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Old 01-23-2020, 10:55 AM
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Too much or not enough ??

My attempt at vivid colour in a portrait. Done wet in wet.. Now it's dry but I Wonder if I should go further or let it be.. PS: I could do a much bigger painting out of it since the right side is white … the problem is what to add ???
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Old 01-25-2020, 02:36 AM
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Re: Too much or not enough ??

Great result, the softness with the sharper eyes leaves the viewer wondering what the child is fascinated by. Leave the viewer wondering.
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Old 01-25-2020, 03:44 PM
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Re: Too much or not enough ??

I agree. More is less leave it alone
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Old 01-30-2020, 09:03 AM
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Re: Too much or not enough ??

Many thanks for your answer ! I'll wait a little and then decide if I go on or leave it..
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Old 01-30-2020, 04:24 PM
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Re: Too much or not enough ??

I'm just curious - what colors were you using for this portrait? It might make a big difference in what I suggest.

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Old 02-05-2020, 04:58 AM
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Re: Too much or not enough ??

Aureolin yellow, Permanent rose, cobalt blue, Picassolite. Thanks for your interest !!!
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Re: Too much or not enough ??

Such a beautiful painting.

In answer to the thread title, it's just enough!
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Re: Too much or not enough ??

beautiful
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Old 02-06-2020, 04:28 AM
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Re: Too much or not enough ??

Thanks, Pigment Pusher and maryinasia. Piccassolite wanted to suggest some change, I think.. Let's see…
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Re: Too much or not enough ??

Probably the most common pitfall in painting is overworking. I have done more than my share of it. People (especially me) want their painting to be perfect every moment, and when that doesn't happen they try and fix it. The best advice is to put the painting away immediately and consider no changes. Start working on something new. Then after say at least a couple of months go back and look at the painting. The painting is now totally different than you remembered it and you have forgotten what you wanted to change...
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Old 02-06-2020, 03:05 PM
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Re: Too much or not enough ??

Well ... here's the thing ~

I never met a $20 bill that I didn't like -
except for one time while walking down 42nd Street -
and met a street huckster ...

but I digress...

as you can tell ... my thoughts do tend to ramble - because ...

I thought I had a certain take on your portrait - but ...

after taking a look at your submitted body of work on WC -

I've had to re-assess my position.

You already possess a certain style, a way with color and form,
in short - there is nothing I should add because ...

every once in a while an artist comes along with such a strong vision
that it would be a cosmic disservice to attempt to alter their path.

Best regards,
Picassolite

PS- Currently there is an up and coming NBA star named Ja Morant.
A skinny marink, tall gangly kid with an unbelievable skill set.
After watching his high-lights on Youtube -
I was reminded of your work.

Your work has empathy, a point of view, an off the chart skill level
and exhibits a single-minded determination to perfect your craft.
Stay with it.

As for your color combinations - just go with it.
Let your intuition be your guide.
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Old 02-06-2020, 03:21 PM
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Re: Too much or not enough ??

I would submit this to UNICEF

because the times we live in now ...

this is THE FACE of the world's dispossessed children ...

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Old 02-07-2020, 05:23 AM
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Re: Too much or not enough ??

Thank you for your comments and advice, Rabbitone.
Picassolite : Thanks for your elogious appréciations. I do work a lot, and feel I'm never good enough. I only paint portraits that attract me for some Reason that I cannot explain. So, I'm left pondering what you'd intended to tell me I should do to improve this portrait.. I'll check Ja Morant that I Don't know…. Merci, anyway for your concern.
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Old 02-07-2020, 04:45 PM
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Re: Too much or not enough ??

"I only paint portraits that attract me for some Reason that I cannot explain."

That is more than good enough - as you paint emotion ... not faces per se.

Which reminds me of a story about the actor Robert Mitchum and his take on method acting.

By his peers Robert Mitchum was considered a 'natural' actor. He could just 'step' inside a character and bring it to life.
Now Mr. Mitchum was asked what he thought of 'method' acting.

His take was ... "It's like going to school to learn how to be tall."

What I'm saying is ... you are a 'natural' at painting emotion within a face. You don't just paint 'blah' faces.

What I'd originally intended to suggest is not applicable at this point - because it would not improve what you do.

You see I originally saw your painting on an older PC screen. It looked kind of dull to me.

Then I saw your painting on a newer, brighter laptop screen ... and your painting was bright and light and full of life.

So my intended suggestions don't count any more. Because it is not you ... the problem was at my end.

I'll have to change the brightness my PC monitor.

Best regards,
Picassolite

PS - I'm serious about you should submit this painting to UNICEF in their year of the child.

Oh- be sure to copyright your painting first.
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Re: Too much or not enough ??

Merci, thanks so much Picassolite, this is all so encouraging for my attempts at painting ..
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