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rsmak
09-02-2001, 04:38 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Sep-2001/mnlady.jpg

oil on canvas. 16x20 inches.please critique,thanks

rosanna

ps. I have to cut it apart to fit the scanner, tht is why a line on the picture.

giniaad
09-02-2001, 05:21 PM
don't see a line...good work...

just want a little more ruffle
a little more depth...
play with that skirt...girlfriend!...:D

like the head and the head piece...

ginia

rsmak
09-02-2001, 05:44 PM
thanks,ginia.
I do not draw.just paint directly to the canvas.
agree wuth the skirt,will pay more attention to it next time.

rosannaa

giniaad
09-02-2001, 05:57 PM
I think, personally, that it is important to draw
or do an underpainting first
to get a direction for the piece, composion wise...
that way...one has direction...
with the patinting
one can go with the first
or ignore it
depending...

ginia

rsmak
09-02-2001, 06:48 PM
thanks again.ginia,I have plan it in my mind, but i will try your advice next time.
I apprediate your advice.

rosanna:)

Impulse
09-02-2001, 09:42 PM
i think it is quite good
i like the face and the
turban or scarf around
the head

nicely done
keep up the work
with the oils
you're doing great

rsmak
09-02-2001, 09:47 PM
thanks.Impulse.
rosanna

FioreQ
09-02-2001, 10:18 PM
So far so good....but more work can be done...still looks like underpainting to me....

I support you when it comes to not using drawing for underpainting

:)

rsmak
09-02-2001, 10:23 PM
thanks,fiore.

rosanna

jerryW
09-03-2001, 12:20 AM
when painting or drawing I try to feel the shape I am working with.
it is odd projecting the mind into such phantaasms. but that way I can tell ifthe elbow is right or the feet feel natural or the hand is the right size or the face sitting well on the head.
I don't know if this helps or just sounds idiotic.

blackdragon
09-03-2001, 12:51 AM
I don't know why, but the skirt makes it look like there is wind, but the hair and scarf doesn't. I don't know if the windy look was intentional, but that's what I see. In general, the composition is fine, just needs a little work on the fall of the skirt, the finishing of the umbrella, and maybe a background.

rsmak
09-03-2001, 02:20 AM
thanks,jerry.

thanks,blackdragon.

rosanna

Sergey
09-03-2001, 09:29 AM
Looks like a watercolor :)
It has a lot of happiness though it could be better technically. (I beleive these words were told many times about my favourite artist Renoir:) ). Blue colors don't make the painting cold here.
As it was written, try to put some action into the skirt, without making it darker of course.
I love it.

rsmak
09-03-2001, 10:42 AM
thanks,sergey,I will not change the color,I like it myself too.

Cindy
09-03-2001, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by FioreQ


I support you when it comes to not using drawing for underpainting

:)

ditto


Her expression is so nice!

rsmak
09-03-2001, 11:03 AM
thanks, cindy.

rosanna

giniaad
09-03-2001, 11:25 AM
hey there...:D
personally, (a word I used before)...
I support anyone's methods of painting
that floats their boat...
that gets them where they want to go...

and I think sharing those methodogies
is a great thing to do...

I enjoyed reading Jerry's method:
"when painting or drawing I try to feel the shape I am working with.
it is odd projecting the mind into such phantaasms. but that way I can tell ifthe elbow is right or the feet feel natural or the hand is the right size or the face sitting well on the head.
I don't know if this helps or just sounds idiotic."

I think it sounds pretty interesting...
a kind of astro projection thing...
thanks for sharing and it does not sound idiotic at all...

ginia

rsmak
09-03-2001, 01:09 PM
ginia,
I agree with you. thanks.

rosanna