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mattlart
05-05-2003, 07:30 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/05-05-2003/10498_PEGGY.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: "Peggy-Deep in Thought"- WIP
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 9x12
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
So,..an experiment in color,..and saying more with less....
This is my first wife,.Peggy,.shortly after we were first married.(She's probably thinking...."SWEET JESUS!,..what have I gotten myself into!:)



MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
How much further in detail and texture should I take this?

jerryW
05-05-2003, 08:07 PM
well you have to get the canvas covered.
after the arm is in the next is next.

Paintonbrush
05-05-2003, 09:25 PM
Oh, good, a face.....
your asking us a question about painting! oh pssshhhhawww.....
silly
cant wait to see where you do stop

somerset
05-05-2003, 11:04 PM
what she said...

woodguy
05-05-2003, 11:22 PM
Scott....I am watching and waiting for the end. No doubt that it will be soon! You are not one to linger too long! Jim

artbabe21
05-06-2003, 12:43 AM
Sure is a treat to study your colors...:)
I see the face awaits...you're mastering them

now this is misleading you know, as it sounds like Peggy is sitting for you and I am certain that is not the case...;)

nice light as always!!

coulter
05-06-2003, 08:34 AM
Originally posted by artbabe21

I see the face awaits... So do we!! I'm going to guess a suggestion of features and of course the arm and the dress front need to be finished and viola!

Mark

Helen Zapata
05-06-2003, 07:41 PM
Just watching :D

Enjoying the red.

Helen (a paragon of patience) tap.. tap.. tap..

taffetta
05-06-2003, 09:39 PM
make her left arm thicker, and increase description of whats going on with her arms and hand under the chin.Justa general description of what her hand is doing, and the front of her dress.
really gorgeous textures, especially the reds, well, and the balance overall.

mattlart
05-07-2003, 09:57 AM
Thank you all for your comments;...:)
I'm putting this one aside for awhile. It is an experiment after reading Dan McCaw's new book.."Proven Strategies fo Creating Great Art" It's a beautiful book;..and his paintings are lush with texture and color.
On this painting,..I thought I might incorporate some of his amazingly effective minimalist approach to painting figures;....but it doesn't feel quite right for me.....
If you haven't seen Dan's work before,...you may want to check it out....:p Talk about texture! WHOA!
Cheers, Everyone......-S

Paintonbrush
05-07-2003, 10:03 AM
Scott-I am just at the end of that book. wonderful pics....love it, but agree with you,,,,his technique, well it just doesnt jive with me either.