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crispur2005
07-07-2013, 01:21 AM
Thanks for hosting Gilian, I was immediately drawn to this reference and recycled a dud canvas to do it on. I was getting very hung up on the arms and hands so I stopped at 1 hr 45 min. I quite like what has started to happen so I will go back later and finish it. This is acrylic on canvas 20 in square.
Thanks for looking
All C and C welcome
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jul-2013/92305-003_795x800.jpg

skappy
07-07-2013, 02:06 AM
Nice job Christine almost fauvist
Robert

rozzi
07-07-2013, 03:01 AM
I like what has started to happen too - this is great! I do love the colours you use.

mammevicki
07-07-2013, 07:00 AM
interesting and will watch for the finish!!! WTG

connievanwinssen
07-07-2013, 11:40 AM
Looking good already!:)

Painter65
07-07-2013, 11:57 AM
Really great Christine. The colours are super, he is a tough ref with the look of concentration and tricky hands. Can't wait to see the finish! Thanks for sharing.

ncgirl
07-07-2013, 01:36 PM
This is wonderful, I love the vibrant colors and the peaceful, yet focused expression!

justjean
07-07-2013, 04:04 PM
Love the colours in this great painting :thumbsup:

surob
07-08-2013, 10:01 AM
Looking great!

breadmerchant
07-08-2013, 10:03 AM
Lovely paintine so far...like how you are managing the rich mix of colors!

Paulafv
07-08-2013, 01:02 PM
Love your choice of colors.

Deano
07-08-2013, 02:03 PM
Looking great, Christine! :)

m50paul
07-10-2013, 04:16 AM
very well done!

artastic
07-10-2013, 10:42 AM
this is great, love the colors

Scattykat
07-10-2013, 03:49 PM
looking good so far...

Scotkatidid
07-11-2013, 05:11 AM
Oh Christine this is marvelous - love those great colors - will return...

crispur2005
07-11-2013, 05:33 AM
I just spent another hour on this and have not been able to get back to it. That left hand has driven me nuts and I cant seem to get it right. Anyway I am calling it finished because I wont get back to it before the end of the week.
Thanks for looking and any advice on the hand would be greatly appreciated.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jul-2013/92305-008_800x800.jpg

123harry
07-11-2013, 06:24 AM
Nice play of colours in this, Christine.
The thing I notice about the (his) right hand is that the line and highlights of the top knuckles are leaning slightly to the (our) left in the ref. Your version leans to the right. The index finger in yours is perhaps a touch long and at the wrong angle, the nail should be more towards the viewer. The corresponding knuckles on his left hand also lean to the left and slightly more of the back of the hand than you've shown is visible. That hand needs darker tones and backlight on the nails too.

juliet45
07-11-2013, 12:59 PM
You have captured that look of intense concentration so well.

savatage
07-11-2013, 04:12 PM
its looks good so far:clap: