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NewCreation
03-26-2003, 06:19 PM
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Fallen


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Rising


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Reaching

THis is my first post in this area of WC. I haven't pulled out my oil pastels in a looooong time. I was outside in the sun reading "The Artists Way" and had to draw these.

Reaching was harder to capture. Not sure if I am there yet.

What do you think?

Terry
03-26-2003, 08:11 PM
You have got some good composition and contrast going here.
I have never worked with the oil pastels so cannot give any advise on them. I like the story that you have communicated.
You have also captured emotion, and that is hard to do.
Keep going girl............ It's fun just playing with the medium.
I would say that you have had some fun! YES

Ivyleaf
03-26-2003, 08:21 PM
I think there is a lot of strength and power in what you have done here.

I think perhaps "Reaching" isn't as strong as you would like, because it seems to be reaching into darkness, instead of into light?

TAW can evoke powerful emotions and feelings, and I think you have done an excellent job expressing those here!

Very good job! Thanks for sharing!

:) :) :)
Ivy

paintfool
03-27-2003, 05:35 PM
I agree with both of the above posts! And yes i too think that 'reaching' would be a bit more powerful with the dark area removed.
Keep at it Amy! :) Looks like you're having fun.

Cheryl

Mo.
03-27-2003, 07:23 PM
You have captured some very strong emotions here.
Well done.!

Cheers,
Mo.

DonnaB
03-28-2003, 11:35 AM
What everyone else said. Strength, power and emotion you have depicted.

What if in the third photo, her hands were cupped like a bowl with her looking up, hands bathed in light, receiving?

I really hesitate to post this, because it is not mine, but I connected to the girl on a personal level immediately, and this is what I see very clearly.

I admire your ability with pastels.

DonnaB
03-28-2003, 11:38 AM
If you finish it to your satisfaction, I would very much like to buy prints of these Amy.

Dima
03-30-2003, 05:28 PM
Agree with above comments, strong, powerful and arouses emotions.
They have an impressive expressionistic quality about them.

Dick