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Deano
03-10-2012, 11:28 AM
Thanks for all the great reference photos, Kay! I changed my mind at least three times trying to decide which one to tackle.

I finally decided on the triple portrait because of the loving, directional gazes. Their silent gazes speak volumes! I brought the older girl in closer to the grouping.
On this figurative, I tried to avoid hard lines in the features and maintain soft edges. Exact resemblances was not my intention.

This is oil on 5x7 canvas panel. Almost entirely by painting knife. I like the exciting surface texture achieved via the knife!

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking! :)

Done at around 3 hrs...Got involved and lost track.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Mar-2012/34493-DSCN3467.JPG

Close ups
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Mar-2012/34493-image0001.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Mar-2012/34493-image0002.JPG

guilliame
03-10-2012, 11:30 AM
Hey Deano:wave: one of your best,fantastic painting:clap:

marriam
03-10-2012, 11:38 AM
This is gorgeous , love the knife work.

Valri Ary
03-10-2012, 11:50 AM
WOW....pulling them in closer and the crop was perfect! And your knife is just makes me jealous!!! I love it......

Charlie's Mum
03-10-2012, 11:58 AM
It speaks volumes!
Dynamic knife strokes too - lovely textures.

kuphoff
03-10-2012, 12:06 PM
This is just terrific! Can you point me to the reference photo?

Deano
03-10-2012, 12:21 PM
Thank you Guilli, Marriam, Valri, and Maureen!! Your words are very kind! :)

Hi Kuphoff...Scroll down the images....Images Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1039832)

Paulafv
03-10-2012, 01:40 PM
Great color and knife strokes. Love the background and composition makes a very interesting, pleasant painting.

eyepaint
03-10-2012, 05:58 PM
Awwww!

bjcpaints
03-10-2012, 06:33 PM
Just beautiful Deano - the feelings really show through!

KreativeK
03-10-2012, 08:35 PM
Your work is always spot on the mark and such feeling and emotions conveyed with this triple portrait. I'll send my friend a link to this post so she can see it. Fantastic!!!

sho3
03-10-2012, 08:59 PM
Knife work is very attractive.

rozzi
03-10-2012, 10:05 PM
All I can say is WOW!!!!! fantastic work Deano - I just love your painting.
Ros

Vivien Maloney
03-10-2012, 10:22 PM
Wonderful portrait Deano, and wonderful knife work really adds to it. It's awesome!

jlloren
03-11-2012, 03:36 AM
Wooohoo. Those textures speak volumes. I like the composition. I love how you used red as the predominant colors. Great work Dean!

ExpressiveAngie
03-11-2012, 11:07 AM
EXTRA wonderful! the change of pulling the girl in and the palette and the knife work and skintones ... :clap:

surob
03-11-2012, 12:35 PM
You just keep getting better and better. What a wonderful mood this portrait has.

mmdm
03-11-2012, 09:53 PM
Wow, I am so impressed that you did this with the knife! It's wonderful. I really like the composition, too.

Toshiko Tanimoto
03-12-2012, 12:02 AM
Hi,Deano your works are always so awesome!Wonderful effect of knife.:clap:

mginsberg
03-12-2012, 12:58 AM
Very emotional and tender. Great job!

artastic
03-12-2012, 01:07 PM
WOW a new favorite, I love your knife work, I cannot get a handle on that technique and so lofe to see your work

BUN201
03-12-2012, 03:03 PM
Beautiful! Love the composition.

Dewi
03-13-2012, 01:50 AM
Wow in everything Deano.

skappy
03-13-2012, 04:12 AM
Great crop and gorgeous light Deano:thumbsup:
Robert:cat:

breadmerchant
03-13-2012, 12:37 PM
Fantastic work Deano...like the texture and the expressions captured!

crispur2005
03-14-2012, 05:50 AM
You made some magic on this one Deano, Beautiful.

Leya Lakshmanan
03-14-2012, 12:38 PM
I am speechless....this is an absolute beauty!

VeldaJ
03-14-2012, 08:41 PM
I absolutely adore your portraits, Deano. So emotive and full of character.

Catherine1
03-14-2012, 10:37 PM
Dean! WOW... :D

moebean
03-14-2012, 11:31 PM
Lovely...if i had to point out anything it would be some of the highlights and knife strokes on the children's faces, it at first impression gives the sense of the faces being scarred ..the whites are popping and makes it appar as though they've had surgery of some sort.

suzume
03-15-2012, 06:34 AM
Red in the picture is beautiful, three people can be seen as a lively person.