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AliciaS
06-03-2008, 10:11 PM
I dedicate this thread to veedubya...who thought I was leaving this forum.......thanks veedubya for the gracious goodbye.....
pastel..5x7
" patron saint "http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jun-2008/118892-IMG_1439.JPG

wiscojaydub
06-03-2008, 10:15 PM
simple, powerful knock ya into the next week art work.

AliciaS
06-03-2008, 10:18 PM
wow...thanks wjd.....:o

ThreeWolves
06-04-2008, 12:47 AM
Very Powerful.

vargamari
06-04-2008, 02:23 AM
Very good Alicia, very, very good!!!

:wave:

greensyster
06-04-2008, 04:03 AM
Simply beautiful. I am just going to sit here and let it wash through me.

plec
06-04-2008, 05:02 AM
Beautiful piece I feelthe understated approach actually increases the drama.
well done.
Best wishes, Ken..

laf.art
06-04-2008, 04:53 PM
captivating

Diane Cutter
06-04-2008, 05:43 PM
You have such a wonderful, emotional touch with your portraits/faces/bodies, Alicia. The play of the face with this atmospheric abstract space is very haunting. Wonderful!

Diane

AliciaS
06-04-2008, 07:27 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2008/118892-here is another one i did todayIMG_1456.JPG Diane- thank you very much for your wonderful comments..
LAf- thank you as well.
Thank you Mari!!
greensyster- thank you ..I am happy the painting draws you in.
Threewolves and Ken- thanks guys!!
pastel 12x20---( I think i could get a thread going like WJD....i know i could keep up with him)

AliciaS
06-04-2008, 07:29 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2008/118892-IMG_1456.JPG uh oh.............here it is..

wiscojaydub
06-04-2008, 07:39 PM
very quick study, i say!

vargamari
06-05-2008, 03:09 AM
Very nice and moody again, though I advice you: break a bit...don't hurry...with the speed you can loose some deepness...I think this has worth to work it out a bit more...

:wave:

idylbrush
06-05-2008, 09:27 AM
the first one is haunting and beautiful.

timE
06-05-2008, 09:32 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: both very beautiful.. i don't know how you have all the energy for these but i'm glad you do... very impressive all around.. wouldn't touch the second one..

AliciaS
06-05-2008, 09:52 AM
Mari- thank you for your suggestion..please tell me what you think needs to be worked out..I am here to learn!...I can't slow down..this is the rate I have always painted....I think it is key (for me anyway) to stop sooner than later..I end up overrendering and loosing the freshness...I want to know what you think I need to do next? or what you think is not working?
idylbrush- thank you for comments...it is a dark painting....I am happy it makes you feel something!
timE-Was that 10 happy clappies? thanks for the comments..its not a matter of energy for me it is a matter of time...even though I do this full time, it seems like i always have something else to do..hmmmmm...I guess we all have something else to do as well.....I hate that.....
as far as the second one goes...i am open to suggestions and will digest...
thanks again everyone...:clap: :clap: :clap: (dang...did i press the clappy button.....)

vargamari
06-05-2008, 10:25 AM
Well, I feel the real secrets of art is anywhere in details...maybe it is my mistake sometimes, too: seeking in them...lol. I love how you captured her hand, but I'm not satisfied with her arm, especially at her elbow.
Pleaser, don't misunderstand me: no need a very precise working out, just as you hit it at her hand...it is very difficult to show some important detail to underline it, but keep the spontainaity and lightness all over the image.
You have the sense for that, though. I'm here to see what is missing yet, LOL!
Just keep up your tempo, but sometimes let you time to lean back and observe looong in silence. You'll be surpriced, promise! :)

:wave:

timE
06-05-2008, 10:45 AM
i must have lead fingers.... i was very impressed:D

Kate Thornton
06-05-2008, 11:22 AM
Alicia, what you do with the suggestion of the human face is awesome.

I just got back to CA from PA where I visited the Barnes. I gotta tell you, your paintings brought back the experience for me, made me want to go back through the catalog, remembering the artworks. Thank you for sharing work that is evocative (at least to me!)

AliciaS
06-05-2008, 02:40 PM
Mari-thanks.
thanks timE
Kate- are you anywhere near San Diego?

impetuous
06-05-2008, 04:17 PM
they are both amazing ...the second is so lovely and loose and fresh. But the first one is amazing! In a way it reminds me of pietro annigoni's portraits.
Keep 'em coming!

d-head
06-05-2008, 05:11 PM
This is lovely work. d from san diego

AliciaS
06-05-2008, 07:47 PM
well this is it for this week..2 more
the long skinny one about 8x20 is called "silenced"
the other one is 5x7 "cowgirl "

now its Martini time....i won't bother ya'll till next week....
fridays are my days off....http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2008/118892-IMG_1465.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2008/118892-IMG_1470.JPG

vargamari
06-06-2008, 12:14 AM
The first one is stunning Alicia! It's perfect as is. Touching honest. Love it!

The second one is a bit too blurry for my taste, it would be nice to see some more details on the face, least on the face, but as an underpainting it is excellent, too.

I wanted already ask you: are you painting after photo-references, or alive models, or those all some self-portraits, coming straight from your mind?

Have a nice and calm week-end!

:wave:

AliciaS
06-06-2008, 09:36 AM
Mari- the cowgirl painting is small..the photo made it alot blurrier than it is and it also made the reds in her face alot brighter..i think the painting works well as far as the values and shapes on a smaller scale on the screen. I work mainly from photos..not to get a likeness but to use them for their value references and shape..the rest is from whatever it comes out to be.
The cowgirl is actually a very large woman at a renaisance fair. the one on the left is just a young girl.
I can't afford live models all the time..although i do paint occasionally from them. I would say 95% of my paintings are from photos.
I believe it doesn't matter what you use as a reference, I am not one of those uppity .."paint only from life" painters..I believe art begins in the eye and the soul...thats what i love about abstract painters...its all about the eye and the soul....
believe it or not...i went to a life class once and the teacher told me to stop lying with my paintings..paint only what is there...i painted what my eye and soul saw....needless to say i never went back....
Thank you Mari for all your comments and taking the time to write..i appreciate it.

vargamari
06-06-2008, 10:26 AM
Alicia - thank you for your words, I totally agree with you. I'm glad getting to know you and I really like and respect a lot what and how you do. Take care of yourself, it has worth! :)

:wave:

idylbrush
06-06-2008, 10:44 AM
You sure do know how to get pastels to speak. Silenced goes right to my very soul and sits there screaming. WOW!

Lynxes123
06-06-2008, 10:53 AM
Wow is right, these are amazing Alicia!!

Grace5
06-08-2008, 04:35 PM
Wow, fabulous paintings, I love the one called silenced.