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the water workshop II by agnes-cecile the water workshop II by agnes-cecile
I made this painting in the second day of workshop that I gave in Rome last March.
another quick one.

watercolor and pen on Moleskine watercolor notebook
21cm x 30cm

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I'll start this off by saying, as always, your skills with watercolor are great. What I've noticed in your recent paintings is that while it's chaotic, there's still some kind of order there. The colors that you use aren't "random splatters" for I've noticed that it seems that you know which color goes where and that you aren't simply using colors mindlessly. For on the left side of her face, you can see blue and some yellow, orange, and maybe even pink giving it a calm, maybe even "pretty" feeling. But if you look to the right of her face, you see purple and yellow, giving it a somewhat supernatural feeling. So there seems to be a definite color scheme that is controlled within all the splatters and drips. And of course, her gorgeous eyes, they look so glazed and it really looks like she's staring directly at you with this melancholic kind of nonchalant gaze. You paint eyes so good, it's mind blowing how good you are with them.

However, the reason why I'm giving this such a low rating in "Originality" is because I feel as though I've seen this from you before. The whole "watercolor portrait" thing is seriously an incredible idea and you pull it off in such a mind-blowing fashion with all of the crazy drips and splatters and colors and the way you depict figures, etc, etc. But I personally feel like it would be nice if you tried something new. Once again, I'm not insulting your talent as an artist, I'm just saying that it may become boring after a while if you paint the same subject over and over again and that trying something new would be cool. As Henri Matisse said: "An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc." Hope I wasn't harsh.
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Fantastic and Surreal. Imaginative and very creative.
I love the emotional feel to this piece and most of your work.
The free handed flow is beyond measure and leaves alot
to the imagination. Your art is emotional which is key to abstract art. Going beyond the lines and letting the paint dance upon the paper or canvas.
I am beginning my journey to learn this technique as I have
acomplished it with Acrylics and Oils now onto watercolor.
Your Art shows the viewers you can do abstract with watercolor as the medium. I also love the way the viewer connects with the eyes and the person yet the colors take you away on a flight of fancy. Bravo !!
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Zhongguolong Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Leave a space, is China painting characteristics. Your painting is similar to the China Art
留出空白,是中国画的特色。你的画类似于中国艺术
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MixGI Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Maravilloso trabajo
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I-Am-A-Flying-Bird Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing *A* Pretty girl and lovely colourchoices for win
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ktcg Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Are the white linings, the eyelashes for example, done in post (Photoshop etc?) or do you have a technique for that?
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Lucaadel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is awesome :)
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charlotterae Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
I love it! Reminds me of something I did once, only this is far more detailed and far better of course haha :D
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Katydid42 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
i love that on ethin black line that starts on the left side of the head and trails off into the next page. it seems like an odd thing to like but it really creates the movement in this piece. love the rest of it too.
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TheSunGazer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
dragon eyes
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David-Michaels Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Featured in portuguese blog! Have a nice day!
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SecretGurl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
how is this possible?? ;)
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KaraulovaMariya Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So mesmerizing...
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Meggie272 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I love the subtle shading on the face, it gives it so much shape and form with just a few splashes of colour. Really impressive. The white lines around her eyes add something really special as well.
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Abi-Smile Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
nothing much to say,,, except this is beautiful and stunning :)
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
this is absolutely stunning, I love it! :D
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:iconmiraclesartwork:
MiraclesArtWork Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the simplicity of this.
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:iconneon-giraffe:
neon-giraffe Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have been blessed by the gods and goddesses of every religion known to mankind.
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:iconpromisedprince:
PromisedPrince Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's so beautiful it makes me mad.
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fictiun Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love.
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:iconlindsayraposa:
lindsayraposa Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So incredible.
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Ellodi-Fune Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow!!!!1
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kirisutegomen Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!
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:iconpalnt:
PAlNT Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i wish i could paint like you
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:iconarturosuman:
arturosuman Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Beautiful work. Buen trabajo
:)
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elenagoldenangel Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
woww (no comment) just woww
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dragon70 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hermoso trabajo.
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mumuku Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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IcyIrena Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderfull!
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YummyBiscuit Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
those eyes are absolutely incredibly hypnotizing, god!
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Lyud Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Eyes are very awesome ! I like water paints but I find it sometimes to blurry especially for the details but for this art, it's just awesome !
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Andela1998 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconiloveitplz:
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TheDarkestCookie Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Beautiful, I love the colors!! :D
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:iconraspeire:
raspeire Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
beautiful face and composition :)
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lonleyDead Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it :3
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pie-chrstn Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing!!
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JPint0 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
O.o love it
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f1utterby3 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the composition of this painting and how it's so busy and concentrated in the lower right corner and just kind of spills across the canvas. As always, your portraits are stunning and I love the combination of colors you used!
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jobagjumping Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow
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:iconwei-en:
wei-en Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Very emotive!
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appa-appa-away Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work :)
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KeeCarroll Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful eyes!
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing painting! I really love how some of the paint sort of trails off into the emptier area. Really nice work~ ^^ :thumbsup:
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kuhrio Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks absolutely beautiful! :) I also love the colors you used
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Revolucci Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great to see some new work... i love your style :love:
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NerdyDavros Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Very very pretty! You did an awesome job with this painting! Looks amazing!
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ChameleonGiant Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww, that came out real nice!
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JawRipper Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eyes are awesome!
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Reymicx Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:jawdrop: This is so beautifully surreal!!
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TheMoonMonkey Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is DD quality stuff amazing!
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HectorMcreyes Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job
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indyalexandra Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is gorgeous :O
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