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nympheas
02-07-2007, 03:52 PM
This is a painting I did of my sister asleep, 16 x 20 on canvas.
Any comments or critiques are welcome.
Thanks,
Nymphéas

mrs willow
02-07-2007, 04:21 PM
Nice work Nympheas! :thumbsup:Your technique is interesting in that it is more along illustrative lines.I like the composition too... and the freshness of the colours.
Sandy

Leslie Pz
02-07-2007, 04:48 PM
Great title! The closed eyes in this piece are very convincing!!!!

dreamz
02-07-2007, 05:04 PM
She's going to kill you! you could have at least used a little artistic license and colored her roots!! :lol: :evil: :lol:

You did a fantastic job, she looks a little pinkish but that may be my monitor

nympheas
02-07-2007, 05:12 PM
thanks mrs willow and leslie - im glad its convincing:)
dreamz - she actually loves it, and doesnt mind the roots. i like to put in things like that, sometimes i idealize, sometimes i just like to put things in just as they are. and yes she is kind of pinkish, even in the original, just cus of the way the lighting in my room was hitting her. next time i think i'll try for more yellow though.

Elaine B
02-07-2007, 05:28 PM
Nicely done - could you post a close-up of the eyes?

idcrisis55
02-07-2007, 05:52 PM
Very nicely done!

Lulu
02-07-2007, 06:41 PM
lovely looking sister! beautifully done, I especially like the way you've done the hair, fabric and hand. Not surprised she likes it, it's superb.

bowerbird
02-07-2007, 09:40 PM
Yes this is really wonderfull . she will cherish it always

pakc
02-07-2007, 09:55 PM
beautiful and glad to hear she likes it.
Such a wonderful pose and colors....sleeping innocence indeed.

nympheas
02-08-2007, 09:51 AM
thank you everyone :)
i'm glad you all like it and i'm sure glad that my sister liked it haha.
Elaine B - I'm posting a close up of the eyes for you :)
Cheers,
Nymphéas

Nitsa
02-08-2007, 01:40 PM
Absolutely beautiful...I love the colouring you used on her lips, the whole thing has a delicate and loved feel about it.

Did you paint it from life or a photograph?

objectivistartist
02-08-2007, 02:16 PM
Very enjoyable work - and yes, the eyes closed are well done... :thumbsup:

nympheas
02-08-2007, 02:35 PM
Thank you objectivist and Nitsa :)
I painted this from a photograph - my sister adores being in front of the camera, so it didn't take much convincing to get her to do an entire photo shoot for me hahhaa.
now she wants an entire series of herself lol.

Elaine B
02-08-2007, 10:39 PM
thank you everyone :)
i'm glad you all like it and i'm sure glad that my sister liked it haha.
Elaine B - I'm posting a close up of the eyes for you :)
Cheers,
Nymphéas

This is exquisite - a great painting. Thanks for the close-up!:wave:

rmc
02-09-2007, 02:19 AM
Gorgeous painting, Nympheas - lucky pairing - your talent and your beautiful sister willing to pose!!!! Looking forward to seeing more. Is this part of your portfolio?

nympheas
02-09-2007, 01:51 PM
thanks elaine - im glad you like it:)
rmc -it is part of my portfolio, in that its part of my works that i show to people, and hope to put in a show later this year.