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    Hi all!

    Following a 2-week break from work to welcome my new daughter to the world, I thought it about time I finished some paintings. The plan is to exhibit as early as I can in the new year, so I'm aiming for at least 4 (and hopefully) half a dozen pieces I'm proud of to put to gallery. I thought I'd get the fresh eyes and feedback from the CA community before submitting for real.

    These first three are oils on canvas. The first was painted from a photographic portrait that I took from the net. I'm halfway through another three paintings which I'll add to this thread on completion.

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    Hey These are all lovely, especially the bold colour. The 2nd is my fave, and I like how you've done that hand in the first. The edge of her face in that one might be a little too hard, but other than that, great stuff

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    Cheers, Liz. Thanks for noticing the hand! It's all part of my conscious effort to block in areas and concentrate more details in the focal point (like the face). Thanks for commenting.

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    Man, awesome work!!!

    I like specially the first one, her eyes are beautiful!!

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    Thanks, Oldenburg. Must get my arse in gear this weekend, and churn something out to update this thread!

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    beautiful paintings, nice bright colors. I like the pink reflection on the arms of the first painting. I've never used oils particularly myself

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    Get in with the oils, dan! It's a great medium, the drying times set against your deadlines really teach you something else about discipline, and whether your housemates are worth keeping (turp smells...)

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    I like the first one best! Although, it's funny... My first thoughts were that it was watercolour or inks, from the marks and the hard edges. And in a way, that's what makes it more interesting (for me) as an oil painting.

    How big are they?

    And how are you getting on with the other three you promised? Huh? Eh? Huh?

    Although, having just had a wee nipper arrive in my household, I can understand if you're time is being taken up elsewhere. Congratulations! Are you going to paint her?

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    Hey Mr.D, thanks for stopping by!

    The larger 2 are 1000mmx800mm, and the smaller 1000mmx500mm. As time wears on, and my eyesight deteriates I'm finding it easier to scale up the canvas, and the brushwork. Am enjoying being a bit free-er (sp?) with painting and not getting side-tracked with unnecessary detailing.

    Ha! Number 4 is sketched out, ready for underpainting and I've got the roughs sorted for number 5 - a portrait of the wife whilst she was 8 months pregnant. So, in a way "Yes, I shall be painting the new arrival".

    She's my second (as is your sitch?) and I always regret not getting a painting finished of my first daughter. Trouble is, she grew up and changed so much faster than I could complete!

    Right, that's my mission - get some good reference of them both and get them painted. Should keep me busy over Christmas.

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    Looking at the first two paintings I would have immediately assumed these were watercolors. I enjoy the cool (as in temperature) color scheme of the first but the second is my favorite of the three.

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    Cheers Mike. The second one is getting more creds than I expected. All good though, of course. Thanks for feedback - be updating with more paintings this holiday..

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    Really like the first one. I think that might be my fave.

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    Hey looks pretty good Slayer! They've got an interesting sort of graphic "vector" appeal to them, but I think in some ways that can hurt them a bit. Like in the third one, the edge along her face is so harsh that you don't get any sense of the turning form and it starts to flatten out. I don't know if that's what you intended necessarily, but if you are going for something more flat and graphic, then I would say the backgrounds need to be more graphic as well and less blended. The second painting works very nicely because there's more consistency between the look of the foreground and background. Anyway, good job so far!

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    Wow, I really love your paintings! You are able to achieve such great colors with oils, and it almost looks like how one would paint digitally- that effect is hard to attain with oils, but you seem to have such control. These are great!

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    blueknightfox, Murr and Evui; Thanks for stopping by. In terms of the styling, I've really tried to maintain these paintings alongside increased Photoshop paints (and working full-time within 3d packages / PShop for games development) so maybe that explains the graphic look in places. Certainly think painting is helping feed into my digital stuff so it makes sense there are some crossovers.

    Right, sketching out 2 more paintings this evening and it's about time the house stank of turps again.

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    I really like that first one: her expression is very mysterious: it draws me into the picture. I like the use of color here as well: very well done. I'm sure you will have a great show.

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    Cheers, Klaw! Hehe, I'll have to get a shifty on and put in some hours before I've enough pieces to exhibit. Thanks for the encouragement.

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    Love your first Painting (the girl), congrat Slayer, like your style really.
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    Thankyou, daprato. And, no I don't. I'm registered, (well, I was) but don't use the site very often.

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    the first painting looks so much like an actress whose name I cant recall.

    great work I really liked all of them.

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    Thanks for your post, mavinova. Hopefully, the actress you can't recall is Mena Suvari.

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    Awesome work! All three are beautiful paintings. I love the first one. But what happened to the thumb? It seemed to blend with the chest area. ON the second one, the tumbler is the same as her clothing. And on the third, it's also beautiful but a little on the strict side because of the lifted eyebrows. Hehehe.. But like I said, all are still beautiful paintings. =)

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    Loved that first painting. beautifuly painted. Kudos.
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    ArchDesign, tariqart; thanks for stopping by. Hehe, nobody has commented on the eyebrow before other than 'doesn't she look serious?!' but I promise, it's a pretty close match to the reference. One of the few times I caught the model being serious, actually.

    Appreciate the comments.

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    Now, thats more like it.... Time for an update tho. ;-)

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    Digging the colors in that third painting, the red really ties it together. And congrats on your new daughter!

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    First one looks like water colors.. Nice.


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    samantha, RandALThor, PNate, ~FPudiU~, Thanks for commenting.

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    First one is very impressive. Color and tones are very nice Beautiful! Thanks for posting.

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