First impressions hit the hardest - This painting has impact. The Red / Blue color scheme works with all the variant tones blending together to be it's own color context without bombardment nor being minimalistic. Keeping the blue hues as the base sets up a melancholy mood that automatically requires a second or deeper look.
The subject is pretty having slim neck line, jaw and cheeks. However it's the eyes the draw you. There is an obvious attention to the eyes. As a quick painting, putting attention here seems to be the best decision. There is less attention, rightfully so, the artist made a choice (whether conscious or not who knows) to let the eyes tell the story. The eyes show a deep gaze, a long suffering, a focus unwavering only softened within the borders of her face by full feminine lips. With the mix of color, the lips however full still appear slightly dry. Again it seems the eyes remain the anchor of the composition. Her hair shape has style, she is or once was of class and standing but appears on the disheveled side and that helps us keep looking into her eyes. If everything were too neat coif-wise, we might settle in on some other details. As you peer into her eyes, notice the reds burning irritation.
As for the drip, IMO drips add tension and unrest in a painting, pointing to the fact that all men are like grass and the flower of grass, meaning temporal and easily erased / effaced. As for the color flick, they break up the outer edge of the hair line, which works.
Overall this is a wonderful painting. I didn't research what parameters "quick" implies, but it doesn't matter. If I was to add anything of critique on the negative side would be that perhaps a slightly larger canvas may have been used while keeping the subject in the lower right corner. This may have added to the draw of the eyes.
Great work, a wonderful example of watercolor. Thanks for requesting a critique - they are never easy as the artist is always vulnerable. Schermerberger
I think this piece is very simple yet holds so much emotion in it. Really, I feel it's the eyes. They are what turns this from just a painting of a face to something more.
I really like how you used the white gel pen. It's something that most people wouldn't think to do, but it gives that extra kick. I also like how you keep in mind those small details that most artist tend to ignore, such as the area around the lips and the details in the eye lids.
And maybe it's just your choice of music with the video, but I've always gotten the feeling from this painting that this is someone who is being consumed by something and can do nothing to stop it.
All in all, I can find nothing negative about this. I think you are a wonderful artist and your work is inspiring.
I have been fascinated with your work since I first discovered you online about a year ago. I've watched your videos on YouTube. You are amazing to watch. But I must apologize, I cannot choose a favorite. I love them all
I admire your work -- so beautiful, colorful and free. I wish my hand would allow myself to paint more freely -- I'm much too constricted, and that shows in my work. Lovely art as usual. I always look forward to seeing your new paintings!
This is one of my favorites paintings of all times! You're a great painter! I wish i could paint as you do. I see poetry and a whole story on this pic... really really love it since the first time i saw this. One day i'll turn this one in a tattoo on my skin!
Wow! You are perfect in color mastering, it is so clear from many of your works here. But this one is kind of soul scratcher. She looks wounded, full of trouble, and not just one more pretty young woman face. You are a real talent, thank you!
I saw your speed paint video on youtube and I have couple questions. What was the pen you used in the end to draw the white lines and where can I buy it? Also, did you use canvas for this or some type of watercolor paper?
Hello! First of I would like to say that your art is amazing and inspiring! Very intriguing!
I hope you don't mind me asking if I could post an image of my painting that is similar to this picture. I followed your speedpaint to this piece, and would like to spread it on DeviantArt. I assure you it defiantly not the same as your beautiful art work-I altered it a bit, since you passed far greater from my level. I wouldn't want to do anything to upset you in anyway, so ask you of permission.
This is honestly my favorite out of all your work, and I think it always will be. I think it is absolutely amazing. Everything from the colors, to the picture is amazing. I can look at this picture for hours. I give is a solid 10/10.