I made this painting for the 1000Drawings project, it's a one night exhibition for charity in Amsterdam, on May the 11th. There will be 1000 drawings for sale for the same low, accessible price (€10).. this is my partecipation to the event. So, I hope that someone among you will find my little watercolor and buy it!
Proceeds will be donated to support FairPen, which helps children in Uganda to run an editorial office with their peers, investigate issues, think critically, and publish handwritten, handdrawn newspapers to each other and to their local communities.
I adore this piece!! Your use of color gives it a sense of chaos that is very cohesive! The eyes leave the viewer curious, wondering what is in the distance? Very intriguing....that something you captured that many other artist miss in their pieces. I would have to say that my favorite part of this piece would have to be the eyes. You painted them beautifully, leaving a sort of sparkle that allows room for wonder and imagination. One thing I enjoy about art is that it is up for interpretation, you can have different views and even give it a back story.. This is what you have done here you have given it a back story.. Really lovely work, keep it up!
As one who has immense difficulty in using watercolors, that alone allows me to appreciate such work and craftsmanship. The expression of the face combined with the runny colors on the right side create a breathtaking amount of emotion. The combination also makes it appear as though the colors are coallescing to form the person's face, with more and more details appearing as the eye goes from right to left when looking at this picture. The work put into the details of the irises and eyebrows is incredible, and this work overall evokes admiration from me, which is uncommon, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way.
This is just a stupidly beautiful painting, my favourite of all your works I think.
I look at this watercolour and I think, man, why would you paint a nice seascape when you could paint like *this*? Really using the medium in an amazing way here, it has so much potential and you wring every last gasp of expression. It's a joy to see such vibrant colours, watercolour works are sometimes so bland as if that's how they're supposed to be.
It remembers me of a very friend of mine, even the name of the work. As she would always say she is "just a normal girl".Amazing expression, in the eyes, I could stare at it an entire day. The way her hair falls and mostly I love de colors at the right the way they are...just amazing. Bravo! Sorry for the messy commentary x.x
I love the technique. I gotta learn how to paint like this. haha >.<
Ah, I thought I recognized this! I watched your speed painting video on YouTube a while ago, and to come across you on DeviantArt is just awesome! I really love this painting, and all your work, really.