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Naris
08-08-2002, 12:14 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/08-08-2002/11684_weddingphoto.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/08-08-2002/11684_archie_abby.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/08-08-2002/11684_a_acloseup.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Archibald & Abigail
Year Created: 2002
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 20 X 28
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
This is not yet complete. Her hand needs some work, it's too small and her face looks a little strange. Eyes too close together? I plan to add a couple of odd things like a turtle near the bottom of her dress and maybe a butterfly sitting on his right shoulder. Like Magritte, just a bit quirky. The colours in this upload are not as strong as they are in the painting - her dress has strong purple shadows.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Should I add the critters or not? What's the matter with her face? Any other suggestions?

futurebird
08-08-2002, 12:24 PM
I think her face is a bit to wide, eyes a bit to far up-- more of a brow for her maybe? face seems flat... but it's not so bad.

I think the critters are a good idea. Might be able to add some more color there too.

I love the eyes, very arresting. You do great things with cloth.

What about the background? Did you want it to be a real forest, or a back drop like in the photo, because it seems like a backdrop in the art too.

I like this a lot, his face is wonderful.

giniaad
08-08-2002, 01:42 PM
a colored painting of
an old washed out photo
where the background
was, indeed, a backdrop

nice job

her face in your painting
is a bit wider and shorter
I think
but, you did make her prettier :)

Naris
08-10-2002, 08:31 AM
Yes that's it! Face too wide for sure. I'll try to move the eyes down as well and add more shadow to give her face more shape. It does look flat. Thank you futurebird and giniaad.:)

JustjoGA
08-10-2002, 08:34 AM
Excellent reproduction of the antique wedding dress and veil! This is a good portrait... don't mess it up with "critters!"