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ejfarrae
09-01-2001, 01:24 PM
here's a new one. this was kind of an experiment too, using really thin layers of acrylic for a watercolor effect combined with charcoal on unprimed paper...
24x24"

the image of mary came from a christmas card i found. i don't know who did the original but i liked it.

Cindy
09-01-2001, 03:29 PM
I LOVE this!!! I saved it to my hard drive collection. It ROCKS! You are on a roll, I think.

Her expression; the simplification of form and the powerful color come together to create a modern icon. WONDERFUL!!!

ZOTMA
09-01-2001, 05:07 PM
another incredible piece
the colors vibrant and moving
your handling is continually impressive (thanks for the insight on process)
I see a continuity with the eyes in your work, you've got a way with those windows
thanks for the fix (I'd like to know how I can get some for my permanent collection)

Cherie
09-01-2001, 09:24 PM
Very strong work!

Oh...and...

Happy Birthday!!

Jan-Michael
09-01-2001, 10:38 PM
awesome job on this one... the expression in the eyes alone is fantastic...

jerryW
09-01-2001, 10:51 PM
totally excellent and wonderful.
great color and great painting.

dornberg
09-01-2001, 10:53 PM
the shapes have a nice relationship

ejfarrae
09-01-2001, 11:36 PM
cindy- thanks for the kind words. i'm glad you liked it. a modern icon. how'd you know i was fascinated by icons? thanks for the b-day wish too.

zotma- thanks again. i hang on your responses. those windows have always fascinated me and are always the first thing i notice. funny you should talk about them (you'll see why if i ever find the tat pics.) permanent collection? see the got ink post.

cherie- thanks for the comments and the b-day wish.

jan-michael, jerry,&dornberg- thanks for looking and commenting. your opinions mean alot.

wendee
09-02-2001, 12:31 AM
just gorgeous...:D

Impulse
09-02-2001, 12:38 AM
great colors
great shapes
nice effects
beautiful painting

David Acres
09-02-2001, 04:44 AM
EJ this rocks bigtime!:) Just lovely!:) Now my wallpaper!:)

LornaM
09-02-2001, 03:41 PM
what a wonderfully mysterious madonna figure. it seems the best ones are always wearing blue.... your experiment seems to have worked just fine ! the lines in her face are strong but not distracting and seem to be evenly painted...not easy to do... im with everyone else...this is great.

giniaad
09-02-2001, 05:05 PM
almost looks like a stained glass window...
the painted kind...

ginia
oh, didn't know it was your birthday
COLOR=crimson]HAPPY BIRTHDAY[/COLOR] !!!!!!!!!
hope it is a great one!

giniaad
09-02-2001, 05:08 PM
That is...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!

ginia

FioreQ
09-02-2001, 10:36 PM
no words to describe it...nice work..

colorme
09-02-2001, 11:59 PM
wow you got a great style..i like the tinyhead too:D

blackdragon
09-03-2001, 01:13 AM
I agree with giniaad, The stained glass look is right on:angel: !!

ejfarrae
09-03-2001, 12:39 PM
thanks everyone for looking and commenting. glad you liked her.

david- cool. i'll have to try that so i can see her with desktop icons all over her.

lorna- i thought there was something really mysterious about her too. thanks.

ginia- thanks. the stained glass effect is what i was shooting for.

Gollator
09-03-2001, 12:52 PM
me like. say no more. nudge nudge. me like. :)

teixman
09-03-2001, 03:35 PM
happy birthday!