View Full Version : #2 series: Chief Joseph UPDATED

04-24-2008, 04:49 PM
Hello...this is on suede matboard nu-pastels.(tiny bit of soft ones on clothes) I also worked on Sitting Bull a little more..I tried to make these guys match...
Thanks for looking:heart: :heart: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Apr-2008/118892-IMG_1243.JPG

WC Lee
04-24-2008, 04:51 PM
nice work :) though not thrilled with the expression ... looks depressed ..

04-24-2008, 04:52 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Apr-2008/118892-IMG_1243.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Apr-2008/118892-IMG_1247.JPG

04-24-2008, 04:53 PM
gee...WC i wonder why!!

04-24-2008, 04:53 PM
Very nicely done and I'll counter and say I do like the expression. The face conveys deep emotion. (of course being forced at gunpoint onto tiny bits of land would do that to a person)

04-24-2008, 04:55 PM
couldn't agree more PastelPusher!!

04-24-2008, 05:02 PM
Fantastic work again Alicia. I'd love to see more of your work here. Also, the painting on the opening page of your website it fantastic too. Is it anyone in particular?


04-24-2008, 05:06 PM
Hi Chris..her name is Kelly..I have painted her many times in many different ways...she is a young girl with Irish ancestry...although she has died her hair dark now...i asked her to model because she had the most beautiful pale skin
and red hair>>>Thanks for looking at my website...and the nice comments!

04-24-2008, 05:19 PM
Wow, they go together really well, like brothers. Good, you fixed the 'lizard eye' of SB. I really wonder what they thought about the white man, really really thought.

04-24-2008, 05:23 PM
I know what your saying Charlie..I don't want to in anyway exploit these people in my paintings..but rather honor them..thanks for your comments Charlie!

04-24-2008, 05:24 PM
Alicia, Chief Joseph is incredible! Sitting bull is even better (never thought that possible). Together they just blow me away!


04-24-2008, 05:25 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Apr-2008/118892-IMG_1245.JPG here is a close up...I used a pale green for highlights> It worked well with their warm faces.

Merethe T
04-24-2008, 05:31 PM
I'm in awe, Alicia - these are excellent! The emotions conveyed in the eyes and facial expression is brilliant. Thanks for the close-up, wonderful to see the play of colors and strokes. Brilliant work.


04-24-2008, 06:21 PM
Wow! This/these is beautiful. So many colors in their faces and love the green. The eyes are so intense, conveying thoughts only they would know.

Appreciate the close up too! ... Can't wait to see more of this series!

04-24-2008, 07:31 PM
Thanks so much Merethe!
qpdoll- thanks so much for the comments, I appreciate your first suggestion with Sitting Bull regarding his eye. I defined the shadows more in the right one>

04-24-2008, 07:33 PM
And also Thanks to Binkie..for your wonderful support!!

04-24-2008, 07:49 PM
Well I said I was looking forward to the next one in the series and it's another winner. Thank you for the close up too, nice to see your style and the texture of the surface you use. I feel sorry for any potential buyer as these are already inseparable, I'd have to buy the lot :)

water girl
04-24-2008, 08:19 PM
You are just on a roll, Alicia. One a day? I'm looking forward to seeing the rest.

04-24-2008, 08:19 PM
Both are wonderful.. Bravo again!!!!

04-24-2008, 08:25 PM
They really both are spectacular, Alicia. Great work, once again.

04-24-2008, 09:31 PM
These are wonderfully done!


04-24-2008, 09:52 PM
Hi Alicia!

You truly honor them! Are these from Curtis' photos? Ditto with what everyone else has said.
The close up is great. I'm totally in awe with your technique!


04-24-2008, 10:06 PM
Really wonderful...love the use of green in their faces. I think you really captured the spirit (or broken spirit) of these magnificent human beings.

04-24-2008, 10:54 PM
and chatfieldstudios..thanks so much for you comments..The next ones will not be until next week...
unless I get burnt out...
I feel very inspired though for these, which is unusual, since I get bored easily.
I think I feel a real connection in painting these.
I think of when I first started painting..It was the paintings of the American
Indians that inspired me to paint...Paintings by Nikolai Fechin..Ramon Kelly
and Harley Brown..among other great artists...
Thanks again everyone!:heart: :heart: :heart:

04-25-2008, 02:01 AM
Really beautiful work Alicia, love that close up!

04-25-2008, 07:54 AM
These both as outstanding!

04-25-2008, 01:54 PM
Your work always makes my jaw drop, these are beautiful.


04-25-2008, 06:46 PM
Thank you Holley, Gaye and Judy...your comments mean alot..
EVERYONE: I always get such inspiration and happiness with such
supportive and sincere remarks...and suggestions that are truly constructive!:heart: :heart:

04-25-2008, 07:00 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2008/118892-IMG_1244.JPG Hi again...I posted this painting in portraiture and someone had remarked about all the detail in the eyes...sooo
I thought i should show you guys that there really isn't a whole lot of detail..just little shapes in 3 values..drk med and light...the iris is not a complete circle....

04-26-2008, 07:38 AM
Just wonderful Alicia....I was so looking forwarded to seeing this series after you told me that is what you were working on and I am definitely not disapointed.

Wow that eye close up is a great lesson in itself...thanks.

04-27-2008, 02:21 PM
WOW!! Thanks for sharing the close up of the eye! I'm at a loss for words. You have just about run me out of superlatives to describe your incredible artwork. As far as thanking me for my support, your guidance has enhanced my own work so much that I can never thank you enough.


04-28-2008, 09:21 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Apr-2008/118892-IMG_1245.JPG Thanks Binkie and Seveer for your comments...here is his mouth...I paint the lower lip by painting the area underneath it mainly.and then add a little bit of color (COOLER) to the top lip.

04-28-2008, 10:06 AM
Terrific detail Alicia. Thanks again for sharing them.


Rose Baggs
04-28-2008, 11:39 AM
Wonderful paintings Alicia! Thanks for the closeups and all the info. Very helpful!!!

04-29-2008, 01:00 PM
Alicia, thankyou so much for sharing the close up details of your wonderful work. It makes this a bit of a tutorial, for what to you are just little shapes in 3 values look like a great deal to me and gives a wonderful sense of detail. The eyes and mouth are the trouble spots for most of us so your closeups are very instructional.

04-29-2008, 04:21 PM
Alicia, This is great that you are sharing the closeups and explaining what you did. I just continue to marvel at your work!