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djstar
05-26-2003, 06:12 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/05-26-2003/1730_7.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/05-26-2003/1730_5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/05-26-2003/1730_3.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Drying
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 20x24
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
it is, yet again in progress.
This is where I stopped tonight.
Posted last,middle first.

Yes, since sundown today.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Do you think this not having open studio for a week is a good thing or will I end up with migraines???

angelmakerla
05-26-2003, 06:41 AM
Thanks for posting all three stages of development. This will help a lot of people out there who are unclear as to how to begin a figurative painting.

A quick note on the arm in the foreground. There are other ways of showing volume than making the brushstroke apparent...you've actually started to show that you know this in your use of he coreshadow.

The brushstrokes seem to take away from the main focus of the two faces.

Wonderful expressions on both.

s-augustson
05-26-2003, 10:29 AM
I have got to get stationed in AZ for a bit so I can come and paint, LOL.

This is beautiful. I like seeing all the stages so I can see how you work :)

I study the portrait you did of me and my wife constantly.

TheBlizz35
05-26-2003, 10:41 AM
Thanks so much for showing the progression. It really helps to see the development.

I LOVE the final result. Beautifully done. Warm, loving.. the expressions on both are perfect. :clap: :clap:

pero lane
05-26-2003, 11:45 AM
I love the facial expressions on both...lovely work!!:)

giniaad
05-26-2003, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by pero lane
I love the facial expressions on both...lovely work!!:)

ditto...will look forward to final...

artamust
05-26-2003, 12:12 PM
Lovely painting. I especially like the way you romanticize the subjects of your work. This one works very well in that respect. The romanticism seems to be such a natural part of your process. It's very evident in all three stages of this piece - from the very start the emotion is present.

The woman's right arm is very important in the composition. I agree with angelmakerla that the brush strokes are a bit distracting. This may be unnecessary nitpicking since you've indicated that this is a WIP. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

djstar
05-26-2003, 12:15 PM
woke up too early...
may go right back to bed... if you want to see the whole evening,
click here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=109514) and meet me in figure.
Shawn, do you EVER SLEEP???

Thanks all for your comments. I will see what it needs when I have two eyes open.


dj*

Ginette
05-26-2003, 02:13 PM
Beautiful Painting!

Intersting question you posted.

If the temporary lack of an open studio can give migraines...
I guess I really need to check my pulse :D

Ginette

djstar
05-26-2003, 02:32 PM
For some reason, with no distractions, I am averaging 4 hours of sleep a night and my eyes are burning.

I need my day job to remember to go to bed!
dj*

reynolds
05-26-2003, 03:00 PM
wonderful!!! i like to watch work being born so to speak...i liked the first...all on its own.

Ginette
05-26-2003, 04:40 PM
Originally posted by djstar
For some reason, with no distractions, I am averaging 4 hours of sleep a night and my eyes are burning.

I need my day job to remember to go to bed!
dj*

I can relate.

I wish sleep was not necessary. :p

Ginette

Painted Melody
05-27-2003, 02:13 PM
*deep dreamy sigh*:) great faces!

thanks for posting the drawing. do you find yourself painting within the lines?

jeremy

jerryW
05-27-2003, 11:43 PM
really dry
happy happy
yup

djstar
05-27-2003, 11:51 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-May-2003/1730-8morning.jpg
It is in between the drastic color changes.
I think since I took this picture, the face of mom has softened a little too.
Thanks for all the good stuff...
Nothing today, but I have been at day job... hmmm. only 8 pm... no telling!
dj*

tbezesky
05-28-2003, 12:36 AM
This is absolutely beautiful. The form and color are right on!