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aaasp
09-19-2001, 08:45 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Sep-2001/Graham_Greene.jpg

Oil on Canvas. 1983 - 116 x 89 cms

ArtyHelen
09-19-2001, 11:38 AM
Wonderful, Anthony. I really love the background on this one, too.
What is the significance of the little ornament?

Helen

jerryW
09-19-2001, 01:35 PM
teh little thing seems to provide weight and levity at the same time.
great comp!

henrik
09-19-2001, 02:22 PM
Aaaah! Absolutely wonderful.

teixman
09-19-2001, 02:45 PM
This time i will not comment anything about browns (marrones) and blues. The good writer surely still is happy with this good portrait.

fmoore
09-19-2001, 09:16 PM
I am awstruck...very nice work
best regards,
Fred Moore

glowbug
09-20-2001, 03:58 AM
These are amazing pictures! Please keep posting lots!

Rich Williams
09-20-2001, 11:09 AM
Wonderfull I am very impressed. Keep the posts coming. Your work is a step above.

YLCIA
09-20-2001, 12:36 PM
What a wonderful work!

Julia

aaasp
09-20-2001, 12:54 PM
Thank you all.
Eduard, could marrones also be tierras?:)

newman1
09-20-2001, 12:57 PM
I like the painting very much! I wonder if the background is a little too active. My eye went straight to it.

Tim Newman

teixman
09-20-2001, 01:00 PM
anthony,
raw umber and burnt umber are usually labelled as tierra sombra natural and tierra sombra tostada.
sienna's are also referenced as tierras, e.g., raw sienna = tierra siena natural.

Artistammy
09-20-2001, 01:32 PM
This is excellent. I love the face. The hands seem alot darker than the face--almost like they don't belong together. Maybe it's the way the light is shining but I noticed it.
Tammy

aaasp
09-20-2001, 03:37 PM
Helen, the ornament is a little figurine made of lava. At the time Graham Greene posed for me (1981 I think) in Antibes, he was having trouble with the Mafia and he told me he kept it close at hand so that he could bash any intruding gangster on the head with it. I, we, thought it would be our little joke, and it works so well in the simple composition, next to his manuscript.

ArtyHelen
09-20-2001, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by aaasp
Helen, the ornament is a little figurine made of lava. At the time Graham Greene posed for me (1981 I think) in Antibes, he was having trouble with the Mafia and he told me he kept it close at hand so that he could bash any intruding gangster on the head with it. I, we, thought it would be our little joke, and it works so well in the simple composition, next to his manuscript.

Hee hee! Wonderful! :D
Thanx, Anthony.

Helen