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February 24, 2012
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Canon EOS 500D
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Feb 24, 2012, 12:21:24 PM
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I'd love to make her smile by agnes-cecile I'd love to make her smile by agnes-cecile
when my sister is away and I'd love to make her smile

Just a gift for my sister who is in another city, away from me. :heart:

I'm making some experiments with oil colours.. I'm just trying these new tools :)
oil on canvas board
30cm x 40cm
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This is so beautiful! Your play of color is fantastic - and I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you brought the teal & green from the background and incorporated them into your subject's skin and hair!! I also love how its is incomplete near the bottom, with the medium dripping down on the blank canvas (a feature I love in all your work). You were able to keep your subject looking 3-dimensional and gave her weight, which is difficult to do with watercolor (I know whenever I use watercolor things tend to look a little flat). Her hair on the side does look a little flat, but I wouldn't necessarily say that's a bad thing, as it is kind of juxtaposed against the 3-dimensional quality of her face. And I love how you added movement, since her earrings look like they are swaying. This piece makes me happy happy happy! :D
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This painting is very expressive, in a subtle and refined manner. A good choice of colors (tones of green and blue) complement the hue of the woman's face and bring new depth to her qualities, emphasizing her features. She is central to the painting, and her features are powerfully depicted. A comment below spoke of a contagious smile - indeed it is!

The painting could do with more detail and precision, as seen in the contributor's watercolor works. The left earring*, the eyes(hadow), the right ear, the (lower left part of the) nose and the (right part of the) forehead seem to have been hastily painted. Likewise, the purpose of the frequently used "drip" effect, used in many works by this contributor, is, for me, not clear in this particular work.

Overall, I find the impact of this painting to be great and very successful, albeit the fine details could, should and will be more refined with practice using this technique. For the experiment it is, this is a very successful piece of work.
Thank you most dearly and keep on keepin' on!

*from the woman's perspective, not the beholder's
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MIK-26-1-59 Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist



Pfirsicheis Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this painting. The look is summery, happy and relaxing.
kalinka99 Aug 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lovely Heart
It really has a beautiful smile...
You're a very good sister ^^
JordanSlayer Aug 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
now all you need to add is a salad, and it'll be ALL over Tumblr
wow so lovely!
It's a beautiful picture, full of expression!
Also, the smile reminds me a lot of a dear friend of mine, who has just about the same kind of smile. ^^
very lovely and great work!
pnna Apr 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist

i love you're all artwork.

SoullessSaphire Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
how do u get the drippy texture thingie? if that made any sence...?
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