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Published: March 17, 2006
© 2006 - 2019 AnnaGilhespy
Oil on canvas
120x80cm
2006

Original available to buy, please email me at anna@annagreaves.com for more information.
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Hekssoster| Traditional Artist
If I lived in a loft (which I don't) but if I did, I would hang your series in blue on my walls . They would be super huge bigger than life size...man, wouldn't they be amazing...:omg:
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Most of the originals are larger than life, i love working big it has so much more impact. i have some prints avalible if your interested, but even if you're not thank you for the comment :D
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draunaturel|Professional Traditional Artist
i really appreciate the fleshiness of the figure.. and i also really like that the blue is not "electric blue", but a soft muted blue... it looks more like blue light is being cast as opposed to her skin being blue...

well done.
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AnnaGilhespy's avatar
thats exactly right, the photo i used for reference was taken of myself under a blue lamp. well spotted. :)
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draunaturel|Professional Traditional Artist
well see, there you go.

and isn't Eddie Izzard too funny?
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absolutely, at least he was, before he did the sexie DVD... that was dissapointing. But i have 4 or 5 other vids to watch where he rocks!

what speed is god-speed?
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Anna, I think you have another excellent piece here. I keep coming across your name in various, random visits to othher people's pages. It is not surprising. While I am a bit jealous, I am also learning from you how to loosen up a bit and not be so anal in my insistence on trifling detail. You are inspiring me to get back to my easel in spite of my full time job. Thanks.
Amil
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you are very welcome :hug: It is great to know i inspire you, I can get very anal about detail too but i have found that working on more than one painting at the same time allows me to step back from the work occasionaly and gets rid of the need to pick over silly details, it also makes me see what really needs changing.
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love the blue u use...makes 'em very soft and cold!:)
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AnnaGilhespy's avatar
Thank you, I think blue can be many different things including cold, I love to experiment with the different feelings you can get from the colour...
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arien87|Student Traditional Artist
the shading is fantastic! i love the contrast between the pale blue and the dark background.
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Thank you, you can't really see it from the photo but the background is made up of several layers of oil, the first layer is a very bright blue and then it gets darker with more layers of blue and brown on top. it's impossible to catch in a photo, but it's one of the reasons i love oils so much.
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Moniki|Professional Traditional Artist
I really like your series in blue. This one is beautiful to :D
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I don't know why but I’m fascinated by blue light on figures, expect more in the future...
Thanks for the comment :D
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atomic-flux|Professional Traditional Artist
love how you modled the portait
the cropping is also very intresting
what medium is it oil or arcylics
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Oils. the medium and mesurements are mentioned under the image.
Thank you for your comment :hug:
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