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Old 06-04-2012, 05:30 PM
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Here is my painting.."Despair", it is 12"x9" on linen and is my first painting after a 2 months. I welcome all your comments. and thanks for looking.

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becca. Dear


Please don't despair!

It does. Look like. Yr. in despair.

I hope not. But. Becca-- your. Brushwork. And. Beautiful. Style. Is. Not. In despair_---it's great. And l you'd. Ever know its been two months.
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Well iM MOST JOYOUS your back painting gf . ... well done and the feeling does come through here ... Ive one thought Beccs, the eyes are wonderful.. would/could the color be bit to intense maybe just a thought .. but its great either way ...
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Re: Despair....my first painting in 2 months..

Carol and Sandra, I just edited my image, made a slight correction...always see the need after I post..

Carol, thank you so much for your kindness..I am anxious to paint more.

Sandra, thank you and I am joyous too..the color is intense but I did that to emphasize the mood...
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I think this is - I have no other word than: STRONG.. Like the missing head from Mt Rushmore - very powerful Becca!

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Gorgeous - love the brushwork
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Fabulous! I like the way the colder colours, of her hair in particular, increase the sense of despair against the warm backgound. I enjoy how you have brought some of the warmer colours into the portrait. It allows us to connect with her humanity, which is there despite the despair.
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This is like a sculpture! I love it Becca- it seems to match the strong emotion, with an equally strong composition and brush work- a real achievement.
Back with a vengeance, I hope!?!
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Very well done and strong painting Becca
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Kevin, thank you! I did intend it to have impact!

Julia, thanks so much....so nice of you to say.

Michael, such nice words...glad this painting works for you.

Beth, thanks eversomuch...and I am getting there.

Robert, thanks! and my fav icon...
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You really captured the emotion.
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Whew, this painting is beautiful and still hard to look at. You connected with this one.
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Strong painting, I like the strong contrast.
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I don't do oils but I LOVE the brush work on this. & a great angle, shadows, expression, title.
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Arlene, thank you very much.

Nathan, glad the contrast works here.

Mike, thanks for all the kindness.
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