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03-03-2014, 09:02 AM
This is my very first nude painting. I did it on stretched canvas 60x80x4 cm. C+c very appreciated.
I usually paint in oils in a more realistic style. Therefore it was hard to manage with the "new" medium. It dries sooooo fast! ;-)


03-03-2014, 11:54 AM
I like it - has an overall good feel to it.

Only thing that I would suggest is to make the edge of where the cloth meets the skin a little softer (or maybe where it transitions from the edge into the cloth area)

03-03-2014, 12:46 PM
Wonderful color combination! Reminds me of Matisse. Great work - especially for your first nude.

chammi kaiser
03-04-2014, 05:27 AM
Brigitte, you are on a roll. This is lovely. I do agree that softening the area between the figure and the cloth would read better otherwise I think you have done a super job on your first nude.

03-04-2014, 08:53 AM
Great start! I too agree about that shadow where her torso meets the fabric. But that is my only crit.

03-04-2014, 09:07 AM
Hi to all, thanks for you comments and the advices. I really was not satisfied with this area, but did not know how to deal with it. Now I have softened the edges and will post a new photo when (and if) the weather will be better.

Bye Brigitte

03-04-2014, 10:59 AM
Nicely done. I agree about the hard edge of the fabric. On my monitor she looks bruised. But well done regardless.

03-04-2014, 11:21 AM
I like the flesh tones!

03-04-2014, 02:44 PM
I like it. Also agree on the sharp edge and the "bruised look". My monitor has them very green. None the less, WELL DONE.

03-05-2014, 11:14 AM
Here's my altered painting. I think I could soften the sharp edge and it looks a bit better.


chammi kaiser
03-05-2014, 12:27 PM
Much better Brigitte. I really like this.

03-05-2014, 07:31 PM
That is much better! Good job!

03-06-2014, 04:15 PM
:thumbsup: I like it.

03-09-2014, 11:14 AM
I have not been satisfied at all with my painting the longer I looked at it. Now I have made some corrections on the colors. Maybe it's got a little bit better???

Thank you for looking

03-09-2014, 12:21 PM
The black line on the left where the body mets the cloth reads too 'dark' to me especially since that side seems to face the light. However you have done a really good job on the body, the modelling, the flesh, the head etc.