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JCoop
05-11-2006, 04:13 PM
Hi all. I'm just getting started on another portrait. What you see here is just broad tone and color. I'm basically working from large to small. I never really know how loose or tight the painting will end up being... it all depends on when my inner voice tells me to stop. We'll see what happens:)...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-May-2006/30872-bride_scrn1.jpg

Painter 9, Artist Oils (variation of the Clumpy Brush).

LadyAlba
05-11-2006, 11:23 PM
Beautiful start wasn't this at that site you posted a link to in the thread Sophie Reflects? Anyway I saw her and thought she would be lovely to try. :wave:

JCoop
05-12-2006, 12:09 AM
Yes, Marge. This is the same Sophie. She's got so many dramatic images. A great resourse. Thanks for stopping by.:)

justjean
05-12-2006, 08:11 AM
Looks like another great beginning Joel :thumbsup: , you make me so envious with those beautiful brush strokes,
now off to look at that link :)

Annie*M
05-12-2006, 04:49 PM
I would be so happy if my portraits ended up like your beginning:lol: Such warmth and softness, just beautiful as always.

JCoop
05-12-2006, 07:53 PM
Gee... thanks Jean and Annie. You both are excellent artists in your own right.:)

maria_khurram
05-12-2006, 10:53 PM
Gosh I missed it...been away for a while. Well, the start seems pretty good. I like the palette you are using for the skin tones. Looking for the updates.

JCoop
05-13-2006, 04:57 PM
Maria, thanks. Here's a bit more... not much time these days...

Starting to touch the details...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2006/30872-bride_scrn2.jpg

chaz
05-13-2006, 09:34 PM
Boy, this is developing into a real beauty! sitting on pins and needles waiting for the finished painting. I second Jean's admiration of the brush stokes. Things of beauty.:clap:

Chuck

fugitive
05-14-2006, 12:06 PM
when you have the hair looking like right now, is it gonna still be there later or will it get covered up 3 or 4 times like I do, when an early representation really means naught.

JCoop
05-14-2006, 02:08 PM
Thanks Chuck. I appreciate your company.

Greg, you're probably right... at this stage I'm just trying to interpret how I want the hair to flow. There is a good chance that I will drive back and forth over it before it's all said and done. Hair is one of those things though, that if one keeps mussing with it, it will loose its freshness in a hurry... and it becomes difficult to re-introduce the freshness back in. Thanks for your insightful observation.

JCoop
05-14-2006, 09:01 PM
Alrighty then... here's the next installment... I hesitate to call it progress, but the chips are falling where they may.;)...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-May-2006/30872-bride_scrn3.jpg

barryt
05-15-2006, 04:26 AM
Ooh yes Joel, I can see that light on her left building nicely. Great.

maria_khurram
05-15-2006, 05:06 AM
Superb...!

Smokin
05-15-2006, 07:32 AM
Coooooop, looks awsome as usual. I just love the colors you use.

justjean
05-15-2006, 09:51 AM
Beautiful :thumbsup: and

[QUOTE=JCoop] I hesitate to call it progress, but the chips are falling where they may.;)...

wouldn't it be great if the chips in life fell so perfectly into place like Joel's paintings :D

Chiers
05-15-2006, 11:28 AM
Beautiful Joel! We are all really going to be familiar with this face aren't we!

JCoop
05-16-2006, 11:38 AM
Thank you Barry, Maria, Frank, Jean and Sher. Yea Sher,... her refs are an instant hit. Her poses are soooooo good, and her compositions are very well thought out.

Here's another update. She's looking a little pasty, but hopefull I can liven her up next round...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-May-2006/30872-bride_scrn5.jpg

LadyAlba
05-16-2006, 12:17 PM
:thumbsup: You have that golden tone going and it is beautiful!! :wave:

justjean
05-16-2006, 10:54 PM
Beautiful and waiting for the next update :wave:

JCoop
05-17-2006, 12:52 PM
Whew... Finished!... Thanks for hanging out with me. And a special shout out to those who have taken the time to comment.;)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2006/30872-bride_scrn_final.jpg

Painter 9... Start to Finish.

Elvira
05-17-2006, 02:03 PM
Joel, it is lovely, I love the simplicity of it!
Edie

justjean
05-17-2006, 02:48 PM
Joel you did it again :) Beautiful everything about this one :thumbsup:

maria_khurram
05-17-2006, 09:05 PM
Simply awesome.:thumbsup:

LadyAlba
05-17-2006, 09:12 PM
Can't say anything that has not been said already :cat: soooooooo :thumbsup:

JCoop
05-18-2006, 09:26 AM
Thank you Edie, Jean, Maria and Marge. I appreciate your support and friendships.;)

Smokin
05-18-2006, 10:38 AM
Just amazing Joel, talk about making your subject glow!!! Its amazing to see you push the bar further and furth, it just amazinng! love the colors.:clap: :clap:

omniartz
05-18-2006, 03:29 PM
Superb work! She looks dreamy as a bride. Lovely!! :)

TxAggieDarlin
05-25-2006, 11:21 AM
she is as beautiful as a bride should be...she glows!!