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Postby saratowles24 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:43 pm

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Postby BYart » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:34 pm

:D :D EXCELLENT!!!
What medium is this! you are very talented, love all the portraits, great detail, color, technique!
Can't wait to see more of your work!
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Postby saratowles24 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:58 pm

Thank you so much!! I use Acrylic, and I've just started to use retarter medium with acrylic and a gloss cover over the painting.
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Postby Singular » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:32 pm

I agree. Your work is fantastic.

all the best,
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Postby Guenn Eona Nimue » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:18 am

Hello to all!
Very nice. Keep it up! No titles, but I especially like this one's color, and the way the whole composition "flows"....

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Postby saratowles24 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:52 pm

the titles are on my gallery. and thank you!
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Postby Erika Takacs » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:59 am

Hi Sara, I'd just like to add that you made a good choice entering "Audrey" in the contest which tells me you know which way to go. For me the other portraits capture a fleeting moment,which is fine, but if one can portray the essence of a person, the character, it will give the portrait a timeless presence, which you achieved in "Audrey".
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Postby saratowles24 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:48 pm

thank you! i felt the same way. and i've been told to stop painting cele
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Postby paulabettam » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:46 pm

hi your work is amazing all the detail in your portraits and vi
ance of colour in your work is just beatiful and
illantly worked from paula
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Postby saratowles24 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:08 pm

thank you so much, that means alot. I doubt my work alot because it looks so different from every other paintings.
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Postby arlenemurals » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:47 am

beautiful work
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Postby saratowles24 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:00 pm

BEAUTIFUL SAVANNA
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Postby cikdaria » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:15 pm

WOW........lovely......
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Postby ehoeveler » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:40 am

Beautiful portraiture!
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Postby Sandra Haley » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:14 am

There is not thing I see off with any of these they are very well done. The backgroudn on the tabby cat pulls my eye away from the cat, but you may have intended that. I woudl soften it a bit more the redue the saturation
ing in the cat as main focus if you want that.

Scale, detail, lighting, and shadow all very well done. I am amazed when I see such softness and depth with acrylics, when it is used right. So how do you get them to look like this. what mediums do you use with them? Any glazes, retarder I see you already said. but what else?

Any advice for oil painters going to acrylics? I started out with acrylics but coudln't get the effect I wanted with them so went to Water mixable oils, and will be giving acrylics another chance.

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Postby saratowles24 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:29 pm

thank you for your comments! with my cat painting, I feel the back ground makes the cat jump out at you. kinda 3d. with most of them I didnt use any mediums, i just did start with retarder and glaze. I really dont know how i do it, I've always used acrylics. I find it easier to blend colors, I think oils are really hard to use.
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Postby Sandra Haley » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:40 pm

Winsor & Newton Artisian Water Mixable oils are easy to use, a little different than oils, and acrylics. I love them.
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