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01-31-2005, 05:26 PM



Title: Finished "Young freedom"
Year Created: 2005
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 16X12 inches
Allow digital alterations?: No, please :)

I posted this in WIP and received very good advice. I think it is finish. Inspired by a picture of my youngest son J-P a few years ago.

Anything that can be critiqued or commented on is welcome: colour, mouvement of boy, etc...

Wayne Gaudon
01-31-2005, 06:58 PM
exciting display of color application .. don't know .. maybe the upper body is long in comparison to the legs but he is your son so Mother knows best.

01-31-2005, 08:59 PM
Hi Wayne,

You are probably right. I'm confused. In the WIP, I was told that the length of the legs were not right and one leg was longer. I agreed with the one leg longer. So, I shortened the one and now the body is probably to long for my correction. I shortened too much My, My ! I will really have to study this very carefully to make his body normal. He is a stunning young man and he deserves right measurements.

But what about the rest of the painting ?

So back to work. Thanks a lot for opening my eyes.

Linda :wave:

02-01-2005, 04:00 AM
Linda, It is dazzling in energy and colour.
I love the closeups. Excellent knife work. The sun dazzling on his face and golden hair is beautifully done.
I would not stress too much about the torso thing. I did not really look at that. I did not even notice that. But I know you want it perfect, so I am sure you can do something about it.
I see a carefree cute little boy running in the sand. And then my eye is taken around the beautiful colours and sourroundings.

02-01-2005, 05:00 PM
I fixed the legs and other stuff.

Thank you all for your help.


02-01-2005, 07:11 PM
Oh look!! Look!!!! You caught Eros without his bow!! :cool: Quick!! Revenge!! Let's show HIM what it feels like!!! :D

I love those rosy cheeks, Linda - and agree wholeheartedly with Lisa about the energy & colors (both your trademarks). You work wonders and magic with a knife; well done on the revision. I particularly like the perspective of this one; the angular is wonderful.

02-01-2005, 07:23 PM
Tamana, you make me so happy. :wave: Thank you for feeling it all ! Also, I'm so glad you noticed his rosy cheeks because I added them at the last minute remembering what he looked like when so active (most of the time).
Thanks for being there for me.

Lisa; you are always so encouraging also and I appreciate that. No matter if it is bad or good, you have a nice way to explain. Thank you for your sensitivity. :)

I also would like to thank everybody for their support and loyalty towards me and all our OCF friends. This is a great place to share.

Linda :wave: