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Old 06-18-2017, 11:27 PM
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Smile Portrait using the Flemish technique (poorly)...

First: Thank you to everyone that responded to my first post. There was a lot of great feedback there, and, as noted there, I decided to attempt the Flemish technique for this painting (after watching a bunch of youtube vids and checking out a bunch of web tutorials, I decided to give it a shot) that was suggested. I do think that things came out a lot better with this, and with a lot more practice, this might work out! I can't begin to say how appreciative I am of this site. It is nice to post something, and getting feedback besides "LEARN TO PAINT, NOOB!"... :P

I would like to hear any feedback on this, as it would be appreciated...

I do have to say, though... I am sorely tempted to give oils a chance (even after dumping a ton into acrylics). I hate the idea of waiting weeks/months for things to dry... (I know there are 'work arounds' to get faster drying times... But...)... It is just that, even with the slo-dri (Liquitex) and glazing medium (Golden) that I tried (in several heavy to light ratios), it helps some, but with the thin glazing-style... It can still be rough to get things done quickly enough... Oh, well... I'm sure that I'll figure something out.

Thanks for looking!
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:29 AM
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Re: Portrait using the Flemish technique (poorly)...

Gorgeous! A delightful piece!
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:38 AM
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Re: Portrait using the Flemish technique (poorly)...

Lovely painting. Those eyes are great. Try working on 2 paintings - that'll help with letting the paint dry.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:23 AM
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Re: Portrait using the Flemish technique (poorly)...

Nice work. And no, you will never see such rude comments here. lol People are very supportive and will try to offer constructive criticism if you want it.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:28 AM
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Re: Portrait using the Flemish technique (poorly)...

This is really rather lovely - particularly her face and features ..... well done I say!
The other thing I d say is - don't get too hung up on following a particular method - use what you like from it and ignore the rest!
I like the way, here, you appear to have allowed some of the earlier stages to show through and develop your own style.
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Re: Portrait using the Flemish technique (poorly)...

beautiful result
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