Well said, yes it is indeed a thin line. I'm trying to strip more and more descriptive shading these days, leaving only the vital visual elements. Refining towards my current sense of perfect balance of the poetry and minimalism within a painting.
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This is so exceptional, in my opinion, because the image's entire story is embodied in the two visible hands, and you've depicted them so delicately and with such feeling that we, the viewers, can almost feel the heat of one's palm, the tang of the other's finger. God, this is good!
I love how the faces seem much sharper, with perhaps less blending, it just seems like brush stroke on top of brush stroke with beautiful colors. All the highlights on the faces and hand give it an angular look which I really love. This really reminds me of a Boris Vallejo painting, especially with the background colors and dabbed application. The flesh tones are so rich and "touchable". The type of skin that you see and immediately wish you could caress. The expression of total satisfaction on the woman at left is joyous. One of my faves from this recent batch of work. Simply brilliant.
Oh my. Now that has an undeniable look of very tempting, taboo tastiness. There is a decided sense that the Lady on the left's plea to be fed is a self fulfilling as well as filling prophecy, for you see, the diner and the waitstaff appear very much to be one in the same. I have exactly zero doubt that if i were able to attend such a feast, as long as the radiant redhead on the right dished it up, i would never be able to get enough.