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skies on fire

By agnes-cecile

Portrait of the musical duo The Green Children
Check out their music at [link]

video of the painting: [link]

watercolor, pencil, pen and ink on watercolor paper (300g)
45cm x 30cm
about 3 hours
Image details
Image size
872x579px 459.64 KB
Canon EOS 500D
Shutter Speed
1/50 second
Focal Length
45 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 3, 2012, 12:11:14 PM
Sensor Size
© 2012 - 2021 agnes-cecile
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This touched me deeply and made me feel like they were haunting me. I did not see a female and male as another wrote but 2 females. It feels like they are bonded but trying to get away from each other at the same time. I don't know how to critique it technically but it is compelling to me as a person. It feels as if they are relaxed and tense at the same time. Lost and asking you to follow them. They seem melded and alone as if they are unaware of each other. Did you mean it to be conflicted or united? Just curious because of the way it made me feel. I love it 100%.
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This is absolutely magnificent. I liked the way you used complementary colors on each of them. The green and yellow on the woman, and the blue and purple on man was vibrant. The detail is wonderful. I also liked how you didn't stick to one medium, but used a variety of mediums to accomplish this piece of art. You didn't limit yourself with color either, the explosions of blue, yellow, black, and pink did it for me. I kind of wished the man had an ear or a part of an ear like the woman does.

Please continue painting.

-Rebecca C

P.S. I accidentally posted it as a comment.
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I love this painting so much <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> The way you handle the colors is just amazing. I really like the expression, especially the female's. I love the eyes. I watched your video on you tube and it just left me speechless. The way your picture slowly takes form is just like getting to know a person. I love how this picture changes every time I look at it. It seems that i find more butterflies evey time I look at it. One thing: if the male has ears, it would be perfect. But heck, I can'[t even paint a flower so what am I complaining about? You're an inspiration. Keep it up <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>DDD
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I'm not sure what is meant by the title but I will give you your props where they are due, this piece is absolutely gorgeous! I love that you have two seemingly detailed characters as opposed to the other characters you often do. I also greatly appreciate your amount of color mixtures that seem to simulate fireworks or explosion. Also the colors you used on the faces of your characters fits their facial expressions perfectly. When I think blue, I think soft and neutral and that is exactly what I see on the guy's face. Overall this piece was magnificent.
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I was just passing through, adding this to my favs, and I wanted to let you know "Skies on Fire" is the name of a song that these two subjects created. They are called The Green Children, and their music isn't bad. I recommend Skies on Fire and Encounter :handshake:
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So here it goes. This is one of the paintings that caught my eye the most. Your lines are very strong in a soft way, And also you caught the eye expression so well, and that's one of the most difficult things to be done. It's like their eyes pop out from the whole painting, they are so vivid and deep almost as I can see their souls. The stain use complements it perfectly, giving it that ''messy'' effect of the watercolor.

But what I really loved on it, was the color choice you've done! The colors fit together so well, and the contrast they make with their cold faces, is what gives life to it <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

You're a great artist, and you're technique is unique.
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This might just be my impression, but the female's eyes look so alive; full to the brim with energy. The male's on the other hand, seem to be staring off in the distance, looking right through the viewer. Mostly likely this is due to the colors that were used around the eyes. Green gives off the impression of vivacity, where blue is mellow, calm, and transparent with emotions. Not to mention, the way the female's head is angled creates the impression that she is in control of her self. She is looking AT us.

I absolutely love the colors. They emphasize the simplicity of the painting itself, drawing attention to the faces of the people. On the note of simplicity, however, I wasn't sure what the painting is trying to convey, if anything. It seems as if it should be trying to communicate something, but I'm not sure what. (I also didn't understand the meaning of the title, but unless it correlates to the concept of the painting, it doesn't matter much.)

Proportions are very good and the subjects are lifelike. I'm not a painter in the least, but I do love the technique of letting the watercolors flow down the painting. It give it another element of dynamic texture.
All in all, beautifully done.
melchan2015's avatar
I have watched the video again and again, and fall in love with the green children's song(skies on fire) , the whole thing is so inspiring, and i'm planning to do the same in the near future~ Really love it, thanks
stefonthesea's avatar
Great mix of technics/mediums for this colorful artwork:) I really appreciate videos/music choice. Thanks for sharing!
KatiraMoon's avatar
I just watched the video on youtube. this piece just blew my mind away, it's so amazing! forever a fan now. :heart:
Avisae's avatar
i saw a few of your other pieces and was instantly reminded of this really awesome speedpaint i saw on youtube and was going to look it up- then i saw this in the sideline. AWESOME PAINTING!! nice music too!
REALart2's avatar
U r amazing I wish to paint like u someday
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kobler's avatar
it seems like a Fellini's  movie shot
impressive !!!!
4XD3's avatar
The Green Children is one of my favorite musical inspirations ever. This is a beautiful piece! I've watched the youtube video of you creating this piece. It was stunning and beyond impressive.
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Hmmmmmm...soooo cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Neko Emoji-10 (Furious) [V1] Kao Emoji-62 (I want to see you soon) [V4] HappyYayHello - EMOTICON - :iconhappyyayhello: 
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ApocalypseGroup's avatar
what a beauty! outstanding job :clap: :+favlove: 
Noaaa7's avatar
this is my favorite piece of yours !!
AnnaBeGood's avatar
Sooo  beautiful ... you really know how to catch an observers eye 
Mala-magu's avatar
Parabens by belissimos work!

They are spectacular!
Mala-magu's avatar
Parabens by belissimos work!

They are spectacular!
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