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My 4th attempt at painting

Postby amelthia72 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:59 pm

I haven't done much art because I usually don't like it that much, however over Christmas
eak I did a painting and now that summer is here I've had time to do a few more. This is my 4th one, let me know what you think. My fiance and family always tell me that they like my stuff, well because they're my family, so I don't buy it. I'm very critical of my own stuff. Please give me some honest opinions. Its acrylic on paper. Thanks.
Oh and ignore the pinkish cast - the lens on my camera is acting funky so all of my pics are pink, this is also the reason that it looks a little washed out.
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Postby krysta11 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:06 pm

Hello Amelthia,

You are very talented !! I love what you have done here. Fantastic portrait.
Your family is right. You shouldn't stop painting. Never!!
I can't wait to see more of your art.
all the best
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Postby FinePencilArt » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:53 am

This is GREAT. I think most of us are more critical of our work than others because we believe that we have the ability to do better and therefore we keep doing more to do better, also since we create it we see little things that others don't. At some point we must accept that a piece is done and yours is marvelous.
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Postby BYart » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:02 am

I think your piece is fabulous!
Your proportions are great, detail is wonderful, and the tonal values are exceptional.
I especially like the subject rendered in a "bust', rather than a portrait style!
BRAVO(applauding), very well done!
May I ask specifically what paper(surface) you used, and what range of colors?

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:50 pm

Ame, You have a very high level of drawing skill. So all you have to do is paint. Learn the differnt paints and colors. And surfaces. It is color and detail that builds a good painting. You have the skills. You have been drawed to painting. You will learn to love it. And I can see you will do very well in the art market. Keep working. Good Luck.
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Postby Michael Ortega » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:35 am

You are already pretty masterful. If you can translate this into oil or acrylics I'm sure you could earn a living on Portrait commisions. If you couldn't do it...I'm afraid none of us could. 8)
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This is good!

Postby rrsum » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:42 pm

This is really, very good! Believe those that are saying good things. They speak the truth.

This is a very nice piece! Hope to see more from you!
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Postby amelthia72 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:52 pm

Thanks for all the comments. That pic is acrylic - I've never tried oil before mainly because I've never really tried painting before. My family owns a ceramic shop so one day I grabbed a blue on the way out and bought some of the painting paper from AC Moore and a white (paint) and started painting - that pic is entirely in that one shade of blue, and white. When I get some more money I'll get some more colors I guess. I have tons of other stuff and hope to set up some kind of simple website soon, but until then...
something quick I did the other night so I could get my colored pencils out
a recent commission I did
my very first painting
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Postby FinePencilArt » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:12 am

I like all three of these. I think your use of a singlular color adds a uniquie feeling, I'm not sure how to describe it, to the portraits that is lost with multiple realistic colors. You are creating something that evokes feelings and emotions which is more than just a great rendering of the subject. I think I get the feeling of someone who is distant, cold, or hard with the blues. I wonder what effect you would get with some other colors or the combination of two colors. Very impressive work and I look forward to seeing more.
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Postby Danny Heim » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:21 am

looks pretty freaking good to me
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Postby xxbreezy » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:14 am

No need to repeat.....you have a wonderful talent as everyone previously has stated!!!!! Well done...well done!!!!
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Postby sablewand » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:49 pm

I love it! The ideal of making the portrait a bust
illiant. You worked magic with you blue and white acrylic paint. Your portrait sends a vibe out awesome and she is beautiful. Keep painting this is great. DeVonna
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Postby william » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:21 am

Nice body of work here, you have a good eye for the figure... Nice use of value to establish form also.
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