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id-art
05-19-2009, 09:02 PM
Started a couple months ago, at last got back to it today.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2009/54863-the_cellist-s.jpg

12x16", on canvas, Old Holland. Here's the first state...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2009/54863-cellist-s.jpg

lilbelle
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!

susme48
05-19-2009, 11:37 PM
Wow!!!

id-art
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?

Lulu
05-20-2009, 12:28 AM
wonderful! I'd leave the hand as is.

id-art
05-20-2009, 12:43 AM
Thanks for the advice, Lulu!

dances_with_oils
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.

id-art
05-20-2009, 02:05 AM
Thanks, Bell, for the encouragement and the interesting story.

chammi kaiser
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.

Andun
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:)

arl
05-20-2009, 08:29 AM
Wonderful and expressive work.

gaykir
05-20-2009, 08:53 AM
Wonderful & sensitive.

noodle1
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!

Elaine

jocelynsart
05-20-2009, 09:35 AM
I like this! It gets across a lot of motion. Nice palette too.
Jocelyn

phobden
05-20-2009, 09:59 AM
Great. Leave the hand, it lets the face have more focus, and that's where the emotion is.

id-art
05-20-2009, 12:22 PM
Thanks everyone for the overnight comments! Great way to start the day!

LavenderFrost
05-20-2009, 01:27 PM
Nice work! Can almost hear the music.

objectivistartist
05-20-2009, 02:17 PM
She's playing one of those Bach unaccompanied cello suites, huh :evil::rolleyes:

mrs willow
05-20-2009, 06:05 PM
Just leave this as it is! It is beautiful!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

PainterDeb
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.

AndyMcC
05-20-2009, 07:04 PM
Beautiful, I'd say leave the left hand as it really does give a sense of motion :D

id-art
05-20-2009, 07:06 PM
Ok, thanks Andy!

bairam
05-20-2009, 11:49 PM
Beautiful.