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jhercilia
01-13-2006, 12:56 PM
This is the latest step on this painting I am working on for a DVD production in which I will show the whole process from start to finish. Any comments are greatly appreciated. (You can view the work-in-progress so far at My Blog (http://jgarciaart.livejournal.com/2006/01/12/)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2006/24404-jmg_Model_14_sig.jpg

Smokin
01-13-2006, 01:03 PM
Oh MY! You do what I wish I could. I love it!

So need any screeners for your DVD? :D

LadyAlba
01-13-2006, 01:04 PM
Fantastic I love the glow and reflection of her dress on her throat and jaw and your steps are wonderful! Thank you for sharing definitely something for me to study! ;o)

waheednasir
01-13-2006, 01:19 PM
beautifully painted janet. all is very nicely treated, i like its painterly look...:). and the mood is well captured too. i can feel it.

cheers.

JCoop
01-13-2006, 01:30 PM
Okay, the bar has officially been raised... to the freakin' moon!:eek:

Janet, this is such an enchanting piece of work. Your style and technique here is on a level with the very best. I have witnessed the work in this forum steadily move to new heights, and your portrait will certainly enhance that curve.

u go gurl!:)

justjean
01-13-2006, 01:40 PM
Janet your colours and application are beautiful, I've got it b/m and will be looking at it often :) :clap: :clap:

Chiers
01-13-2006, 02:17 PM
Well what else can I say. Terrific Janet! One tiny thing bothers me. And I hesitate to mention it since this is a wip. There are a couple marks on the bridge of her nose that just want to draw my attention.

JCoop
01-13-2006, 02:28 PM
Sher, I saw that too, but I didn't mention it thinking that this is still a WIP.:)

jhercilia
01-13-2006, 03:00 PM
Wow guys! You are really quick!
...Yeah, I saw that too....you know... the nose thingy! LOL
What happened is that there are some eyelashes that are supposed to show up (she has big eyelashes) and I think that what it's making it look awkward is the small reddish spot on the nose, since it's 'kissing' the eyelashes.

I was going to diffuse this spot to see how it looks and it does not get mingled with the lashes.

Thanks for all the comments and critiques, and suggestions, and support and etc, etc.LOL

Sherry - I am glad you mentioned. That's what we are here for. Thanks.

barryt
01-13-2006, 03:11 PM
Janet, an exceptional piece so far, and you still found time to help me! :)

jhercilia
01-13-2006, 03:36 PM
Thanks Barry.
It is a pleasure to be of some help.

jhercilia
01-13-2006, 04:39 PM
Here is the 'nose job'!
Let me know if it's ok now, please, please.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2006/24404-jmg_Model_15_sig.jpg

The close up. Notice that you can still see the original gray paper. That's why I love so much conte and sanded paper, it gives the look of traditional conte,chalk and pastel.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2006/24404-jmg_Model_15_sig-closeup.jpg

einna
01-13-2006, 04:52 PM
Wow... this is gorgeous! It has such an old masters look.Very nice pose. Just wonderfull.

Annie

Chiers
01-13-2006, 07:50 PM
It's beautiful Janet. I like the conte texture and everything about it. But...those eyelashes still bother me. Personal preference I suppose but I think I would leave them out. The painting does n ot need them and they still seem to draw the eye too much.

jhercilia
01-13-2006, 08:10 PM
Thanks Annie and Sherry,
Yeah, I was aware about the eyelashes and was working on it.
Tell me if this is much better. I also worked on the nose.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2006/24404-jmg_Model_15_sig-closeup2.jpg

justjean
01-13-2006, 09:40 PM
Janet those eyes are beautiful :clap: they give so much expression to her face

jhercilia
01-13-2006, 09:46 PM
Thanks Jean. It was hard!!!!!! But oh well now I can say the portrait is officially finished.

Skinny
01-14-2006, 12:19 AM
:clap: :clap: Masterful!:clap: :clap:

omniartz
01-14-2006, 02:44 AM
I agree, I love this piece! Great work on the blog too! :wave:

maria_khurram
01-14-2006, 03:41 AM
Janet, thats an outstanding painting.

barryt
01-14-2006, 07:34 AM
Had a look at the blog Janet, fascinating. The more I look at the painting the more it affects me. Great.

jhercilia
01-14-2006, 11:17 AM
Thank all so much. I am glad you all liked it and enjoyed my blog. More is to come. I am planning on exploring all brushes and combinations. Wish me luck. LOL

JCoop
01-14-2006, 11:45 AM
I am planning on exploring all brushes and combinations. Wish me luck. LOL

That's a bold statemen!:eek:... but knowing you, it's a realistic one. I'll be turned on and tuned in!:)

digistyle
01-14-2006, 12:09 PM
Janet,

The thing I like best about this portrait is the way that you've interpreted the reflected light and colors. Those reds and oranges are eye-popping!

digistyle

jhercilia
01-14-2006, 12:18 PM
Thanks Skinny, Kirk, Maria, Barry, digistyle, and my mentor Joel..
I am happy that this piece has caused such a positive response. Thanks again.

Bytemebabs
01-15-2006, 05:21 PM
Janet ... your talent is unique and speaks for "it's self".

jhercilia
01-15-2006, 05:35 PM
Janet ... your talent is unique and speaks for "it's self".
Thanks so much for that compliment. You made my day! ;)

leofaerie17
01-15-2006, 05:44 PM
:wave: :wave: :wave:

Janet this is superb u know i admire your work so much http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2006/38428-urwoman.gif you inspire to no end and yu are so giving thanks for sharing:cat:

jhercilia
01-15-2006, 05:53 PM
Bev - Thanks so much. LOL I love those icons you include in the message. LOL
Thanks. (Nice to see you around)