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Derek Jones
07-16-2008, 11:16 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jul-2008/4362-shedoeasnotfancy.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jul-2008/4362-J.jpg
Two differing pastels ...
the second image done with the model this morning and the other ( larger) worked on for too long - but shows the moment when two ladies on Venice - looking at a menu -realize they cannot face fried calamari again
both on Fisher 400 with Kremer and Unison pastels

water girl
07-16-2008, 11:25 AM
Derek! You have wonderful stroke work on these two paintings. Your pallette is just great. Nicely done!

Susan Jenkins
07-16-2008, 03:00 PM
Wow! I'm blown away. Some of the best portraiture work I've seen!!!
Love it

:) susan

Kathryn Wilson
07-16-2008, 04:31 PM
Very loose and fresh - I love them both!

maw-t
07-16-2008, 05:25 PM
Love the nude... the strokework is fresh & fabulous on her!! I also enjoy the top one...especially like the people in the BG..the whole comp... tells a story & also beautifully painted!!

Tressa
07-16-2008, 06:13 PM
Both of these are just gorgous! Love the nude, and the two females are stupendous

binkie
07-16-2008, 06:16 PM
Wonderful! I agree with everyone else.

binkie

Paula Ford
07-16-2008, 07:06 PM
Both are beautiful! Great work here.

CindyW
07-16-2008, 07:49 PM
Love love love them.
GREAT paintings here!
Cindy

kentiessen
07-16-2008, 09:24 PM
I like your figure- the loose handling of stroke and color is great! Would you consider using less of an outline in her outer contours?
Ken

Eggy
07-16-2008, 09:48 PM
The nude is well executed and the strokes are very good (just a small point: the eye lashes are a bit "off-putting").
Good work.

Kind regards,
Eggy

AliciaS
07-17-2008, 09:39 AM
Beautiful Derek..I especially like the nude..I always enjoy your compositions and how you handle your shapes..!

Derek Jones
07-17-2008, 09:40 AM
thanks for comments -
Eggy - you are right - have reduced that area!
Ken - I probably should but that sort of line is so the way I draw when I like a shape!
Derek

AliciaS
07-17-2008, 09:45 AM
I think the outline of the body makes for an interesting composition..adds different texture...and maintains the strokes..I think it is just a great way to form one large shape...

kentiessen
07-17-2008, 10:18 AM
Just suggesting the option of lost and found line- the dark added certainly gives definition to the idea of form, but it's continuity opposes this. Consider these areas within the drawing for their differences:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2008/130333-compare.jpg

Ken

Adriana Meiss
07-17-2008, 04:00 PM
Hi Derek,
Both are very interesting pieces, showing beautiful strokes.
I'm drawn to the first one mostly because I like buildings.
I like the two ladies there, but I do not see them within the context of the outdoor cafe; to me they seem just like passing, and one of them looking possibly at a map. However, an informative title could set the scene for the viewer.

Mario V
07-17-2008, 05:28 PM
Derek, beautiful work :clap: I adore your strokes and palette!!!
The bg house appears too flat for me. Even more with the windows on the big house in the same color as the bg.

GaryNorthants
07-17-2008, 08:15 PM
Very nice, interesting style on fisher paper too
Gary