View Full Version : My Muse is back... in the form of my g/d
05-30-2011, 11:21 PM
yes, i adore this kid, can you tell?? she's 10 going on 17.... from a pic taken last week; put in maybe 6 hrs total, coming back and looking and changing and going away... that kind.... it's 9x12 ... mostly JackRicheson Handmades that i treated myself to last Dec and finalllly actuallllllly uuuuuused.... oooo.... i've already lightened the redness of the lip, but do you see anything else glaring?? i like the hand, the water's 'ok'... what? huh? what? (i feel like i'm on a caffiene high, i got so excited that i finished it!!)
05-30-2011, 11:24 PM
this was one of the earlier ones with the photo i used....
05-31-2011, 02:30 AM
Beautiful, beautiful colours,stunning painting
05-31-2011, 12:25 PM
Very Nice, love your use of colors. Bill
05-31-2011, 12:32 PM
This is great! I might lower the arm pit a little, also there is a dip where you are showing muscle. I looked again and I see the difference. Check out the negative space between the arm and body. The hand is beautiful. Love this it says so much. I'm a landscaper so could be all wrong here as it works so well.
05-31-2011, 03:26 PM
Congratulations. Isn't it fun painting your grandchildren.
06-01-2011, 05:07 PM
thank you for your kind comments... i'm down from my high, but matted/framed while i was UP.... and merriel, you're right.... now all i see is that space ... ah well... soon..... sooon, i will take it apart and work on that space because it's making me nuts now.... (but, truly, thank you....:evil: ):wave:
06-01-2011, 08:02 PM
Very nice indeed. love the way you used colour. extreamily well done.
06-04-2011, 12:57 AM
Beautiful work, I love your approach with color, and the style with which you paint. Isn't it nice that we can make changes to pastels anytime we want? It is such a forgiving medium, something I love.
Instead of changing the negative shape inside the arm (that could be different depending on the position of her arm, so yours might be fine the way it is), take a look at her right (our left) shoulder. It should be much higher, I think that is what is throwing this off. An easy fix, not much to do really. You just have to raise it to the correct height, with not much fussing, which would keep the 'freshness' of the painting intact. I hope you don't mind that I've put your painting into photoshop to show you what I mean. If you take a look at your reference photo, you will see that her shoulder is about as high as I've shown here, which would also raise the height of the 'reddish/pink string from her bathing suit that is peeking out:
I love the feel of this, the colors are just great also.
06-04-2011, 11:02 AM
I looked at the photo and realized the painting is better and stands on it's own without it.
Your color choices are strong and it sings... Love it! You will know if it needs anything else.
06-04-2011, 01:11 PM
Barb.... thank you... i included a copy of the foto in the back of the framing, but i'm hoping it never sees the light of day... i like the painting "as is"...
Chris... you are right... that side should come up somewhat... she was reaching for the side of the pool as she came up, slapping her soaked mass of hair against her head... i thought her right arm/shoulder was more extended/low... nicest part about fixing THAT would be it seems to balance the other arm better.... hmmmmm .... maybe later..... thanx for taking the time, i duly DO appreciate it... and all the comments....
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