The image portays such great emotion from the eyes....the eyes are the doorways of ones' soul. You can feel the emotion dripping forth from the eyes of such a beautiful depicted animal. Sadness, peace, and love all in one...you have such great skill in expressing strong emotion with the eyes and the use of colors. You have great skill and technique!
L'immagine portays, grande emozione da gli occhi... gli occhi sono i portali di anima. Potete provare l'emozione gocciola fuori da gli occhi di un bellissimo animale raffigurato. Tristezza, di pace, di amore per tutti... lei ha una grande abilità nell'esprimere una forte emozione con gli occhi e l'uso dei colori. Voi avete una grande abilità e tecnica!
Your art style never seizes to amaze me. That being said immediately upon looking at your painting I notice its separation from your other work because you chose more muted neutral tones. This really emphasizes the polar bear(?)'s eyes and draws the viewer to the center of the painting. I think that the orange hair was another fantastic touch because the orange reflections used across the image really pull everything together id ed the top of the polar bear, the girl's abdomen. The posture of the girl really shows the sincerity or empathy to the bear and I think it makes the viewer wonder about why the bear needs the comforting. On the note every part of the polar bear seems to be resting except it's right arm which makes me curious if the bear was angry and the girl is calming it. The claws have a high level of contrast which is why my eyes are so drawn to it. I think your vision for this was great and you carried it out very well. I have always loved your technique and that's the reason I always come back to your work, you did a fantastic job agnes-cecile!
sophienouveauFeatured By OwnerAug 2, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
it is interesting to see which canvas you use because when i painted with watercolor it took a while to dry... your painting looks more like if you have used paper... anyway i love your paintings agnes... they're all beautiful. you're really one of the best watercolor artists in the world...
I really like this piece in particular becuase I don't recall having seen many larger animals in your work. It was inerestnig to see you do something different and pull it off so beautiflly. The girl embracing the bear and the sort of human expression reminds me of the story East of the Sun, West of the Moon. Was it based off of that?
jeez do you just put paint on there and let it run wherever the heck it wants or do you actually somehow manipulate where it goes and for how far???? either way, they always turn out amazing. i really love all you work
this is really compelling to me...even more so than the rest of your work, which is saying something. i wish so intensely that i could create the kind of art that you do so effortlessly. you are a huge inspiration to me.
Oh wow... this just made me wordless. Propably all the 79 comments before mine tell the same, but this is just beautiful. I love the wolf's expression... Can't argue. You're really talented! Just don't stop drawing and painting!
This brought to mind the novel East, by Edith Pattou, which is a very good book but a little difficult to describe. Believe me when I say that it is a very positive connotation. I like the sadness, the longing, and the bear as the focal point instead of the girl. I also like the red color of her hair; it's like the ghost of a flame.
East was a good book. It was based off of East of the Sun, West of the Moon. I believe that one was Norwegian. There are a lot of retellings of it, storybook or novel. If you like myth based novels, I'd look up Juliet Marillier. Some of her Celtic based work is amazing. Daughter of Sevenwaters is my favorite thus far, based on a lesser known myth. I would be thrilled if she wrote Tam Lin and East of the Sun, West of the Moon as well. The way that woman writes reminds me of how agnes-cecile paints.