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05-18-2001, 01:13 PM
no cushion required,
really very nice altogether and a great experience I am sure too.
the shadows on face and neck are a bit unnatural, you could work the surrounding colors into the shadow a bit better,
really fabulous work!

05-18-2001, 01:25 PM
Hey, thanx Jerry! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
Did you mean just soften the lines between the colours, or use different colours? I found it the hardest bit, as I'm so used to doing realistic faces - I think I went too far the other way! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


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05-18-2001, 01:51 PM
Hi Helen, this looks pretty good http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif , I think the detail pic works perhaps better than the whole painting for me.

05-18-2001, 01:52 PM
not to speak for Jerry or anything, as it is now, the shadows do seem to be an altogether different color than the rest of the face (but too similar to look purposefully unnatural). you could try to incorporate more of the same hues from the face into the shadows. If there were room @ the bottom, I'd also think her shoes might be a nice touch. Or maybe an afghan/blanket over the back of the sofa.(just my opinions of course) http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif I do love the velvety colors. EricO

05-18-2001, 04:15 PM
erico has the right idea about the shadows fer sure

05-18-2001, 05:44 PM
its good to go back and fort, not drawing first and drawing first
some times an interior without drawing can have a wiered perspective, but it depends what you want
i am an angle person, and i would have put the couch on an oposite angle to the figure
but that sure insn't necessary

05-18-2001, 05:56 PM
Dear Artsy,

I don't know if you meant "like real" or if you meant just jump on the canvas and paint. No doubt you can draw thats for sure. I love your portrait!

I like this entire thing only I would just go ahead and sink her into the sofa. Give it that "kicked back" look. Maybe dangle a shoe off that toe or something. It looks a bit flat and I can't really tell where her legs are. I can imagine it but theres no shadows and stuff. Maybe you intended it to have this look. The colors are great, and this looks exactly like what I think my mom looks like right before she decides to come over. I did a quick edit on the computer so you can see what I mean. Hope you don't mind. Really great painting as is!
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05-18-2001, 06:08 PM
Great! Isn't paint liberating???

Jeanine Jackson
Stamford, CT

05-18-2001, 06:29 PM
Hi Helen,

I think you have something very good going on here with colour, and also with the flatness and I would hesitate to add any shadows etc persevere with this and I have the feeling you will find something very good,I like it!!

The face still looks almost too detailed even though you said you thought you 'd gone too far , I dont think so , I think the face is still a little too conspicuous and that you need to consider very carefully the expression and the emotion it gives off even if it is just made of three lines.
Also the skin tone is a little bit elastoplast ( best to avoid this ) http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gifI hope this helps.

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05-18-2001, 07:05 PM
You have done good here http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif I agree with Tess about having her 'dint' the couch. Way to go gf. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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05-19-2001, 12:55 AM
...or is it just a mess? LOL!

My intention was to paint like 'a real painter'. I mean, I feel I've been 'drawing with paint' until now. This may not be loose by some standards, but it's VERY loose for me!

Oh, and for the first time I went straight in with paint - no drawing first.

I think I need a cushion on the other end of the couch, don't you?

Anyway, let me know what ya think... Progress or trash! LOL! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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12" by 16", Acrylic.


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