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JeffAllen -

No intrusion.  Its sort of hard to explain, but I know it when i see it.  When I say sits in space well and has an atmosphere it is all about value really, or correct value throughout the painting.  The space looks authentic.  Nothing appears to be floating or appear like flat cutouts.   Many times people will paint from a photo and copy the photo exactly without understanding that a photo is flat.  Without a lot of life drawing experience photographic copies tend to lack what I am talking about above.  If you do have a lot of life drawing experience you intuitively know when to deviate from it. This explanation probably confused you more, but it is sort of hard to explain.

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  • No intrusion.  Its sort of hard to explain, but I know it when i see it.  When I say sits in space well and has an atmosphere it is all about value really, or correct value throughout the painting.  The space looks authentic.  Nothing appears to be floating or appear like flat cutouts.  

    Many times people will paint from a photo and copy the photo exactly without understanding that a photo is flat.  Without a lot of life drawing experience photographic copies tend to lack what I am talking about above.  If you do have a lot of life drawing experience you intuitively know when to deviate from it.

    This explanation probably confused you more, but it is sort of hard to explain.
    April 3
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    excuse the intrusion but I'd like to ask a quick question, on the painting of the coffee can and the fishing lures you said it "sit in space well and there is apparent atmosphere." I think I understand the sits in space well in that the can looks flat to the desk, same with lures, nothing floating or odd looking.  does apparent atmosphere refer to the fact that the back corner of the desk is blurry because it is more in the distance or the fact that the desk is casting a yellow glow on everything.  New and curious.   
    April 3