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Rod
01-11-2000, 04:58 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/User/winds.jpg

kemshmi
01-11-2000, 05:43 AM
Thanks Rod, for helping me to get these posted http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/cool.gif

this piece was also painted in the last month..it was done with watercolor on canvas, 11" x 14"
I am very satisfied with this piece..
The photo muted the colors a bit. The womans skin is actually a bright yellow and orange..the sand and hills were done with ochre, sienna and some orange to pull the piece together ..the womans outfit is of prussian blue mixed with sienna (very balck) and the shadows were done with the same mix.

kemshmi

bruin70
01-11-2000, 06:05 AM
i rather like the subtle digital image. the renewed coloring makes the image very tranquil. an idea: expand the canvas size so that the figure assumes less space. with more background vs. the figure, the scene may look more tranquil, the figure even more solitary. also, horizontal canvases are more languid...milt

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kemshmi
01-11-2000, 04:13 PM
thank you Bruin..
yes, the subduing of the colors gives the picture a softer feel..I like your idea of enlarging the piece in general and reducing the size of the figure comparatively, I'll keep that in mind if I decide to rework this..
thanks for your input http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif
kemshmi

kemshmi
01-12-2000, 12:44 AM
oh sandi..thats a good idea too!!..thanks
kemshmi

Johannes Instructor
01-13-2000, 12:12 AM
It's a winner. Frame it.

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henrik
01-14-2000, 01:33 PM
Kemshmi, me being a male (chauvinist pig?) have a small problem with focus in this painting http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif I find that I have a hard time moving away from this persons buttocks http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/redface.gif

I think it is because the area ...uh... blush http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/redface.gif between her buttocks is a bit to pronounced.

When I mask this area out I find that I focus naturally on her shoulders and the view beyond - which is perhaps were you intended the audience to focus (the male population included) http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

(I probably made a fool of my self now)

Oh - beautiful piece of .... painting by the way http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif



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irene clark
01-15-2000, 12:19 AM
Hi Kemshmi,
I sent a reply yesterday, but for some reason it didn't get through.
Here's the second one.
I absolutely LOVE this painting. I feel the sence of tranquil peace the subject must hold inside. I practice YOGA and know how it feels and what it looks like and your subject looks so beautifully at peace.
I like to see the main subject up close and personal in a painting, so I wouldn't change a thing. She's positioned up close and the distant scene and lovely melting colours are as in her dream serene.
I'm inspired to create.
Thanks for sharing.
Irene Clark with a heart for art.