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Parhelia

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"Parhelia" 30x24 in. oil on linen. 2014 Sergio Lopezwww.themainloop.com — with Stephanie Leet.

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American Masters Show

Opening February 7, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
On Display February 7 - February 21, 2014

Palm Avenue Fine Art will be hosting our Annual American Masters Show featuring artwork by 20+ elite American artists. They will be competing for a chance to win the "People's Choice Award" given to the artist with the largest number of votes submitted by our gallery patrons during the show and online. Prize for the "People's Choice Award" will be a full-page advertisement in Fine Art Connoisseur as well as a $1,500 cash prize. Votes will be accepted from February 7 - February 21, 2014. 
The winner will be announced on Monday, February 24, 2014.

Image details
Image size
3600x4500px 4.57 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
25/10 second
Aperture
F/10.0
Focal Length
35 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jan 7, 2014, 8:45:22 AM
Sensor Size
20mm
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LindArtz's avatar
The colors gives this a heavenly feel.   ...I can't help but notice the face of the woman bears an uncanny resemblance to Julia Roberts.
mainloop's avatar
Hmm that's interesting, in real life my model didn't look like Julia Roberts but I can see that now that you pointed it out. Thank you!
SanaMH's avatar
RodGallery's avatar
Amazing work!!!

Miafka's avatar
Потрясающая работа) 
mainloop's avatar
спасибо
Gorgonzola's avatar
Simply gorgeous.  I love the dappled light effect you were able to get going on here! Same goes for the super abstract way you handled the vegetation behind her (at least I think it's vegetation. Either way I really enjoy the patterns it creates.) I think I might have to get this as a print soon.
touchofthesoul's avatar
excellent work and very creative idea!
i-am-tsukiko's avatar
How did you go about the designs crossing her skin?
mainloop's avatar
It's a custom designed pattern I came up with
i-am-tsukiko's avatar
Well, you went about it very well :'>
Hammey's avatar
I absolutely love this. I have no talent for oil painting myself, so I can appreciate the skill you must have put into this.
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Shasiel's avatar
I feel like I'm looking at it through a damaged lens with the distortion effect you pulled off here. Well glass that has repeat patterns of the textile design on her skirt thing. Excellent excellent.
mainloop's avatar
interesting take, I didn't think of that, but I like the idea.
WyckdNick's avatar
This piece is truly amazing in your use of texture and divisions.  I'm not sure how much time you have before you submit it to the contest but you may want to check out the proportions of the right side of her face.  I think it is a bit too wide right now.  I do that constantly.

Other than that, this painting is blowing my mind a bit.  
mainloop's avatar
thanks for the crit. Her right or ours?
WyckdNick's avatar
Her right side.  It looks like the face is at two angles.  I'm thinking that at the angle of her left side, the right should show thinner.
mainloop's avatar
I think I know what you mean. I may have cut into her cheek with the dark red stroke a little much... But at this point I don't think it bothers me enough to feel like I have to change it.
WyckdNick's avatar
Right on.  It is one of those things that I do a lot in portraits which is why it jumped out at me.  Good luck with the contest.
WOW! An amazing mix of your Occidental and Painted Roses oeuvres. I really love the tones and hues you have achieved here. There is something definitely going on in this piece. I find wandering around it continuously, only to start again. And once again you have framed it wonderfully. A truly beautiful piece. What a way to start 2014!
mainloop's avatar
Thank you! This is a continuation of my Natural Patterns series.
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