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jerryW
07-31-2002, 07:33 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/07-31-2002/1526_tolife.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: to life
Year Created: 2002
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 24 X 30
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
a toast

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
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poetedamour
07-31-2002, 09:53 AM
I like it, I like it, I like it.

So much life in there. And it is so much better than a polaroid shot. That's the kind of work I like to see. It prooves that painting is a storytelling passion, a sense shaker, a life reminder while photo is (most of the time, anyway -- I don't want to turn any photographer against me!) so static, so "frame stop" oriented.

Bravo. I like the colors, the composition and the "blurred" foreground too.

Thanks for sharing.

(One minor thing: the right eye is a little bit too big or too dark... or less subtle than the left... dunno...)

Po.

giniaad
07-31-2002, 10:21 AM
especially with the ones we love...
I'll raise a glass to that...
and to this!

only nit pic...
person
foreground
neck
red
eye is attracted to this area
away from whole, as piece

love her expression...
and the pose of the foreground person...
(twist of the neck)
indicating the spontaneity of the moment

YLCIA
07-31-2002, 12:44 PM
Wonderful! Full of motion(and emotions) of the moment.

Julia

mattlart
07-31-2002, 01:29 PM
-A LARGE SMILE...

Jerry,..your understanding and use of color is as good as anyone's that I've seen. This one is painterly as hell(such a poetic and intellectual description, dont you agree;)?

I love it.........cheerio...

Dima
07-31-2002, 02:08 PM
Very nice, close and intimate.

Dick

artinoils
07-31-2002, 08:20 PM
Drawn to the emotion, feeling comes through. Like a momentary flash in the midst of a sweeping gesture, forever captured. Excellent!
_______
Susan

Linda Ciallelo
07-31-2002, 10:15 PM
Once again you've caught the moment and the feeling. Superb!

Fagan
07-31-2002, 10:49 PM
A moment caught in time that will be remembered fondly. That red on the neck though...It looks too violent.

arourapope
08-01-2002, 12:00 AM
To life indeed! Wonderful movement and energy as always. The red doesn't bother me.

ronaldb
08-01-2002, 01:40 AM
another great portrait jerry!

wouldn't it be great for aspiring artists (like myself) if you could post shots of the various stages of one of your portraits...

Pam B.
08-01-2002, 06:00 AM
Brilliant as always Jerry. Love the emotion, the colour,the moment........

out of interest.....is this a before or after moment????????? Boy likes girl, boy kisses girl on neck? boy gets girl?

jerryW
08-01-2002, 09:03 AM
Pam B. {during}

ronaldb {i have a process page in which I use a photo as source like this - it shows how I get lost, not as an example for others to follow but to encourage other pilgrims generally http://www.neoncrunch.on.ca/pix/driveway.html }

aurorapope {glad about the red}

Fagan {yes it smacks but teh sting is in the right place.}

Linda Ciallelo {echoed (a bit hollowly with accidental embellishment) rather than caught}

artinoils {hey!}

Dima {thankyou}

mattlart -{yes agree}

YLCIA {the motion is my fave}

giniaad {glad the eye is not lost on central figure which ended up too clear for my liking but soft enough to leave as is}

poetedamour {the eyes are in motion and the pupil has tracked the whole orbit}.

Andrew
08-01-2002, 01:11 PM
even if I don't care for the subject. Your colors are so vibrant and the brushwork expressive, that it is worth the stop. As it happens, I really like this one. Quite a snapshot in paint. I definitely would hang this one on my wall.

Andrew

professor_Betty
08-01-2002, 01:14 PM
I regret that the edge of or between the 2 people is confusing. I can't tell where one starts and one stops.

ronaldb
08-02-2002, 07:06 AM
thanks for the link j. just what i was after (you make it look simple)

jolie
08-02-2002, 07:09 AM
love your work!...i wasn't even familiar with it until someone in another forum mentioned they are drawn to your style, so i specifically started looking for it out of curiousity. i'm glad i did, as i enjoy your rich use of color and carefree way of painting.

jolie

jerryW
08-02-2002, 08:00 AM
jolie {hey, what forum echoes my notoriety}

ronaldb {yeah easy peasy - more paint please}

professor_Betty {the edge of or between the 2 people is confusing. - <b>but betty that's the good part, where it turns into a painting instead of a diagram or copy of life</b>}

Andrew { how do I get it to you?}

Andrew
08-02-2002, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by jerryW
[ Andrew { how do I get it to you?} [/B]

FedEx?:D

Andrew

Paintonbrush
08-02-2002, 01:25 PM
Your style is always so fascinating, its more your subject matter and compositions that may keep me coming back for more and more and more. )smile

lori
08-02-2002, 10:08 PM
rock the kasbah!

that was one good party, no?

jerryW
08-03-2002, 11:39 AM
<img src="http://www.neoncrunch.on.ca/pix/tolife.jpg">
one more thin layer applied
can you see any difference?

Andrew
08-04-2002, 04:49 PM
The separation between the two faces seems sharper and the colors a bit more subdued. The latter may just be do to different photo/scanning conditions.

Andrew