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Old 01-19-2020, 07:04 AM
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This a commissioned oil painting on 9x12" wood panel. The reference photo was a cell phone selfie. The customer wants to present the painting as a gift to his girlfriend so I can't get a better reference. Even though I have signed it, I am open to C&C. I have not varnished it yet so there is still time for changes. Thank you for looking.
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:14 AM
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I think they will be pleased with your work! The drawing and color/values are good, and definitely captured their energy and likeness. Good job!

I would add some texture: a bit of finish/sheen to their hair (more on her). There is enough information image to fill that in-
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You have done a great job with a really challenging photo.
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Your painting is much better than the reference photo. Good job1
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:30 AM
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Re: Commissioned Painting

I guess I should have added that the image of the painting is a bit more saturated than in life.

Ken:
Thank you for the kind words and for suggesting to add highlights to their hair. I think that will help the painting.
Bethany: Thank you. It was not the easiest painting I've ever attempted.
Wassie: Thank you.
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amazing work from that reference photo
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:13 AM
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Your work is better than the reference photo!
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Very like and lifelike. You’ve caught the expressions and the mood well.
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Very like and lifelike. You’ve caught the expressions and the mood well.


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much better than the poor reference... you did a great job!!! congratulaions!!!
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much better than the poor reference... you did a great job!!! congratulaions!!!
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Thank you Andy. You are most kind.
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