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Evart
01-11-2010, 02:34 PM
Hello everybody :D This is a two layer AR2 painting of a young African American girl, in church saying a prayer. The big box-like thing on her head, is a culture knitted hat. It took me all night last night to finish this.
I'm trying to pay attention and learn how to create paintings in detailed format. I posted this image to my gallery on www.fineartamerica.com (http://www.fineartamerica.com) , and got a comment on the same day. That doesn't happen everyday. Well, at least in my gallery :D Usually, I get comments two to three months later. What do you think of it?

Valerie
01-11-2010, 03:11 PM
Evart I think this is fantastic work. I like it.

Alexandra
01-11-2010, 04:10 PM
Evelyn, I totally love this!!!!!!!!!:)

iceaxe
01-11-2010, 05:58 PM
I like the sense of perspective with this one, and also the knitting detail. The texture seems to stand out from the rest of the painting which gives the person a beyond 2D air

Evart
01-11-2010, 06:58 PM
Thank you so much Val, Sandra, and ice :D

Eileen724
01-12-2010, 01:40 AM
Evart...I saw this posted yesterday and meant to comment then but somehow got sidetracked but I am here now!

This is just delightful! Your style is genuine and uncomplicated. The knitted hat is exceptional and the hours you've worked on it has paid off. This is a very special piece and you should be proud of your accomplishment!!!

saddy
01-12-2010, 01:48 AM
Neat work! :)

pai
01-12-2010, 02:47 AM
Very nice work on this Evart. Besides the detail pattern on the knitted hat, I also like your background and the peaceful feel it conveys. :)

Caesar
01-12-2010, 02:47 AM
You knitted her hat all over the night, dear Evart? :confused: I'm kidding!:D
Nice work, especially interesting the texture You actually got on that hat!
Many decades ago we used to hand-make many lambswool items that way in my native region full of hills and mountains, including a kind of sleeping socks for going to bed (snowy and cold villages and limited wood for heating at altitude in winter in the old times ...).

AT-TA
01-12-2010, 05:57 AM
Evart, this is nice work... the hat is beautifuly painted and the simplicity of the whole picture speaks volumes, through it's colors and the girl's face, so lovely and concentrated i like this a lot. Happy little painting.:-)

Lima
01-12-2010, 08:43 AM
Wonderful Evelyn:eek:

Evart
01-12-2010, 04:55 PM
Thank you so much Eileen, Saddy, Pai, Caesar, AT-TA, and Orian for your encouraging thoughts, I really appreciate them :)

Rob in Denver
01-13-2010, 02:37 AM
It has a nice folk art feel to it, and I mean that as a compliment. The hat is quite a piece of work--nice job on it, and the whole piece. You just get better and better, and it is fun to see your evolution!

Evart
01-13-2010, 08:19 AM
Thank you so much dear Rob :)

jonwood
01-13-2010, 11:11 AM
very nice work

barnburner
01-13-2010, 11:40 AM
Very nice. I really struggle with detail, so I'm impressed with what you have done here.

Evart
01-13-2010, 05:16 PM
Thank you jon and barnburner :)

Mairzie Dotes
01-13-2010, 10:14 PM
Evart,
"Prayer in church" is beautiful and has a peaceful, innocent, calming of
the soul quality about it. :)

Evart
01-14-2010, 12:57 PM
Thank you so much Mair :)

Albert
01-14-2010, 02:30 PM
quite good.............

sandyg
01-14-2010, 05:15 PM
Lovely bright painting Evart and the hat is amazing.
Sandyg.

Evart
01-14-2010, 06:19 PM
Thank you Albert and Sandyg :D