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Delicate Cycle by Face-Reality Delicate Cycle by Face-Reality
Delicate Cycle - 12" x 19" - watercolour - January 2012

Okay... I think I'm done. You know what... I just want to be done with this one... Or I just need a break from it, and hide it away for a little while before I can start liking it again.

This is not at all how I intended for this painting to look in the end, but this is it.

Be brutally honest if you have to, but please let me know what you think, as a whole... oh, and one other thing, should I - or should I not, remove the reflections from her glasses? They were part of the original photograph that I was working from, but I don't feel they are appropriate for the background that I've painted in.

Thanks for looking, and thanks for your input!

Lisa
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Onyana Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's crazy that you achieved this using watercolour, the realism you achieved with skin tones and light, especially on the hands and arms makes my jaw drop. I personally love the reflectons in the glasses as is. The far background feathers are a little too dark brownish and lifeless for my taste, but that's a personal thing, since you have clearly potrayed light accurately with the feathers in the mid and foreground. The expression you achieved in the eyes, and in particular the lips is genius! It has that Mona Lisa aspect to it of wondering what she knows that we don't.
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Vonni-Von Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
This is an amazing piece. Seriously, my jaw is on the floor. You must have an incredible amount of patience! Could tell me how long you spent on this piece?
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Face-Reality Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hi, sorry for not getting back to you earlier, and thank you so much! If I remember correctly, I took a few weeks to work on this one, but not consistently, so maybe 60 hours or so... I should try to watch how much time I do spend on each one, but tend to just lose myself in painting and forget the time altogether!
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DavidHoffrichter Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this work and your watercolors! I especially loved seeing your WIPs. Your approach is refreshing! :)
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Face-Reality Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much!! I try to post the WIPs when I remember to - good to hear that you appreciate them, thank you!
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features
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Face-Reality Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
You're welcome.
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A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
I love the reflections, it's such a perfect watercolor piece!
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Face-Reality Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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