View Full Version : Loving Arms "American History Painting #7"

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


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



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
Here is the photo I went by:

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.

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.


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

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

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


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...


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. :)


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*:)

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.;)

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.

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