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In contemplation
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By AnnaGilhespy   |   Watch
Published: January 20, 2006
© 2006 - 2019 AnnaGilhespy
SelfPortrait

Oil on Canvas
2005
70x100cm

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Original available to buy, please email me at anna@annagreaves.com for more information.

[26.06.06 Edit: uploaded better photo for prints account]
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pling79's avatar
You are gifted!! +fav again:) I like your gallery!!
Endelva's avatar
EndelvaProfessional Photographer
Such an honest, beautiful portrait... It reveals a deep person. :rose:
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RestillHabbStudent Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Your style is incredibly likeable, I love the brush strokes that make up her hair. Peaceful, yet dreary at the same time. +fav :)
nut-ella's avatar
slightly desaturated colors, and the choice of colors as well still maintain a glitch of serenity as opposed to the overall downcasting atmosphere

loving it :nod:
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ThalwegProfessional Traditional Artist
this space behind you...It's sharp. Makes me think how dull my own composition are :)
AnnaGilhespy's avatar
Yeah, i like to mess with the 'rules' of composition ;) and i enjoy having lots of negitive space on my canvas, it gives space for thought and interpretation. :meditation:
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ThalwegProfessional Traditional Artist
once one knows the rules, one can break them gracefully.
Toekneebob's avatar
Hello,
Would it be weird to say that I welled up inside when I saw this peice? My eyes watered and I allmost cried. I wish I knew why. There was just something I saw in it that moved me. Thank you for that.

Toekneebob
AnnaGilhespy's avatar
i love to hear what peoples reactions to my work are, so no, it's not weird at all. thank you.
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Your welcome.

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darkyuki's avatar
nice....VERY nice! :clap: did you buy all the supplies yourself and did it at home or was it like some kind of art class thing (since i dunno if your in one or not but we do this sort of thing in my art class in school).

how long did it take to make this? :+fav: :D
AnnaGilhespy's avatar
I usually work on several paintings at the same time so it is always hard to tell, it took me about a month. but with oils you spend a lot of time waiting for a layer to dry before you can work on the next one. so i guess time spent actually working at the canvas was 25 to 30 hours.
darkyuki's avatar
good lord! what a pain staking effort! :O

i respect your patience. lol. good job!
AnnaGilhespy's avatar
Apart from my first year at university i have always payed for my art materials. now i have graduated i work from my studio at home. trying to scratch a living by selling my work.
darkyuki's avatar
Nice!... :) At least you are doing something your obviously good at and enjoy doing. and just to scrap a living? commendable indeed.
skyrere's avatar
this is excelent work. I loves it... I fav'ed it.
:D
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nmsmithHobbyist General Artist
Excellent painting. Interesting composition, too. Facing her out the left edge of the painting creates a very unbalanced image, but in this case it works well. She looks like someone who's trying to get out of the frame.
farle's avatar
very nice work, nice to see some real painting!
kittens43's avatar
you're trully an artist!:worship:
ocs's avatar
you are really nice :D
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paintertkProfessional Traditional Artist
Excellent realistic work! Congrats :thumbsup:
wolviesgirl's avatar
wow this is amazing. i wish my self portrait was coming out this good. i look so depressed in mine. i would love to get this feel of relaxed thinking. you have amazing talent! congrads on the DD
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