still life in sepia

© Jagadeesh Andrew Owens

still life in sepia

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 9/11/2006 6:17:40 AM

Constructive critique is solicited and greatly appreciated! #520254

Margie Hurwich 9/11/2006 6:25:26 AM critiquing here...because I love everything about it! I love the simplicity and the tones that you used. Great job, my friend! #3294837

Denise M. Snyder 9/11/2006 6:27:20 AM

I agree with Margie - this is a beautiful image. Really nice work! #3294844

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 9/11/2006 6:40:57 AM

Thanks, ya'll. When I saw this antique oil can (there's even antique oil still in it, LOL) I knew I had to have it for a still life. The color of the can is true to the object, as I only made the color of the background sepia. #3294903

Chastity Abbott 9/11/2006 6:48:24 AM

Happy Birthday this Wednesday!!! :o)

Awesome still life Sipho!!! Picture perfect!! #3294925

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 9/11/2006 6:56:37 AM

How in the world did you know it was my birthday this Wednesday?? Thanks for the compliment! #3294959

Mary Timman 9/11/2006 7:07:38 AM

Beautiful still life and very well composed. #3294995

Margie Hurwich 9/11/2006 7:10:20 AM

Happy Early Birthday, Sipho!

How did we know...see this... #3295007

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 9/11/2006 7:14:04 AM

Many thanks, Mary! Margie - that woman is so sweet, I love her to death. And thanks for the birthday wishes! #3295028

Beverly A. Wright 9/11/2006 7:47:52 AM

I love this Andrew!! You did beautiful
work on the background. It really is
perfect with the oil can. Love the
composition. Great work!
Hey Happy Birthday, Wed.? Have a good one!! #3295225

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 9/11/2006 7:48:37 AM

Thanks, Bev! #3295226

Debbie Del Tejo 9/11/2006 7:59:53 AM

Holy bejibers!!!! this is awsome! I love it REALLY!!!! Great work.Looks like another winner to me! #3295283

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 9/11/2006 8:07:51 AM

Thanks, guhl... We gotta get that FIRST winner though...LOL #3295314

Donna M. Whipkey 9/11/2006 8:24:26 AM

Great shot! Who would think an oil can could look so good? Colors are great! #3295397

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 9/11/2006 8:25:48 AM

Many thanks, Donna! #3295404

Susan Fox 9/11/2006 8:56:30 AM

Happy birthday Andrew!

Love this one! The color and composition is perfect. Love the antique look of it. #3295539

Susan Fox 9/11/2006 8:58:26 AM

PS: In a different shot of this same set up it might be interesting to see a few drips of oil dropping out :-) #3295545

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 9/11/2006 9:00:16 AM

Thanks, Susan. And you predicted my next project... ME dripping out of the can!! #3295551

Abhijit Nandi 9/11/2006 12:31:45 PM

Happy birthday Andrew!great work.

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 9/11/2006 12:43:56 PM

Thanks, Abhijit! #3296271

Mitch Spence 9/11/2006 1:54:23 PM

So simple, and such a "normal day" subject, yet so beautiful. Your work here is terrific. #3296539

anonymous A. 9/11/2006 3:01:40 PM

That metalic tone is terrific and the background suits it o a "t". Like Susan, I wondered about a drip forming on the tip of the spout; then I wondered if a squirt would be a plus; then I considered a drop falling into a pool of oil...then I turned off my noisy mind and went back to just enjoying your creation. Happy come we get the present? #3296710

Debbie Del Tejo 9/11/2006 6:12:54 PM

David, Your comment is so funny...thanks for the laugh......I needed it. Yes, we did get the present! #3297188

Janine Russell 9/11/2006 9:13:31 PM

Sipho, excellent tones, detail, lighting, composition and effects. #3297698

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 9/12/2006 5:22:27 AM

Thank you all for your comments! You all may send me presents, just contact me privately for the mailing address. I'd love another hand made boomerang from Down Under... #3299002

anonymous A. 9/12/2006 6:27:34 AM

I already sent it...but it keeps coming back!
Do you know what the Aborigines call a boomerang that doesn't come back? A stick.... #3299382

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 9/12/2006 6:30:50 AM

Well then send a didgeridoo. #3299403

Christopher Budny 9/12/2006 8:10:04 AM

Terrific work, Sipho! I love the background, particularly in the upper right area. And a happy birthday, if I don't remember to say so, tomorrow! #3299938

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 9/12/2006 8:14:25 AM

Many thanks, Christopher! #3299954

Thomas 9/12/2006 10:10:11 AM

Happy B'day, and my opinion is 2/3 of the background is too bright. We tend to look at bright highlights first, it destracts from the subject. If the background would be like behind the subject overall, this would be awesome!
Regards #3300275

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 9/12/2006 11:03:39 AM

Many thanks, Thomas. It's not translating well on my screen here at work. It does look blown out on the left side. At home on my calibrated monitor, it's perfect. I might try to rework it and even out the left side. Many thanks for your great critique! #3300405

Christopher Budny 10/26/2006 1:55:25 PM

No surprise here, Sipho! Congratulations! #3501623

Margie Hurwich 10/26/2006 1:56:08 PM

A big congrats, bud!!! #3501632

Kay Beausoleil 10/26/2006 5:01:28 PM

Congratulations, Sipho, on your finalist for this fine image, and good luck in the next round! #3503491

