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05-21-2005, 04:00 PM
I'm posting this to stay in touch, although I haven't spent too much time on new work this week.

Oils on 24 x 28 inch canvas.


A Few Pigments
05-21-2005, 09:05 PM
Hi Mikey,

This is looking goos as always. I kope you sell all your paintings at your Show.

05-22-2005, 06:03 AM
Hi Bruce, I'd like to get my money back. I'm not holding out tremendous hopes, so I won't be disappointed, we'll see. The thing I like about people buying from me is the fact of acceptance more than making money.


05-23-2005, 03:23 AM
I just cannot get the colour right in this photo whatever, even with a graduated mask. The mouth will be corrected.



Anita Murphy
05-23-2005, 08:50 AM
Another Mikey special! How are the colours wrong in the picture?
Very interesting light and shadows. Sitting and watching this progress.

05-23-2005, 12:24 PM
Here's another try. I've only put in some dark paint on the hair. I suspect that colour is too subtle for my camera. This is way too yellow in the early evening sunlight.



05-30-2005, 05:55 AM
Hi Mikey...the colours in this version look more lifelike.......the definition of form on the left side of the bridge of the nose seems a little light to me...and I would feel tempted to highlight the tip (point)of her nose....just MHO.....I like the wistful expression in her eyes...or is it innocent?...
cheers kim

05-30-2005, 06:16 AM
Hi Kim, I want to give the nose a better shape altogether. I've moved on with this a bit, but it isn't the kind of day for photos outdoors at all.