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artmom
04-26-2003, 04:47 PM
This was fun to do! My reference was black and white and courtesy of S. Baliani--the Sandro of the painting--who graciously gave me permission to use his work as a reference photo. It is a wall in Venice, Italy.

I'm finished with it, but would like comments, critiques for future projects.

9 x 12 Arches 140 lb cp WN --Winsor Violet, FUB, Burnt Sienna & a dab of Daler Rowney Terry Harrison's Midnight Green (to make the black)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2003/11722-Sandros_Mask-WC.jpg

babybrush
04-26-2003, 04:49 PM
i like it. stron lighting and interesting subject

Bethany

M.A.
04-26-2003, 07:07 PM
Very nice. You've really created a sense of depth and hollowness behind the mask.

Little Old Lady
04-26-2003, 08:21 PM
Wonderful job. I would love to see the reference photo.
JoAnn

artmom
04-26-2003, 09:16 PM
Bethany, Fun2Cook,JoAnn--thanks for looking and commenting.
I really appreciate it.:)

Lyn

lyn lynch
04-27-2003, 01:05 AM
Very nice, OL.
Well done shadowing, and good use of palette.
This stuff freaks me out, though.

artmom
04-27-2003, 01:16 AM
Fookie, thanks for looking and commenting!

Sorry it freaks you out. It is just a mask that the Venetians now use during Carnival. Of course, one of the reasons I wanted to paint it was that the b & w photo was so dramatic and threatening. I guess I translated it pretty well if you were freaked out!!!:evil:

Lyn

ripvanblair
04-27-2003, 06:00 AM
Very unusual subject, very well handled, I like the colours you have used--------well done--------------Alan

Uschi
04-27-2003, 08:52 AM
Wonderful painting!!! I love the way the shadow colours rund down from the mask.
Uschi

CharM
04-27-2003, 08:56 AM
Interesting subject; wonderful treatment of it; beautiful pallette... Well done!!!

artmom
04-27-2003, 09:51 AM
Alan, appreciate you looking and commenting. It's different than anything else I've ever done. You are a true gentleman, after the way I've teased you unmercifully. :)

Uschi--thanks--I enjoyed trying to get the paint to run just right!LOL

CharM--I always appreciate your comments!

Lyn