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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
MixGI Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Maravilloso trabajo
I-Am-A-Flying-Bird Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing *A* Pretty girl and lovely colourchoices for win
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?
Lucaadel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this is awesome :)
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
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.
TheSunGazer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
dragon eyes
David-Michaels Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Featured in portuguese blog! Have a nice day!
SecretGurl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
how is this possible?? ;)
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