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Impulse
09-30-2001, 01:32 AM
14 x 18 oil on canvas.

jerryW
09-30-2001, 07:41 AM
I see the practice is paying off.
can I see this in toronto?

Impulse
09-30-2001, 07:48 AM
jerry, paint's still wet but next week you can

Fagan
09-30-2001, 07:54 AM
WOW!! I would say the practice is definitely paying off! I like this very much! *SMILE*

cagathoc
09-30-2001, 07:57 AM
What a sense of light! What interesting color and form! Great Composition! The face is just right!

BRAVO!!!!

I am AMAZED --- so fantastic, so quickly!



:clap:

jerryW
09-30-2001, 07:58 AM
I would hope that anyone painting with straight lines could see this and study what you have done with color along the window mullions.
the natural progression of tints and colors makes the thing work very well without appearing artificial at all.

cagathoc
09-30-2001, 08:12 AM
Originally posted by jerryW
I would hope that anyone painting with straight lines could see this and study what you have done with color along the window mullions.


I would hope so! Like how the rails are broken up into different colors and have soft edges with adjacent pools of color bleeding into the next form.

thx

Impulse
09-30-2001, 08:26 AM
fagan, thank you... glad you like it

cagathoc, at some point things come together -- thank you for your heart warming praise

jerry, thank you for observing the lines and telling

cagathoc, you too

rsmak
09-30-2001, 08:28 AM
this is wonderful,I ;ile the light and the facee especially,
donberg's influence ?
great work.

rosanna

Gavinart
09-30-2001, 08:35 AM
beautifully composed, Impulse....

Very fast, as if my eye caught onto an aspect of a moment of life and held tight...

well done!

Impulse
09-30-2001, 08:46 AM
rosanna, thank you for the compliment.

gavinart, fancy meeting you here... thank you, your view is appreciated

jerryW
09-30-2001, 08:59 AM
something special about the air,
it turns into light
after having visited the girl's lips and nose
then as giggling vapours shining.

giniaad
09-30-2001, 11:28 AM
Impulse...better late than never...for me getting here, that is...

this is wonderful work!
I just wanted you to know that
I came
I saw
and I loved the view very much!
you've really capture something special here...

ginia

Cherie
09-30-2001, 11:44 AM
Fabulous! :clap:

Impulse
09-30-2001, 12:04 PM
jerry, poetry becomes you

giniad, thank you for coming and seeing and liking

cherie, thanks for visiting -- shoulda thought of you when i titled it

allanom
09-30-2001, 12:20 PM
Lush and edible! Love it, impulse..

Just one minor point: could there be more modulation / reflected light on the hair and back of the figure -- given that there is such fabulous light in the left half of the pic? Ot would that be too much foreground definition? Just a thought.

AmyH
09-30-2001, 12:25 PM
yep, nice one.

amy

Cap
09-30-2001, 01:18 PM
Yeh!! Imp!!
Bloody good! Oh! yer! and a blimey!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

mclaughlin
09-30-2001, 02:35 PM
Caught in the movement. Respect. I like your work.:clap: :clap:

Impulse
09-30-2001, 03:49 PM
allanom, thank you for your compliments
i agree that reflected light would be a good solution
for that corner. i intended the shadow in the foreground
and a backlit face for the girl. but i can very much see your point.

amy, thanks

cap, i take that british sounding noise to be enthusiastic friendship. thank you.

mclaughlin, thank you for reading it

mariposa
09-30-2001, 05:34 PM
Hi Impulse..hope I'm not too late to say I love it!!!!!!! Different timezones here and all ...the colours, the light..the subject...all gorgeous!!!:D Tracy

Impulse
09-30-2001, 11:48 PM
tracy, thank you for visiting from half way around the globe. you were right on time. thank you for your kind praise as well.

HomelyHoodlum
10-01-2001, 12:03 AM
A ornate splurge of color. Very gorgeous to look at. The emotion she seems to portray to me though is one of shock. She is looking up like something bad is happening at the moment she is caught in. Very well captured, whatever it may be.

-Rick

ArtyHelen
10-01-2001, 07:08 AM
WOW!!! Gorgeous!!
This makes me think of those wonderful moments when the wind blows on your face and brings with it some kind of marvellous realisation or knowledge about something in life...
Would be hard to say what is the main strength in this painting, but for me I think it's the colours - just the right mix of warm and cool...
Way to go, Impulse! :clap:

Helen

Forgot to say - Love the title, too! :)

Sergey
10-01-2001, 08:40 AM
It's full of light :clap:
However the scan looks a bit "milky".
Looks like the girl is running. Tell us something about the "story" of the picture :)

Impulse
10-01-2001, 09:15 AM
rick, thanks for your observations. if she is looking at something bad it was in her mind. to me it was just one of those 10 year old looks into the distance.

helen, thank you for your praise. i think your read of the expression may be closer to the mark. the posting machine should have similies for a greater range of fondnesses :)

sergey, thanks for visiting. the story is my 10 year old daughter sitting with me over a hot chocolate at starbucks. the picture is a digital pic and the milkiness is the glare.

Sergey
10-01-2001, 09:21 AM
Interesting :) I like the warm atmosphere of this picture.

Mud Mixer Linda
10-01-2001, 11:53 AM
Love the light. Love the shadow. Love the window treatment.

ZOTMA
10-01-2001, 01:58 PM
the environment is very well constructed,
the light, the warmth, one feels that atmosphere
expression on the subject well captured as well
a leap if you don't mind me saying so

Impulse
10-01-2001, 08:37 PM
sergey, thank you again

linda, thank you for looking and seeing

zotma, much prised praise thank you and i don't mind you
leaping about leaping

dornberg
10-01-2001, 09:01 PM
nice atmosphere of light

the composition builds toward the figure
which is lost in the setting
as she should be

Impulse
10-02-2001, 12:37 AM
dornberg, thank you.
the loss of a face to the surroundings
in a manner of speaking or not allowing
it to be an exclusionary focal point
is the point i was trying at
in a shadowed face and lit surroundings
thank you for reading that

ejfarrae
10-02-2001, 10:07 AM
can i jump on the bandwagon here even if i'm a little late? this is great impulse. the composition and depth and colors... just great. a leap is right. the figure is central and nice (love the rapturous expression) but really this painting is strong enough to have succeeded without her. love the colors and geometries of the windows. i am reminded of early mondrian.
well done.

Impulse
10-02-2001, 11:15 PM
ejfarrae, thank you for your generous perspective; hard for me to imagine the painting without her -- but i see what you mean and appreciate it.