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myenglishisterrible
12-15-2007, 11:13 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/12-15-2007/122009_sophie.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Califo<br>ia girls
Year Created: 2007
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 50 x 50 cm
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Another work with a Beach Boys song name.<br><br><br>www.sarla.be

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Thanks to Brian Wilson. Without him, this work should be titled "untitled".

tony1
12-15-2007, 11:30 AM
I really like your painting style. My only criticism on this one is that the mouth of the girl should be more defined, in my opinion.

nice colors, and the brush strokes are so loose and painterly. Good one.

paintbrush1974
12-15-2007, 01:10 PM
it looks unfinished with her mouth like that ...it would finish it off..

ejtupi
12-15-2007, 01:22 PM
Respectfully disagreeing with the other comments on this one. The ambiguity of the facial expression of the girl is consistent with your other paintings and introduces a challenge to the viewer to interpret her state of mind in terms of her environment.

You really know how to work an almost monochromatic palette. Once again, your sense of composition is distinctively your own. The angle of the front wheels of the go-kart makes the negative space all the more important.

I have to think about the square boundary....my instinct tells me to trust your judgment, because you seem to make a lot of right moves in your pictures!

thomas w
12-15-2007, 01:56 PM
Great job again. Your style and pallette always intrigues me.
Thomas W

Dhuot
12-16-2007, 11:19 AM
I will disagree about the mouth.
I like it as is, as it brings something to the work that lift it up and bring it beyond representation :)
I like the subdued palette
I am reminded of Richard Prince's nurses with their mouth invisble behind masks.
I enjoy, always, your work