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Ruth
06-19-2001, 12:44 PM
From live model at Monday drawing group:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jun-2001/dennis.jpg

Pastel on blue-gray Canson paper, approx. 15 x 20"

Ruth
06-19-2001, 12:46 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jun-2001/dennis2.jpg

Roan
06-19-2001, 01:33 PM
wack you with a wet noodle if you don't quit putting yourself down! :)

This rules. Love your use of diagonal strokes to tilt his head even more upwards.

Great expression too!

Ruth
06-19-2001, 05:31 PM
{{{{Roan}}}} thank you! :D

djstar
06-19-2001, 10:53 PM
Great freedom. You made what seems a rather dour guy look really vibrant.
The paper, is it twilight? It is my favorite color to do flesh tones. A bit caput mortum with a violet that makes the golds ring. Hard to see what is underneath, but you used it well.
Thanks for posting, it is easier when they turn out like this did. Even when they are REAL messes, it is great to see the process.
dj*

Sandi
06-19-2001, 11:24 PM
*siiiiiiiigh*
I love your use of color and relationships. Very beautiful. I like this one even MORE than your first one I saw. Exquisite.

Victor
06-24-2001, 04:29 PM
You can put the average rainbow to shame Ruthy, I love it. Its one of those that you can look at forever:clap:

RedShoes
06-28-2001, 09:31 AM
I love the colors you use! I really do admire your style. :clap:

chavali
06-30-2001, 08:22 PM
I love your work. the gaze is very nice.
keep posting.

chavali

Artistammy
07-13-2001, 10:09 PM
I also love all the colors! I would like someday to be able to do something like that. So far, I seem to be stuck in a more realistic traditional style. ( more boring too, lol)

Keep up the good work!

Tammy Odom
Gallery for God
http://users.windmill.net/~wodom/tammy
[email protected]

bcraver
07-16-2001, 03:09 AM
I really liked this portrait. It was great to see the detail in the highlighted eye, I'd like to see how you handled the shadow side of the face in more detail as the overall feel is so balanced (it doesn't feel like you lost interest in any area) yet you are clearly able to use technique to allow the shadow side to receed gently.

Sometimes I have my favorite little area which I can spend way too much time on, and am left with vast areas (well it feels that way sometimes) to fill with ??? Maybe this is more of a problem with landscapes than figures. In any case, I am inspired by your work!

Barbara

TeAnne
07-20-2001, 02:27 AM
What mess?
I likes what I see here :cat:
Wet noodles? I'll get me axe out.

LDianeJohnson
07-21-2001, 04:43 PM
Ruth,

Very powerful treatment of this subject. Direct, bold, and some interesting color relationships. Cool against warm and against cool warms. Captured the character on this one.

Diane

Hrafen
07-23-2001, 12:27 AM
Fantastic use of of color!

Bobbie
07-24-2001, 11:53 AM
Wish I could paint like this - maybe when I grow up?