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bruce johnson

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on: January 03, 2012, 04:08:29 PM
Rosemary is an amazing artist from a portrait class I used to attend in Melbourne. One Saturday morning the model failed to show so Rosemary volunteered to pose for our group. The theme was medieval and Rosemary wore a veil over hair.
Because we were late getting started I only had time to sketch in Rosemary's face.. To keep the theme I tried to make the painting look medieval by using a lot of earth colours..
I was pleased to find the blue eyes really pop when juxtaposed with the earth colours..

For some reason the image is larger in My ALbum (gallery) than it shows here??

3 x 20 minute pose times

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« Last Edit: January 03, 2012, 04:10:04 PM by bruce johnson »


Tony (ASM)

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Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 01:27:02 AM
Wow! That's awesome Bruce. It's got a Da Vinci look about it (I'm no connoisseur of Artists but, I like Da Vinci's works).
The veil and Earth colour use have imbibed your skilful orchestration of this medium and produced and outstanding work of art. The only tiny bit that troubles me is the highlight in the right (our right side) eye seems too bright (or perhaps the left one is not bright enough!). Are you able to make slight changes to your art work or, are they encased behind glass?
Thanks for sharing this with us Bruce.  :clap:
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Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 01:34:31 AM
Your portraits are absolutely beautiful.  :clap: :clap:

Post your pics in your gallery.  Open the details of the pic and copy the BBC embeded code and paste on the forum.  If you do it this way when you click on the pic in the forum it will enlarge to your gallery.  Hope this helps.
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Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 10:15:35 AM
Bruce you do beautiful work.   O0
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Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 11:06:24 AM
Bruce, I'm  :envy:
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Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 12:01:35 PM
Lillian, that makes 2 of us  :envy: :envy: ... great work Bruce... well... more  :painting: practise for me  ^-^
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bruce johnson

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Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 03:10:17 PM
Hi Tony I think the highlight in Rosemary's right eye may have dropped off. THis happens if you lay it on too thick and leave a clump. This was just a study at a portrait class so it will probably never see a frame.
Hi Nina, Lillian, and Leana. Please don't be  :envy: you can all paint just as well, all you need is a good knowledge of the basics, composition, drawing, tonal value, and colour temperature. Then practice, practice, practice. As Dennis says it all comes down to dedication, what you put in is what you get out.
WHen I started painting I spent hours on Art sites reading and learning, and experimenting. If I found some gem that I liked then I would try it out to see if it worked, if it did then I adopted it, but if it didn't then I moved on. Slowly without realising it I developed my own style.
I also have a large art library which I have accumulated over the last 7 years or so. It got so big my wife moved it out of my 'Man library'  :2funny:
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Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 03:26:25 PM
Thanks for the reply Bruce. Ah, I wouldn't have thought of that regarding the pastels. Hey, if that was just a study picture, I'd have loved to have seen it complete. It looks 'complete' to me and, it's very good. It's got real grace and charm to it.
Thanks  :thankyou:
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