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07-06-2016, 09:25 AM

Title: Sardinian Beauty
Year Created: 2016
Medium: Oil
Surface: Board
Dimension: 30.5 x 40.5 cm
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

This is my latest painting. A tribute to the beautiful island of Sardinia (Italy).

Ref. by Carlo Marras (https://www.facebook.com/CarloMarrasPhotography/?fref=ts)

Any c&c welcome

07-06-2016, 12:40 PM
Impressive. I wonder why the jewlery is over her soulder and not centered.

07-06-2016, 12:49 PM
Ooht! I love it, a pretty lady and the clothes, just lovely.

Golden Chalice
07-06-2016, 05:29 PM
Beautiful. Often people paint the eyes too big, especially when painting young women, but her eyes are just right. I like this a lot. The skin tone is good too, and I like the black behind as it makes the skin shine out, like a Rembrandt.

07-07-2016, 12:28 AM
It's beautiful. I love her expression--she looks like she just laughed at a smart joke. And the expression looks real and fleeting as expression are--and not "fixed" as I think they often look.

07-07-2016, 01:14 PM
Thank you all for your appreciation

07-07-2016, 01:17 PM
gebhm, It may be that it is trapped by the scarf.
From a compositional point of view I found interesting to leave it in that position.

07-07-2016, 10:10 PM
Beautiful painting. My thoughts on the cross exactly Bruno. Rather than offering perfect symmetry it gives the viewer pause for thought and observation of the lower half of the painting, not just the face. The neckline and shoulders of the dress are very well rendered. Lynley

Bodhi Peace
07-07-2016, 10:25 PM
it is very good of course
i only think it might look better without the purple strap as those are the only points of saturated color...

07-08-2016, 10:01 PM
I think I'll just throw away all my painting gear and QUIT NOW...


Big Lew

07-09-2016, 05:29 AM
Thank you, Lynley.

Big Lew thanks, but don't do that! :lol: Art needs of all testimonials :)

Bodhi Peace, I know, but it's a tipical sardinian dress I can't modify. The cross in that position acts also as a bridge between the face and the color strap.

07-13-2016, 03:35 AM
If this is the quality of your work ... I would say ... 'quit your day job' - however your bio says you already did that.

Just my humble opinion ... get your flyers printed, a new appointment book, make some calls ... because you are ready.

07-14-2016, 06:41 AM
Thank you, picassolite. I will consider your suggestions :)

07-29-2016, 09:47 AM
For my recent birthday I had as a gift a Faber Castell Polychromos Color Pencil Set - Tin of 120. :clap:
As my first try with pencils I decided to redo this painting, because it was still fresh in my mind. :crossfingers:
I would like to receive a critical judgment and also tips on the best using of these pencils.

The drawing was done on Canson watercolor paper, 24x32 cm. 200 g/m2 fine grain.


07-29-2016, 11:09 PM
I can't offer any suggestions just praise. The oil painting is masterful. I hope you can do many more portraits. I guess I would say, Happy Birthday and enjoy your gift(s). The qualities of oil portraits are in my view, superior to pencil.

07-30-2016, 02:25 PM
Thank you AudreyCatherine :) I agree with you. This is my first try with pencils and I hope to improve the quality. :)

08-02-2016, 06:55 AM
This is absolutely beautiful. Its delicate and sparkling qualities remind me of those First World War postcards. I love the hair and maybe would like to see the lace collar around the brooch a little more accentuated. But it is an enchanting and arresting picture. I also have these coloured pencils but can't manage the subtlety you have achieved here.:)

08-02-2016, 01:16 PM
Thank you very much Margaretta.