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Nathan Reed
05-24-2001, 11:27 PM
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The start of this was posted March 31. This is the progress. I may go over it one more time. I bought small brushes recently so I can paint better detail. His expression was much better in real life...

Impulse
05-24-2001, 11:49 PM
I remember the first progress post. I think I told you then that I really like your composition and how you cropped on the left. I still do. It looks very good. Looking forward to seeing your next post. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Nathan Reed
05-25-2001, 12:40 AM
Thanks Impulse.

AmyH
05-25-2001, 01:12 AM
Yes, nathan, I too like the "snapshot" appearance, and his expression is sweet.

almost everything is better in real life http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

amy

arteitaliana
05-25-2001, 01:41 AM
It has the soft look of pastel....
The child seem scared and has very small hands... I like the composition and the overall color.

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Unni
05-25-2001, 07:49 AM
Nice work Nathan. I like the expression on the child's face. Very nice composition.

Unni

TeAnne
05-25-2001, 08:00 AM
I remember too http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif It has come up great http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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jerryW
05-25-2001, 08:48 AM
I would definitely sign this, date it, and preserve it.

It has a lot of really rich detailed color, and light and dark moves through it very nicely with much respect for the source image.

You could continue with the theme on another page if needed, but this has to be a stopping point since so much has been achieved. Any errors which may be perceived could be corrected in a different work or even here some time later after you have made use of this.

My favourite rectangular areas are the pony's head, the child's shirt and the whole top 2/5 of the painting.

Nathan Reed
05-26-2001, 12:09 AM
Thanks all. It's especially nice to get critiques from my favorite artists on wetcanvas.

bbbilly1326
05-26-2001, 07:30 PM
Hi Nathan,
I've been away for a week so I'm catching up here.

I remember this too, and glad to see it's turned out so well. I especially like the composition and movement. This will be one that will stay in the family for generations and delight everyone who sees it. I think it's a terrific slice of life.

Bill

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cleo
05-26-2001, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by Nathan Reed:
[BI bought small brushes recently so I can paint better detail. [/B]

Work with the large brushes and at some point
you will find a fantistic freedom that you
haven't found to this point.

Small brushes have their place. I use them
only because I can't afford larger brushes.
They make me crazy! Some would say I already
am. Don't beleive it. Just at what some would
say is a cultural disadvantage. I would say,
that unless you must use a small brush, , ,
Don't!

cleo

Nathan Reed
05-28-2001, 12:08 AM
Bill,
Glad your back...
Thanks... looking forward to seeing your next post.

Thank you too Cleo.