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03-02-2018, 10:42 AM
22x30 acrylics on watercolor paper 140 lb; wax crayon used to do initial sketch. I used the same guy holding a violin for all 3 men.
C&C welcome :cool:

A larger file that is easier to see:


03-02-2018, 10:48 AM
The title is perfect for this top notch work Kay and you really generated a nice balance between this 3 way fella. I love the value flow of this piece and the complementary colors set the mood of this story.

03-02-2018, 12:50 PM
Kay as Anthony said perfect title! I'm guessing you have variation of colors on the faces to depict different temperaments of this dude. Brilliant!

Katie Black
03-02-2018, 12:55 PM
Gosh, you must be pleased with this one..it is superb! Well done :clap:

03-02-2018, 02:13 PM
Wow, Kay. This is really great!

03-02-2018, 02:19 PM
This is really good, well balanced and intriguing. Well done!

03-02-2018, 05:47 PM
Quite excellent. I feel like I see a giant overlay of a violin, almost like a watermark. Love the combination of curved lines with a slightly cubist style. The alignment of the egos also attracts attention.

03-02-2018, 06:20 PM
Wonderful painting, Kay.

I see a forehead, bridge of a nose and two eyes in the background above the head of the central figure.

03-02-2018, 10:49 PM
thank you all. I've added a larger file. The smaller one had been enhanced.

03-03-2018, 01:40 AM
Thanks for the larger pic, Kay. Much easier to see the subtleties of this painting. I love the almost translucent feel they have, whilst looking solid, if that makes sense.

03-03-2018, 01:46 AM
very good

03-03-2018, 09:04 AM
This is outstanding Kay! The lighter outlines in the facial features give it a x ray or photo negative quality to it which suits the painting concept very well. Great work!

03-03-2018, 10:39 AM
This is stunning, Kay! Wonderful colors and composition.

03-03-2018, 10:55 AM
Thank you all!

03-07-2018, 02:18 AM
This is great, did anyone else say 'Wow, three John Travoltas!'?
I love it!

03-07-2018, 10:53 AM
Excellent Kay. So the crayon acted as a wax resist preserving the lines? That's a trick used for watercolor but should work for thin acrylics also.

03-07-2018, 11:27 PM
This is super! I thought it looked like it could be titled "Travolta Trio". Very sophisticated feeling figurative piece.

03-08-2018, 10:19 AM
Thanks everyone. Yes, the wax crayon is a resist for thinned latex acrylics (Benjamin Moore brand).