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gaykir
09-25-2014, 08:14 AM
After a 4 month hiatus, I finally got back to my series, Women with their Jewelry. I missed these ladies...

24" X 36" gallery wrapped canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Sep-2014/56079-woman_with_ring_II.JPG

idylbrush
09-25-2014, 09:07 AM
Liking your new style very much.

cem
09-25-2014, 09:10 AM
I missed these ladies too! Love them all. You have found your signature with them!

asmith38
09-25-2014, 11:07 AM
Wow! Well done!

Bertoni
09-25-2014, 12:42 PM
Love the style! Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LavenderFrost
09-25-2014, 01:31 PM
Good work!

susme48
09-25-2014, 02:38 PM
Another great one, Gayle! :)

gaykir
09-25-2014, 05:54 PM
Thanks so much Howard, Cindy, Ann, Bertoni, Michelle and Susan. Your comments are certainly appreciated!

ColinS
09-25-2014, 11:26 PM
This one is really good Gayle. What a great series.

drc8
09-28-2014, 08:17 AM
Very nice Gayle

jocko500
09-29-2014, 12:37 AM
this is wonderful

purplepansey
09-29-2014, 08:34 AM
Love how that ring shows up on her blue varnished nails. Like this style of painting too.

gaykir
09-29-2014, 05:34 PM
Thanks! You guys are the best!

Charlie's Mum
09-29-2014, 06:08 PM
Very glam Gayle! I like this one :D Good series.

chammi kaiser
10-07-2014, 06:02 AM
Glad I took a look at this Gayle. It is great - as Maureen says 'very glam'. Love it.

Violetta
10-07-2014, 11:05 AM
Gayle, this is fantastic! Any chance you could do a demo or WIP?

Priti
10-07-2014, 06:21 PM
like the style and the painting has a mood to it, thats nice.

AprilJoy
10-08-2014, 08:49 AM
Gayle, I love your boldness!
The entire series is quite an eye-catcher, nice work!

lrv
10-08-2014, 01:17 PM
Good one.:thumbsup:

gaykir
10-08-2014, 10:55 PM
Well goodness guys. Thanks so much!

Bastet469
01-19-2015, 02:32 AM
Another masterpiece. Gayle, you are so amazing at painting skin tones, especially of people of color. As a light skinned Black female, I appreciate the way you capture the variety of shades and the tonal nuances of Black skin. Most artists limit themselves to 1 or 2 shades of Black skin (light & dark), while the skin tones in your work, vary with each individual model.

I wish you lived on the east coast so I could take you with me to the makeup counter at the mall. I've always had trouble finding a matching foundation. I even stumped makeup artists when they tried to custom blend one especially for me. Perhaps I'll come to Portland to attend the Rhododendron Festival so I can hire you for the afternoon to help find a the perfect foundation. Lol

gaykir
01-19-2015, 04:46 PM
Well Bastet469, that's quite a compliment so thank you. I think you should come to Portland anyway. I doubt I'd be much help at the makeup counter but we could certainly have some laughs giving it a shot! I guess the difference is, I know Black people aren't really black. Some folks get confused and try to use very cool colors. I always use warm colors to achieve the skin tones. Your compliment means a lot to me .

Bastet469
01-20-2015, 03:14 AM
I guess the difference is, I know Black people aren't really black. Some folks get confused and try to use very cool colors.

That's precisely why I know you can help. After all, isn't foundation just a colored ground for your face? At the very least you'd be able to help me get my undertone right. The last person to try custom blending a foundation for me was a retired art teacher who worked at the Prescriptives counter at my local Macy's. She spent an hour and a half (record time for me) mixing and swatching my face. The result was darn close, I thought, but she, apparently, was frustrated. She said the problem was she couldn't get the pink and olive tones in my skin to balance. I just started painting a few months ago so I have no idea what she meant. I didn't even know a Black person could have olive skin! Does what she said make any sense to you? I'll bet my pink-olive skin it does! Lol :) Please explain Obe Wan!

purplepansey
01-20-2015, 12:05 PM
I love the painting and the style.

Artchrispy
01-22-2015, 07:45 PM
Wonderful portrait Gayle! Must look great on the wall in that large format

tmcclary
01-23-2015, 02:15 AM
I love this graphic style!