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06-10-2003, 06:12 AM
This is my latest painting.
Promises are made every day and some are always broken.
Are you willing to forgive and forget one more time? :rolleyes:
Might put this in the same exhibition I am considering in September.
All comments welcome!

"Promises" acrylic on framed canvas 37x75cm


06-10-2003, 07:49 AM
nice! i like your style.
imo this painting needs some darks in order to be more impressive.
ciao, rapolina.:)

06-10-2003, 09:20 AM
Your interpretation on the subject of promises broken is very creative. But I have to agree about your use of value. The painting seems to be all in midtones or middle value. Some darks would push the lights out more and define the lady from the background. If you want to keep everything on the same plane...then ignore me.

06-10-2003, 01:42 PM
Perhaps promises are best viewed from the perspective that they were truly meant when they were said. Perhaps it was a moment that rolled on forever like a caterpillar ocean.

Who knows when land will appear?

I'm not sure if I agree with the previous comments regading values. I think the painting is indicative of promises: wish-like soft vs. absolute.


Tam :)

06-10-2003, 04:07 PM
Rapolina/ Carly;
the painting was still wet- the glare from the flash has set darks in the painting to a much lighter tone.. i will try adding an image much closer to the truer values soon.
Thankyou for replying- every bit counts!

Thanks for replying here! I like your interpretation.

06-11-2003, 04:13 PM



06-11-2003, 07:23 PM
much better. value problem no more. :)

06-11-2003, 07:28 PM
i had also put a coat of varnish on the painting and had it dry before taking this picture.
because the varnish i use is matt, it cuts down on the shiny effect from the paint. i love using matt varnish because it doesn't change the value of the colour when applied.

Thankyou for checking in, bubble :)