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09-15-2001, 02:20 PM
Oil on Canvas. 116 x 81 cms

A Somali friend. Painted in Paris a few years ago.

marilyn h
09-15-2001, 02:31 PM
Your work is just wonderful! What talent! Absolutely great! I shall never have that talent for capturing the true self. Thank you for sharing.

09-15-2001, 02:34 PM
Look at those HANDS!
And that face, and all those angles!! :eek:
In awe,


09-15-2001, 04:59 PM
spectacular technique as usual. not to mention a very evocative and emotional composition. great.

09-15-2001, 05:06 PM
extremes in emotion
similarity in treatment of the sheets and the skin (especially the hands, neck, legs), the flower belonging too and resolving a potential compositional problem. The tension of all the folds and texture, angles. Then relaxed in the postition of the subject, her face and the fall of the jewelry (both earrings and necklace). With the neutral background the viewer is shown a wide range of emotion but not left unsettled.

09-16-2001, 01:14 PM

09-16-2001, 05:47 PM
Your works just take my breath away!:)



09-18-2001, 01:10 AM
Your talent is spectacular. I've learned so much just by studying your work, and you're so kind to share with us all.

There is one aspect of this painting (out of all your paintings I've seen) that has me a little confused, though. Did her face have a grayish tone in real life? Is it the lighting? Or, was it your scanner playing tricks with the coloring? Just wondering. All other aspects of the painting are perfect. It's just the coloring of her face that is slightly disturbing to me.

09-18-2001, 10:10 AM
Her face, in the painting, is slightly browner ( less "golden brown) but I thik that it's the slide I scanned which is not good enough.

09-18-2001, 11:06 AM
That explains why it was confusing me, then. Normally, you're pretty astute about such subtleties in your paintings, so couldn't figure out why the face was grayish. Scanning can do all kinds of goofy things to an artwork's appearance, unfortunately.

Besides, you needed to know I wasn't totally full of praise for your work....that I do look at it critically, too. (wink) :)

09-18-2001, 02:54 PM
It is a pleasure to see your blues and browns over and over again. Did you ever painted juliette greco?

09-18-2001, 03:00 PM
Azules y ? (what's brown?)
No I never painted Juliette Greco. I would have loved to. Who knows? I still might:)