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deevaa
08-03-2002, 10:17 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/08-03-2002/3200_geisha01.jpg

(sorry about the glare, I glossed it before taking the photo, generally I take the photos first.)

detail - face:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/08-03-2002/3200_geisha01_detail02.jpg

detail - fabric

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/08-03-2002/3200_geisha01_detail.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Geisha 01 (first of a series of 3)
Year Created: 2002
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 20 x 30
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
The next two will follow over the next couple of days.

Inspired by a block print I was asked to research for a friend.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Too simple?

Elankat
08-03-2002, 10:36 AM
It's not to simple. It's gorgeous. :) I love the rich red color. I do find myself wishing that the red of the clothing was finished to the edges or with a clean line. I think I lean that way becase the unfinished look of the brush strokes just doesn't seem to mesh with the slick and clean illustrative look of the rest of it.

It's really beautiful.

deevaa
08-04-2002, 09:04 PM
My guy thinks the same thing about the red..... I'm not sure, I kinda like the effect.

2 more to come!

jnet11
08-05-2002, 11:57 AM
deeva, this is delicate and feminine, perfect for your subject!

deevaa
08-05-2002, 10:53 PM
whats your opinion on taking the red to the bottom of the canvas?

I consided these finished, but I've had feedback (mostly on number two) that the colour of the robes should go to the bottom, what do you think?

jnet11
08-06-2002, 12:20 PM
definitely not under any circumstances.

just my opinion ;)

futurebird
08-06-2002, 12:47 PM
Here’s the thing about filling it in: it would make it look more consistent. From you photo it looks like a marker almost, like you just kinda got tired of filling it in or something—It’s kinda gritty, but I don’t know how that fit in—if it’s contrast then it’s not quite jarring enough to say that….

What if it was even more messy with more little pockets of white showing through the red as the painting scribbles out? That might make it clear that it was a choice and not just a bunch of red with no place to go.

Okay I’m rambling on about one tiny thing… erm excuse me…