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05-09-2009, 01:16 PM
Acrylic, 12 x 16 canvas board. Amateur practice piece, ~ 1 h. Jim
05-09-2009, 01:31 PM
Looks good Jim and it didn't take long either :thumbsup:
05-09-2009, 07:33 PM
Great for 1 hrs work, I would still be mixing colours
05-10-2009, 06:34 AM
Jim, for one hour, I think it is super...
05-10-2009, 09:23 AM
Really nice work Jim! so quick and spontaneous...:thumbsup:
05-10-2009, 10:44 AM
Great work in the time Jim, you've really captured the light on her face and right shoulder.
05-10-2009, 01:38 PM
Love the very textural feel of the paint, and the subtle shading in the black :thumbsup:
05-10-2009, 04:18 PM
There are some nice shapes in this. Good, for an hour's work.
05-10-2009, 05:21 PM
Nice work Jim, you had an interesting model, a good pose, I think your choices were good... and you accomplished a lot in the time :thumbsup:
05-10-2009, 08:42 PM
Thanx for all your positive comments, considering that I am just an amateur and that this is just a practice piece.
Our workshop is about 1 1/2 h long with 3 10-min breaks. Most of the artists at our workshop draw. We have a couple of chalk pastel people and an oil artist. I'm the only acrylic painter. The lighting in the room is horrible. Fluorescent lights overhead and an incandescent light on the subject. Obviously, this leaves very little time to sketch out the subject, mull over palette colors, lay in darks and lights, and then paint the pic. As a result, I just skip directly to painting the pic.
A couple of weeks back I posted another workshop pic in portraiture. I explained this at that time. Most of the artists suggested that 1) I should spend far more time studying and painting the model (at least 2 or 3 hours) and/or 2) I should try a more pliable medium such as oil. Simply because acrylics do not lend themselves to figure or portrait painting.
So I am most grateful for the positive comments.
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