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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Half Truth

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Hi everyone..couldn't resist sharing this work which I did this afternoon.Its a kind of painting that emerges on its own. I had started with a thought that 'it could be a face'.Then my hands took over. Initially I used charcoal on gray paper.Pastels were added later.I kind of like this effect.Gives the face two dimensions.What do you think?
It is one of the paintings that left me with a happy feeling :)

11 comments:

  1. Arti, this piece is gorgeous!!! It certainly does have a 3-d effect, emerging from the paper. I think you are on to a new and wonderful way of painting portraits. BRAVO!
    Kathryn xx

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    1. Thank you so much,Kathryn! I am so glad that you like it..I have always liked this kind of portraiture..just did not really know how to achieve it.Today I tried it with dry media and looks like it worked :)

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  2. Dear Arti - I certainly see why this painting would make you happy. Very lovely with the pastel on one side and the charcoal on the other. Beautiful affect!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! The idea behind this was to portray two sides of a person, one plain and dark-other colorful and cheery which is the face we present to the outside world.

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  3. I do like the dark drama the blending creates. has the feel of either materializing or fading away, changing as we continue to view.

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    1. I am striving for some drama, so it feels right to me- even as it is so different then my usual work,Tony.Thanks for the comment.

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  4. Arti, your elephant pieces are the best I've ever seen and I love each and every one of them. Your portraits are always phenomenal and this one and the previous are no exceptions.

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    1. Thank you Sherry I am really just pushing myself more and more, I don't know where would I end up eventually.Thanks for your support.

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    1. Thank you, Catharina.Thanks for visiting.

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