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01-30-2013, 12:44 PM
Hi all,

this is my another attempt learning to paint and searching for a defined style.
An 66 x 36 cm oil on canvas.

the sketch first :


And then lay down layers of colors :


still need to do the detailing, ( the cat and some props, etc still undefined )

It's not intended to follow the real ref photo ( perspective, colors, etc ) , but rather to experiment what feels good and throw it, from the terms of composition and color that I find still mysterious ( what makes a painting a great painting )

it's very open to comments, heavy suggestions and critics.
Thank you.

02-01-2013, 06:00 AM
Keep going and really watch the perspective. This will help free you up when the foundations are laid down for your painting and you will be able to explore your own style of painting. Hope this helps.

02-01-2013, 10:23 AM
Hi tamarqu,

thank you for dropping by,
yes the distorted perspective is part of the product,
but yet still haven't found how to make "the wrongs" appeal ...
practice, practice ...

here's another update...


Octopus Inc.
02-01-2013, 12:10 PM
Interesting, very warm... I'd like to see some more time spent working on the little details... Outlining, I know they say don't do it, but it helps so much sometimes to define things. Just don't make them too thick and try to stay away from black, at least anywhere that's not your main focal point.

02-14-2013, 02:11 PM
Groovy feel. The table and chairs need to be placed further away from her head. At first, I wasn't sure what that was. The edge of the table appears to be in front of the couch. Love the rug and the weirdness of the walls. P.S. Is her butt too pointy?

02-18-2013, 07:35 AM
Thank you for all your comments :)

as Octopus Inc. suggested i added outline and hopefully ( at least in my guts ) it's a finished artwork.


comments and suggestions are always welcome..

02-25-2013, 10:35 AM
The outline has finished it off nicely.:thumbsup: Only crit would be to fade out the black splodge on her butt and think more curve. Arnie