Thursday, 15 September 2011

study of dreams series 2/v 10" x 14"



oils on canvas
FOR SALE
If you would like to purchase this painting, please send your bid rahinaqh@gmail.com

it's grown to this... worth knowing what my fellow artists think if you have time

listened to Chuck Close being interviewed by his biographer Christopher Finch. it is a wonderful enabling dialogue from Chuck and his perspective on art: honest, sincere and unpretentious... personally it gave me belief in being myself rather than trying to be Velezquez;)

if you have an hour and a half to spare or while you paint, go to this website and hope you see what i mean:

http://www.artbabble.org/video/aic/chuck-close-conversation-christopher-finch

18 comments:

  1. A moving portrait--beautifully painted, Rahina.

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  2. thank you Don but i have changed it considerably since you first saw it: the warm tones were glaring and it wasn't modelled well enough so i have made some changes since... i hope it is still to your liking.

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  3. Wonderful sensitivity and paint handling and you have captured the expressiveness of the face perfectly :-)

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  4. Great composition and use of warm/cool colors. Love the shirt, hat, and hands!!

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  5. thank you Paul, i appreciate your thoughts on this. i think the expression on the face was initially difficult to capture but you know how it is, the more you look, the more you find.

    thanks Bill, glad it appeals to you... anyway it's been a long time since you posted anything so looking forward to seeing your next post.

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  6. Rahina,
    Although I missed your first posting of this painting I can say this looks great. I see a touch of apprehension in the figure and well supported by your compositional placement. Keep painting!

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  7. Hi Rahina, I did see the original portrait and then went over to listen to the Chuck Close interview. A very interesting interview he is certainly a very charismatic person. I do like your altered painting and I feel the brushwork is almost impressionist which gives an extra dimension of interest to your work. The lighting is much softer, while the sitter is still in the dark he is bathed in warm light which is not harsh. The face is very sensitive and once again the viewer wonders what his thoughts are.

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  8. thanks David, appreciate you picking up on key areas that i was working on in this painting. and yes painting continuously;)

    thanks Caroline and great to hear you listened to the Chuck Close interview, he's one heck of a gentleman! the painting was glaring before and this style to my mind suits this subject. i thought this would be how i would continue but it seems i am going back to my previous style or perhaps a mix...;) good to hear that it leaves the viewer with further questions.

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  9. Awesome painting Rahina. I can't find a thing I would change. Just awesome.

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  10. thank you Gary, it delights me to know you like this:)

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  11. wow! this is simply stunning rahina!! beautifully done! off to check out mr. close. thanks for the link. and thanks so much for your comment

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  12. thanks for your thoughts on this Suzanne. your posts are always a delight to see and read;) let me know what you think of Mr Close if you revisit and see this comment.

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  13. beautifully done Rahina. I'll check out the website too.

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  14. wow so strong rahina
    colors contrast and the reading between the lines

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  15. hi Mary, thank you.. i hope you enjoyed the website.

    hi rob, reading between the lines always fascinates me as the interpretation is part of the puzzle... so tell me your reading....

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  16. An excellent portrait! Chuck Close is one of my favorites and I'll check it out, thanks.

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  17. to me it looks like he accepted his lot....
    he has suffered but accepting is the first step to transformation....

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  18. thanks Mary, glad you like this one:)

    hi rob, well if i managed to say that in paint, then i can't be too bad at this artist thing;)

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