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Benjamin and Sam Portrait

Postby Sandra Haley » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:00 pm

Hello friends,
I just finished a portrait of Benjamin a small boy and his dog Sam, alseep on the couch together. It is an oil painting on stretched canvas, a 16 x20. Comments and critques welcome.
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Postby BYart » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:28 am

Nicely done!
I do think that it may be the image quality, but i think this could benefit from a bit of darkening of the shadowed areas. I just think that aside from the boy's shirt, everything is in the same tonal value, it needs more color and or contrast.
I think you did a great job on the rendering!
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Postby Sandra Haley » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:56 pm

Barb,
Thanks I know it is tonaly the same but the picture was something special to them and it was part of the memory so I couldn't change the coloring. Thats the one thing about the painting I was not real happy with. I will remember that for the next one. I can't change it as it is now in their home and they love it. Thanks for the confirmation.

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Postby nigelartist » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:22 am

Nice and peaceful...

Makes me want to fall asleep!

Lovely artwork!
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Re: Benjamin and Sam Portrait

Postby Artifex » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:02 pm

Very nice painting it reminds me of a lot of good things. I love the colors. Great art work!
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Re: Benjamin and Sam Portrait

Postby sharkbarf » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:09 pm

I'd like to see the dog's face smooth and the boys face squished lol.

seriously though- more contrast.
That seems to be the number one problem I've noticed on the site.
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Re: Benjamin and Sam Portrait

Postby SER » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:35 pm

Nice picture, but I have a problem with the hand. Looks like he has nails on the wrong side of his fingers.
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