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Caesar
09-22-2010, 09:48 PM
Few words. I took a picture from the net and reproduced it here on one layer (the figure I mean). No tracing or color picking though, as usual.
The original idea was to use it as a tesbed for glazes, but I eventually re-confirmed that decent and fine enough mix and blending can be obtained with the soft knife at lower pressure.

Mike Severoff
09-23-2010, 12:00 AM
Just super, Caesar!
Thank you

Jasminek
09-23-2010, 12:04 AM
Wow is the only word I can say!!!!:D

Alexandra
09-23-2010, 12:52 AM
Excellent work Cesare.:eek::):):):):):):):):):)

Caesar
09-23-2010, 01:43 AM
I guess You should address the compliments to her mom, dear Mike! :p Thank You!:)

More or less my same words, dear Jasmine, WAV (What A View!).:D Thank You!:)

Lot of visibly different skin tones though, dear Sandra. Maybe I should fix a local palette going on in order to to re-use the colors instead than obtaining them new everytime by direct mixing on the canvas.:rolleyes: Thank You!:)

Alexandra
09-23-2010, 02:22 AM
Oh Cesare, I wouldn't change a thing-but this is only my opinion. I love to see brush strokes and the depth and texture of this piece is superb. I think it is very charming and a beautiful portrait.

AT-TA
09-23-2010, 05:11 AM
Beautiful canvas work of a beautiful lady. I love seeing the brushstrokes also...well done Caesar...

pat1940
09-23-2010, 06:08 AM
I agree with everyone Caesar, this painting is so alive, great work;);):)

mannafig
09-23-2010, 06:49 AM
:eek:Superb dear Cesare loving the skin tones to brilliant:):)

steverino365
09-23-2010, 11:26 AM
Your soft knife technique creates a very pleasing paint stroke - wonderful:):)

Rick
09-23-2010, 03:21 PM
Very very nice, my friend..

Caesar
09-23-2010, 08:31 PM
OK, dear Sandra, I'll keep it this way then ...Thanks!

... and to see also my blending knife strokes I presume, dear Anna! :p Thank You!

... and it kept me alive too while doing it, dear Pat! Thank You!

Nicely tanned-like look, isn't it, dear Amanda? There are so many skin tones on different human beings and so many of them are absolutely wonderful to paint, especially when they're on a charming lady in my case! Thank You!

Dear Steve, with oils I actually tend to use more the hard knife at low pressure, since it contemporarily moves the paint all along the blade (the soft one more on the center) and at low pressure it provides a smooth enough finishing.
Another trick would be to use the wet knife followed by the hard one and, if necessary the blurring one. Thank You!

Glad to hear You again, dear Rick. Thank You very much and waiting for Your next wonder....

coops
09-23-2010, 10:54 PM
Wonderful portrait Cesare, she really is a beauty:)

Caesar
09-24-2010, 02:14 AM
Thank You, dear Katie, but it's curious nobody commented on the pois top cited in the title this far .... :rolleyes: perhaps I didn't paint it well enough .... :D

ScottF
09-24-2010, 03:59 AM
Beautifully done, Caesar!

Caesar
09-24-2010, 07:55 AM
Thank You too, dear Scott! Still waiting for Your next entry. I hope You're not retired as an artist.:D

SCP
09-24-2010, 11:07 AM
I agree with all the comments ,I love the colours.
Well done friend!:):):):)

Belvrog
09-24-2010, 11:34 AM
Excellent!!! Wonderfully painted Caesar.

Caesar
09-24-2010, 08:00 PM
Thank You, dear SCP and Belvrog! I'm glad for Your comments because You're a really competent duo.

screenpainter
09-24-2010, 10:47 PM
Lovely. I think you also managed to get a glazed look on this painting.

Caesar
09-25-2010, 12:39 AM
Thank You, dear Albert, :eek: and without any glaze layer ....:)

justjean
09-25-2010, 06:44 AM
Caesar, what a stunner, love the pallet :)

Caesar
09-25-2010, 09:41 AM
Thank You, dear Jean! The palette was not my idea though. I just used what was in the picture, even if I built those colors without picking them, just getting hem by mixing on the canvas. Blue and red goes well together as well as their combination and some ochre. Quasi-black is moreover quite useful in many cases and matches almost anything whatever impressionist may say. In fact Edouard Manet, who had also academic painting studies used marvellously he black paint too.

javier
09-26-2010, 07:11 AM
Great painting dear friend, I spent some time off, but I've seen the work that has been exposed, it would be very complicated answer has all but their work is worth pursuing, I really like how you work.:):):):)

Caesar
09-27-2010, 06:27 AM
Thank You, dear Javier! Glad You're back now!