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about a new place - project

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© 2012 - 2020 agnes-cecile

The subject for this painting was from Ryan McGinley's Beautiful Rebels ([link] )

it was a project for a bigger wall painting

watercolor on paper
45cm x 30cm
Image size
900x607px 269.8 KB
Canon EOS 500D
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
31 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 21, 2012, 4:49:08 PM
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This is amazing. I love that the painting is mostly in reds and how it contrasts with the smaller areas of blue. They way you outlined some of the areas with thin white lines adds a lot also. I especially enjoy the shadows of the butterflies and that the right eye's pupil is white. The pupil causes just a bit more attention to go to the right side of the face. I like that you included different kinds of butterflies instead of making them have all the same shape and color. I also appreciate the lines at the side, and how they draw the focus inwards. Overall it is a wonderfully well rounded piece.
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This was really something, actually one of the best ones I've seen. I really like how the water drips and is exactly in sink with the picture, I also really like the expression on the woman face it plays out different role. The butterflies make this even more unbelievable , the only thing I see that needed more work was the neck a bit. I'm not one to speak though because I am still a beginner myself but I really like this!! It has potential!You should really keep on making stuff like this because you really have some talent here.Beautiful! Pretty!!
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It's amazing! I love how you blended the colors together and made it look!
Fabulous job! <3
She looks so serious and wonderful. You should think about selling your artwork so that people can hang this amazingness up in their house and such. The shading with the pinks and the lips looks really cool! I love her eyes and how they looks sparkly like the night sky! Is she like a maiden of some enchanted forest? Well, that's where I envision her to be. I hope you do tons of other amazing watercolor paintings! Keep up the amazing work!
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circa l'(immagine)
c'è tanto baccano negli ultimi 100 anni, tra filosofia, storia della filosofia, ermeneutica, critica artistica, psicoanalisi, etnologia, sociologia e tante altre merdate, nessuno è sostanzialmente d'accordo: in cosa consiste l'(immagine)? e già questa ambiguità di cui gode l'(immagine) dovrebbe essere una firma, un indizio, dovrebbe sollevarci un sospetto.

ma i tentativi di definizione linguistica per l'(immagine) sono davvero noiosi (e davvero utili?). l'(immagine) irrompe. certo che ha a che fare col e nel linguaggio, ma perché ci sia una riduzione (una definizione) all'interno di esso, l'(immagine) dovrebbe essere assimilabile (assimilabile, fagocitabile, digeribile ed eventualmente cagabile) dalle parole, qualunque forma essa ((immagine)-hard) ed esse (parole-soft) decidano di assumere. non voglio dire: il linguaggio è il dominio delle lettere (sarebbe una volontà di potenza alfabetica): anche i pixel (anche i pixel di questa (immagine)) sono parole, essi parlano. però, ad un certo punto, si dà una frattura, non tra pixel e pixel, ma da pixel a pixel: la frattura non divide l'(immagine), è lo squarcio/la lacerazione dalla quale possiamo sbirciarla (come quando si spiano i genitori far sesso, da bambini). non succede sempre, e infatti: una pluralità di colori e forme non corrisponde ad una pluralità di (immagini), come la metastatica diffusione delle informazioni produce solo una metastasi della conoscenza..., ma: lì: qui: quel blu che cola: si permette, arrogante: di colare: sgorgare: come un ruscello: senza ridursi al ruscello. di certo è una crudeltà (che in fondo accompagna ogni vedere/esser visti): promettersi (come una virgola) ruscello e ciò nonostante proporsi come colore-puro. l'immagine è violenta, e non conosce pietà. ed è appunto questa violenza (una violenza che non possiamo sopportare): quanto Baudrillard chiamava alibi, quanto Barthes chiamava punctum, che ci costringe, di fronte all'(immagine) ad andare via, scappare, porci/stare/restare in esilio (come Edipo). il titolo, il colore, la forma e la sua assenza, la promessa e il tradimento, la sfumatura, la sfioritura (e soprattutto: quel ruscello lì: qui): questa è una immagine, e sa di esserlo. vera violenza, violenza che non ha bisogno di legittimazione, violenza che non s'interessa di legittimo, senso, significazione, o

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It is the haunting look in her eyes that drawns me in the psychology of the moment. There is intense inner drama. What is this new place? What do I need to anticipate? The butterfly planted on her plump lips suggest a secret. What can't she tell? The viewer cares for the subject in this painting. What did she see? The composition is excellent. I wish I had something to complain about this artwork, but I don't. It is a masterpiece. The lines behind her head suggest twigs making her appear as a deer. Is she a deer in the headlights or a virgin to be sacrificed for a pagan ritual?
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Right of the bat, I’d like to say how gorgeous this is! Utterly gorgeous! The choice of colours, from the splatters, skin tones, butterflies, lips and eyes, they all compliment each-other spectacularly, and the peace forms a well crafted tapestry of emotion and wonder. I think personally, my favourite section/s of this piece is definitely the lips and around the eyes – perfect colour selection, and such a lovely way of portraying shadows! Oh, and the intricate details put into the butterfly wings!

