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Old 07-03-2004, 02:33 PM
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Carnival Lady or New Years Eve Party

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Title: Carnival Lady or New Years Eve Party
Year Created: 2004
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 16x20
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

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I saw some pictures of a carnival and loved the excitement in them. I used those as a basis for creating this painting. I usually call her Carnival Lady but our art center has a open 'hanging' in December through January and I thought I'd put her in with the alter title New Years Eve Party.

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I haven't been painting long but enjoy it. Any comments are welcome.
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Old 07-03-2004, 05:52 PM
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Re: Carnival Lady or New Years Eve Party

Cece, this shows a lot of imagination even if painted from a photo. You've got the highlights in her eyes and it would give her face a more rounder appearance if you were to determine where your light is coming from and highlight her facial features as well.

Her fingers are a bit thick but then I don't know what "style" you're going for. It's certainly interesting and you've got a lot of life in her face!

Keep painting! And make it fun!
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Old 07-05-2004, 05:18 PM
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Re: Carnival Lady or New Years Eve Party

Thanks Dana. When you mentioned the light, I realized that I had the highlights in her eyes 'backwards'. I have reversed them and the light is more from 'her' right and front keeping the shadow on the left of 'her' face. I did lighten the right side of her face and shoulder a little but it was getting tricky so left with only minor changes there.

My husband thought the background was too much and distracted from her? I thought it added to the 'excitement' of the moment. Any comments are welcome.
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Old 07-05-2004, 06:36 PM
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Re: Carnival Lady or New Years Eve Party

I could see her strutting her stuff at Mardi Gras...I think the colors are especially well suited to the carnival atmosphere, I like them very much.
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Old 07-05-2004, 10:55 PM
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Re: Carnival Lady or New Years Eve Party

Cece, this is an interesting and exciting painting. Unusual.....I can't paint in this style....but lots of verve in it. Like it very much!

Looking forward to your next!
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Old 07-06-2004, 07:40 PM
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Re: Carnival Lady or New Years Eve Party

Thanks Michael-Ann. Thanks Dana. This is the first time I painted a face and it was interesting to do. I did use an item called SPRAY MEDIUM from StudioProducts.com for the first time. I usually use Linseed oil but this spray medium worked nicely. I only thinned a few of the paints when I needed 'lines' but the medium allowed me to spray the canvas and work whereever I needed to without thinning and it really help extend the paint. The only thing to be careful of is the smell as it is strong so I worked with an open window only 2 feet from me.
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Old 07-06-2004, 08:52 PM
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Re: Carnival Lady or New Years Eve Party

This is very good. I am from Louisiana. Have seen a few of these.
Make her hand and fingers slender.
Her neck is too wide under her hand. Make her hair come down lower to fix.
She is a beautiful lady.

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Old 07-07-2004, 02:01 AM
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Re: Carnival Lady or New Years Eve Party

You have certainly conveyed excitement here in this painting. Would like to see the hand refined as this is what attracts the viewer - it is all a little too red overall. Well done. Cheers Paloma
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Old 07-07-2004, 10:14 PM
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Re: Carnival Lady or New Years Eve Party

Thanks, Silverlady, for the dig alterations. Her fat little fingers have given me some trouble. Your picture helps. I see what you mean about her neck too.

Thanks, Paloma. I have to say I fell in love with RED as you can see. I think RED is in my alter ego since I usually wear blue. ;-)

Thanks all for your comments and reassurance.
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Re: Carnival Lady or New Years Eve Party

I looked into your threads and loved what I saw, you don't copy but create, and put feelings and ideas into your works, and I find you an exciting artist!
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