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danderas
10-25-2003, 06:43 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/10-25-2003/16557_webring2large.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: poolgirl4
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 13x25
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Just finished? I tried to challenge myself and see if I could capture the legs under the water, I also tried to keep things simple over all.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
The normal questions does it work as a whole? composition? color? thanks in advance. Dan

danderas
10-25-2003, 07:10 PM
here is a better jpg...

roberj
10-25-2003, 11:46 PM
Very stylish. Love the use of color. Nice contrasts. Interesting treatment of the water. It has a watercolor look to it with all the lines and hard edges. Normally I would suggest losing the edges, but they are key elements of this design. It is well composed and well executed.

Bob

danderas
10-25-2003, 11:57 PM
Bob, thanks so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write. I was very unsure about this one. Thanks, Dan

Lbones
10-26-2003, 10:03 AM
The colors are warm and the distortion of the legs in the water is very well done. I like the detail of the ring and hand.

Lbones

Stephen Brealey
10-26-2003, 10:39 AM
No need to be unsure about it. Although the position of the left arm makes for an extreme pose, you've captured it perfectly. Your handling of light and shadows is superb.

These paintings remind me of the look of old super 8 home movie footage - the saturated colours and high contrasts. In a way that feels just right for your pool scenes.

danderas
10-26-2003, 11:38 AM
lbones and Sabreman, thanks for the comments, Dan

jerryW
10-26-2003, 03:27 PM
an echo of triangles justifies the tightness at the lower right to the legs of the pool chairs upper left.
turquoise ring continues into the water.
architectural flesh beauty carries the show.
other achievements - well, they are ok too.

so,
another fine mess you have gotten into and out of most excellently

Paintonbrush
10-26-2003, 04:28 PM
Excellent

danderas
10-26-2003, 07:16 PM
Jerry, I have to say that is my all time favorite critique, Paintonbrush,thanks for the look.......Dan

mcknight
10-26-2003, 07:47 PM
Very nice work. I like the effect with the water. I'm a big fan of this voyeuristic stuff.

danderas
10-27-2003, 02:30 AM
Dave, thanks, that is exactly what I am going for. Dan

Andrew
10-27-2003, 12:23 PM
I am right with Jerry on this one!

Andrew


Originally posted by jerryW
an echo of triangles justifies the tightness at the lower right to the legs of the pool chairs upper left.
turquoise ring continues into the water.
architectural flesh beauty carries the show.
other achievements - well, they are ok too.

so,
another fine mess you have gotten into and out of most excellently

pero lane
10-27-2003, 03:10 PM
The ring and hand are my favorites also...altogether a great peice of work!:clap: :clap:

danderas
10-27-2003, 04:13 PM
Andrew and Pat, thanks for the look and comments. Dan

Luzie
10-28-2003, 12:49 AM
Each one has more face. This would be one of your best. The underwater legs work perfectly and the ring is a killer once again as well as the green tiles.
I do find the upper aubergine a bit too cold and maybe the chair in the middle too much (it seems to create an equal distance thingy from chair to chair to face?).
But beautiful as always.