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05-19-2009, 09:02 PM
Started a couple months ago, at last got back to it today.
12x16", on canvas, Old Holland. Here's the first state...
05-19-2009, 11:24 PM
Looks great Bob! I like the look of concentration on her face. Is the hand finished or are you still working on it? Wonderful composition!
05-19-2009, 11:37 PM
05-20-2009, 12:00 AM
Thanks Lillian and Susan. I'm tempted to leave the hand as it is to add a sense of motion. What do you think?
wonderful! I'd leave the hand as is.
05-20-2009, 12:43 AM
Thanks for the advice, Lulu!
05-20-2009, 01:54 AM
Bob, I really am becoming a big fan of yours. This reminds me so much of my awesome music teacher. I swear she plays so fast that her hands are just a blur on the strings. She once said to me that if all you can see are the hands moving then the performer is boring the crap out of you because instead of hand watching, you should be eyes closed and surrounded by the notes. She would love this painting.
05-20-2009, 02:05 AM
Thanks, Bell, for the encouragement and the interesting story.
05-20-2009, 03:16 AM
Bob. I like this very much. The background colours are beautiful and there is a great sense of concentration and movement. I would also leave the hand as it is.
05-20-2009, 07:14 AM
I'd leave it as is Bob! I remember when you first posted this one.Loved it then adore it now:)
Wonderful and expressive work.
05-20-2009, 08:53 AM
Wonderful & sensitive.
05-20-2009, 09:28 AM
Stunning piece. I see what you are saying about the hand but maybe just a little bit more definition, not to interrupt but to better suggest it's play in the painting, no pun intended. This is marvelous however as is!
05-20-2009, 09:35 AM
I like this! It gets across a lot of motion. Nice palette too.
05-20-2009, 09:59 AM
Great. Leave the hand, it lets the face have more focus, and that's where the emotion is.
05-20-2009, 12:22 PM
Thanks everyone for the overnight comments! Great way to start the day!
05-20-2009, 01:27 PM
Nice work! Can almost hear the music.
05-20-2009, 02:17 PM
She's playing one of those Bach unaccompanied cello suites, huh :evil::rolleyes:
05-20-2009, 06:05 PM
Just leave this as it is! It is beautiful!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
05-20-2009, 06:30 PM
This is very good!! You have captured her absorption in the music. I like the way the eye travels in a circle around the painting.
05-20-2009, 07:04 PM
Beautiful, I'd say leave the left hand as it really does give a sense of motion :D
05-20-2009, 07:06 PM
Ok, thanks Andy!
05-20-2009, 11:49 PM
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