View Full Version : wip..Lucinda
02-18-2009, 08:15 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2009/75590-Picture10.jpg 2nd sitting this morning.
02-18-2009, 10:48 PM
Stunning eyes...and honey those lips...don't get me started. Love the way you bring the background into eyes as well...nice work as always.
Can't say enough about your wonderful syle...really original! Deborah
02-18-2009, 11:03 PM
Beautiful! Nice color harmony!
What colors have you used in her lovely hair? :)
02-19-2009, 09:02 AM
It looks great right now! You have such a nice way with paint.
I'm sure you will eventually adjust it- to soften the narrow line under her jaw into the form.
02-20-2009, 04:19 PM
All this in two sittings only? You sure have mastered the basics of laying a portrait foundation. There is more luscious sensuality here than I have the confidence to discuss. None of my business of course, but is she by any chance a blood relative? There is a strong suggestion of nymphet Larubia at age 13 here. I mean, taking into account your self-portraits and... well, you get my drift.
02-20-2009, 04:36 PM
I just started looking around here and this is great can't wait to see the finish!
02-25-2009, 09:04 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2009/75590-Picture19.jpg Hi..3rd sitting this morning...was able to get a few things going..hope to finish it next week???
No STLukesguild..she's not my daughter..a student earning extra cash from me...a really beautiful girl to look at!
ArtBabe...her hair is made up of my palette..use naples yellow and violet..alizarian crimson..raw umber and sap green.
Hi Kentessian,..yes my drawing and colour takes time to evolve...cant see when i start.
Deborah Hern, Betsy Priesly...thankyou for your kind comments:wave:
Just lovely, you have a great way with colour and composition What a beautiful subject too.
02-26-2009, 07:14 AM
I love it Larubia! I know you want all the hair in and it's hard composing with long hair, but scrolling up a bit, I'd almost be tempted to crop it. I'm not sure that the bottom part works.
02-26-2009, 04:34 PM
very nice piece. I love your style.
03-01-2009, 10:55 AM
Hi Jocelnsart..ty for your comment..was going to lose a bit of that hair when I get round to it..bit pasted on looking at the bottom
did this this morning,,nothing like torturing myself!!!:eek:
03-02-2009, 09:02 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Mar-2009/75590-Picture74.jpg ended up like this today:eek:
03-03-2009, 12:04 AM
Itís always a pleasure seeing your work.
Such beautiful portraits in your familiar style and palette.
03-03-2009, 09:06 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Mar-2009/75590-Picture75.jpg less gruesome version:evil:
03-03-2009, 05:24 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Mar-2009/75590-Picture78.jpg unfortunately had to age myself:( Lucinda coming tomorrow so will look forward to getting on with the painting..doing my own blonde hair again has helped and need to work on hers
03-04-2009, 09:57 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Mar-2009/75590-Picture23.jpg ...http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Mar-2009/75590-Picture82.jpg.am having trouble with both now:(
03-04-2009, 02:09 PM
Really great portraits. I love the style.
03-05-2009, 06:37 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2009/75590-Picture85.jpg looks like tis today..think i've come to the endof the road with this.
03-06-2009, 08:35 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2009/75590-Picture89.jpg looks like this today:o :( feel like the worls worst painter today.
03-06-2009, 10:27 AM
Larubia, I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I think you are your own worst enemy lol! I am a close second, in many ways lol!
I think your dissatisfaction of the work does not allow you to actually "see" the positives and therefore you continue to paint and paint and subsequently Paint Out the good aspects and freshness in your portraits. Then, they are impossible to recapture.
I think that, and I dont' know how it can be done, you should try to learn to look objectively at your work and try to See those positives and learn to leave things that work so well :-) Because, your portraits are so brilliant early on and you over work and over paint, changeing your mind all the time about liking it, and lose that great great beginning and feel to your portraits.
I almost see your feelings or maybe your state of mind on a particualr day, and such, change the emotional experessions on your subjects, from session to session. You look down on and put down your work more than extol it's positives, imho. Sometimes, I think that one needs to be able to see the positives and admit them and leave them.
You are so good! Take a breather, take in the positives people point out here too, and try to learn when to sometimes leave a piece or area in a piece that is working :-) I think you are a great painter, and it is your constant personal dissatisfaction with what is often a wonderful piece of work, that causes you to rework and rework and change it, etc. day to day. If you can do this, I think that you will be one of the 1% amazing painters alive today.
