Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Watercolor Portrait Play Time

This young lady was one of my art students last semester. She gave me several wonderful selfly files. She had the magic touch when it came to photography. This play time quarter sheet watercolor was done from one of them. I played with color, taking off paint and putting it on again, and using a little conte. Her hand got a little camouflaged but I think that's OK. What do you think dear reader. Be Honest. I'm opened to the good, bad, and butt ugly.

7 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

Well, I 'll be brave and give my honest opinion. I like it but there are two things that bother me about it and make it not one of your best pieces (in my opinion): the vertical lines are a bit too strong and I am not a fan of the strong green color used in many of the vertical lines (and maybe that is just one thing?). I hope others come in and give you their opinions on this one, too, since you asked for comments. Have a great weekend!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks for your honest, non-varnished opinion Rhonda. I still kinda like it although it may be over worked. Guess I need to come back to this one in a few months.

Sue Marrazzo said...

You nailed it....GREAT WORK!!!!

David Lobenberg said...

so positivelyThank you for weighing in on this Sue M, Ultimately, we artists need to make the final decisions on our own artworks. As I told RH Carpenter in my last comment, I'm letting this one "percolate" a little longer and will come back to it later.

Barbara Muir said...

I love it. I love the boldness of your use of paint and colour. I like the strong green lines -- but then I like how you step out of the ordinary way of doing things and take my eyes and artist soul on an adventure. I'm grateful for that.

Your fan in the T.dot.

Barbara

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Barbara. Sometimes I can make my paintings too complex and muddled, but I haven't put this one in that category yet.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I rather say your portrait is wonderful, many colours used but the result is just perfect. Face is half hidden but shows intimacy. Great job if I may say so. I'mpainting with oil but I can see what can be done with water color. Merci !!!!

Odile Thorel - Paris