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Dima
04-24-2003, 04:58 PM
Oilpastels on black velourspaper.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Apr-2003/2034-Dirigent.jpg

Dick

soap
04-24-2003, 05:10 PM
Yes yes yes......

from a photo?

Great stuff - movement, expression

bnoonan
04-24-2003, 05:13 PM
Dick this is great! I love the way you captured the movement in his arms in a still pose. Great movement and rich color in all your lines. Love the lavender pink on his forehead. Barb:)

Mo.
04-24-2003, 05:25 PM
WOW!! Super work Dick, this is so alive!!! Fantastic pose and colours.

How did you like the velour?

cheers,
Mo.

meowmeow
04-24-2003, 05:38 PM
This is wonderful! Beautiful colors. I love it on the black!

Sandy

Bobbie
04-24-2003, 05:54 PM
Lovely! And his hands are terrific!

Dark_Shades
04-24-2003, 06:05 PM
oooooo 'Black' + Velour........ lovely combination........ Im with the others too...... wonderful use of colours..... excellent!! - especially like the colours on he's hand and how he's ring shines

Artaholic
04-24-2003, 06:37 PM
Wonderful , you have caught his essence and it tells a story with out a lot of small details. Like the loose style.:clap: :clap:

Gerry

butterfly
04-24-2003, 07:14 PM
Dick:

This I really like!!!:clap: :clap: Colors are fabulous ... you really caught the expression and movement (you can really tell that he is conducting and totally engrossed in the music and what he is doing)

Wonderful!
Butterfly/Roni

angecald
04-25-2003, 12:47 AM
The facial expression is perfect, and the forward hunch as if he's leaning into the music. Love it.

sunny
04-25-2003, 02:58 AM
freedom of line and movement capturing the conductors spirit!!! very nice..are you going to put in a wand?...just wondering...

Sunny:)

E-J
04-25-2003, 03:18 AM
This is excellent, Dick! How did the oil pastels feel on the velour paper?

Sueb
04-25-2003, 06:55 AM
Dick, This is wonderful! I love the way you used the colors on the black background. What brand of oil pastels did you use on this one? Sue

crumbedbrains
04-25-2003, 11:41 AM
This is wonderful Dick . . such movement generated with so few strokes . . . please do more like this . . . I think you've found your niche!
*sigh* . .wish I could do this . .I fail every time
Cheers
Crumby

Luvy
04-25-2003, 12:35 PM
Oh I like this one alot. Love the hands in motion and the expression is wonderful

doe
04-26-2003, 09:01 AM
Can't add anything to what's already been said. I too love the colors, expressive lines and black background!:)

Dima
04-30-2003, 04:08 PM
Thank you all for the kind comments!

Sophie, it is from a b&w photo from a newspaper.

Mo and E-J, How do I like the velourspaper? I like the overall effect and how it takes the pastels, but strokes put wrongly seem impossible or hard to correct so I feel I must adjust my rough-and-tumble style of working quitte a bit.

Sunny, I am afraid I don't know what a wand is???????

Sueb, brands used are van Gogh and Sakura cray-pas.

Dick

Dark_Shades
04-30-2003, 05:08 PM
Izzy .... Wizzy..... lets get busy hee hee...... I think Sunny is refering to a 'Baton'... (conductors Baton)

sunny
04-30-2003, 06:06 PM
hee hee just my own viewpiont Dick...a wand, a conductors baton(as Dark Shades
has mentioned may be only sometimes used by some conductors)

I have seen conductors just using there hands ...as you have indicated here...Ummm pardon my thoughts,,,,your painting is just so wonderful as is....ignore my rambling mind.....

Sunny:)

Mo.
04-30-2003, 07:47 PM
Conductors... just use their hands when conducting a choir... A baton is used when conducting orchestras... this one may be conducting a choir?

Put us right Dick.:)

cheers,
Mo.

Redsy333
04-30-2003, 10:30 PM
Supreme work!!!
Excellent:D
What more is there to say;)

Smudger
05-01-2003, 04:18 AM
Wow! :clap: It's Stunning :clap:

E-J
05-01-2003, 04:26 AM
The conductor of a choir I went to hear at Kings College Chapel wore white gloves, and used only his hands to conduct... he was very bouncy, prancing all over the chapel :) Conductors are such characters, what a great subject they make.

Dima
05-08-2003, 08:47 AM
Thanks for clarifying matters.
All of a sudden I understand what this 'magic wand'in Photoshop is!
This conductor however does not hold such a thing.
I don't know what he is conducting as the photograph didn't tell, so let's assume it was a choir.
These chaps (has anybody yet seen a woman conductor?) do make a great subject for painters.

Dick

Dyin
05-09-2003, 09:37 PM
Oh....LOVE the color and the movement on this piece! My mother is a violinist and wanted to be a conductor...don't think I've heard of one yet...I think it's just right...hmmm...I have a left over piece of velour.....grin....I think maybe your having to rein in your rough and tumble style gave the piece some tension...that's a good thing. Sorry...no critiques on this piece...I like as is.