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Old 04-14-2012, 08:16 AM
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Girl in a venetian red coat (x-post Portraiture)

I'm trying out a new type of linen canvas (Claessens #66, pre-primed for oil paint) which has more grain than I'm used to. For me, it kind of forces me to paint looser and more freely, so I'm liking it so far. This is my first attempt with this new canvas. It's my girlfriend posing for me in a lovely hat and coat. 46 x 28 cm. Thanks for looking!

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Old 04-14-2012, 08:54 AM
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Re: Girl in a venetian red coat (x-post Portraiture)

Masterful. And grand color.
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Re: Girl in a venetian red coat (x-post Portraiture)

Love the expression. Nice job

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A well done painterly style
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Lovely Oliver , if i my humbly suggest ~push those values alittle more and it will sing even more! just a thought to think on ...Great pose
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Re: Girl in a venetian red coat (x-post Portraiture)

Love it! Reminds me a lot of a painter I saw in Artist's Mag recently... I actually tore it out and taped it on my inspiration wall!

This one: http://makingamark.blogspot.com/2010...0-list-of.html

Scroll down to the third one, called Geneva.
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Re: Girl in a venetian red coat (x-post Portraiture)

Lively- fresh- loose and great is what I say.
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Beautiful expression and very, very lively strokes.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:01 AM
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Thanks Dave, Sarah and Freesail. It makes me happy you like it. Thanks Sandra, good feedback!

Toril, that's a delicate portrait, I hadn't heard of Ilaria Rosselli del Turco before but I really dig her style. It's a big compliment!

Carol and Aurelio, glad you appreciate the looseness I was going for.
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It is great.
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Re: Girl in a venetian red coat (x-post Portraiture)

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...it kind of forces me to paint looser and more freely...
With an excellent result: unexpected textures, spontaneity, looseness!
A very good structure of the portrait, too!

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Re: Girl in a venetian red coat (x-post Portraiture)

Very impressed with the virtuosity of the brushwork - especially the large brushstrokes on the jacket / overshirt. More of these!
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:09 AM
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Thanks for the feedback Mike, Eduardo and Llawrence! Glad you like the piece.
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Re: Girl in a venetian red coat (x-post Portraiture)

There's great energy and vibrancy in this one. What brand is the Venetian red that you use?
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Wow, amazing portrait there.. love the expression and the colors!
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