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bobbymac 12-08-2019 06:01 AM

All I Want for Christmas
 
Oil on 12x16" wood panel. Started in art group studio from life last December, finished this December from photo. Camera caught a little glare in the background which washed out the combo of phthalo green and indigo. C&C welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for looking. Bob



ik345 12-08-2019 10:16 AM

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Can't imagine the background... But the warm colors are great!

midwest 12-08-2019 10:41 AM

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Very nice

bhindi 12-08-2019 10:51 AM

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It looks great! Why did it take you so long to finish?

MarcF 12-08-2019 12:11 PM

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ooooooh (sound like shoe, not show)
I like it

Jeffro Jones 12-08-2019 01:34 PM

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It's solid work, Bob, well done.
My only concern is, the flowers and dress are robbing each other.
They are so similar, and so close together, do you see what I mean?


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midwest 12-08-2019 03:51 PM

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What if there were a lost edge between dress and flowers?

Jeffro Jones 12-08-2019 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by midwest
What if there were a lost edge between dress and flowers?

I *THINK* it needs to retreat to the background more, it might be competing too strongly with the figure.



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Ed Hopper 12-08-2019 06:01 PM

Re: All I Want for Christmas
 
My eye is drawn to the blue thumbnail resting on the table. Thats a clue to whats wrong. But your onto something.

bobbymac 12-09-2019 07:22 AM

Re: All I Want for Christmas
 
Thank you all for your kind words and suggestions.
Ilya: The background color is a mixture of the the two favoring green to be a compliment to all of the red. Its pretty dark but not nearly black.
bhindi: I put it away last year as a developed sketch. Pulled it back out late this November to finish it for a gallery exhibit at our art group.
Jeffro: I agree that the flowers and dress compete. Softening the edges of the flower and dimming it down may be a solution.
Kathie: Its hard to see in the photo but there are some red petals that are darker between the dress and the flower. Maybe I should have done more of that to bring that side of the flower into shadow.
Ed: Yeah, the thumbnail is an issue. Its phthalo green and the highlight is a bit too much. Maybe a glaze over it will diminish it.

IronPawn 12-09-2019 08:14 AM

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Nice one Bob!

Zoran

bobbymac 12-09-2019 05:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by IronPawn
Nice one Bob!

Zoran



Thank you Zoran. Much appreciated.

kin3 12-09-2019 08:26 PM

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nice. her expression make one think. What is she thinking about. a widow remembering what Christmas used to be like, lonely...

bobbymac 12-10-2019 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by kin3
nice. her expression make one think. What is she thinking about. a widow remembering what Christmas used to be like, lonely...



Thank you kin3.

billmahler 12-10-2019 10:49 AM

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Nicely done


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