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03-25-2013, 10:55 PM
I just finished this. It is from a reference by Imagenie in the RIL. Thanks for a great ref.

5"X7" on Walis. various pastels and pastel pencils


I see her right hand looks odd will have to look at that again!

03-25-2013, 10:58 PM
This is a little Gem, Jen. love the way your background comes to the foreground as in a post impressionist work like cezanne. It really integrates the space. Wonderful color.

03-26-2013, 12:58 AM
Very nice. Like the way you captured the sunshine and you can just tell she is a "cutie". Pam

03-26-2013, 01:36 AM
Oh, she looks so sweet! I also *really* like your vibrant and engaging use of colour in this painting.

03-26-2013, 10:44 AM
Awwwww.... I love this Jen! So adorable, I love the light you've captured, and your palette is beautiful!

03-26-2013, 01:54 PM
Aw how cute is she? Love this Jen, the light is gorgeous and so are the vibrant colours! The hand doesn't bother me at all.

03-26-2013, 02:11 PM
Derek, thanks for looking. Cezanne wow! I was just trying to not blend with my fingers so lots of layers!
Pam, Katie thank you so much.
Chris, Ruthie, thank you my friend's I really appreciate your encouragement!

water girl
03-26-2013, 02:30 PM
I love the story, it always adds a little something to any painting. I can appreciate your work on bow, in particular, because you must have very tiny fingers to have captured that so beautifully....even with pencils.:)

03-26-2013, 02:54 PM
This is so sweet.
I love the pose and your rendering.
Very very nice.

CM Neidhofer
03-26-2013, 10:42 PM
Oh, how wonderful! I've had this reference in my files for a long time now. Could never find the time or motivation to give it a try. You did a great job!

03-26-2013, 11:02 PM
Karin thanks I just used my the tip of my pinky very gently. I really tried not to blend at all and just touched gently sometimes or just used my pastels and very sharp pencils! It was a fun painting to do.

Mado thanks for the kind words.

Christine you should have a go. She is a sweetie and it is always fun to see how different artists interpret the same reference.

03-27-2013, 04:52 AM
Hi Jen, how adorable she is! Double check her cheek and chin too. You really put the emphasis where it belongs, and that far background helps the rest pop, well done you!

Pat K.
03-27-2013, 12:56 PM
This is great! I love your use of light. Your color choices are so appropriate that I can almost feel the summer heat and humidity by looking at this. Very well done.

03-27-2013, 01:45 PM
agree with posts .

a thought/crop ;


> less open space on our left , the figure moves into the painting
and the ribbon , water can move closer to that ' thirds ' placement thing .

the darks of the ribbon and dress folds work very well . :)


03-27-2013, 04:45 PM
Sweet, I like Ed's crop

03-27-2013, 05:25 PM
Charlie, thank you. You were my inspiration as I was doing this! You were over my shoulder saying layers colours no fingers!:) Yes I saw her face needs a tweak too. It was completely in shadow on the ref but I wanted a bit of a suggestion of a sweet face. I go to art group tomorrow.

Pat, Marina thank you so much.

Ed thanks for the crop. I agree with you, but it is already so small not sure what size it would make it. I was going to copy it to a card for my Aunt's 105th. birthday and the crop would work for that.

03-28-2013, 12:14 PM
Hey - great job!!! You really have an aunt 105? WOW

I arrived late but I'm glad I got to see it.

03-28-2013, 09:43 PM
What a sweet painting! I like Ed's crop because it places the girl a little off centre. But as you say Jen, at 5 x7 there's not much room for cropping. Your aunt will love it!

03-29-2013, 11:01 PM
i like it s fun and unique

03-30-2013, 12:42 AM
Barb, thanks. Yes I really have an Aunt (my Mum's sister) who will be 105 in April! We had all her vast extended family come for a weeks holiday with her on her 100th and she had a blast. She was still walking to the shops and church and living in her own house. She was interviewed on Radio to tell all about her experiences including WW1 as a child. She would take on anyone who would play cards with her and often win! She had a small stroke at 102 which though mild slowed her down and made her less sure of going out alone and this year she went to live with her son and is getting frail sadly.

Jayde and Joyful thank you so much for the nice comments.

John Palmer Fine Art
03-30-2013, 07:51 AM
Wonderful painting Jen, very appealing!