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IdahoHat
02-05-2008, 08:25 PM
Here is an 11 x 14 on Wallis, Nupastels, softies and Carb Othello pencils. These two had collapsed in the stroller after a day at SeaWorld.

C&C welcome.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Feb-2008/93947-Corbin_and_Sam-small.JPG
The stroller bar on the right makes her arm look cut off. Should I improvise and extend the red jacket. Now that I look at it for the 68th time, I think I should completely take out the bar. What do you think?

Scottyarthur
02-05-2008, 08:32 PM
I'm not sure about the arm, but I do like the painting it is very nice. They look exhausted.

Merriel
02-05-2008, 09:24 PM
Nice painting. Maybe if you made the arm with more of a bend, like the other one where you can see it, it might read better instead of all the folds. Its great no matter what you do to it. A memorable day.

merriel

Mikki Petersen
02-06-2008, 03:37 AM
Sometimes I find it difficult to know what to include and what to leave out in a painting. In this case, I don't think the bar adds anything to the story and could easily go away. It's one of the reasons I love pastel so much...cropping is simple. The painting is beautifully done and tells such a familiar tale.

Mikki

IdahoHat
02-06-2008, 12:21 PM
Scott - thanks and yes, they were out as soon as the stroller started rolling.

Merrie and Mikki - Those two names go together, don't they? :) I think I will extend her arm and let it fade into the dark. With a stiff brush and a few ststrokes and it will be fixed.

LoreneT
02-06-2008, 12:49 PM
Cropping would be OK, but I knew at first glance that they were in a stroller and it didn't look odd to me. Very nice!

IdahoHat
02-06-2008, 03:33 PM
It's finished. I did take out the stroller bar and work the jacket into the shadow. I like it much better now.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Feb-2008/93947-Its_Been_a_Long_Day-small.JPG

bruce johnson
02-06-2008, 05:01 PM
Great Job Harriett ... love the skin tones

Willemke
02-06-2008, 05:34 PM
Beautifully done Harriet, the finished painting really captures these two little darlings just perfectly.

IdahoHat
02-06-2008, 08:19 PM
Bruce - thanks for the comment about the skin tones. Trying to get depth and shadow along with baby softness wasn't easy. Since you do such nice portraits you know what I mean.

Willemke - thanks. I looked at your website and the baboon especially made me smile. Also looked at the artist Ze you are working with. Keep up the good work with the animals.

binkie
02-07-2008, 12:30 AM
What a precious pair. You did a beautiful job on this.

binkie

WC Lee
02-07-2008, 08:04 AM
did a wonderful job :)

Merethe T
02-07-2008, 02:40 PM
Beautiful painting....the changes worked out very well!

Merethe

AliciaS
02-07-2008, 03:17 PM
Hi Harriett..the painting is wonderful..you tell the story perfectly without the stroller bar..I vote for taking it out and just making a vignette out of the painting..just kind of loose the bottom of that area...!!great job!

IdahoHat
02-07-2008, 06:29 PM
My thanks to WC Lee, Merethe and Alicia - I am learning that "less is more" is true in many things. This has been a really good practice at doing children. They ARE different from doing adults.:D

Isn't this (WC) a great venue for learning?