View Full Version : A test

10-10-2015, 11:57 PM
An old painting that no body really liked...
Except me, 30x50 cm, acrylic on paper

10-11-2015, 12:26 AM
I was half expecting an abstracted version of the old TV test pattern they used to use when TV shut off at midnite (yeah, I am that old...and when really drunk we just used to stare at it and watch it move...)

but this is much better.

It seems original and loose.
Not as smooth and polished as your newer work,
but it has all the style and sharpness.
The master of expression is showing,
and the starkness is wunnerful.

Now two of us really like it!


10-11-2015, 12:12 PM
greggo... the one and only, thanks

10-12-2015, 03:51 PM
I do enjoy the facial expression and I understand why this grew on you. You effectively create implicit shadows by emphasizing the line thickness.

Personally, I am struggling a bit with the hair because I feel that it contradicts the wonderful lighting boldness of the face.

10-12-2015, 10:26 PM
Thank you daniel !