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Ms.Understood
01-09-2010, 03:57 PM
Hi folks!:wave:

It's been quite some time since I've painted. Finally started a new one yesterday. It is to be a woman playing piano--part of a musical series I've had going.

I'm using bits and pieces from two photo refrences, so the positioning is rather awkward... She needs a lot of work still, and the back ground is under construction, so this is a very early stage.

I'm all ears--or eyes--as to read your comments and suggestions!;)
18 x 18"

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jan-2010/117883-001.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jan-2010/117883-004.JPG

susme48
01-09-2010, 05:31 PM
Love it so far!! Good to see you...you have been missed!

Ms.Understood
01-09-2010, 05:41 PM
Hi Susan! Thank-you. Time just seems to get away from me! Nice to see you too!

Lady Carol
01-09-2010, 06:19 PM
The back of her neck looks a little weird. She looks good on the whole though.

aspenman
01-09-2010, 08:23 PM
Good beginning - go forward!!!

Foxyheart2002
01-10-2010, 02:27 AM
Love the look on her face, she is really enjoying the music.

arl
01-10-2010, 05:36 AM
Love the work and pose so far. She seems so delicate.

OkeeKat
01-10-2010, 11:11 AM
Love it already.. the expression/smile on her face is beautiful!! Love the skintones too!

Ms.Understood
01-10-2010, 12:43 PM
Thank-you all for the words of encouragement, Carol, Richard, Sue, Arlene, and Kathie.:wave:

I hope to get some more work on this today. I'll post progress when I make it...:thumbsup:

Ms.Understood
01-10-2010, 04:57 PM
Well, this is where I am now:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jan-2010/117883-003.JPG

Thanks for looking--ALL C&C WELCOME! :wave:

Ms.Understood
01-10-2010, 06:05 PM
I thought I was going to stop for a bit... but I did a bit more still...
I'll take a better picture soon. I'm missing a part to my good camera and it's a dismal dark day today...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jan-2010/117883-001_2.JPG

susme48
01-10-2010, 07:06 PM
WOW!! This is so delicate and ethereal....I love it!!

~~Kathleen
01-10-2010, 09:40 PM
Beautiful Jenny.
There is something about her right hand that seems awkward. Maybe it is me, 'Cause I sure couldn't do anything this lovely.
Good to see you back...:wave:
~~Kathleen

gaykir
01-10-2010, 11:04 PM
Simply beautifully done!

Ms.Understood
01-11-2010, 01:33 AM
Susan, Kathleen and Gayle--thank you so much for your kind comments! I will have a look at that right hand again tomorrow with fresh eyes.

lilbelle
01-11-2010, 12:50 PM
I love her expression Jenny and the way you painted her left hand! I think the thumb is just a bit awkward looking on the right hand but it should be easy to fix. Lovely work!

Ms.Understood
01-12-2010, 04:36 PM
Thanks Lillian!

I've had some time to look over the hand and see the problems now. Now I need to find the time to correct them. Will post the make over, hopefully, soon.

Kathrin G.
01-13-2010, 07:28 AM
lovely feel to this painting already :clap:

Ms.Understood
01-13-2010, 09:58 PM
Thank-you so much Kathrin.

I went back and reworked her right hand. The positioning of the finger and thumb were twisted somewhat, and I had a few people tell me the fingers were too long. I didn't shorten them much. A few other touch ups here and there. Again, i had to use a flash since it's just too dark, so there's some glare in the darkest areas.

Anyone with comments or critiques, your opinion is surely appreciated!:wave:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2010/117883-Pianist_18_x_18.JPG

tonyjazz
01-13-2010, 10:27 PM
This is a great WIP! You've taken the advice given and made this artwork stand out. I love the gesture she has playing the piano, consumed by what she is doing. Hands are well done. If I had to nitpick anything I would say darken the 2 black keys on the piano in between her hands to match the rest......... Fine painting Jenny..............

Ms.Understood
01-14-2010, 11:26 AM
Thank-you so much Tony, I see what you mean!