Oh Jean.....I really LIKE this piece!! By the way....noticed this one is in oil....you mostly use pastels....don't you??XoJo
I would hang this on my wall. I love the coloration and the background. And then her eyes, they're strong without being overly large.
Jean,your works are taking a great way;I feel that you are very comfortablewith the subject and the techniques!Congratulations, are getting better!
A subdued palate here. A bit of Morandi crossed with Cezanne.Will you post the changes if you should decide to make them?btw: thanks for signing
I do so like the stone-edges. And her.WV: Jessi. That works.
Thanks, Jo.Most recently, I've been using pastels and loving them. But I recently finished unpacking my studio after a big move, so I've been able to start painting in oils again.
Thanks, Paula and Denise.I appreciate your kind encouragements.
PA, I started with a pastel-y acrylic underpainting that was dry. On top, a Zorn palette: titanium white, ivory black, cadmium yellow light, cadmium red light. Then I threw on a little ultramarine blue and alizarin.If I change this, I'll post the change. I started another painting at the same time, which I stopped because the limited subdued palette wasn't adequate for what I wanted (and those were the only colors I had with me). I've stuck that on my easel at home, to play with.
Thanks, AH. This model is very young and hadn't modeled before this session. She walked around during breaks, looking amazed at the paintings in progress.
I like the red again. So sue me. Also the lines, angles. Makes her look young and strong, fit, determined (moving toward fierce?). Not sure about the vertical red on her nose. Her hair and the shirt are great in color and design.
Hi Jean, You painting is a joy to look at. I like seeing the hand of the artist. This portrait has a lot of vitality; most appropriate for the subject! Wonderful.
Thanks, Banjo. Fierce, I like that.
Thanks, Peggy.I marvel at the complexity of your drawings, combining objects in interesting spaces.
I like this painting Jean. The red color in her hair is striking. Your work is such a joy to see. Keep up the fine work!
A very intense expression. At first I didn't know what to make of the dabs or spots in the upper corners but now I think it might add to the intensity of her gaze.And I like the way the hair was done as well.
wow Jeane, you are always one of the best !
What I like about this is that it's very different from your other ones. It shows off your versatility.
I liked -K-'s comment about the dots and the expression.
I don't know anything about art but when I view yours and read the comments, I feel like I'm learning to really see and appreciate it. Your work is so good. I love this one. It's very vibrant.
Thanks, all.I love that K's comment has a fan. I think I'm a fan of it, too.