Love it! You seem to have captured her in a particularly contemplative mood-reminds me a lot of a Kenyan artist's women- mostly on fabric
great Jean, great
Both are amazing, really wonderful.
Gorgeous work..they both are distinctly beautiful in their own ways..yet both very soulful and inspiring! Wonderful energy to them!Victorias
Wonderful work! I especially love the green back drop in the top one. Wonderful!!
Thank you, all.I seem to have developed a pattern of painting a more realistic-looking painting first and then, when I'm comfortable with the subject, painting a looser, faster piece.Next time, maybe I'll bring more than two surfaces on which to paint and see what happens, then.
for me, although the second image is loose, I think the actual line work in creating the profile is more realistic and interesting. The nose is larger and tips downward, the lips more lush and closer to the nose, the eyes deeper set.
PA, yes. The second actually is more realistic. It's part of what I like about doing multiples of the same thing.
You and PA have colored my judgment, but I do think the second one has something more, or better, than the first. Realism? No argument here.
Thanks, Denise and Banjo.
By the way, Banjo, that's not a bad thing to add to our resumes: judgment coloring.