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10-23-2015, 12:10 PM
10 x 12 inches, oil. Just finished(?) this today. Comments welcome. Thanks in advance.


10-24-2015, 02:59 PM
good job, inquisitive youth it looks like to me
don't see 'waif' at all


10-24-2015, 03:26 PM
This is a great portrait, but to me she looks like a grown women not a waif. Perhaps late teens?

10-24-2015, 05:38 PM
I'm unsure about the orange highlight on the left side of her nose.

You've captured a unique expression on her face which makes the painting intriguing.

I agree that the title seems unfitting. I'm afraid that the idea of a waif does not come across when viewing the painting. If I had not seen the title, I would have thought I was looking at an expressive portrait of a young woman.

10-30-2015, 01:18 AM
Great start indeed. I imagine as you go along you will loosen up as suggested. One area I wanted to make a smaller offering towards is the eyes. I have popped up a quick rework just as an example of possible improvements. Keep going - doibng well.


10-30-2015, 05:10 AM
Yes that green makes a big difference, thanks