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A portrait of my favorite model wearing a floppy hat (Original Post) lunatica May 2020 OP
Impressive impressionism. k&r n/t Laelth May 2020 #1
Thank you. lunatica May 2020 #2
very nice. ya know i think only painting nude figures mopinko May 2020 #3
What I liked enough to paint lunatica May 2020 #6
the architects. mopinko May 2020 #9
Is that the differences lunatica May 2020 #10
exactly that. mopinko May 2020 #13
You capture your model's mystique!1 UTUSN May 2020 #4
I love her look of disdain lunatica May 2020 #7
Oooooh!!!! Karadeniz May 2020 #5
Love it! Ponietz May 2020 #8
Wow! Very nice! bif May 2020 #11
It's acrylics lunatica May 2020 #12
The expression is awesome. Sunriser13 May 2020 #14
That's an wonderful compliment! lunatica May 2020 #15

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
2. Thank you.
Wed May 13, 2020, 09:15 PM
May 2020

She was the only model that I painted as well as doing a drawing. The look on her face was priceless.

mopinko

(69,585 posts)
3. very nice. ya know i think only painting nude figures
Wed May 13, 2020, 09:30 PM
May 2020

means you are a pretty limited artists. a nude is just a body, glorious variety and all, but it isnt a lie that clothes make the (hu)man.

like- which do you like, mies or sullivan?

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
6. What I liked enough to paint
Wed May 13, 2020, 09:45 PM
May 2020

Was the expression on her face. And the hat just added to that marvelous aloof attitude. She had a high society air of disdain about her that was like hitting the jackpot for me. I think she wanted to create a scene like you see in a play. There’s a little bit of a story in the picture. One you can only guess at. You’re right about the importance of clothes and surroundings. It adds a hell of a lot more to a painting. I think it’s probably why I painted this one.

I don’t know what your reference to mies or Sullivan is.

mopinko

(69,585 posts)
9. the architects.
Thu May 14, 2020, 02:03 AM
May 2020

mies van der rohe or louis sullivan. sorry. it seemed to clear to me when i typed that. bit o' chicagoan arrogance.

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
10. Is that the differences
Thu May 14, 2020, 06:31 PM
May 2020

Last edited Thu May 14, 2020, 07:57 PM - Edit history (1)

between the glass towers and the heavily ornamental buildings? If so that’s a hard choice. Although as a science fiction fan the kind of architecture that I Love to see is the kind they show in the last season of Westworld. They filmed it in Shanghai and Bilbao and Valencia in Spain. The architecture is breathtaking. Very futuristic. I find it exciting.

I think I get what you mean about the clothes make to (hu)man.






mopinko

(69,585 posts)
13. exactly that.
Sat May 16, 2020, 07:05 AM
May 2020

ii love all the old sullivan buildings. they always give me a little jolt at how beautiful hey are.

i get the same feellng about meis' towers. it's his clones that make me dream about 5 alarm fires.

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
7. I love her look of disdain
Wed May 13, 2020, 09:48 PM
May 2020

There’s definitely an aura, an attitude there. And the hat frames it perfectly.

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
12. It's acrylics
Fri May 15, 2020, 03:07 PM
May 2020

It does have an old style look to it. It reminds me of the 1940s too. Kind of chic looking. Maybe that’s why her pose was so appealing to me. I know that when she put the hat on and turned her face so this pose came up I got very excited about being able to capture it. I drew it and then much later I painted it.

Sunriser13

(612 posts)
14. The expression is awesome.
Sun May 17, 2020, 07:42 PM
May 2020

I got a little tickled noticing the echoed raised eyebrow and raised brim on the hat.

My mind is now busy imagining stories to fit this picture.

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
15. That's an wonderful compliment!
Sun May 17, 2020, 08:43 PM
May 2020

Last edited Mon May 18, 2020, 12:42 AM - Edit history (1)

Paintings that the viewer see as stories are the most successful!

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