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aaasp
09-16-2001, 02:50 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Sep-2001/June_Odalisque.jpg

Oil on Canvas - 116 x 89 cms.

This was a commission ( you don't get commissions like this every day...). I was told she had to be "almost naked", so I painted it that way.

YLCIA
09-16-2001, 05:44 PM
Gorgeous!Exquisite!Love it!

Julia

Nathan Reed
09-16-2001, 06:02 PM
flawless and nice. Can you describe your progression as an artist?
How did you start? Who taught you? What do you think about? Where do you go from here?

aaasp
09-16-2001, 08:54 PM
Nathan,
Describing what you ask would be telling you the story of my life. And that I'd rather do over a drink in a good bar.
I am "self-taught". I never had a lesson in painting. No one taught me, with the exception of a one armed very gay man with very white hair who told us that he regularly spoke to the virgin Mary and who taught me, aged 14, to hate everybody who painted after and including Michaelangelo. I was then able to worship the masters little by little and with increasing belief.
I started to draw, like all children, and never stopped. I am now 52. I'm still doing it and no longer have to worry where I'm going.I am there and have to grace it and maintain it.

henrik
09-17-2001, 07:38 AM
Wow! Beautiful ! Perfect !

teixman
09-17-2001, 08:22 AM
merveilleux!

diphascon
09-17-2001, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by aaasp
[IMG]. I was told she had to be "almost naked", so I painted it that way.

marvellous.

am I right to assume the background is a bare belly ? :)

cheers

martin

aaasp
09-17-2001, 11:10 AM
Now there's a powerful imagination at work!:)
Excellent suggestion, Martin.

toddjunck
09-17-2001, 01:20 PM
Incredible!!!

I had to look several times to make sure that this was not a photograph. Your rendering is flawless!!!

Bravo!!! :clap:

jerryW
09-17-2001, 06:10 PM
another tasty morsel from your smortgastbord!

Nathan Reed
09-17-2001, 11:29 PM
Thanks for your images and the nice glimpse of your world as an artist. Self-taught...amazing.

alva
09-17-2001, 11:57 PM
Great! Only thing I might suggest is a few 'blood' areas to warm and advance a little more. regards, alva

yogi
09-18-2001, 12:48 AM
Your work is astounding. Almost every new one of yours that I see, I find myself saying, "That's the best one yet." Your figure painting is, as some have said here, flawless.

I can tell you studied the old masters. Yet, you've brought your own, unique style to those principles. I've pretty much "said it all" in my others posts to your paintings, since I'm basically struck speechless anyway. Therefore, I'm just going to sit back and quietly enjoy your future postings. (Keep painting and posting, please! And, thank you.) :)