Red

by Adelaide
(Adelaide, South Australia)

Red

Red

Oil on canvas board. 'Red' was painted from was a magazine picture advertising lipstick and I loved the idea the makeup artist had used to capture the dramatic effect of the colour.


The photo was of course over exposed to eliminate any skin flaws and I found this a challenge to paint it the same way, without leaving evidence of brush strokes on the skin surface.

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Wonderful!
by: Oeendree

Just beautiful!

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painting
by: Mary

I absolutly love the red around the eyes ..what a neat concept . You did an incredable job on the skin tone . If I was younger I'd definately do my eyes this way .

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Riveting
by: Anonymous

I find the same problem with most ad copy. The slick ads are airbrushed and all kinds of devious conventions are added to attract the subconcious mind. I think you captured the eyes perfectly. The eyes draw you in and hold your attention so you experience the myriad other subtleties subliminally. I appreciate the work you put into her skin tone. Eventhough her skin has been washed out by light, I can still see the volumes in her face. She looks natural. I have one complaint...I think the eye makeup could have been left out or modified better without taking away from anything else. If it was red you were after, the lips alone and the tone you used on the right would have been enough. She's gorgeous.

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Interesting
by: Dezi

I think you did a beautiful job on this portrait. I think that she needs a little more skin color, but other than that she looks perfect! Very Interesting.

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Excellent
by: Anonymous

Superb skin and the eyes are so alive! Love it!

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Red
by: Terry

Wow. But is this the way the eye highlight was in the picture? If so, that's kinda weird.

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Excellent
by: Audrey

Great painting. This is really good. Well done!

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red
by: dave.

gorgeous

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Beautiful
by: Anonymous

Skin has an air-brushed look to it, you have blended the tones very well, mouth, eyes, beautifully done, just the nostril may be a little too central for the angle but a great effort anyway.
Pearl

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amazing
by: Dorothy, Cambs

the smooth skin is amazing

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