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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 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!

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*from the woman's perspective, not the beholder's
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The very first thing attracted me to this piece is its vibrant mood. I believe that a painting; any painting must first express what it intends to. This painting to me is a reflection of how you wish to see your sister; happy. Full of color, vibrancy and freedom, it is a good example in how emotion guide you to paint.

As for the technique, detailing etc. I feel in any painting they can play a secondary role. To me what matters most is this question:

Does this painting hold my attention? More importantly, does it touch my heart? This one does.
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MIK-26-1-59 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

guay

 

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Pfirsicheis Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this painting. The look is summery, happy and relaxing.
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kalinka99 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lovely Heart
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:iconfufapadurii:
fufapadurii Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
It really has a beautiful smile...
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:iconcandycorn4me:
Candycorn4me Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
lovely
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:iconelfast:
Elfast Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
You're a very good sister ^^
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JordanSlayer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
now all you need to add is a salad, and it'll be ALL over Tumblr
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Yume-Sakurai Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
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!
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pnna Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
AAAAAAmazing......


i love you're all artwork.

[wowwww....]
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SoullessSaphire Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
how do u get the drippy texture thingie? if that made any sence...?
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:iconalesssurprise:
alesssurprise Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012   Photographer
touching
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13vamps Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely love it :)
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cutieonduty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
I really enjoy the freshness in your oils. What type of medium do you use to keep the oils so liquid-y? Is it just turpentine?
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dookeds Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great work im new on here
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
beautiful work
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Jellywater Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I always love your use of color!
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your-mystery Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So wonderful!!!!
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:iconbastkk:
baStkk Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!
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:iconeriwyle:
eriwyle Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, love that expression! Pure bliss, eh? :D
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Kisaya-wilv Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I think that even your oil kinda looks like watercolor=)
Found you from "garden in the ceiling" video, and happy to find new great fellow-artist
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Simply Wonderful...!!!:heart:
Dear agnes-cecile
Your wonderful Artwork is featured ...in
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you are Most welcome!!! ...:heart:
regards
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joyfullyblessed Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
You have an amazing use of color.
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writetopaint Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My critique, (if you accept it) says what I feel. Happy!
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StarsValekZillion Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
:) atill makes me smillle
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stinkypizza Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have captured her smile so beautifully that you make us all smile, too! Great job!
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:iconm2mazzara:
m2mazzara Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
AMAZING.
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InaRosdal Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! I love when you use more colours.
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F0ggi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Well done very fresh work, love the green background goes with the girl.
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UNWANTEDRAMBLER Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
A beautiful and personal present.
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SixtyNineDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I really love your latest work.
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Venotorus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Wow!!! This is amazing.
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appa-appa-away Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautiful, and what a sweet thought to put behind it. Lovely :heart:
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chsehd41 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
My very favorite of all your works so far. You improve every day.
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RDCarter Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So beautiful, both the girl and the painting style! :D
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Weiesnbach Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the xpresion on her face. One of these days I'lll start working in oils again, and I hope to able to achieve results as nice as this. The background has an unfinished quality to it that really adds some character to the painting itself, and the pallette knife work going on behind her head adds a touch of energy to the overall scene.
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sandygirl561 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
AWE!!!! :tears:
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dooftan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
You probably miss her a lot ... It's a beautiful painting. I regret that we can't see other part in relief except the yellow point in the left top corner.
Astonishing expression !
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galadriel-602 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. She's so elegant and classy looking. Reminds me of Anne of Green Gables.
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debie-chan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student General Artist
This looks fantastic <3
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daisydodle Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student General Artist
this is so beautiful. I love the oil colors. It so sweet about your sister
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Abbyanna Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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amerasu Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Artist
Oh this is truly beautiful! So much life in the painting and I so love your colours.
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SparrowsFlame Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful. The title especially caught my eye. I love the colors and her expression is priceless. Such a lovely piece. :)
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Janerd Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Amazing! Wish I had a sister like you ;)
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Slytherincess Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great, I love the way you can see the brush ductus!
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olinik94 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
che bella :)
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:iconbripin:
BRipin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
She is so beautiful with a very infectious smile - and you painter her so well and lovingly - Bravo!
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Nero-Volpi-DH Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Oh, so great!!!
I want draw as it ; ▲;
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Frenzyy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
bellissimo :)
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