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loss by agnes-cecile loss by agnes-cecile


watercolor on paper
35cm x 45cm

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She appears breathless. As if something has struck the air out of her lungs. Leaving her in a defenseless position what she is hesitate to allow the viewer to see.

The picture does a good job of bringing attention to the face, then drifting to the birds, and down the body. Rendering of the face and hair was done very well. But the hand seems to have been only sketched in. A few details instead of a wash of a hand would leave the work stronger. Giving the audience not only an insight into the subjects mind, but their body language.

A sense of loss can be felt throughout the picture. It may have been a child, or one of her parents. The pink on her shoulder gives the impression it was her father who once held her.

The layered white dove around the eye could have been layered differently. Because of the values around the eye, the wing makes the dove look flat; forcing the illusion of dept to be broken. Perhaps if the birds was flying more towards the viewer it would appear more like a metaphor than a symbol.

The way you pushed the colours around her neck was very well done. When I look at the neck I feel some kind of dreamy atmospheric environment. Maybe she just came out of the shower? Her hair is done is similar way. As the colours rise out of her, it appears they are also drawing out her memories.

The contrast of the white boarder along the sides keeps the picture flowing vertically off the page. Making this piece perfect in a collection or with a simple dark frame proudly displayed on someone's wall.

This is a good picture. Your abilities to combine technical execution and a emotional response is marvelous. I hope I was in some way helpful, and I do not mean any of my words as negative. You have a very strong picture what few have the abilities to produce.
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I the detail and the technique of the birds in her hair. The way you have incorporated the bird into the side of her face. It is almost like seeing two different pictures at the same time.

You have really captured the emotions in her body language and expression on her face. The pain and confusion has been beautifully conveyed though the colours and technique. The preoccupied stance in her eye gives her a day dreaming state.

The colours that you have used give her sorrow and maybe a glint of hope too. I really like the way you put so much detail into the lips and nose. They really make a good feature of the face, as well as the bird.

The water marks on her face makes it seem like she has been crying and she still has them running down her cheeks.

Personally i love this piece of art work and i am mesmerized by it too. Well done!
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lovexxi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
I cannot believe I have stumbled across the artist who has created such a beautiful piece that has been hanging in my room for approximately 4-5 years now. I am shocked that I didn't find out about you before, doesn't help that the person who gifted it to me never mentioned that he bought it from you.

I just wanted to say great work, this piece seriously made me stronger, as I was going through a tough time with the loss of a loved one and in a weak state of mind due to stress. I really love your art :)
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magicIsInside Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist
Amazing !!
oppuy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i have no idea how you draw this
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Ankori Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Harfenfreak Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
I love it!!
LovEya4evaXD Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Photographer
This is by far one of my favorite piece that you have done! It's incredible!
CherishedDr3am Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love your works, one day I would be a good artisi like you...
ZOEKSA Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
just amazing
RainMakesRainbows Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I adore this so much. Indescribably beautiful.
rivaloflove Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
its so beautiful it hurts
Azuraa Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes! Please draw more birds! :D
MseaClair Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
It's just... amazing! Your art inspire me so much, and I hope I can do my own art as beautifull that your's is.
(Sorry for my english)
ScareLight-Story Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love this!
Phoenixhouse88 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
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manfishinc Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oops, sorry ignore that first comment, I meant to say this:
You have been featured:
its-ok-bunny Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is one of the most beautiful things I've seen in a while.
SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
This is so stunning; I'm staring at it.
theaccountwithnoname Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
o__O nice :D
Hany12 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love the birds!
ThanaM84 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
my fav!!!!
pierolahc Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful ... breathtaking... congratulations!
InView Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
I love the colors,
watercolor is a beautiful art.
Very beautiful :)
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AuroraDark Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is stunning! :)
artsy-angel Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
also love your entire gallery of art, they're all so fascinating and intriguing, its become an inspiration for me : ) keep making art, you have a great talent!
artsy-angel Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
i absolutely love it!! She seems to be dreaming about freedom or a future that escapes her. The expression of this is amazing with the colors and shades. ^_^ :)
Karvamato Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking piece of art!
I love your whole gallery - your painting style is wicked - but this is definitely one of my favorites. Stunning use of color.
I like the birds a lot... (:
Lauelibre Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
can you please post a tutorial for painting in this style because I have tried before and failed miserably? I love this style of painting!!!
spazinatohr Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
so beautiful, so much imagination. you are such a wonderful artist, because you combine amazing technique with a wealth of creativity.
romanianbabe Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow this is stunnnnning!
xXDontWannaDieXx Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your Art Truly Inspires Me To Do And Create Better Things. Absolutely beautiful.
exo-inferior Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
this is perfection!!!
TheFaceOfJuu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning colour-scheme. :)
CelloOFFICIAL Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
I loved the two birds ^^
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eppiepeppercorn Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Simply stunning!
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Submitted on
January 15, 2012
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Canon EOS 500D
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Focal Length
39 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jan 15, 2012, 10:57:12 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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