Charlene Taylor 5/22/2006 6:21:46 AM

Congratulations on making finalist on this beautiful still life Wendy! #2798352

Emile Abbott 5/22/2006 7:45:23 AM

Congratulation on this excellent finalist, Wendy. Way to go. #2798773

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 5/22/2006 8:52:39 AM

Congratulations Wendy!,
Amalia #2799253

Linda M. Walker 5/22/2006 10:36:49 AM

Congratulations,Wendy on this beautiful image #2799772

S P Mukherji 5/22/2006 10:39:46 AM

Congratulations on this stunning creation Wendy!! #2799782

Inge S. Lasmana 5/22/2006 2:05:42 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Wendy! #2800668

Noel Baebler 5/22/2006 2:35:18 PM

Huzzah, Wendy! Beautiful! #2800767

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 5/22/2006 5:24:27 PM

This is so awesome Wendy, congrats to you! #2801464

Tammy Scott 5/22/2006 5:54:22 PM

Beautiful still life! Congratulations! #2801605

Kristi A. Howson 5/22/2006 7:55:22 PM

Beautiful work and excellent use of available tools Wendy! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist and best of luck in the next round! #2802052

Brian Lobdell 5/22/2006 9:44:55 PM

Your composition has such rich color and great lighting, Wendy! The effects add such warmth - really well done! Congratulations on this superb finalist! #2802371

Wendy Stevenson 5/23/2006 5:28:15 AM

I thank you ALL so very much for your generous congratulations! I wish ALL finalists the best of luck in the next round. #2803578

Jim Kinnunen 5/23/2006 8:36:12 AM

A very big congratulations on this fantasitic image, Wendy!:) #2804407

Wendy Stevenson 5/23/2006 10:13:57 AM

Thanks Jim:-) #2804792

Jolynne Woodcock 5/23/2006 10:17:27 AM

Beautifully done Wendy! #2804812

Dr Silly 5/23/2006 1:19:26 PM

Congratulations on your finalist on this wonderful piece of art. :O)

Jim Kinnunen 5/23/2006 10:45:18 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful winning image, Wendy!!! #2806925

Life Expressions 5/23/2006 10:54:09 PM

Congratulations on your second place win, Wendy!!! #2806978

Janine Russell 5/23/2006 11:42:58 PM

Wendy, congratulations on your Second Place win. #2807141

Stanley J. Contrades 5/24/2006 1:16:21 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place win, Wendy!! Excellent work!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2807387

Dr Silly 5/24/2006 1:20:47 AM

Congratulations, Wendy on your 2nd place win. :O)

Jenny Bosmans 5/24/2006 4:27:35 AM

Big Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Wendy!! :) #2808124

Debra Booth 5/24/2006 4:32:13 AM

Wow! This is so beautiful, Wendy! Congratulations! #2808158

Brian Lobdell 5/24/2006 5:33:12 AM

Congratulations again on this great 2nd place composition Wendy! #2808559

Inge S. Lasmana 5/24/2006 6:02:35 AM

Congratulations my friend!!! you deserved it! #2808701

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 5/24/2006 6:11:24 AM

Hearty congrats to you Wendy, on this much deserved win! #2808763

Marie Fields 5/24/2006 7:15:04 AM

Congratulations, Wendy! Who needs Corel Paint? :) #2809120

Chris Macer 5/24/2006 8:12:43 AM

Huge congrats on your win, Wendy! :) #2809480

Sylvia Rossler 5/24/2006 9:53:05 AM

Big congrats on your win Wendy :O) #2809892

Jill Flynn 5/24/2006 11:05:32 AM

Hey Wendy - A BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your win!! #2810117

Terry L. Ellis 5/24/2006 11:38:18 AM

Fantastic, Wendy! Congratulations! #2810276

Claudia Kuhn 5/24/2006 12:20:59 PM

Congrats on your win Wendy!! Woo hoo!! #2810446

Wendy Stevenson 5/24/2006 12:32:29 PM

Wow, always such a great honour to win here, especially considering ALL the entries and stiff competition. A huge heartfelt THANKS to each and every one of you so graciously sharing this with me. Thanks again!! #2810511

Emile Abbott 5/24/2006 12:37:24 PM

A huge congratulations Wendy on this supurb second place gold. Way to go. #2810538

Anne D. Eigen 5/24/2006 1:35:42 PM

A big congratulations on this beautiful winner, Wendy! #2810778

Cathy Barrows 5/24/2006 1:46:29 PM

Congrats on your win #2810866

Donna W. Neal 5/24/2006 2:28:15 PM

Congratulations on a beautiful and well deserved win Wendy #2811086

Linda M. Walker 5/24/2006 3:43:10 PM

Congratulations,Wendy....I loved this one the moment I saw it...well deserved #2811278

Mick Burkey 5/24/2006 3:59:36 PM

Beautiful work, Wendy. A real work of art - should be framed, hanging over the mantle!! Congrats on the win. #2811302

Donna J. Eaton 5/24/2006 4:50:02 PM

Wow, Wendy, I just saw this image on the homepage of BP! It is absolutely gorgeous! You did an amazing job! Congratulations on your win! #2811435

Kay E. Mahoney 5/24/2006 6:39:14 PM

Congratulations on your winning photo. #2811627

William C. Raco 5/24/2006 7:21:49 PM

So very pretty, Wendy

Bill #2811706

Darryl Wilkinson 5/24/2006 10:18:18 PM

Way to go, Wendy! CONGRATULATIONS! #2812107

Wendy Stevenson 5/25/2006 5:17:29 AM

Thanks you so much Emile, Ann, Cathy, Donna, Linda, Mick, Donna, Kay, Bill and Darryl for all the generous comment and continued support - I so very much appreciate it:-) #2813415

S P Mukherji 5/25/2006 6:45:07 AM

WTG my friend, I am so glad that this has won what it really deserved, a real stunner!! #2813767

Norman P. Banks 5/25/2006 8:18:30 AM

Hey Wendy, just found out about this! A Well deserved CONGRATS!

