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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Diane's Mug

4 X 4
oil on panel
I've been painting a little thicker lately and I like it because it helps me get a little looser, but I find it hard to refine details a bit.  But I was happy enough with the outcome on this little mug of artist Diane Howard. 

7 comments:

  1. Diane looks great! I like your looser thicker style here. Still looks like one of your paintings. The thicker paint makes it harder to photograph, don't you think?

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  2. I love the subtle pinks in the cheeks and nose and the great expression in her eyes. Very nice!

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  3. Another wonderful portrait Terri, what fun you all must have had!

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  4. Nice sparkle in the eyes. You are really on a roll.

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  5. you really caught her! - love the serene expression, the perfect eyebrows, the hair, the cheeks, the blueish hue around her eyes...
    And I'm especially impressed by how the pale background works so wonderfully.

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  6. oh, forgot to add: I'm still amazed how our little 4x4 mugs 'work' so well. but for this one I'd love to see a BIG version - like 20x20...???

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  7. Thank you everyone for the comments.
    YES the thicker paintings while still wet are hard to photograph -at least for me. Does anyone have a suggestion?
    Regula - WHAT?? I can see how that would be cool but 4 x 4 paintings still take me a couple of hours. Then I tweak for another couple more hours sometimes. I don't think I'm up to a 20x20 yet.....then again it would be a good challenge.

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