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Old 03-19-2004, 11:30 PM
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Gosh, I guess I'm a first!

I've been inspired to do this for a long time. Just recently tho I was blessed with the opportunity to have two lovely Turkish girls sit for me. I'll be doing more of them, but I just had to get this piece done I was so excited to have an actual model for it! I'm displaying my Inspirational pieces at the Community Theater in April...they are putting on Jesus Christ Superstar and asked me to put my work in their huge lobby.

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nicely done Dianne.....by the looks she is an excellent model.

Got to ask too..is that the Jesus character of the near 6 hour movie "Jesus of Nazareth?"

I have done a couple paintings of that character which I'll have to share sometime....

I like your painterly quality, and particularly your treatment of edges in this one...

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Old 03-20-2004, 12:55 AM
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Thank you Larry!

Nice to be in a forum with you again! I've been hanging out over in oils all this time. Too wet and cold to paint outside...and I'm in love with doing people I just can't pull myself away to plein air again/yet. But what I've learned last year from plein air I find I can apply to all my work.


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Got to ask too..is that the Jesus character of the near 6 hour movie "Jesus of Nazareth?"


Funny you should ask. I saw the movie The Passion and I saw some beautiful paintings in it (I think some of them have already been painted if I'm not mistaken). I have not seen the 6 hour movie you are talking about. When I first read your post I thought you were talking about Mel Gibson's movie.
I didn't use that fellow either. I actually used as a reference, but I didn't want it to look exactly like him...Viggo's Mortenson's eyes (Aragorn from LOTR). I think he has the most compassionate eyes I have ever seen.

Thanks for your critique Larry. I'd love to see some of your paintings that you speak of.

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Oh this is AWESOME!!! just the best I could imagine..
I love how she seems so unaware yet of Jesus, (perhaps because she would never in a million years expect Him to talk to her..guess her million was up!!)
she is so REAL!!! wow..you have done all this in one painting...
the comp and colours are just perfect IMO, BE PROUD of your achievement!!
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Thank you gnu! I am a bit happy with it. Can't wait to do more!

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well...plein air simply is painting from life outdoors, Dianne...
technically...setting up a stilllife and painting it outdoors would work, why not have some models outdoors since you like portraits.

Its the natural light and challenge of the painterly spontaneity that comes of a captured moment in time....

I think something more dynamic or real...spiritual, if-you-will...comes as a result of a live work.

I'm sure Singer Sargent set up some of his subjects outdoors...based on many of his paintings. I know his watercolor bathers were outdoors...and surely that counts as plein air.

I'd have to agree about Viggo Mortenson's eyes!

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.. I actually used as a reference, but I didn't want it to look exactly like him...Viggo's Mortenson's eyes (Aragorn from LOTR). I think he has the most compassionate eyes I have ever seen.

It's funny you make this connection, too. My first posted drawing on WC was for the Drawing Game and the subject was Viggo's LOTR Aragon character.

A friend told me about the game and explained who it was of, and I said, "Oh, you mean the Jesus guy?", because I felt the same way about his features - especially the eyes.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/atta...chmentid=81242

Nice, peaceful feeling to your painting, dGarden.
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well...plein air simply is painting from life outdoors, Dianne...technically...setting up a stilllife and painting it outdoors would work, why not have some models outdoors since you like portraits.


This is our plan, Larry, as soon as we get some sunny Tuesdays! I'm really quite excited about doing it. I've already gotten the ladies to agree. I've had much more response this year with the open studio session I have at my home than the plein air sessions I initiated with our art group last year. So I'll inch them outside little by little..

DigitalDust-interesting isn't it! I was going to write in my previous post that if anyone should play the part of Jesus in another movie it should be Viggo.
I think Viggo's eyes are so expressive because of who the man is. I've read some interviews and stories about him. He seems really deep, compassionate and reflective with a high regard for his fellow man. How does that saying go,"the eyes are the doorway to the soul"...or something like that. You can read what a person is about through their eyes.

Jesus must have had some really remarkable eyes. I bet people were mezmerised when they looked into His eyes. Gosh.

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Here's a better photo done with better light. Changes the color quite a bit.

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This is a very moving piece for me. With Jesus watching her it reinforces my own beliefs that he is always there for us The face of the girl is lovely. You were fortunate to have her to sit for you. What medium did you use? It has a very painterly look to it.
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Thank you Charissa.

It is an oil painting, 18 X 24

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Quite powerful painting. I'm happy I came to check the forum out today. Well done.

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This is a wonderful painting! So glad it's the first one to be shared. I think the intersection of the two faces is perfect, that Jesus' line of sight is directed at her and hers promises to turn toward him... You've caught a hardness around her eyes that rings true for the woman at the well, someone who was hardened to life by her experiences yet a beauty, no doubt. Her mouth suggests a woman with her own opinions, a strong woman who doesn't take much off of any man. The circular movement encloses the whole thing, making me feel the intimacy of the moment. And the face of Jesus is so intense, dominating the canvas, while still remaining in the background. Very nicely done.

Do you have others in this series? If so, I'd love to see them...

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Dianne, this is a very beautiful piece...love the eyes on the woman and Jesus..gives you that sense that something powerful is about to happen.

I am glad I checked out this new forum....looking forward to some inspiration! And it's wonderful to have a forum where this type of work is welcome.

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A powerful piece to a powerful story Dianne. Well done. I look forward to seeing your other pieces for the project you mentioned.
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