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Old 07-09-2006, 10:07 AM   #11
Cindy Procious Cindy Procious is offline
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Lovely, Alex! I have to laugh, because my 3 hour self-portrait is so hideous, it will never see the light of day.

My husband came home and I heard him walk into the studio and say (under his breath) "ugh." Then he said out loud - "Er, it's nice, but, looking at it makes me feel I'm in trouble. You look SO mad."

I should hang it over his desk!
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Old 07-09-2006, 12:25 PM   #12
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The Tyng Look!

Alex,

Great job!

Wonderful fluid painting. I don't know what the Tyng look means to your husband, but this portrait really communicates a presence behind the paint.
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Old 07-09-2006, 11:49 PM   #13
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Thank you, Cindy and Sharon!

Sharon, you asked about the Tyng look--I think it's akin to what Cindy's husband described:

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". . .looking at it makes me feel I'm in trouble. . . ."
My husband wanted a portrait of me to put in his study. He said that, of the two I did from life, he liked this one better, but I think the expression on my face didn't quite match his idea of how a wife should be looking at her husband. At any rate, it's been in the closet ever since.
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Old 07-10-2006, 02:53 AM   #14
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Beautiful and haunting

Alexandra,

I like the way you kept this painting simple and elegant. It is both beautiful and haunting.

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Old 07-10-2006, 08:17 AM   #15
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Hi Alexandra -

Very nice work - I am especially studying how you change the planes of the face with color.
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:50 AM   #16
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Wow, Edgar! I am astounded that the portrait evoked all that for you, and honored that you would take the time for an in-depth commentary. Rather than respond point-by-point to your observations (true or false?) I will leave the questions open as I guess artists are supposed to do.

Julie, I am so pleased that you think this is worthy of study. You have just completed what I consider to be an excellent portrait head in Marvin's class. Plus I have always admired the psychological depth in your portraits.

Thank you both!
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Old 07-10-2006, 11:05 AM   #17
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So nice, and great color as always!
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Old 07-10-2006, 02:13 PM   #18
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Dear Alex,

Having just seen you on Saturday, I can confirm, THAT'S YOU! This is very carefully observed and painted with your consistent virtuosity. I love the hair; it is so lively and dead on.

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Old 07-10-2006, 06:44 PM   #19
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Alex, sorry for the delay in add my voice to these praises.
I had a little something to celebrate...
Just wanted to send my love, can't think about art these days
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Old 07-10-2006, 07:56 PM   #20
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Alex, sorry for the delay in add my voice to these praises.
I had a little something to celebrate...
Just wanted to send my love, can't think about art these days
Sorry Alex to get off topic, but CONGRATULATIONS ILARIA!!!!!

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