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JeanineJ
05-19-2001, 01:09 PM
A new classic! Fantastic, Jerry! Thank you so much for posting progression...

One comment (that you would make to me!) regards cropping around top of headpiece... It appears to have been carefully 'fit onto' the canvas... I'd like to see either less of it (give the model air) or more of it running of the canvas somewhere...

I am missing more Jerry colors also... especially as modelling factors around cheeks, chin and neck.

What goes around comes around! lol...

She is a beauty! I am SOOO glad to see you back on canvas!

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Jeanine Jackson
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JaneS
05-19-2001, 01:39 PM
Love seeing these progressions along with the reference shots. Your final painting appeared last. As I was looking at that "second layer of paint", all I thought was...hmm... somehow my eye wants to see some red or orange here. lol ....your final painting appeared. There it was. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

arteitaliana
05-19-2001, 01:43 PM
jerry, if you look at proportions, you will notice that the head piece is much bigger that in reality. Even before looking at the photo I knew it was huge.
It's height is about 2/3 of the lenght of the face, no more. Also, on the right(my right)the hair mass has the same width of the face.
Since this is a realistic portrait I think that proportions are important ;(

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domsanto
05-19-2001, 02:00 PM
Your color choices are terriffic, as always. Palette O' Jerry. beautiful!

jnet11
05-19-2001, 02:27 PM
wow! is it finished? or are we going to get more pics? I love it when you post progress info, watching the iamge develop is one of the most potentially insightful things an artist can share.

I dig this piece as it stands.

j*

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Fagan
05-19-2001, 02:34 PM
A lot of comments and critiques...all I know is that I like it as it is. Good to see you back in the "painting mode" *SMILE*

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sue ellen
05-19-2001, 02:59 PM
i like the progress pictures...thanks for sharing them http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
i really like the overall shapes that make up the composition.


sue ellen

dornberg
05-19-2001, 02:59 PM
i like the repetition of the shape of the sweater and the headpiece
i like the line the eye follows from upper right to lower left,
and upper left to lower right
the green is reaaly nice

dghoweth
05-19-2001, 03:16 PM
excellent!!! like the colors also

jerryW
05-19-2001, 03:51 PM
Thankyou for the generally good reception on this.
I have not painted edges yet so it may change a tad.
The hair and babushka thing are exagerrated, and they were going to be even at the start, seeing them that way is kind of what grabbed me into the process - including the selction of that fragment of photo.
I do know that it is portraitish - but I have done some more accurate ones already, and somehow I feel the need to go beyond representation into this semi-geometric zone.
I hadn't painted in around 2 weeks - this came out fast.

AmyH
05-19-2001, 03:57 PM
this does not fall under realism to me...i see it more as expressionism.

amy

CkA
05-19-2001, 04:12 PM
Originally posted by AmyH:
this does not fall under realism to me...i see it more as expressionism.

amy

I agree.

I find the piece deliciously evocative. I like the lively brush strokes in the hair. The greens are really awesome. To me it's perfect. I really love it!


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JeanineJ
05-19-2001, 04:44 PM
OK... If you did nothing else, how about darkening sitter's right cheek??? Thanking! I could be very happy - even ecstatic - over this one!

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Jeanine Jackson
Stamford, CT
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cleo
05-19-2001, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by Rita Monaco:
jerry, if you look at proportions, you will notice that the head piece is much bigger that in reality. Even before looking at the photo I knew it was huge.
It's height is about 2/3 of the lenght of the face, no more. Also, on the right(my right)the hair mass has the same width of the face.
Since this is a realistic portrait I think that proportions are important ;(



WHY?

Distortions is/are what we do to make a point!

Freedom from the expected, now there is a
concept!

cleo

Impulse
05-19-2001, 07:06 PM
great work. i love this piece. the colours the expression and the angles. it looks so very different in the painting than it does in the photograph (in a good way). The progress photos are an education.

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fmarsh
05-19-2001, 07:06 PM
I don't mind the exageration of the hair, etc. The only suggestion at this stage would be on the LH side where the hair runs virtually in a line into the shoulder and arm. I would try to introduce more shapes into this, and break the line up.



This is a "grey" study relative to a normal "Jerry" work, but that's not a bad thing.


Fred

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Sandi
05-19-2001, 07:46 PM
Rich and moody. Love this piece just as it is.

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cleo
05-19-2001, 07:51 PM
The Photo is of rather a dull child.

How you were able to pull an exciting
subject out of this is beyond me!

Keep on keepin on!

cleo

emberton
05-19-2001, 07:57 PM
Looking good to me Jerry, No problem with proportions either , I agree with Amy too.

Excellent energy , colour and paint!!

A big step I would say !!!

Steve

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djstar
05-19-2001, 08:34 PM
This may sound backwards, but it reminds me of your digital stuff.
I see a change since you started sketching in pixels. Maybe it is the dipping the digital brush so as to make every color count, but this is a great study with some really tricky colors.
I like the red around the eye.
I like the gentle violets in the back and the harsh red vs. green.
Brave and brazen. New and nifty never predictable.
Very tasty to me.
I am about to embark on a composition from a BAD shot. I think the lack of detail and precision has allowed you to fill in the art. I am less hesitant now, looking at your solutions, after all, WE are the artists and get to make those decisions!
lovely
dj*

leesmith
05-19-2001, 08:39 PM
I'm with Sandi 100%; my thoughts exactly!

TeAnne
05-19-2001, 08:46 PM
WOW, 100% Excellento I am soooooooo jealous. WOW

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Yax
05-19-2001, 08:56 PM
Exciting work!!! Enjoyed this very much. Yax http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

GC
05-20-2001, 12:29 AM
I marvel at your ability to get personality across. It's cool & calm the colors work soooo well.

The painting depicts the person more mature thought, as she appears in the photo.

It may be the slender face and more pronounced nose, adding maturity.
The person seems to be 20 something in the painting.

I love it!
Ginette

jerryW
05-20-2001, 12:59 AM
<img src ="http://www.neoncrunch.on.ca/pix/newalice.jpg">
acrylic on canvas 24X30 inches
this is a new one I started this morning,
here is the process I followed.
http://www.neoncrunch.on.ca/pix/processalice.jpg
I have used only 5 colors which is very few for me.

AmyH
05-20-2001, 01:25 AM
people are agreeing with me?! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

the child in the photo is dull? she looks fascinating to me.

amy

CkA
05-20-2001, 09:41 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/confused.gif Cleo, are you being facetious?

The girl is an absolute goddess; full of depth and interest. She looks soulful, beautiful, intelligent, passionate...

I don't get it...

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Cindy!!!

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jerryW
05-20-2001, 09:46 AM
I have posted a newer version of this pic here http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/Forum21/HTML/004258.html
implementing a few of the suggestions by the illustrious forumites.