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Ginette
09-25-2001, 11:59 AM
30 x 24 Acrylic. Part of the series I am working on. I have 8 so far.

http://www.williambell.com/AH_7_Loving-Arms_FinalM.jpg

Sorry about the copyright notice. I have this picture up on my web site and hence the notice.

DETAIL:

http://www.williambell.com/AH_7_Loving-Arms_FinalD3.jpg

I am not an extreamly skilled portrait painter and since I will be doing more paintings with faces and I am basically learn a little more each time as I paint, I appreciate any helpful comments.

Thank you
Ginette
Here is the photo I went by:
http://www.williambell.com/LovingArms.jpg

Gavinart
09-25-2001, 12:30 PM
I think you are wonderful folk artist. Keep on doing what you do! Too much information might kill your vision. Too much knowledge is sometimes a hindrance.

The only thing I would watch out for is too much air over the figures head. Sometimes cropping the image or adjusting it for a more provocative composition.

This painting has a lot of feeling. A strange pair up, but the love can be felt.

Ginette
09-25-2001, 03:35 PM
Thank you "Gavinart" for taking the time to comment.
Your good advise on the composition is also well received.

Ginette

JeanineJ
09-25-2001, 03:43 PM
They are charming! Softer edges along cheek might add dimension...

Ginette
09-25-2001, 05:30 PM
Thanks Jeanine.

Softer edges... very well observed and you're absolutely right. Hugs

Ginette

giniaad
09-25-2001, 05:49 PM
I love what you have going on here
the black woman's face is exquisit!
the expression...
the colorations...
you spent some time on her...
she is beautiful...
the baby looks more like a doll...
perhaps the head is too big or the lack of neck...

In general...
I love it...

ginia

Ginette
09-25-2001, 06:03 PM
Thanks Ginia...
I did spend a lot of time on this one compare to my average landscape or floral.

Faces or people in general are a challenge for me, but I do love challenges.

Glad you like it. :)

Ginette

Luvy
09-25-2001, 06:28 PM
Oh I like this. I agree give the baby a little stubby neck. But they could look like that in some positions they sit in. Love it *S*:)

Cap
09-25-2001, 06:58 PM
I think a person of such dark color might have a few more highlights and perhaps more color if you know what I mean.
She is beautiful and rich in her complexion I find myself moving in closer to find that.
An overall nice impression.;)

Fagan
09-25-2001, 08:19 PM
I think this one is my favorite of the series. Love the light color background next to her dark complexion. Where is the inspiration coming from? Was this off an old photograph? Lovely work.

Ginette
09-25-2001, 08:30 PM
Thank You Cap I appreciate the input!

Hi Beverly,

Thank you,I'm glad you like it.
I did it from an old photograph. I've been looking for it, it's burried in my piles of pictures & stuff. As soon as I find it I will put it up for reference.

Thanks for commenting.


:) Ginette