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John B
05-07-2007, 01:20 PM
Hello fellow Dustbuster's,

I have just finished my latest painting, 'Purple Kimono, in the Light'. I have toyed with painting this image for some time now, but I felt the time was right, and thoroughly enjoyed painting it.

It was interesting caching the light on the kimono and working the shadows into the wooden slats.


Faber-Castell Pitt pencils and Unison Pastels on Canson Mi-Teintes, 14"x10"

Happy Painting


grampy bone
05-07-2007, 02:15 PM
Beautiful painting. Great sense of sunlight/shadow.

05-07-2007, 02:16 PM
There's a great light in this! I really like it!

Pat Isaac
05-07-2007, 04:26 PM
This is a stunning painting, John. Beautiful color, especially in the subtle shadows. Great figure work.


Paula Ford
05-07-2007, 07:44 PM
What a lovely brilliant painting!


05-07-2007, 07:50 PM
WOW!!! I really like this painting!

maggie latham
05-07-2007, 07:54 PM

Double WOW from me! What brilliant color.


05-07-2007, 08:32 PM
Gorgeous painting...love the light and colors.

05-08-2007, 03:39 AM
Gorgeous colours, great light. You knew that right!
Just one thing annoying. The edges of the floor slats seem a bit soft to me. Even the shadow could be a bit darker. Huoh! there really should be a smilie here indicating the "trying to point out something in order to be helpful"

cal studio
05-08-2007, 07:16 AM
The colors are beautiful!!! Were did you find this ref ??

05-08-2007, 07:19 AM
Beautiful...just the way it is. I wouldn't make any of the lines sharper because it will detract from the gorgeous figure. There could be too much going on here but you handled it beautifully...the figure is the focal point, just as it should be. Fabulous colors...the fabric is done wonderfully...rich and soft. Terrific shadows.


05-08-2007, 02:37 PM
Beautiful painting John. A great use of colour and light on an enchanting and thought provoking image.

05-08-2007, 05:58 PM
all that Sandy said John...... if I were to anything, I would just tweak the sole of her foot........
I think this is your best to date....... well done indeed

05-08-2007, 07:22 PM
Fabulous color and lighting! Beautiful.


05-09-2007, 02:33 AM
Nice surprise

05-09-2007, 05:42 AM
Absolutely stunning peice of work John, i agree with Dark Shades, about tweaking the sole of her foot. I love the colour of her kimino, and the light and shade looks fantastic. Well done.

John B
05-09-2007, 08:34 AM
Thank you all for your wonderful comments and encouragement,

I have tweaked the sole of the foot and the painting is now behind glass. :) (thank you for your observations)

I have mounted it in a double mount of ivory mat and had it put into a black lacquer frame, it looks stunning framed and on the wall.

I hope it will sell at my next exhibition at the end of this month.

kindest regards


05-09-2007, 08:46 AM
WOW Stunning,truly stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kind regards Veronica

Pat Isaac
05-09-2007, 09:17 AM
Framing sounds perfect, John. Good luck at the exhibition.


bruce johnson
05-09-2007, 11:56 PM
Wow such vivid colours I love it..

05-10-2007, 02:31 AM
Gorgeous work John :) I like the perspective on the wooden slats too