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Postby stirling » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:11 am

Couldn"t think of a title for this one any ideas?

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watercolour 16"by20"
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Postby stanton » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:43 am

This is a very nice piece of work. The lighting is just right...highlights on the woman and dark background give great contrast and make the subject very pronounced.
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Postby KarinPavlic » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:13 am

I think it's wonderful. The lightning is perfect. Same goes for composition.
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Postby Singular » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:27 am

Hey Mike,
This is perhaps your best work yet. Very nice job. Almost photographic, but better.

How about? "Testing the Waters"
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Postby Carmelo » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:46 pm

Hats off to this wonderful watercolor! I like Singular's title suggestion and can only add my humble thought on the subject..."Put your left foot in take your right foot out" :wink:
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Postby ehoeveler » Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:57 am

So beautifully done! How about 'Natural Woman'? E
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Well done

Postby pehiatt » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:54 pm

I love it when someone gets it right.
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Postby xxbreezy » Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:57 am

I totally agree with all the previous post!!! I really looks like a photograph you did it so perfectly!!
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The Water's Fine

Postby gnash » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:24 am

Very enjoyable. I saw a picture once of a Victorian type woman in a stream that I wanted to replicate like this. Good gentle picture. Thanks.

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Postby Blayne » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:36 pm

Beautifully, perfectly done. Now, may I nitpick? The arc of water droplets descending from her right foot tell the viewer she has yanked her foot rapidly out of the water IMO. (Had she withdrawn it straight up, the droplets would fall vertically, right?) To me, the droplets are a distraction, lead the eye too rapidly downward, and make the viewer wonder if she has seen something startling in the water. When I hold my thumb over those dratted droplets, the woman appears in a seated repose. That said, again it is a lovely painting.
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Postby stirling » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:45 am

Thank you all for the encouraging comments.

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Postby Ted » Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:19 pm

Still to cold.
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Postby stirling » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:30 pm

Thanks for taking a look Ted,great title idea.

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Postby oilpainter2247 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:38 pm

this is something that is for sure ,,very nice work

there is one thing in this that maybe looks a bit odd

now remember it is just the way i see it

but the feet look to big to me

but yet again maybe it is just me

mike dont get mad ,,,i love this one .and find it wonderful . mike
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Postby BAReam » Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:53 pm

Mike...let me begin by saying that I like this watercolor. Is it done in transparent watercolor/ opaque watercolor combo. ? Some of the color gives me the impression of being opaque.
I would have to agree with the comments regarding the water droplets; does tend to suggest sudden movement..., so the suggestion of "still too cold" might be right on; if that is what you intended.
To my eye the light source is somewhat confused. My
ain tells me the lower right leg should be shaded about half way between the highlights and the shading on the lower back... allowing it to recede ever so slightly. Mind this only my oppinion...., it's a lovely painting done in a challenging medium.

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Postby bergina » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:50 pm

Hey Mike,
I have been looking at this for some time now. I believe this is in a class by itself.
Your use of light, contrast, color, selected detail and most important composition, from my take is so good. I can not offer any "what should be" or "how to improve" suggestions. This is just plain great art. I am impressed.
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Postby stirling » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:55 am

Thanks again,very kind.

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