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02-16-2010, 10:31 AM
Hi all....just a little photo-based project with AR3......
I'm in a citrus-colored mood today.....

02-16-2010, 10:33 AM
Oooo, Foxy,
That is beautiful!

02-16-2010, 10:38 AM
Really love that yellow mood...:)

D Akey
02-16-2010, 07:34 PM
The sweep of the orb and the placement tangential to the underpart of the jaw, the subtlety of the values around the mouth, and the dark area becoming more solid, it sort of reverses the expected, very successfully I might add. I would never had thought to try that. It's really eye catching. And how the light comes down across the simple passage in the neck to the collar. Wow. It's so artistic. Yet it shows what it is. And all that said, it reminds me of a book cover from the 60s. There was a lot of photo experimentation and print experimentation going on around that time.

Plus, I love the sort of stone texture in the upper right light area and below on another arc. All these opposing visual propositions coming together in a very remarkable work.

I'm crazy about this piece.

And yet you choose Sponge Bob as your avatar. Sooooo out there. Hahaha.


02-16-2010, 09:29 PM
Thats so beautiful Foxy:)

02-17-2010, 01:11 AM
Beautiful Foxy! She reminds me of a fairy.:)

02-17-2010, 02:21 AM
Fly, Katie, Rose, Uuderzo, glad you enjoyed this!

D Akey, when you mentioned 1960's I immediately flashed back to a copy of Jon Lennon's A Spaniard in the Works (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Spaniard_in_the_Works), a book my folks had kicking around when I was a kid. I haven't thought about that book in years and years. And then I remembered the yellow budgie (http://www.britishbeatlesfanclub.co.uk/shopimages/fat_budgie.jpg) from that book...
And here I am with a very yellow picture....

I think many people who have watched kids grow up recognize this scenario: you see a picture of your child and something in how he/she is captured in the image shows a child who looks a bit foreign to you, a bit more like a certain relative and a whole lot more mature than what you are used to seeing. That's what happened with this photo I used: it's my eldest daughter, from a photo my husband took over the weekend. Working on the photo in ArtRage is my way of handling the bit of discord the photo gives me.

Alexandra, from the time she was wee small, people have used "fairy" in describing her.....I think it's her bone structure and her general liveliness.
My other daughter, who is just a bit more mercurial and mischievous, has the same air about her but usually earns the adjective "imp."

John Lennon's Budgie:

02-17-2010, 02:29 AM
Well done Foxy, and I like that yellow color.

02-17-2010, 02:39 AM
WOW! That is an amazing, original idea! Beautiful!

02-17-2010, 02:51 AM
Hi Foxitocin

Fantastic painting and fantastic idea:eek::) i love it

02-17-2010, 01:37 PM
Wow it such a beautiful painting Leah. What I like about it so much is that it unfolds its richness while you look at it as the perception changes and offers more details. Great to look at. Very well done !

02-17-2010, 02:34 PM
A very subtle soft image! Very peaceful almost celestial. Beautiful Foxy!!

02-17-2010, 09:45 PM
My favourite colour on a luminous marvel!

02-18-2010, 12:19 AM
Eye poppingly good dear Foxy very bright and lovely:):)

02-18-2010, 03:44 AM
Wonderful Leah, just very well done.:eek:

02-18-2010, 01:01 PM
:) Very refreshing!

02-18-2010, 02:35 PM
Wow! This got more response than I thought it would! Glad you all enjoyed it. I printed it out on a good laser printer at work and have it up on the cork board in the kitchen. I'm not tired of looking at it yet, which is more than I can say of most things I make. Might even frame this one...

02-18-2010, 05:15 PM
I like it too!

02-20-2010, 09:20 AM
This is beautiful!

02-20-2010, 09:32 AM
Looks great and has a wonderful dreamy quality to it :)