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Old 12-08-2019, 06:04 AM
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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


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very nice!

the eye was the first thing my eye was drawn to if you were curious lol!

(I always wonder what someone looks at first in a painting and if it's the same thing as me )
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This is wonderful! The dark background works so well against the red. And the portrait looks great.
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very nice!

the eye was the first thing my eye was drawn to if you were curious lol!

(I always wonder what someone looks at first in a painting and if it's the same thing as me )


I've heard that when people are up close we typically look at the eyes first along with the triangle between eyes, nose and mouth. From a distance its usually how we hold our bodies and how we move.
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This is wonderful! The dark background works so well against the red. And the portrait looks great.


Thank you Bethany. The background mixture favors green to compliment the red. Albeit that it is quite dark.
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Gracious!!! Love the red! Beautifully done.
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Gracious!!! Love the red! Beautifully done.
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Thank you Janne. Thank you for the kind words.
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Luscious red in this study in lighting. Very assured painting noticeable in the treatment of the hair and the shadows on the marble vase.
I did wonder if the placing of the hand suggests a very short hidden right forearm? It would seem OK if the hand were angled towards us more. It's certainly not a glaring fault even if it exists!
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Luscious red in this study in lighting. Very assured painting noticeable in the treatment of the hair and the shadows on the marble vase.
I did wonder if the placing of the hand suggests a very short hidden right forearm? It would seem OK if the hand were angled towards us more. It's certainly not a glaring fault even if it exists!


Thank you Harry for your compliments. I agree with you about the right arm possibly being too short. I did have a ref photo to check proportions but its possible I missed something. Moving the knuckle of her right hand to the left might help. Thanks for the observation.
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Great drawing, clean color, nice soft edges, and composition! It has a really nice light-

(Her index finger could be tapered at the tip (more feminine), and the curved vase handle near her may be pushed back (lowered more in value/softened).
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Great drawing, clean color, nice soft edges, and composition! It has a really nice light-

(Her index finger could be tapered at the tip (more feminine), and the curved vase handle near her may be pushed back (lowered more in value/softened).


Thank you for the compliments Ken.

Thank you for the helpful comments for improvement. Tapering her index finger will make it more feminine. The thing that has bugged me the most about the painting has been the hard edge of the dress near the vase handle and the closeness of the handle to the dress. In the original sketch I had more space between them but I discovered during the painting process that the handle was too small. If I do as you suggest it should help.
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