Friday, November 25, 2011

Studio Update: The eyes have it?

This week I got into the studio and did something very daring, I decided to change the eyes on my 'He Loves Me' painting from closed to opened.  This changed the whole feel of the painting taking it from a reflective and distant mood to a more engaging one, I happen to like the eyes opened, what about you? Do you think the eyes have it? I'd love to hear your thoughts! Constructive advice welcomed.

 
He Love Me | Oil on Board| Work in Progress

If you missed it, I posted a colour guide for mixing her eyes on my blog for Thursday's Palette & Paints {P&P} post. P&P is the blog linky party I started last week for artist to share their palette and paints {and paintings too}. It's gotten off to a slow start, I'm not sure if it's because of all the festivities going on at the moment, if it's on a bad day for bloggers or if it's just not something artist want to do. We will have to see how it goes over the first month or two... If you are interested in participating, I've left the linky open over the weekend again if you'd like to take a photo of your palette and link up, please do.  Wishing  you all a very happy, productive and creative week, I'll see you at the parties!  And HAPPY THANKSGIVING to my American friends.






 
 

{HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK'S BLOG}

Palette & Paint # 2  Link Up  |  Finger Painting for Grown Ups

Favourite moments from this week  What's on my Desk Wednesday

Meet Cathryn Backer  Tastes like KFC! Baked Chicken

 

26 comments:

  1. The change is good. Vibrant eyes brings wonderful energy to the painting. Well try and love to see the finished work! :)

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  2. I love the eyes now... it has really come alive and looks more like your work... you always do eyes so beautifully it would have been a shame to not have them like this xx

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  3. Je prefère les yeux maintenant, c'est beaucoup plus expressif et j'aime vos couleurs douces

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  4. Merci Flo, cela signifie beaucoup pour moi que vous aimez les yeux parce que vous peignez les beaux yeux de soi-même. Peinture de fête de vendredi, et ont un merveilleux week-end. xx

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  5. Thanks you for stopping by Hybrid J, Rosie,Tracey and Flo, I'm off to visit your blogs. Happy PPF!

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  6. Absolutely love the eyes open. Suddenly she engages with us! It's a beautiful painting. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Loving the change, it works beautifully and has changed her whole personality. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  8. wow, it's amazing how much that changes it. I love eyes anyway as they truly are the windows to the soul so I really like what you've done. I did like the eyes closed as she was quite dreamy but even with the eyes opened you've made her look a little nostaligic and questioning (I think it's the slight raise of the eyebrows. Love it!

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  9. The eyes deffinetly have it. :) I love her with her eyes open much more.

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  10. I love the eyes and you've captured a look of happiness on her face that matches the name you've selected for the painting.

    Great job!!

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  11. Wonderfully expressive eyes and awesome painting ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  12. This oil is almost finished, and I like your brush so broad and decisive. Saludos

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  13. Oh, it's much better with the eyes open! She looks as though she has just realized that he loves her, and is completely delighted with the idea.

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  14. Great eyes! Definitely W I D E OPEN!

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  15. love it with her beautiful eyes open!

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  16. Oh the eyes are open, awesome!! Great work.

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  17. Wow. The painting was beautiful with her eyes closed but, she seems so alive and vibrant with them open. I LOVE her eyes. Gorgeous!

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  18. object..i love both but yer yes open gives her more life...xxx

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  19. I like the eyes open better...I think it engages me more plus it seems to give more dimension to your painting. Your blog header is also wonderful!

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  20. Yes I definitely like the eyes open! Wonderful< luminous eyes! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  21. I agree, the eyes open is better! Very welcoming! Sorry I missed this week's paint and palette, I meant to but was too busy eating!!!!

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  22. She looks radiantly happy instead of peacefully content now. Very enganging character.

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