This is a very beautifull piece. I like the way that you seem to be able to put real emotion into the people...that's a gift that I hope you continue to use. I'll be watching out for your things! Keep up the great work!
I was looking through my devwatch and I saw your name and I wondered, having not visited your page in quite some time, if you were really as good as I remembered you or if I had just been naieve and overestimated your talent or something.
Then I saw this and knew I hadn't done any such thing. I could say a billion things about the lighting and the coloring and all of the tiny details, like how the light hits the inside of her right knee, but I don't think it would be anything you don't know and hear all of the time.
What I've always loved most about your work is the imagination. I'm not just talking "this is a cooky bull reading behind the girl," though that is quite imaginative and unusual. You somehow put the entire idea on the canvas. It's not just the manifestation of what you want as a painting. I dunno, I feel like there's something about the strokes and colors and how you use light that gives a much more comprehensive feel than most painters I see. This isn't me trying to sound sophisticated of flatter you or something, there's just something particularly ensnaring about your work. Now to go look at some of your older paintings and admire.
nice work... and an interesting commission. Who comes up with this stuff? All my commissions are to take pictures of the skanky bars corporate lawyers crawl into out of their high rise filing cabinets.
Reminds me of Babe. I like the dual meaning. Nice job on the leaves particularly. Well, not necessarily better than the other parts but I always appreciate the parts that seem really tedious to create. Anyone with patience is cool in my book. Great job with this.
My comment may seem insignificant among the many others you get, but I have to say that I wholeheartedly admire your work! And it's even more amazing that you do all this with traditional acrylic! I work with real acrylic and you DO get textures and surfaces that the computer NEVER gives you!