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03-21-2014, 07:54 PM
one of the smallest paintings i have ever done. 8 x 10". mixed-media.


Ishka Baha
03-21-2014, 09:09 PM
A very powerful piece.

03-22-2014, 02:45 AM
Love it!


Hairy wolf
03-22-2014, 03:30 AM
Really really well done! Bravo!

03-22-2014, 06:30 AM
This is very nice. Excellent color. I think a little more work on the left shoulder area would round out the figure better but I could be wrong.

03-22-2014, 06:36 AM
This is captivating...A lot going on for such a small piece.

03-22-2014, 09:55 AM
very modern in a classic way
and very good



03-22-2014, 10:17 AM
In every respect very well done. I can see this piece as a much larger one. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

03-22-2014, 01:03 PM
Love it....nice work

03-22-2014, 04:03 PM
It looks much larger than it is cos it's so powerful. Great piece. Did you enjoy working small? I find it a bit bewildering somehow

03-22-2014, 11:25 PM
thank you everyone for your comments!

Birdhs- You do have a way with words. I can live with being modern and classic at once. a take i never realized.

laf.art- i loathe working small. i despise working less than 3' square. i want to have a freedom in my gesture. i think it is much harder to work smaller, you have to paint things just so. having said that i like a lot of my smaller works, i love the idea of small works. i like viewers to have to come close to look at my work. When i go to museums i get as close to a painting as the guards will allow, which is sometimes surprising close. for me a painting should "work" from far away as well as extremely close. but yeah, i like a painting to be sized to the proportion of my reach

03-23-2014, 02:52 PM
I feel the same way. I periodically buy small canvas boards, mess around with them throw them in the corner and go back to the bigger stuff.

03-25-2014, 01:53 PM
Love it !

03-25-2014, 03:15 PM
I love this as well, it reads modern Olympia to me. Would you mind telling us a little about your technique? I thought I saw a transfer in the head area and possibly some collage elements. A very harmonious, strong piece