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Sam_I_Am
07-28-2009, 03:19 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/07-28-2009/81190_101_1318.JPG


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/07-28-2009/81190_detail.JPG



GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Nora
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 8 x 10
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Gillian Anderson as Nora, in this season's production of "A Doll's House" at the Donmar Warhouse Theatre, London. I wanted to try capturing that 'classic portrait' agan... and, this time, I *did* pay attention to anatomy. What a concept, eh? :)

Total time spent? Probably between 2 and 3 hours, on unstretched canvas. Also, I hate the way the shadow on the face is coming across in the photo.. its not accurate at all, and not nearly as dark. I do need to blend it along the forehead, though - will be fixing that asap- its bugging me!

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Anything, please :)

Mikey
07-28-2009, 03:51 PM
Hi Stef, will you promise me you'll throw out that black stuff? Raw Sienna might be about right for value in that shadow. I think the main thing you can address easily is her right eye.

Sam_I_Am
07-28-2009, 04:19 PM
Actually, it is raw sienna. I don't paint with black. Thank you for your advice :)

thomas w
07-29-2009, 07:58 AM
The neck seems a bit to wide on the left side of the painting.
I like the highlights you've achieved on this.

purplepansey
07-29-2009, 10:11 AM
Beautiful eyes.