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Nathan Reed
05-27-2001, 01:01 PM
Sandbag, lol. The mistake in the torso is that the shoulder appears to be an attempt at a breast, at least that's how my wife saw it. Her head is turned and the shoulder is on our left. I guess I need to look at a model for awhile before going this far.
Something else I didn't mention... The canvas is unprepared, and the paint is thin. Most of the white is just blank canvas. This was experimental, and as poorly constructed as it is... I can't wait to do it again. It's fun having the freedom to paint anything anywhere. Shoulder, Chest, sandbag... whatever... It's fun.
Thank you for the comment.

ZOTMA
05-27-2001, 01:15 PM
that's great that you're tapping the resources of your head. Good skill to hone. Keep it up!!!

bbbilly1326
05-27-2001, 02:19 PM
Nathan, really, what's very interesting to me about this is noticing your compositional skills, which I think I've remarked on before. Must be natural skill because the design of the head and the lines are very graceful and balanced, but not static. I look forward to seeing more of this type. I should practice more of this kind of painting to loosen up.

Bill

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Nathan Reed
05-28-2001, 12:39 AM
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11"-14" oil-canvas
This is my first attempt at painting without looking at a model or photo. I want to find out what's in my head. Looks like a partially naked woman's in there.
S'posed to be taking off a bath robe.

Gollator
05-28-2001, 12:50 AM
The face is great, and I also like the colors. The chest looks like some strange stuff to me, like some sort of a sandbag. Interesting.

Keep on rocking =)


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Nathan Reed
05-28-2001, 11:04 AM
Zotma, Yes I was worried that I was just a copycat kind of guy... so I thought I'd try this.
Bill,
It was fun. Thank you very much for this compliment. Though, I thought the look might have been too cliche.

henrik
05-28-2001, 01:20 PM
I like this. I think it looks awkward because the neck is much too thick.

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Nathan Reed
05-28-2001, 03:10 PM
Ahh, yes... Thanks Henrik. I think I'll go back over the whole thing fix the neck thing and add more contrast with the reds. I'm glad you noticed the thick neck. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif