jialu's avatar


500 28 7K (1 Today)
By jialu   |   
© 2013 - 2020 jialu
Jia Lu 2011, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches

I had almost forgotten this small canvas. I am very pleased with the light, relaxed brushwork. This is a direction in which I hope to move with future work, creating a maximum effect from a minimum of effort. In fact looks can deceive - I find it is very slow and difficult to paint like this because I tend to over-think my brushstrokes, and must take time to relax. This painting is as much about touch and hearing as it is about light and color - all my senses must be engaged when I work, so excuse me while I go and brew some Kona coffee and turn on some classical music.
Image size
1607x2000px 696.67 KB
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
KatiaHonour's avatar
KatiaHonourProfessional Traditional Artist
So incredibly beautiful... I am falling in love <3
Devianrem14's avatar
Devianrem14Professional Traditional Artist
<font><font>great piece, you are a very talented artist. i love it. it remember me to emil nolde, an german artist in the 20.century. go ahead. peter</font></font>
KingAnima's avatar
Just awesome 
jelena-c's avatar
jelena-cHobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! :heart:
Onnep-ink's avatar
great lighting.
DeLumine's avatar
I'm new to DA and fairly new to painting, and I have only just now come upon your work. Your paintings are exceptional and inspiring; a real joy to behold.
SoraLove's avatar
SoraLoveStudent Traditional Artist
Wow! The light reminds me of fabric at some points, very pretty!
Spinning-Jenny's avatar
Spinning-JennyStudent General Artist
I love the contrast :)
Merycom's avatar
MerycomProfessional Traditional Artist
This is really great work
paul-duffy's avatar
paul-duffyHobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant expressive piece. I love the movement of colour and the contrast between the intense warms and moderates.
SonofZion-JLM's avatar
SonofZion-JLMStudent Traditional Artist
NoChoiceLeft's avatar
NoChoiceLeft Digital Artist
The lighting and contrast are gorgeous.
LaurentusVonSenin's avatar
Yes, this is much better, more free from style and form, more open for the viewers perception!
Beautiful painting!
Mn63's avatar
Wonderful work.
Karinta's avatar
KarintaStudent General Artist
Fantastic colors!
cabepfir's avatar
cabepfirProfessional Traditional Artist
wonderful colors.
illgowithyou's avatar
illgowithyouHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! Made me think of Daenerys Targaryen's rebirth from fire in Game of Thrones, extremely impressive.
lou2209's avatar
lou2209Student Digital Artist
oh this is just stunning!
Zephyri's avatar
This is such a beautiful piece for the reasons you mention. There's something strong in the delicacy of it. That lighting in traditional media is difficult to come by, but you've done an amazing job with it. I particularly love the bounces of green and blue in the skin tones - brings them to life so much.
Mitia-Arcturus's avatar
Mitia-Arcturus Photographer
vilva73's avatar
vilva73 Traditional Artist
hah, one of these persons looks like me :)
GreyAreaRK1's avatar
Lots of great energy in the strokes.
beast87's avatar
You're a true artist down to the most minute detail. Well done.
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In