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Caesar
05-08-2010, 12:29 AM
Since I don't know when I'll resume it to furtherly carry out the excercise and the direct on canvas colors mix, I'm posting this image as it is and in a slightly color desaturated version (many thanks to Juz for suggesting me how to). Do You have any preference for either of the two?

Merits for subject, composition and the indicative palette are all Giacomo Favretto's.
Should You wish to know of him, I guess he's on English google too. To review his marvellous paintings, without any language barrier, here's the first gogle image page ... http://www.google.com/images?rls=DVXA,DVXA:2006-07,DVXA:en&q=giacomo+favretto&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=GgfkS7CqBcv0OZrQ5NsN&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CC8QsAQwAA

EB
05-08-2010, 12:43 AM
That is looking extremely good Caesar

Rick
05-08-2010, 01:10 AM
Nice work Caesar.. I'm a bit partial to the top one, but both are truly fine..

Alexandra
05-08-2010, 03:34 AM
Beautiful work Cesare.:):):):):)

Mairzie Dotes
05-08-2010, 05:17 AM
Dear Caesar,
Magnificent! It is as if this painting has traveled through the ages into
the present with the blessing of it's previous owner with hopes that
we might also appreciate the creative endeavor. Your artist's touch,
vision, color, texture and brush application all come together to create
a classic piece that any notable gallery would be proud to exhibit.
Amazingly beautiful! :) :) :)

RobertSWade
05-08-2010, 06:03 AM
I can't see enough difference between the two to make a choice. Both are wonderfully realized and I hope you soon find the time to make any refinements that you feel are necessary.

coops
05-08-2010, 06:16 AM
Wonderful rich paintings Cesare. I love them both:)

jonwood
05-08-2010, 09:15 AM
Both paintings are excellent Caesar..I'll take them both !!!!:)

ScottF
05-08-2010, 09:38 AM
Caesar, I´ve been watching your "experiment." Whether you finish it to your liking doesn´t matter. What we have here is very nicely done!

Valerie
05-08-2010, 11:28 AM
Fabulous work as always Dear Caesar.
Val

Juz
05-08-2010, 04:45 PM
Fabulous Caesar, I can't decide between the versions they are both wonderful. I love seeing your style attached to this painting, you've handled the shirt in a most masterful way. Excellent work :):)

Caesar
05-08-2010, 07:00 PM
Thank You, dear EB, Rick, Sandra, Mary Ann, Bob, Katie, Jon, Scott, Valerie and Juz!

Actually the difference is limited because desaturing too much this painting, quite colourful and impressionistic was not the right choice. It may be better on a more tonal landscape or its background. Color mixing here on doesn't change much tone or a neutral enough hue. Virtual pigments don't get as dirty as real one, as Juz use to say ...

Anyway I think I'll resume it soon.

mannafig
05-08-2010, 09:24 PM
They are both outstanding dear Cesare. I personally prefer the bottom one I like the skin tone on that one better:):)

Caesar
05-08-2010, 11:16 PM
Thank You, dear Amanda!
I'm glad of Your appreciation, also as an expert of skin tones (reminding Your tutorial). Not that easy to perceive differences which are quite subtle.

ENCHANTER
05-08-2010, 11:48 PM
brilliant, love the painterly strokes , a master in work!!!!:D

Caesar
05-09-2010, 06:57 AM
I'm really glad You're back, dear Enchanter! You're too kind indeed. Thank You!

paul_uk7
05-09-2010, 08:13 PM
Extremely well done, I will look forward to the next one.

Lando
05-10-2010, 04:08 AM
The first, undoubtedly warm colors combined with the rapid strokes

Lima
05-10-2010, 09:50 AM
The first one Caesar. Terrific.:eek:

Caesar
05-10-2010, 09:13 PM
Thank You too, dear Paul, Lando and Oriane!
You're right! This is not the kind of tonally oriented painting where You would like to desaturate colors a little bit ...

AT-TA
05-11-2010, 05:26 AM
This the kind of style i like.... sensitive but painterly and colorful so i am voting for the first one. Beautiful Caesar...:)

Caesar
05-11-2010, 08:57 PM
I'm glad You appreciated it, dear Anna, and I was pretty sure that Giacomo Favretto style, I just imitated my way, was among Your possible likes ...Thank you!