There’s not a lot that I think can be improved on. For that matter, I don’t think there’s anything that needs improving or changing, either. This is just me being overly critical (READ: nit-picking), so you can ignore it if ya’ want (caution: I’m about to ramble because I wasn’t exactly sure how to describe it):
The area directly below the chin seems a bit cut off. Now, I’m probably misinterpreting it (it may be just a splotch of colour), but from the form, I’m assuming it’s the subject’s neck. While I’m fascinated by the transition from the heavy, darker colour, to the very pale, lighter, it seems that there’s no blending into the chin – it seems like there’s the face, with its defined shape, stuck directly on-top of the neck. If you look to the right-hand cheek, you’ve used the same soft colour as the neck (which is a great effect), I just believe you needed to continue to blend the dark-shadow (especially the edge of it), into the more washed-out area.

That aside, I just cannot get over your choice of colours, and the emotions that I feel looking at this piece – the technique and style bring it home, too! Honestly, wonderful job! I’d love to see it in person!
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This is a truly gorgeous piece. There's just so much beauty and symbolism. First of all, I love your choice of color and I love that you chose to do only part of her face and have the butterflies all around.
I am a little curious about the paint splotches on the left and right of her eyes... I think those might be a bit excessive, but in a way they also add to what makes the picture interesting. It's a very cool fragmented image.
My favorite part is her mouth. The lips are very detailed and I love that the butterfly is perched on her lips. It's very cool.
I like that her gaze is off in the distance, like she is looking around the "new place".
Overall, this piece is very warm and unique. I say, well done.
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Once again you have crafted a sublime piece of art, Agnes. You have such a talent for giving a subjects eyes such strong emotive and telling sight; this one looks to me as though she is viewing someone/something from a hidden spot and, being careful so as not to be caught out doing so. The colour choice, as allways, is so well used in the style of the way you do this kind of work and, though there is allways a minimalistic look with the content you put onto canvas, it is so strong that the viewer is unwittingly imagining the rest of the settings in their minds eye.
Ever the delight to view your special style of application. <img src="…" width="20" height="20" alt=":clap:" title="Clap"/>
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This a magnificent piece. What specifics techniques did you use to make the butterfly's? Was it wet on dry? It looks so fabulous. I love how the colors compliment each other and not distract each other from the whole. Great use of the,what it looks like, the sparkles from the eyes. They look so as if she is glancing to an unknown image off to the side. Her expression is almost scared, but yet feminine at the same time. I just love this whole piece. It's hard to pick just one spot to have a good opinion on. There are truly no " improvements" that I can't see. Just a beautiful watercolor.
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To tell you the truth, this isn't the kind of art i would actually click on and look at. But getting me to click on it, appreciate it, favorite it and write a critique on it, this means serious buisness.
This piece is just so beautiful in every single way, its going to be hard to describe with words.
I'll talk about the face to begin with.
It's perfect. Her eyes are perfect her nose, her lips..
she has this wonderous expression on her face that makes this piece appeasing.
The colors are also amazing. It fits with the look on her face and the expression that's manifested.
Also, the butterflies make it that much more appeasing and nice to look at. You have a great imagination! Everything looks so wonderful.

you have done a great job, and you have opened my eyes to a kind of art i didnt pay attention to before.
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I own a print of this in my home and never tier of it even after several years. My favorite art piece I own by far. I hope one day I can come to one of your shows in Italy. I'd buy all of your art if I could afford to. Keep creating breath taking pieces of art. ❤
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BUTTERFLIES CAN SENSE AND THEN CARESS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF SOULS!!! ;Love your art - i plan on posting more of my pretty woman faces  and figures- hope you can checkout my work- as i am a nu- deviant looking to join simpatico groups, make friends,and up my game….. 
 keep up the good work [ YOUR LADIES ARE LOVELY]
p.s. [ check out dr. wayne dyer's'youtube' story about ' jack the monarch butterfly'- it's l.o.l!
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do you have a place to be able to buy prints? 
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Amazing. Your artworks are very daring, which I adore.
i would never dare to splat paint all over a drawing, or have colors go to different directions.
But the thing is, that if you do it right, it will look magnificent.
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Hi there, your work is absolutely breathtaking. Do you create and sell one of a kind pieces? I'm looking for a new piece of art but I don't want something that everyone else can have. Something quite like all of your art. 
Please get in touch!
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Lovely work
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refreshingly imaginative colorful expressive intuitive passional finally a work of art
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Where can I see prices for original works?
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i love the way you use the thin white lines to enhance the details. they're perfection. and the very strong and expressive look in the character's eyes. adn the way you execute the watercolor. what a beautiful visual melody.
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