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chammi kaiser
08-13-2008, 05:29 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Aug-2008/39224-75._Face_to_face.JPG It is ages since I last posted one of my paintings. Please forgive me . This little fellow was face to face with me on my last trip to South Africa. He was so curious and I was able to do a number of sketches. At last finished the painting. 30 x 24 cms gallery wrapped canvas. Painted with Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylics. Hope you like it. All comments welcome.

Ms.Understood
08-13-2008, 06:04 PM
Nice! Great details. I love monkeys--have a collection of them, they reminded me of my high school students when I was teaching! LOL.

I like how the background color really pops those curious eyes!

AMuse
08-13-2008, 06:07 PM
wow - you must have been really patient to do this! Great work!

Vanche
08-13-2008, 06:14 PM
She is a cutie.I love the eyes and the fur.What kind of brush did you use for the fur?

sonita
08-13-2008, 06:25 PM
Great detail on the fur...those eyes are to die for!
Soni

gaykir
08-13-2008, 07:02 PM
Amazing! What a great job! Now that's some fine hair!

mpattie
08-13-2008, 07:26 PM
Beautiful and very well done. The eyes are awesome.
Pat

Katwyld
08-13-2008, 07:38 PM
Oh, he's gorgeous, Chammi! Very nicely done... I love the detail.. and those eyes... they seem to be saying 'Ok, are you done yet?'. :)

Bizkit
08-13-2008, 07:39 PM
Great job, that detail work would have made me insane!!!!

Margaret 59
08-13-2008, 08:40 PM
He's very cute and well painted, Chammi - I agree with Bizkit too. :lol: :wave: :clap:

ssullivan
08-13-2008, 09:01 PM
Wonderful detail. I know it took a lot of time, but it was well worth it.

Linee
08-13-2008, 09:04 PM
Perfect!!!

zoropb
08-13-2008, 09:21 PM
Very nice technical work Chammi.

Sergio

RPut
08-13-2008, 09:24 PM
Well done! I love his/her intense yet soft eyes. There's a story here! Ruthie

OkeeKat
08-14-2008, 01:04 AM
Fabulous, he is adorable. Love the eyes and his fur, great job on the details!

susme48
08-14-2008, 01:34 AM
Wonderful work, Chammi!!

gurleygirl
08-14-2008, 04:55 AM
Fabulous work!
Tracey

chammi kaiser
08-14-2008, 08:30 AM
JENNY: Thanks so much. I wanted the background to reflect African colours and the eye colour. Glad it worked.
KATHY: I actually took less time than I thought I would. Once I had the eyes, everything moved quickly from there.
VANCHE: Cute, I agree, but pretty cunning! I used a rigger and a fine palette knife for the hair.
SONI: Thanks a lot. I love the intelligence in a monkey's eyes and tried to bring that across.
GAYLE: Glad you liked it. I really enjoy painting hair.
PAT: Thanks for the positive feedback. Really appreciate it.
KAT: You can say that again!! I used many glazes to get the right colour and shine in the eyes.
BISKIT: The detail works goes quickly once you get the hang of it. Ground colour is very important. Thank you.
MARGARET: Thanks so much for commenting.
S.SULLIVAN: Thanks for taking the time to comment. Luv it when a new member joins in .
LINDA: :) :wave: Thanks
SERGIO: Guess I have my own technique - quite different from others I have seen. Glad it worked.
RUTHIE: There is a story alright!! He(actually) ransacked my bungalow when I had gone on a game drive. Only left the window open a fraction!!!
KATHIE: Thank you very much. I am delighted with the positive response to this work as I really enjoyed painting it.
TRACEY: What a compliment. Thank you.

tonyjazz
08-14-2008, 08:36 AM
Chammi: WOW! Super realism........great artwork. TJ

Artchrispy
08-14-2008, 10:01 AM
Outstanding realism Chammi. That fur texture is perfect.
Beautiful work on the eyes. Well done!

arl
08-14-2008, 10:32 AM
Great work. I love the way you did the background.

LavenderFrost
08-14-2008, 12:32 PM
Great job!

AndyMcC
08-14-2008, 07:03 PM
Wonderful! the detail on the hair is fantastic :)

edtree
08-15-2008, 04:52 AM
:wave: Hi Chammi!

Great painting! The details and eyes and expression on the monkey are awesome and so is the background! I too was astounded by all the brushwork that must have went into that fur texture. You found the perfect balance between realism and painterly. Excellent work! :thumbsup: :D

Elizabeth

Grace5
08-15-2008, 08:22 AM
Awesome painting, love the background, eyes and the fur brilliantly done.

Mz_Sketch_Pad
08-15-2008, 08:52 AM
wow! the face- the way you left the texture in the canvas is esquisite!

chammi kaiser
08-16-2008, 06:23 AM
Thanks so much to Artchrispy, Arlene, LavenderFrost, Andy, Elizabeth (so pleased you used the word 'painterly'. Was not wanting static realism.,Grace, MzSketchpad for your time and positive feedback.