View Full Version : The big day of washing wool

08-28-2014, 07:55 AM
Hi all there..
Today i put this try with artrage.
after summer some family bring their wool to some particilar places near the sea to wash it.
Its an old beautiful habit that doesnt exit now because of the industrial textiles. our new generation and
young woman dont like to make their clothes and blankets at home and prefer to buy it from market.
I remember in the past when i go to these places i found many families with their charettes and some times with
their tents washing wool; they eat there and make chants until they finish all their wool.
Me at that time i just swim and play with friends and i dont even care of what they are doing.
(Original size : 4252 sur 2835 px)

Hope you like it

08-28-2014, 08:36 AM
Lovely story, and so well illustrated. :)

08-28-2014, 02:59 PM
I love color palette!!!!

08-28-2014, 06:01 PM
Lovely! Beautiful bright colours.

D Akey
08-29-2014, 12:57 AM
It's an ambitious composition and all about subject and theme.

I've found that when every bit of the painting is very high key and super saturated, it doesn't leave room for emphasizing any particular part. Sometimes starting a little more muted then lets you bring out certain parts of the canvas as a way to lead the viewer's eye. Right now, the lesser interesting parts of the image are given as much emphasis as the more important bits. Just something to consider.

If you do like the saturation throughout owing the dazzling effect of color on the senses, it could be looked at stylistically like an surface of colored stone or glass inlay -- more like a jeweler's consciousness which could lead to further exploration of that direction. I also am reminded of a painting done, co-incidentally, for the Florentine Wool Worker's Guild from the early Renaissance era, that underwent a surface cleaning similar to what they did with the Sistine Chapel. And when the painting was cleaned, the colors were all super bright and saturated throughout, not unlike this. So maybe you are very much in a consciousness of people who dye fabric, and high saturation is, after all, the point. :):):):):)

08-29-2014, 09:33 AM
thanks to all kind friends for your comments; copespeak, damasocl, hildee and D Akey
You are right D. Akey for what you said i realize that the work is really very saturated maybe because
always try to draw shapes as real in life . i take care a lot of detail and thats my problem. I like to draw free style without any big reference
to reality. i hope i can do it in future.
Thanks a lot

09-04-2014, 11:52 PM
i make a crop to the two women here...:)

D Akey
09-05-2014, 02:10 AM
Wow. I really love the second one because of the way you did the shapes. Nicely designed. I also like the colors. The detail of the henna on the arm adds interest and the texture you created for the hair is a nice way to fill that shape. Her face shows personality. So you have some nice things happening. The one on top too is nice. It's more of an exploration of brushwork probably to see how that works for you as well. Nice jewelry as accents in your painting and for the real girl who posed for the photo as well. Good stuff! :):):):):)

11-30-2014, 12:50 PM
Thank you D.Akey

here an other version of this painting. i used photoshop ;)

D Akey
12-01-2014, 03:34 AM
Very dramatic. Feels like it could rain any moment. But they don't seem put off by that. I like the look of this one. Certainly the more earthy palette gives it a whole different feel. Nice job!

12-01-2014, 10:23 PM
A really fascinating painting in either version, peaceful and dramatic ones.