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living in delay



watercolor from my moleskine, trying something
Image details
Image size
900x636px 247.95 KB
Canon EOS 500D
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
35 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jun 11, 2012, 10:26:17 AM
Sensor Size
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HerefordHeroes's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

I have just stumbled upon your paintings and have really been drawn in by your use of color. The translucent quality of the neutral areas keeps the composition from becoming too busy, whereas the intense color in the focal areas draws the eye as effectively as shading would in a black-and-white composition.

My scores:
Vision = 5
I think the emotion contained within the painting is tremendous, and your execution really emphasizes this. There is also no "fuzziness" to the composition: you have decisively portrayed your image and that confidence really enhances the piece.
Originality = 3
Although I love the concept behind this painting, I think the cropping (eyes and nose at near-three-quarters) feels very familiar to me. Although the styling is adequate compensation, the composition itself is not Earth-shattering to me.
Technique = 4
The only thing that bugs me a tiny bit is that my eye is jumping all over the place a little bit (probably my fault). The right eye is so intense and dark and focused that at first I lost the blown-out quality of the left (which I LOVE). As a whole, it feels a tiny bit unbalanced to me.
Impact = 4.5
Obviously it had an impact if it got my off my lazy butt to write a review. Really, all of your paintings are quite impressive and I am happy to have accidentally come across them!


(Disclaimer: Obviously I don't have a tenth of your talent or technical skill! Take this for what it is--one person's uneducated opinion!)