Monday, February 7, 2011

IF: Reverse reherse


I wanted to paint from life again and study the figure. I have this lovely sculpture. (I believe that it is a copy of a Degas) that I discovered and bought for a few bucks at a Salvation Army in Arlington Virginia. (Those where the days before Ebay) So I painted the reverse side and the reverse reflection.

10 comments:

  1. very nice planes and surface values. almost looks like jade dancing with amethyst. the green frame keeps tugging at my eye. lovely circular movement through the arms of the figure and the reflection.

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  2. The simpler your approach the more I like it. I like both figures, but the reflection image is really strong, with very simple unworried shapes & patches describing the form. I particularly like the vague exactness of the reflection's face.

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  3. I like the strong gestures and your technique with the paint.

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  4. I love the colors and tonal qualities. Yes, the green frame does work well with the jewel tones, good job.

    Thanks Alice. I'm taking a contemporary art class at USFSP and learning about the "hairless women" in art history. The armpits are a parody on the depiction of the perfect women in oil painting. Thanks for joining my art blog! I joined back.

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  5. Beautiful! What a great composition, and there are so many wonderful colors in your strokes. It looks like she is dancing with her mirror image. Lovely!

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  6. Nice piece Alice, the shape and movement has really worked in this one, and also liking the darker colours. Admiring the chess theme you've developed, a nice mix of art and higher thinking ... it also helps that i love chess!

    And thanks for commenting on my blog too, really appreciate it.

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  7. Clever composition and a brilliant loose execution. Thumps up!

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  8. Bravo, Alice! Your move from objects to anatomy was seamless, as well as your ability to execute the human form. I like that your style has remained intact. Your bold, confident brush strokes are wonderful.

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