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Friday, February 8, 2013

Winter Sun

22"x 15"
This week I found some old issues of International Artist Magazine at my Art Club. Among some others greats,there was an article about Joseph Fettingis .I loved this artist's style! Inspired by his art, I came up with this piece.It is slightly bolder than my usual style, isn't it? I have tried to loosen up and 'leave something to the imagination of the viewer'..(though not quite there,yet)!I am trying to find a style which actually works for me.I would love to hear your opinions on the matter :)
BTW, this was created from an old photo from my India trip.In UK, sunlight seems to be a luxury..so I don't get to click good reference pictures that often for my watercolors.I needed sharp sunlight for this kind of portrait, so I dug it out from my archives.

Have a great weekend!!

13 comments:

  1. Yes, Arti! I love the soft edges in just the right places, and the imaginative quality to this piece. And I love the way her skin glows, and the placement of hte highlights! Its SO wonderful. I'm going to Google Joseph Fettingis, you've got me curious!

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    1. Thank you, Katherine!I have tried to keep my fetish for painting every detail I see under check , but it will take some time to get used to.I am pretty happy with the results, considering that it was not a very expressive picture, she wasn't even looking at me.But I painted it for the lovely sun shining on her face.

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  2. I do like the peace, and the beginnings of a less detail. It’s funny how the detail, even when left out, has us accepting it has all been drawn in anyway.

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    1. Thanks Tony, she is from one of my 'faith' series reference pictures.So I do like it if you see 'peace'in this painting.

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  3. You should be so proud of this painting, Arti! She's painted beautifully...
    I love the perfect glow hitting her face and her expression is wonderful..
    You are SO talented and I just love your portraits!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Hilda :)

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  4. Arti, this is a stunning portrait. What an amazing artist you are. I love how you stretch your skills, try this, strive for that on a daily basis.

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    1. I am glad you think so, Julie.I do try to stretch myself, that is the only way to improve...

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  5. Well, I still see Arti style in this piece and I love Arti style so what is wrong with that? It is beautiful and her clothing brings sunshine.

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    1. I am still splashing about...glad you think that I do have a 'style',why can't I see it!

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  6. Lovely portrait, Arti! I like Joe Fettingis' style very much, too. I think we are all playing with our styles all the time.

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    1. Thank you Kathryn,I still feel like a fumbling and stumbling new comer in the world of art..looking for the 'right' path...glad to have friends to share all these experiences.

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  7. I've taken 2 workshops (many years ago) with Joe, one of which I framed! He is known for his bold use of color. Very nice piece (as always!). Also - I'm liking your pastels! Wow, you can do it all!!!

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