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04-27-2013, 09:01 AM
Been working on this for a couple of days, had major problems with fingers. would love feedback good or bad. Cheers Lynn


04-27-2013, 09:36 AM
Very beautiful work !
Fingers are perfect...they express very well the movement of fingers on violin.

04-27-2013, 10:33 AM
Thanks Toni, am at the stage where I just can't see it anymore if you know what I mean. Wish I was more confident about things.

04-27-2013, 10:47 AM
Really well done! Great painting.!

04-27-2013, 12:06 PM
Guess what?... Fingers came out the best.

04-27-2013, 12:41 PM
Looks great...all of it...beautiful...


04-27-2013, 12:54 PM
You did a great job; and an interesting subject.

04-27-2013, 05:05 PM
Very interesting close-in composition! And expertly done! Hands are almost always considered the hardest things to paint - and you've done a great job!


pastel lover
04-27-2013, 06:25 PM
Wow, you can really pick the hard ones! Hands & violins are two of the hardest things around but you nailed both. Very well done.


04-27-2013, 07:02 PM
love it!!! you have def nailed that hand on the neck ! amd a couple of days takes me ages to do a painting lol good work!!!!!

04-27-2013, 07:08 PM
Really beautiful, and I love the crop.

04-28-2013, 04:24 AM
Thanks guys for your wonderful comments, much appreciated!

04-28-2013, 04:38 AM
Twiglet, wonderful job on the hands! I could of used your help on my Purple Haze painting. Bob

04-28-2013, 04:46 AM
so beautiful! do the hands look the same age?

04-28-2013, 05:53 AM
Bob - Thanks for your kind comment, but for the record I really loved Purple Haze hands and all!

Maryinasia - Thanks for your comment. There is more tension on the right hand so knuckles would be more stretched, hopefully I got it right

04-29-2013, 04:17 AM
My only tiny nit pick would be the underneath of the first finger of the upper hand holding the bow.

The underneath of that first finger looks a bit -kinda - floppy. Not sure what other word to use. I look at my own fingers and can see the sections more clearly defined. the creases which occur when knuckles bend..

Do you understand my meaning?

04-29-2013, 06:22 AM
Nothing bad to comment here. This is a great composition, beautifully done. Hands are perfect. Thanks for sharing!!

04-29-2013, 07:24 AM
Cali - Thank you for your lovely comment
Jackie- Yes I know exactly what you mean, thank you so much I can't believe I didn't see it but now you've pointed it out it stands out like a sore thumb. Gonna have to change that, it's all I can see now.

04-29-2013, 05:58 PM
good point from Jackie as far as observing one's own hand =
re-create the pose/objects/lighting or at least the pose/shape in front of a mirror .
> the finger position to the strings/fretboard is quite important !
( a stop-motion of musical technique ) .

the colour of the bow and instrument look good , but
the relation of strings to bridge , bridge to tailpiece , and upper inside curve of the body parallel to the bridge need to be re-examined .
( playing upright bass with new string bands has taught me to look at the violin and guitar + fingering to anticipate chord changes for the root/rhythm note ...
it's just things remembered :D )


ps. i've taken a lot of photos at live events , mostly local , ' make you wanna boogie ' groups ...
isn't that what it's about ? - no life like the night life :evil:

04-30-2013, 02:19 AM
Cali - Thank you for your lovely comment
Jackie- Yes I know exactly what you mean, thank you so much I can't believe I didn't see it but now you've pointed it out it stands out like a sore thumb. Gonna have to change that, it's all I can see now.

actually, its the finger, not the thumb........:evil:

glad to be of help.

04-30-2013, 04:08 AM
Beautiful work!

04-30-2013, 12:42 PM
Great job on the hands AND the violin!

04-30-2013, 01:46 PM
Ed - thanks for taking time to comment on my work. I have checked the violin and to be honest it's not that bad. The only bit that's out is the 3rd string,guess I need to work on my freehand.

Laurie - Thank you for your lovely comment

Ruthie - Thank you, means a lot.

05-02-2013, 05:05 PM
very good . :)

didn't mean to be a ' snotty ' ... :(

if you would allow , i'll make and post some sketches to be more clear .


05-02-2013, 06:22 PM
This turned out excellent!

05-02-2013, 06:41 PM
Love it just as it is


05-02-2013, 07:42 PM
yes , of course . :)


05-02-2013, 11:46 PM
Beautiful work... lots of soul in it...


05-04-2013, 03:54 AM
Gorgeous! The hands are amazing and the depth you have got in the wood is simply perfect.

As you asked for feedback, the only thing I'm a little unsure of with your painting is the bridge. If you look at the the string that is the highest up the page (it would be the G String if you are also a muso), I notice that it appears in your painting the string is not supported by the bridge. Feel free to consider this or ignore at will! :-)

That said, I truly think this is a gorgeous painting!

05-05-2013, 02:06 PM
Hi all, thanks for all your wonderful feedback.
Ed - sorry I've not posted back my illness has been really bad this week, my pain saps my concentration levels. Yes the sketches you spoke of would be of help if you don't mind posting them. Thank you

05-06-2013, 03:39 AM
My first thought was: WOW! Then I read everyone's comments and I still think: WOW!! Lovely painting.