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coops
05-11-2013, 12:44 AM
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Hope you like this one.

eighty+
05-11-2013, 01:50 AM
Hi dame Katie I can never get my girls to look so gentil and refined yeah was brought up on the wrong side of the Track :D :D :D :D :D :D

like the brush work :eek::cool:

Selby
05-11-2013, 06:22 AM
Gorgeous Coops:) - if only all young girls got such beautiful corsages at their dances how happy they'd be!

limey-g
05-11-2013, 07:16 AM
Quite a refined lady Katie, and she even has a butterfly.
Geoff

pai
05-11-2013, 08:21 AM
Gorgeous and elegant lady. I like your fine touch on that butterfly. Soft pastel color palette I like too. Fine painting :)

hypotaxis
05-11-2013, 09:04 AM
Elegant as always Katie.

Brett

copespeak
05-11-2013, 09:21 AM
Lovely confident brushstrokes Katie, and a really sweet painting. :)

justjean
05-11-2013, 02:55 PM
Katie, a lovely lady with a lovely corsage :)

D Akey
05-11-2013, 11:48 PM
She so reminds me of a young Bette Davis playing a part. Probably the posture and the eyes especially.

It's intriguing that she looks very old and youthfully coquettish all at once. That's an irony isn't it with many older people that I never suspected as a boy. I recall back as a lad being exposed for the first time in my life to lots of older people when I moved to the big city. I judged the superficial being that they and I had absolutely nothing in common. I only saw them as people who had the potential to boss kids around with not a lot of personality. None of them were family members so I didn't know them. Little did I know who they were inside.

This painting's a marvel in how it overlaps the spectrum. I think if it was a photographically rendered painting that experience would not have happened without it being super extraordinary. But because you left a lot of it visually unlocked, the doors are opened to her freely walking between episodes in her life. It's like watching a very good young actor playing an older person who is very youthful -- or someone who is young who acts older than their years because of attitudes or having been hurt or whatever.

What comes to mind also is Blanche from Streetcar Named Desire. Someone who has stopped living because they are living past glories or romances where the present isn't up to scratch.

Most intriguing image, Ms Coops.

Marilyn Anne
05-12-2013, 12:07 AM
Reminds me of the good old days.

Alexandra
05-12-2013, 03:44 AM
So much personality in this delicate and beautiful painting Katie. I see her as such a kind spirit appreciative of the small things most of all. Love it.

coops
05-12-2013, 11:31 PM
Dear Eighty, Selby (good to see you), Geoff, Pai, Brett, Robyn, Jean and Marilyn Anne, thank you so much you are all so very kind.:)
Dear Mr Akey, as always you really go out of your way to express what you see and it really amazes me when I read your words. Words are your paintbrushes. Thank you so much:)
Thank you Sandy, I really appreciate your comments and how nice they are:)

Caesar
05-13-2013, 08:07 PM
Exquisite one! My wife found it very beautiful too.

coops
05-13-2013, 10:00 PM
Thank you so much Cesare and I am so happy your wife liked it too:)

kenmo
05-14-2013, 06:18 AM
Nice choice of palette and textures!!! Brilliant work as can be expected from you....:cool::cool::cool:

coops
05-16-2013, 11:52 PM
Thank you Ken, as always your words are so kind and much appreciated:)

jibes
05-17-2013, 03:46 AM
Very lovely. I like the color scheme so much.

coops
05-17-2013, 09:56 PM
Thanks Neal your kind comments are always appreciated:)