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Old 10-01-2007, 09:51 AM
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Emily -- Teacher For My Second Saturn Return

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Title: Emily -- Teacher For My Second Satu<br> Retu<br>
Year Created: 2007
Medium: Oil
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Dimension: 11 inches x 13 inches
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Thought I was finished with the paintings for my show, opening on Thursday. Decided to do just one more.<br><br>Subtitle of paintng is (Portrait of the Artist's Daughter).

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Old 10-01-2007, 11:00 AM
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Re: Emily -- Teacher For My Second Saturn Return

she looks ghostly, great job on the eyes
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:42 PM
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Re: Emily -- Teacher For My Second Saturn Return

Allan, this one is the most intimate and warm one I've seen fom you (even if it's primarly cold tones), including your incredible "familly serie" a few years back.
I love the freshness of it and it's looseness.
The light source is incredibly well done
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:47 PM
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Re: Emily -- Teacher For My Second Saturn Return

I like the quality of light and shadows. The eyes are penetrating. Nice work!
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:06 PM
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Re: Emily -- Teacher For My Second Saturn Return

Just great! It's wonderful in every respect!
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:44 AM
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Re: Emily -- Teacher For My Second Saturn Return

yup, hauntingly beautiful

very nice

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Re: Emily -- Teacher For My Second Saturn Return

Kathryn, tbezesky, thomas and La: thanks for the kind comments.

Daniel: I appreciate your always generous reponses. The painting of my mother (Emily's grandma) I did for the show, title: 'Sadie, Bodhisattva of Loving-kindness' is flat-out warm and maybe the most imtimate piece, IMHO, I've done. Posting it here for your perusal.
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Old 10-03-2007, 04:46 PM
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Re: Emily -- Teacher For My Second Saturn Return

Hi, I Think They Are Soo Beautiful ,but The One Of Your Mother Takes My Breath Away, Rachel
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:39 PM
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Re: Emily -- Teacher For My Second Saturn Return

I love the lips and the eyes. Awesome tones!

However, for both paintings its just too obvious that you're working from photos. The poses and everything are a tad lifeless and bland. I dunno if this is what you were going for, but just a personal preference.
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Re: Emily -- Teacher For My Second Saturn Return

The portrait of your daughter is gorgeous. Nice working of the blue from her shirt and eyes into the face. Makes the whole thing come together. Her eyes are very haunting.

As for the portrait of you mother, this is an absolute winner. Her eyes are stunning. Also, in this case, I notice that you have used the green to pull it all together. I feel as if she is sitting right in front of me. Wonderful work.
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Re: Emily -- Teacher For My Second Saturn Return

Alla, I must agree with you, your "mother portrait" is a very good work, honnest, real, warm and touching
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Re: Emily -- Teacher For My Second Saturn Return

yes it's very intimate and sweet...i feel like i could tell this woman anything, your mother
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Re: Emily -- Teacher For My Second Saturn Return

I'd love to see a picture of your mom when she was Emily's age, and not to see if there's a superficial resemblance. Maybe Emily would like that, because she could see that some of the beauty of youth is replaced in later years by the beauty of a gentle spirit, a loving heart, a life of giving. You have some special girls in your life. That's so obvious. It's great that they get to have you let them know in this way.
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Re: Emily -- Teacher For My Second Saturn Return

Thanks all for the lovely and kind feedback.

Slurps: You prompted me to look in some old albums for a photo of my mom at Em's age annd I found a picture of her from 1937, when she was slightly older than her granddaughter -- see pic added. Thanks for your really beautiful connection between my "special girls".
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Re: Emily -- Teacher For My Second Saturn Return

The resemblance of these both to you is striking

Both are really powerful portraits.
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