View Full Version : Through my Eyes (acrylic)

sue ellen
05-14-2001, 02:54 PM
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11X14 acrylic

i am working on some value studies. This one is burnt umber and white.

i don't know if i should leave it or add some color to it...seems i always get to this point http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

any and all comments welcome!

sue ellen

05-14-2001, 03:07 PM
Hey, cool so far http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif my suggestion would be to go back in with your monochrome colors, just to see how far you could take it, I like it, but I bet if you work back into it a couple more times, it will take on that quality that will make your final full-color application be a "snap", and quite a beautiful painting http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

05-14-2001, 03:10 PM
Very groovy work.
normally I am very shy about glamourous or romantic busts that look me in the eye, but this has a kind of textured cahracter that gets me past my shyness.
I think her hairdresser might have gone a bit too far.

05-14-2001, 03:12 PM
She's so cool. I'd hold my breath if you decided to go in with color. I'm sure it would be nice but there's this wonderful ghostly quality to her right now. Love this.

05-14-2001, 03:30 PM
This is lovely work! I like the etheral quality you have going. The left eye seems a little wobbly compared to the other. Otherwise a fantastic piece of artwork!


sue ellen
05-14-2001, 04:49 PM
Thank you for all the input http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

alva~ i think i will go ahead and go back into it a little bit more....push it a little further. It seems i always have trouble with the full color application ..maybe its from a tendency to be fearful of going that far. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

jerry~ i wanted something that looked you straight in the eye..no holding back..maybe she is just intense about the way her hair looks.. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

ZOTMA~ Thanks the ghostly quality does seem to come though here on the computer screen...seeing it on the screen really gives you another perspective i think that really helps. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Fagan~ i will give that other eye a few more brush strokes! thanks http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

i have posted my preliminary drawing in the drawing forum if anyone is interested in seeing it..i approached the painting differently than the drawing..but i used the drawing to develop the painting.

~sue ellen

05-14-2001, 05:25 PM
ohhhhhhhh I love the challange she gives you..... hehe... after reading jerry's post I looked at it abit longer, and I could almost read her eyes.... they were saying to me ... "go on tell me you don't like my new hair do... I dare you"

I also like that ghostly-ness, it is really amazing considering the directness of her eyes.


*doing the deevaa dance*

David Acres
05-15-2001, 04:33 AM
Looking great Sue Ellen! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Dave Acres...
Merely a student of life!:)

'The artist is no more than a receptacle for sensations, a brain, a recording apparatus. But if it interferes, if it dares, feeble apparatus that it is, to deliberately intervene in what it should be translating, its own pettiness gets into the picture. The work becomes inferior.... Paul Cezanne...

05-15-2001, 10:51 AM
She's so cool. I'd hold my breath if you decided to go in with color. I'm sure it would be nice but there's this wonderful ghostly quality to her right now. Love this.

i couldnt have said it any better than that http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Art is life.

05-15-2001, 11:39 AM
very nice,I like the way it is.

"put some colour in my world!""

05-15-2001, 11:45 AM
WAY COOL! * beautiful///


"Art is neither a profession nor a hobby. Art is a way of being." Frederick Franck

05-15-2001, 01:24 PM
I don't feel any need for color here. I am taken enough with the very dramatic spiraling movement through it, and the soulful depth of her eyes. ---Jane

sue ellen
05-16-2001, 10:28 AM
thanks for the feedback http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

i have been working working on value and trying to loosen up my brush strokes a little. It helps to get this kind of feedback and know if i am starting to relate my intentions to the viewer.

I am dabbling with another painting that i think i will take to full color..for some reason i just canít seem to take this one there.

thanks again !

sue ellen~