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lakelovers
05-25-2001, 10:42 PM
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Hi all. . . This is my first submission for a critique. I'm basically a closet painter so only the family and a few friends see what I do. The painting is small 12x10, and was painted from a B&W photo of my father sitting in my wagon.

Ohju
05-25-2001, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by lakelovers:

I'm basically a closet painter so only the family and a few friends see what I do.


Don't feel alone.....so am I. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Haven't sold anything out into the world in a long time and only friends and family see my work. And now everyone can see here...keep posting....your work is great!
~Ju



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AmyH
05-25-2001, 11:01 PM
"I'm basically a closet painter "

Time to come out of the closet http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

amy

Fagan
05-25-2001, 11:02 PM
This is very good work! Welcome to Wet Canvas....I am looking forward to seeing more of your work. *SMILE*

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domsanto
05-25-2001, 11:07 PM
Excellent! I like the colors and the nice crisp washes.

Impulse
05-25-2001, 11:45 PM
Welcome. Superb work in a difficult medium. Amy is right, you've overstayed your closet visit. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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TeAnne
05-26-2001, 02:15 AM
Very nicely done. Welcome to wc. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Lulu
05-26-2001, 04:38 AM
This is lovely.
Lulu http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Rod
05-26-2001, 06:57 AM
Welcome, keep posting your watercolours , great work,
Rod.

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wendee
05-26-2001, 07:34 AM
i really like it...hmmm lots of us in that closet..getting to full in here..LOL http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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henrik
05-26-2001, 07:41 AM
Even if you are a closet painter (like me), and new to Wet Canvas, ou are certainly no beginner! What I like most is probably that you cought "a moment"; a different kind of portrait with the hand shadowing the sun. Very good composition; I like the way the edges of the purple areas in the background leads us to the man's face. Good color balance; colors are echoed here and there (as they should).

Love to see more of your work.

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jerryW
05-26-2001, 09:02 AM
Everything meshes beautifully shapewise, colorwise, even thematically.
The closet is not a bad place, especially if such terric things emerge from it.
I am looking forward to the next experience from this wardrobe.
(a great guy to be adored in adoration - the wagon, beautiful, yum)

Dave Carter
05-26-2001, 10:46 AM
Welcome to the world (virtually)! Wonderful washes.

JeanineJ
05-26-2001, 10:54 AM
WONDERFUL!!! Welcome to WC... We'll get you out more!!! lol...
I am surprised to read how many great painters here are not showing/selling their work! When I go to shows, I only WISH I could see more of the quality that pops up on WC.
Also, shows envigorate the artist to paint more... I think the feedback is part of the creative process. Not that we paint to sell. But, viewers complete paintings with his/her own perception. Selling is a bonus rush...
I made the decision to start showing 2 1/2 years ago after being a closet hobbyist for many years... Dozens of lessons and paintings latter, my first show was October 2000 in Paris. Now, I have something hanging in some show domestically most of the time.
It is a whole new world!
WC members are a tremendous help along this winding path... I encourage you all to GET OUT and SHOW!!! End of sermon. lol...

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Unni
05-26-2001, 11:04 AM
Welcome to Wetcanvas. It's a nice painting. With these comments of wetcanvas patrons, I'm sure you will now feel confident to come out of the closet.

Unni

lakelovers
05-26-2001, 01:56 PM
Thank you all for your kind remarks. I'm looking forward to learning a lot from this site. It's definitely the best I've found.

-- Jerry

angelfehr
05-26-2001, 02:09 PM
I think I'm going to pack up my watercolors and climb back into my closet!! What a stunning piece.

Actually, I think it's important to paint for ourselves. I have a hard time not seeing my art as a source of income, and that just takes the joy and inspiration out of my work. Plus that makes it a BAD day when my work doesn't receive recognition by others. So I think that maybe we should all be "closet painters" at heart. Isn't that why we started?

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dornberg
05-26-2001, 04:30 PM
i think the picture is interesting
the dark patterns go from lower right to upper left
the lights shapes generally do the same
the mediums move from lower left to upper right

steppinoutoftheboat
05-26-2001, 10:21 PM
You surely do have a gift. Sharing your gift can only cause you to develope into a finer painter with each critique. Keep it up. Step out of the boat and walk on the water.

cleo
05-26-2001, 11:19 PM
Originally posted by lakelovers:
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I'm basically a closet painter so only the family and a few friends see what I do.


Your composition and focus on the detailed
face is a good indication that you should
let the SUN SHINE IN! NOW PLEASE!

We can NOT allow this to be hiden in the
closet!

cleo

cleo
05-26-2001, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by angelfehr:
I have a hard time not seeing my art as a source of income, and that just takes the joy and inspiration out of my work. Plus that makes it a BAD day when my work doesn't receive recognition by others. So I think that maybe we should all be "closet painters" at heart. Isn't that why we started?



Cash does say I recognize your worth!
I don't know about anyone else. I started
because I couldn't keep from it!

cleo