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Old 06-17-2001, 12:38 AM
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This painting was based on a photo that I saw in a magazine.

I was experimenting with paint application, especially in the background areas...simplifying the shapes and masses (which were confusing) in the jungle environment.

I thought her hair..and pose were quite striking..and the color of her skin.

Again, this painting was done for practice. I apologize to the photographer...for borrowing the photo to use for study. I believe the painting was 18"X24".

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Old 06-17-2001, 03:17 AM
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...c'mon! We all know it was National Geographic! Give credit where due!

I agree! It has a really Gauguin look to the flesh tones.
It also is well composed for such a static subject. I like its peace over lots of your energized sketches.
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Old 06-17-2001, 03:52 PM
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Hey Michael! Nice painting!
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Old 06-17-2001, 05:34 PM
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Thumbs up This is really beautiful! Very striking!

I like the handling of the arms. It's great how with color you make her left arm come out and the right go back - really nice use of a combination of modeling and flat planes of color on the background and her right arm!
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Old 06-18-2001, 08:39 AM
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Okok... dj, the magazine (wish I had the photographer's name!)..that deserves the credit for the photo...is "Zoom". Not sure if it is still being printed, but it was (is) a great photo/art related magazine..with large format pages.

Was a fun painting..(an OLDER one though).

Robert..thanks for you note!

(((Cindy)))) Now that you mention the arms..( ..they appear a bit too flat to me!) (but thank you!). I think my favorite area of this painting is her torso..the gold of the jewelry and the material around her waist....looked beautiful against the dark brown of her skin.

In regards to the background...(Amy will laugh at this!! lol)...but I had been looking at some work by Frank Frazetta...you may notice a similarity in the organic areas..and the green about in the middle of the background area. Amy..lol, I always feel I'm learning..so I "borrow" information from a multitude of sources...hey, what can I say! lol
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Old 06-19-2001, 05:56 PM
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Say what you will about the figure...that sensitive portrait does it for me!
We are all one substance involved in the same terrible struggle, turning matter into spirit."
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