Norm #2814041

Wendy Stevenson 5/25/2006 11:05:18 AM

Thanks so much SP and Norm:-) #2814563

Marsha S. Smith 5/25/2006 4:27:09 PM

It just doesn't get any better than this. Your technique is flawless. I love this image. Like a fine oil!
PS Congrats on your win! #2815229

Judy S. Fung 5/25/2006 5:20:36 PM

Congrats on your win, Wendy! #2815395

Kristi A. Howson 5/25/2006 8:56:33 PM

Congratulations on your win Wendy! This is so beautiful! #2815968

Wendy Stevenson 5/26/2006 7:22:20 AM

Thanks so much Marsha, Judy and Kristi - I truly appreciate the kind comments:-) #2818043

Bill Merlavage 5/26/2006 9:45:57 AM

Wow Wendy, I haven't seen much DA from you there anything you can't do? Congrats!!! This is great. #2818557

Nobu Nagase 5/26/2006 1:06:14 PM

Congrats on your fabulous win!!! #2819380

Wendy Stevenson 5/27/2006 6:07:40 AM

Thanks Bill and Nobi:-) Bill - I can't take a train shot like you that's for sure!! #2821412

Noel Baebler 5/27/2006 5:24:57 PM

Huzzah, Wendy! Beautiful!!! #2823013

Bill Wyatt 5/28/2006 11:36:30 AM

Beautiful image I knew this would be a winner. Congratulations Wendy! #2825180

Barbara Helgason 5/29/2006 8:18:36 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful win Wendy! #2827824

Wendy Stevenson 5/29/2006 10:53:34 AM

Thanks so much Noel, BIll and Barbara for your kind congratulations:-) #2828256

Rakesh Syal 5/30/2006 1:34:15 PM

Great job, well acomplished! My heartiest congratulations, never belated, my friend! #2832972

Wendy Stevenson 5/30/2006 1:40:40 PM

Thanks so much Rakesh:-) #2833019

Niels Sandal 5/31/2006 5:03:33 PM

Beautifully done. The effects are well used here. Congratulations! #2838020

Carolyn Foster Spano 5/31/2006 5:11:53 PM

This is beautiful. I would love to be able to do this. Congrats on your win. #2838040

Wendy Stevenson 5/31/2006 5:23:39 PM

Thanks Niels and Carolyn:-) Carolyn, if you have photoshop - any version I believe, just take a shot you'd like to "paint" and then use the smudge tool to replicate paint strokes - it's tedious (depending on the initial photograph) but the results are nice:-) Best of luck to you!! #2838067

ronda chatelle 6/1/2006 12:14:49 AM

Wendy this is such a classic, stunning image! All your work truly paid off! Belated congratulations on an OUTSTANDING MASTERPIECE! You are soooo talented!!!! #2838875

RC Fritz 6/1/2006 6:26:25 PM

Great image! Perfect light and shadows.
Congrats on your WIN, Wendy!!!!

Wendy Stevenson 6/2/2006 6:46:42 AM

Thanks so much Ronda and RC:-) #2844222

Alana Ibe 6/24/2006 7:30:40 PM

I SO admire this work of art!!! Such awesome effects so beautifully executed!!! #2946546

Wendy Stevenson 6/24/2006 7:39:14 PM

Thank you SO MUCH Alana:-) #2946563

Alice Lero 7/15/2006 12:49:48 PM

A beautiful shot Wendy...really it is outstanding! :) #3033445

Wendy Stevenson 7/15/2006 4:42:59 PM

Thanks so much Alice:-) #3033902

Ivan Chacon 11/11/2006 10:40:13 AM

I will always admire your work!
Impeccable Art to me! :) #3574476

Wendy Stevenson 11/12/2006 4:51:09 AM

I thank you so much Ivan! I am humbled! #3576275

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 1/8/2007 6:49:47 AM

Great still life ... nice work!

Steve Hurkett


Wendy Stevenson 1/8/2007 6:52:35 AM

Thanks Steve:-) #3795038

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/29/2007 9:31:04 AM

Wendy..Holy Cow! I really love this!!! One of the prettiest pictures I have seen on BP! I wish I could do this as I too can not afford that program! Great work, my friend! #3886955

Wendy Stevenson 1/29/2007 10:22:52 AM

Many many thanks Shelly - just use the smudge tool - takes a bit to get used to but I'm sure you could pick it up in no time:-) #3887170

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 3/16/2007 3:49:28 PM

Wendy ... congrats on this 2nd Place WINNER ...(I forgot when I visited you last - Sorry) ... steve #4062132

Wendy Stevenson 3/17/2007 6:35:56 AM

Thanks so much Steve:-) #4063490

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painterly effected created with smudge brush in PSCS and bg colour added on serveral layers at different opacities, brush sizes and flow values as well as a gaussian blur applied on alternate layers to smooth out colour

I can't afford Corel Paint so this is my version LOL

Uploaded on 4/17/2006 5:45:02 AM

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