Hopefully this is not coming across as nasty. I feel often that you don't see the amazing great work in your portraits and you allow this unawareness to cause you to rework and rework and never reach a point where you are happy with the portrait. I always feel it is such a shame as many of your pieces are so fantastic as they are, in the early stages.
03-10-2009, 09:12 AM
hi Jocelyn'sart...thankyou for going out on a limb...appreciated that and all that you said.It is no surprise as I have been told similar many times:(
You understand too well how difficult painting is and I often think that anyone who produces anything is to be admired...I wish I could be satisfied sometimes...i just see all the errors in my own work and become frustrated that i am unable to translate paint into something that is beautiful to me to look at..sp's are the hardest thing in the world..feel more in control doing someone else or still lifes....think this will be my last effort on one for a while as i've wasted a year trying to painting myself...this is as far as i can go with this one and if i like it in the future that would be brillaint...can't tell at the moment.
03-11-2009, 10:31 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2009/75590-Picture30.jpg another sitting with Lucinda..slowly getting more things right...her mouth is the incredibly difficult...still i enjoy it far more than my silly sp's.
03-11-2009, 11:05 AM
Another beautiful portrait!!! I do so admire your style which is so recognisably you!!! I'm certain I saw your model walking by in town yesterday.....that's how brilliant-a-likeness you have got here!!! Regards, Helen (you know who I am don't you???) Hello to Zo!!
Hey Jocelyn, thank you, Larubia needs reminding of your words every day!!!:evil:
Hi Helen, you may well have seen Lucinda in town!!! Did you get together with Kim? lets catch up soon, fancy life drawing after Easter???
Larubia, I am a great admirer of your work as well! Don't be too hard on yourself- we are our own worst enemies as Jocelyn pointed out! :)
Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing your thoughts and paintings!
03-16-2009, 09:43 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Mar-2009/75590-Picture1526.jpg this one has had yet another scrape down and repaint...been at it for a year now:eek:
hi Goff..thankyou for stopping by and commenting:wave:
Helen jayne....thankyou..glad you recognised her...i'm not overly happy with the painting...perhaps the next one I do of her as she will be sitting for a while.
03-16-2009, 08:24 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Mar-2009/75590-Picture1535.jpg got rid of the heavy jaw,widened mouth and lightened hair....wonder what it looks like..as usual can't see any more...horrible yellow pic of the previous version...cameras are srtange.
03-17-2009, 07:12 AM
It's always wonderful to see your portraits. I love the way they evolve for you! Lucinda's hair struck me first and the colors are glorious and rich.
03-17-2009, 03:14 PM
I feel often that you don't see the amazing great work in your portraits and you allow this unawareness to cause you to rework and rework and never reach a point where you are happy with the portrait. I always feel it is such a shame as many of your pieces are so fantastic as they are, in the early stages.
This is a common 'problem' and it is really suffering to have to go thru
all the subsequent ups and downs, if we keep painting and painting.
Richard Schmidt, who is an inspiration for many here, used to do that too.
His solution is that he now gives himself three hours to finish (complete) a painting. He sets a timer and when it sounds..not another stroke is permitted.
The way I see it is this; while laying in that first paint of, an hour or two,
that paint that is sooo lively, the unconscious is compensating for every stroke and all parts of the work relate to each other...this is done in the frenzy of painting without even noticing it as such. Later, the next day or whenever, we think that we are smarter and can 'correct' some of the wild hairs that we see..and so we change one thing and now the whole painting is somehow thrown off...it's life is not flowing so well,,,so, we keep at it and before long we have an entirely different painting...and not so alive... Some of us (no names) have gotten so 'used' to this process that we can sometimes bring back a painting to a new luster as good as or better than the original....but this is so chancey...why bother? Just leave your original statement stand on it's on and go on to the next. Less pain and more good work will be produced this way. I have dozens and dozens of pictures in my computer of work that I continued and now wish I hadn't...they are lost forever. Now, I quit with the first 'WOW!'. When I get that first feeling of something unexpected, whole and alive...I quit working that painting for good or bad.:cool: :angel: :evil:
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