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ArtyHelen
05-05-2001, 03:51 PM
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Helen

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MichaelRH
05-05-2001, 03:58 PM
Helen...I like this! Reminds me of the "pop-art" movement! Very graphic shapes...and color! Interesting use of color..looks "posterized" or "solarized"...similar effects can be generated on most computer (art-programs).
Are you planning to do more of these?

Will be interesting to see where you go with this...style of painting.
--Michael

btw: what are the dimensions again?..and what medium?? thx

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DonWtoo
05-05-2001, 05:51 PM
This turned out really well. The hip looks better now and youve toned down the lighter areas which was an improvement.

The neck and upper sternum area are still my favorite in this painting though. =)

fink
05-05-2001, 06:34 PM
Very expressive. I like it very much.

TeAnne
05-05-2001, 07:10 PM
Now this is really something. WOW Helen. I love it. The colours are great and the figure is perfect http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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ZOTMA
05-05-2001, 07:23 PM
this is very interesting and I like this style mucho. I took several steps back from my monitor (wish I could see it live, I think I feel that way about all the work here!) and I wondered if you'd intended for the lowest (bun and leg) area to be so subdued. Perhaps live you don't lose it but in my monitor, the upper body screams and the lower body is lost a bit. If that's where you wanted the focal point, you got it right. I especially like the light treatment of the head and hair, cool.

ArtyHelen
05-06-2001, 02:28 PM
Michael, thank you for your kind comments. It's acrylics, 12" by about 15".

I am planning to do more, similar to this. I'm even thinking of doing this exact pose again in different colours. I think sticking with a pose that I like will help me learn (a)painting techniques (b)colour mixing (c)the human form, which I've neglected dreadfully in favour of 'disembodied heads with no backgrounds'. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif I'm trying to 'be a better artist'. I may be doing it in graphite or charcoal, too.
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DonWtoo, thank you. I'm glad I didn't ruin your favourite part with my further progress. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
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fink, thanx for the 'expressive'. I'm trying to make my work more that way, so that's great to hear!
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TeAnne, thank you. You're a gem. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/angel.gif
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Zotma, I wanted the right breast, rib area and arm to be the focal point, and the silhouette of the bum to be more prominent than the facing hip. Looking at the scan again, I think it does make it seem darker at the bottom than it really is. I think this is because I photographed it on a tilted surface with a light at the top. Glad you like it, and thanx. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Helen




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Lulu
05-06-2001, 06:53 PM
Wow Helen! I really love this and look forward to seeing more of the same.
Lulu http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

David Acres
05-06-2001, 07:54 PM
Yummy! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Works for me! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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MarshaSavage
05-07-2001, 07:01 AM
Wonderful colors and handling of the figure. I love your idea about doing the same pose but in different colors, etc. This is a great way, and you said so, to learn more at a faster rate. I think the bum is extremely well done and a good secondary focal point from your intended rib and breast area.

Keep it up and let us see the next one you do!

I'm sure you are having fun doing this - it looks like it.

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ronin
06-05-2001, 01:02 PM
Very cool. Has a 70s feel for me.

lori
06-05-2001, 04:00 PM
helen...

you are so groovy.

too bad you don't like sol lewitt though..lol! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

really nice composition. i usually don't like these types of "burnt" images, but you've given her so much life, that one can't help but love it.

really great.

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ArtyHelen
06-05-2001, 04:30 PM
ronin- Thanx! I love 70s styles!


Lori - thank you!
<FONT size="-1">And hey, it's not that I don't like Sol LeWitt, it's just that I haven't seen him produce any 'art' yet!</FONT s> http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/evilgrin.gif

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sajemak
06-05-2001, 05:13 PM
Great job! It is incredible! I love your use of color.

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Danny
06-06-2001, 12:07 AM
Is This A Digital Inage Or An Actual Painting.To Be Honist.And I Am.This Is A Painting W Would Gladly Hang On My Wall. And Thats Saying Something.If You Knew Me You Would Know Thats An Ultiment Complyment.

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ArtyHelen
06-06-2001, 12:48 AM
Thank you Danny. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
It is an acrylic painting.
I have a similar one listed on eBay right now. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Helen

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