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Noble
02-04-2001, 09:43 PM
Ok, so I finally got back to this one tonight and finished it. Any more and I'd kill it. Getting the colors right with my digital camera is a bit difficult and now realize how "green" my last one was. I'm not using the proper light so I have to fiddle a bit and to get the deep colors I have here (at least in normal house lighting which is tungsten) I had to lower the brightness and take out some green using my image software. I work at night mostly and my lighting is generally not really bright.

I had it next to my monitor so I managed to get the colors fairly close. I suspect that in the daylight the darks would wash out a bit as the pink paper still shows through in many areas. Still can't get those "holes" out even with rubbing with my finger as hard as I could manage. Hmmm.

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Roan
02-04-2001, 11:15 PM
Oh, here we go -- much better. Very nice! Has a nice romantic quality to it.

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ericbraks
02-05-2001, 01:35 AM
really beautiful..what more can i say.
-lovely gentle rendering,modelling,and details of eyes hand and hair.
regards -e.

Margi
02-05-2001, 07:05 AM
This is wonderful, I can feel the warmth from the fire and hear the wind in her hair.

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LDianeJohnson
02-05-2001, 08:38 AM
Exquisite!

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Gisele
02-05-2001, 09:00 AM
Love it!
Gisele

gmc
02-05-2001, 03:26 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif how dreamy..how lovely great style gloria

taghera
02-05-2001, 06:44 PM
Nice one Noble, just great.

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EquusAlba
02-05-2001, 10:22 PM
I like the angle your subject is shown from, and the angle of lighting. I really admire your use of strokes - the exact angle of them really complements the direction of the light. You also did a beautiful job of taking some of the color in her hat and echoing it in her face and hair - enough to pull the painting together, but not so much as to distract from its representational quality, IMHO. I get the feeling that this was outside by a campfire sort of thing. Is that your setting? The impression is strong enough I can almost smell the woodsmoke.

Nothing jars me out of the feeling, either. I could sit and look at this one for hours. Pity that the capability of digital reproduction is still in its infancy, as I'd love to see the real thing up close enough to really *look* at your marks.

All I can think of that I might even *consider* changing were it my work would be to add a hint of the shoulder that's in shadow rather than the pure shadow, and that's a minor quibble.

Thanks for posting this one - it's got me thinking of ways I'd like to move with my own work.

Judith

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[This message has been edited by EquusAlba (edited February 05, 2001).]

Noble
02-05-2001, 10:42 PM
Originally posted by EquusAlba:
All I can think of that I might even *consider* changing were it my work would be to add a hint of the shoulder that's in shadow rather than the pure shadow, and that's a minor quibble.

Thanks for posting this one - it's got me thinking of ways I'd like to move with my own work.

Judith

Wow, I'm flattered! Yes, the setting and the title is "By The Fire". Of course what she is contemplating is up to the viewer...

Thanks to all who have posted, I've learned from this one for sure at least regarding paper handling and selection etc. I hope my lessons learned can be applied successfuly to the next one. Onward and upward!

Oh, and that shoulder shadow is a tad dark I agree, thanks. As for the strokes, they leave much to be desired me thinks, the pic was a hair blurry and so that's probably a good thing! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Up closer it "aint much ta look at" imho! I've got a long way to go regarding pastels, this group has some mighty fine handlers of the medium in here. I'm looking and (hopefully) learning! Thanks again http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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[This message has been edited by Noble (edited February 05, 2001).]

TeAnne
02-11-2001, 05:38 AM
Oh my god, it's beautiful!

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salmon
02-11-2001, 08:53 AM
Hey Noble, magnifique!!! Stunning!!!

glorius
02-14-2001, 08:23 PM
So soft and beautiful. She seems to be a medievel princess. I like her

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billyg
02-15-2001, 03:25 PM
Oh My, These young beautiful women !! and the lucky people who portray them.
Its really lovely Noble. Like your stroke work.
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Lulu
02-15-2001, 11:55 PM
It's been said before, but I have to repeat:
Stunning, exquisite, beautiful!
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Sandi
02-16-2001, 07:48 PM
"I never get tired of that"

Oh good, then add mine to the list too. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Noble
02-17-2001, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by Lulu:
It's been said before, but I have to repeat:
Stunning, exquisite, beautiful!
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I never tire of that! Thanks to all who have posted!

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