Chastity Abbott 10/26/2006 6:16:33 PM

Cograts to you on an awesome image!!!! #3504108

Nan Fischer 10/26/2006 6:41:15 PM

Very lovely. Congratulations on your finalist! #3504380

Megan O. Caldwell 10/27/2006 5:54:40 AM

Congrats! I love the colors in the can and the way the light hits it. Beatufiul work. I had to check out your gallery, too (you have the same name as my Rhodesian Ridgeback, my baby!). I love your work. It does as you intend it to!! #3507625

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 10/27/2006 6:32:40 AM

Thank you all for the congratulations! And congratulations to all of you! #3507900

Janine Russell 10/27/2006 9:09:43 AM

Sipho, congratulations on your finalist. #3508988

Nadya Johnson 10/27/2006 9:35:43 AM

Way to go, Sipho!! Awesome work! A huge congrats and the best of luck to you in the winning round! #3509243

Debbie Del Tejo 10/27/2006 10:38:49 AM

Way to go .I am sooooo proud of you! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! #3509627

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 10/27/2006 12:33:25 PM

Thanks all! Debbie where are you?! #3510053

Sharon King 10/27/2006 1:45:49 PM

This is a terrific still life capture, very well done, and well deserved finalist! #3510382

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 10/27/2006 1:59:24 PM

Many thanks, Sharon. #3510480

She-She Killough 10/28/2006 3:29:18 PM

Yes Thomas is right about bright parts you see first but the tip of the oil can leads right into the can afterwards so it WORKS really well for me. I LOVE IT Hee-Hee!! ;) Many Congrats to you!!

She-She :D #3515236

Judyann Plante 10/29/2006 2:42:39 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Supho!

Judyann ><> #3516844

Wally Orlowsky 10/29/2006 3:03:00 AM

Congratulations on this well-composed winner, Sipho! #3516942

Chastity Abbott 10/29/2006 3:30:15 AM

Congrats to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #3517017

Rakesh Syal 10/29/2006 4:01:56 AM


anonymous A. 10/29/2006 4:16:55 AM

Well, Andrew, I guess this means you have got that neame NEARLY right.
Goodonyer, mate! #3517242

She-She Killough 10/29/2006 5:16:14 AM

AWESOME WINNER Sipho!!! Big CONGRATS!! :) #3517484

Christopher Budny 10/29/2006 5:24:54 AM

Told ya I'd crack under the pressure, competing with you! ;) Congratulations on your win, Sipho! #3517546

Margie Hurwich 10/29/2006 6:07:20 AM

WTG, Andrew!!! Congratulations on your win! #3517749

Deborah Sandidge 10/29/2006 7:28:56 AM

Congratulations Sipho, the textures and tones make this an exceptional image! #3518159

Marianne Fortin 10/29/2006 8:02:38 AM

Congrats Sipho - It was only a matter of time! #3518372

Milan Banik 10/29/2006 9:22:14 AM

Sipho Congratulations on your win! #3518630

Kay E. Mahoney 10/29/2006 11:03:22 AM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3518945

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 10/29/2006 12:19:54 PM

Thank you guys! I'm glad to finally have a winner (though they're all winners to me...just waitin' for the judges to come around EVERY month!!)! #3519109

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/29/2006 12:29:46 PM

LOL! LOVING it! Congrats!!!!!!! #3519150

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 10/29/2006 12:32:42 PM

Thanks Laura! Can't wait to see some images from your weekend! #3519163

Janine Russell 10/29/2006 2:44:56 PM

Sipho, congratulations on your Second Place Win! #3519660

Judy V. Kennamer 10/29/2006 5:28:27 PM

Congratulations Andrew!! Wonderful image -- we missed you in Georgia this weekend! Judy #3520224

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/29/2006 5:48:56 PM

Awesome Sipho!
I was disappointed you didn't get to get to Atlanta too! I was soo looking forward to meeting you!
Congratulations on this very deserving piece of art!
jo ann c. #3520312

Joannie Bertucci 10/29/2006 10:26:20 PM

Stunning piece of artwork Sipho, just stunning!
Congratulations on your win! #3521065

Heather E. Lupo 10/30/2006 4:50:35 AM

Congratulations on your win! This is magnificent! #3522144

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 10/30/2006 6:03:02 AM

Thank you all so much! #3522557

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 10/30/2006 7:40:47 AM

Way to keep rockin!! #3522926

Jane M 10/30/2006 9:58:24 AM

Hey congratulations from me too Sipho! Great image! #3523579

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 10/30/2006 2:14:54 PM

Thanks, Curtis and Jane! #3524441

Kay Beausoleil 10/30/2006 3:43:42 PM

Congratulations on your win, Sipho -- glad to see this one again! #3524697

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 10/31/2006 6:56:42 AM

Many thanks, Kay! #3527769

Helen N. McHugh 11/2/2006 2:01:24 AM

Congratulations Sipho on your win... a very striking image! #3535063

Carol Teal 11/2/2006 4:13:09 AM

Congrats on your win Sipho. My parents used to have one of these old oil cans. I like how you presented this one. #3535496

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 11/2/2006 6:40:15 AM

Thank you, Helen & Carol! #3536371

Susan Fox 11/6/2006 5:56:09 PM

Congratulations on your second place win! #3554299

Cathy M. Gromball 11/8/2006 11:07:27 AM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Sipho! Wonderful work!

Cathy :) #3562057

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 11/8/2006 1:45:42 PM

Thank ya'll, Susan & Cathy! #3562667

Robyn Gwilt 11/24/2006 1:37:41 PM

Hey You!!! Didn't see this before - well done :) Looks Great!! #3626525

Phyllis A. Houghton 4/17/2016 9:53:35 AM

Great work on this still life. Congratulations on your gold win! Well deserved. #11462654

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