What a fun study! Looks great to me. I feel like I learn so much when I commit to something like this.
Thank you. I agree completely, you learn and enjoy. I really like to do this kind of thing with academic Busts as there is no distractions, just simple natural form and paint.
I really like this, so energetic and powerful. Though I’ve given a well deserved gold for the painting, I think the base lets this one down.
Thanks Rhett, would you explain what lets you down for the base? I’ll take it into account the next time I work something like this. Small and unobtrusive, while carrying the elements of the painting coarser was the intent.
Sure, though this is just my opinion. I think it calls too much attention to itself. The brushwork on the model reminds me of Van Gogh, and the difference between that and base is a bit jarring. Personally I’d put it on a flat black cube and let the painting speak for itself. It’s still a wonderful piece, though.
Thanks Rhett, honestly I really appreciate feedback and criticism. Thank you for taking the time.
I like this really much!! Gold!!!!
Thanks Jocelyn, when I burn hard like this, the result is always pleasing.
So strong! Gold for me!