Golden Girl

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WFMartin wrote
on 21 May 2011 4:20 PM

I just finished this one, and I plan to enter it into a local art competiton, when the fime for that comes around.

"Golden Girl"...16" x 20" oil on canvas

Thanks for looking in.

Bill

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on 21 May 2011 8:01 PM

Oh, my word! That is gorgeous! It's breathtaking!

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WFMartin wrote
on 21 May 2011 11:44 PM

Thank you, Susan.  I appreciate your comment.

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tammyjoe wrote
on 22 May 2011 2:18 PM

Wow, it is so vivid. I love whites. You did a beautiful job on this.

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on 23 May 2011 9:04 AM

Looks like a winner to me  ;) - nice job.

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WFMartin wrote
on 23 May 2011 10:28 PM

Thank you, Tammy & Valerie.

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RodLamkey wrote
on 24 May 2011 11:53 AM

You should win any competition that you enter this into, it is beautiful! And it gives something beyond material value, which is an affirmation of life. It transmits the joy that you must have experienced in creating it. And that is priceless!

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DanielH wrote
on 24 May 2011 12:11 PM

Bill - this is superb! Nice work. The depth of field is great - I'd love to see it in person and be tempted to reach my hand right into it. Best of luck at the competitions!

- Dan

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dman508 wrote
on 20 Jun 2011 9:28 AM

This is quite stunning. Well done!

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hpn2bartst wrote
on 20 Jun 2011 10:16 PM

superb workmanship

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WFMartin wrote
on 22 Jun 2011 7:32 AM

Thanks, Everyone. 

I did enjoy doing this painting, and it was one of those for which I had "good vibes" while I was working on it.

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JoeFR wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 9:41 AM

All I can say is..."WOW!!"

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Emaa wrote
on 1 Jul 2011 4:56 PM

Beautiful!

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dmoosegang wrote
on 2 Jul 2011 9:19 AM

What technique did you use?   this is a wonderful painting.  the purple shadows with the pink highlights really make it glow on my moniter.  I bet in real life it is super bright!  How did you do this?

 

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WFMartin wrote
on 2 Jul 2011 9:48 AM

dmoosegang,

Thanks for your nice comments.  I use a glazing process, for which I begin with a gray underpainting (a grisaille).  Over that, I apply my colors in a very thinly-applied manner.  I used the true, primary colors, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow, each in a transparent form for many (not all) of the colors.  I achieved the subtle lavender and purples of the petals by mixing Lamp Black with Magenta (W & N Permanent Rose 502), and a bunch of White.

Here is a photo of a composite, showing the stages of my progress on this painting, from beginning to finish.

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