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Jasmine (wip)

23 Mar 2010
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I haven't posted anything to the members gallery in a while, but I'd like some input if anyone has any on this painting.  I have to do alot more detail work in the face and I received some very helpful comments in the watermedia forum as well. I need to start working in the shadow as well as the background. Any suggestions would be helpful. This painting is 12x18" sort of widescreen on fabriano hotpress. I've also been working on a tutorial to accompany this painting, which is why I think it's taking so long.  

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dmac wrote
on 23 Mar 2010 4:51 PM

Wow! This is wa-a-a-ay nice the way it is. I'd be silly happy with the face, right hand and shadowing. I'll be interested to see what you do with the BG because right now it's an excellent watercolor.

Margo5 wrote
on 23 Mar 2010 4:57 PM

This is really nice work. Hotpress paper is not easy to work on without lifting off paint that you would prefer to leave on. One question, you said that you have more detail work to do on her face. Does that include a slight bit more pink or red tone in her cheeks and chin. I can understand the right side of her face (her right side) being bright from the light falling on that side, but the left side of her face seems a little pale. Maybe it is just the way that it is coming up on my monitor. I also agree with Sharon Repple that you may need to add a hint of her arm on her left-hand side to explain her hand on that side.

vbjennin wrote
on 23 Mar 2010 5:16 PM

Hello, thanks everyone for the comments. Thanks Margo, In the face I actually lifted out the paint, because it didnt lay well which is a really difficult thing about hotpress, there's little room for error. I'll have to slowly lay in the shadow for a more even tone that illuded me the first time. I think I'll suggest the hand with drop shadow and more shadow.   

DeborahJane2 wrote
on 23 Mar 2010 5:24 PM

This is beautiful! I also agree about the hand, although when I initially looked at your painting I was not confused at all. I can see that it could have that "floating hand" issue though. Otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing. I am inspired!

kostadin wrote
on 23 Mar 2010 6:52 PM

Beuatiful work and subject, great  technique of water colors!

Kisu wrote
on 24 Mar 2010 12:32 AM

It looks to me like you're working fast!  The hand with the lollipop is especially well done, and I'm not seeing as much of a prblem with the hand as yesterday, but I don't know if you worked on that hand since then.

on 24 Mar 2010 8:43 AM

As you might expect, I like it just as it is. I can hardly wait to see it when it is finished.

woodyduncan wrote
on 24 Mar 2010 4:04 PM

a very sensitive portrait 

woodyduncan wrote
on 24 Mar 2010 4:04 PM

a very sensitive portrait 

vbjennin wrote
on 24 Mar 2010 10:05 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments, I'm going to try and address the hand issue, which bothers me a bit too. I think I can push this painting alot more too and i hope it turns out well. Thanks everyone again for the constructive criticism.

Rob42 wrote
on 26 Mar 2010 1:09 PM

 This is a nice portrait.I think you need a left hand shoulder, the hand is fine the way it is--Try a piece of tracing paper over the painting and sketch in the left han shoulder and see what you feel.Good luck and great work.