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dollardays
04-10-2003, 10:29 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/04-10-2003/3589_websmall.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Cara at twenty
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Oil
Surface: Wood
Dimension: 16 x 12
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
This is the first time I have painted on board. It is a life oil sketch of my niece. I used a limited palette on a toned background.
(I realize there is glare on the wet paint, but it is the best photo I could get.)

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Does the expression hold your attention? I was trying to show her serenity. Is the color too limited? Thank you in advance for any and all comments- I am still new to this.

jerryW
04-10-2003, 10:55 PM
this is very revealing of a character

artbabe21
04-11-2003, 12:34 AM
nice job, pleasant expression...:)

andyvry
04-11-2003, 04:14 AM
This is a lovely picture.............and to answer your questions, I think the expression is spot on.......yeah, serene I'd say, and the chosen palette conveys the mood well.

andy.

Luzie
04-11-2003, 09:44 AM
This is very captivating, I love the earth tone colors/harmony and the expression!

Gia
04-11-2003, 01:34 PM
the limited pallet makes it even more perfect!

Rosic
04-11-2003, 01:48 PM
Thumbs up! This piece not only got my attention but held it. The limited palette works quite well.
Thank you.
Rosic

Gilberte
04-11-2003, 03:45 PM
The serenity is certainly there (at first sight I thought it was Grace Kelly).

dollardays
04-12-2003, 10:30 PM
Thank you all for your feedback. It's very much appreciated. I had thought it was a bit too dark, but I liked it anyway, for some reason, and you guys just reassured me I'm on the right track.

Jumping Gemini
04-12-2003, 11:37 PM
this is really nice. limited palette paintings, imo, are like a jigsaw puzzle. once you've got the perimeter, the rest is a breeze. your pieces fit perfectly into place.

Cindy

soap
04-14-2003, 03:35 AM
The limited palette just emphasizes the serenity. I love it. Love the colours.
inspirational