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Old 07-15-2017, 11:36 PM
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I finished this today, I am calling it Uncooperative Model Arranged on Dots. It is a 16 x 20, acrylic painting on canvas. I need to continue working on adding higher contrasting shadows to my portraits but other than that flaw I am fairly happy with the painting.

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Old 07-20-2017, 11:04 PM
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Its going to be difficult to critique a painting you are happy with. I have no idea of what your goals are with respect to your paintings so keep painting until you are not happy with them.
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Old 07-25-2017, 01:24 AM
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Re: Uncooperative Model Arranged on Dots

Well, I'll provide some feedback if no one else will. Being happy with a piece doesn't contradict an openness for thoughtful critique.

I like the painting overall. The flattened abstract background is enjoyable and the expression of the model is well captured. Not sure whether she is cheeky or shy, but the expression seems natural.

There are a few little distractions: the shadow under and beside the bridge of the nose, the shortened shape of the left nostril, and the angle of her left collar bone all seem a little exaggerated, but these don't hurt the expression of your work.

The one real concern in this composition for me is the tan coloured shape on her right side. If it is something draped over the shoulder, it appears either thin like a silk robe and too high, or thick like a terry cloth towel and the line between it and her body is too straight. Either way her right shoulder appears to be up close to her chin.

As Dave suggested, keep on keepin' on. Cheers!
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:52 PM
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Re: Uncooperative Model Arranged on Dots

Eraethil,

I appreciate the critique, the object on her shoulder is actually gold paint. It doesn't do much for the composition in this image but in the right light it changes the composition quite a bit.

I agree with your assessment though on the few little distractions, but it is exactly the type of stuff I am looking for. I don't get hung up on the distractions in my own work. I just don't see them. It takes other people's observations to get me to revisit an aspect of my work.

Thank you for taking the time to make remarks!

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