Wow Suzanne, you really nailed this challenge! It has that beautiful Suzanne touch, folds and all! I agree with your decision to simplify the background. Sometimes we have to trust our instincts even if it isn't what others around us want. That is indeed growth!!Thanks for the shout out!
Hi there Suzanne!... How appropriate! An artist waiting... through her "dreads"... and magically The Universe offers a subject... just waiting to be painted!Another knockout... sensitive study of a single moment! "Simply"... beautiful... beautifully simple! That's all I can say Suzanne!Give thanks!Good Painting!Warmest regards,Bruce
Dreads be gone! This is beyond awesome....
And you should be proud. She has such interest. I am mesmerized at first glance. The light and her beautiful face. What an absolutely stunning painting.
This is so strong Suz! I so tangibly feel the immediacy of the scene, as if you must have been there in person, even though you just had the photo to go on. It was interesting to visit the link and see the reference and the other painter's tries, and I feel you perfectly captured her emotional expression/sweetness and articulated her hand under the tray (not easy to do in either instance!)
Oh my gosh, this is awsome!It looks like a photo graph- it is tooo perfectlovetweedles
Gunkie, she is, as you say, so innocently beautiful ... her expression, her pose, her "folds"... wonderful!!! Damn good job!
beautifully painted Suzanne... especially love the hand and the colours and the vibrancy of her shirt.
It's such a beautiful portrait, Suzanne!The expression of her innocent face is so well rendered,-she should be careful with her tray- and her blouse's colour and shape are perfect.Bravo!
This is such an awesome portrait! I really admire your work, it is a great inspiration to me! I laughed at the last paragraph in your post... good for you for making your own decisions about what direction your painting needs to go! Sometimes it's hard to do that!
WOW! The shirt is beautiful with the folds and light. Great job on this challenge! Your work is amazing!Love your bugs, too, and looking forward to seeing more ladybugs and then the bees!
Suzanne I just can NOT get over how much I am in LOVE with this painting. I agree with you about making her the focus (although the graphic part behind her is very cool too). But it's her face, wisps of hair, pose, tray, all of that that I just can't get enough of. You are SO friggin awesome lady. I just LOVE this so much that now I am rambling away. Seriously though, I LOVE it. WELL DONE!! Bravo! And I'm so glad you gave those dreads a well deserved butt kicking. Can I get a Huzzah?!!
I can't say enough about this painting!! I'm speechless! I love everything about it...and her BLOUSE is so outstanding!!! BRAVO!!!!!
You definitely made the right decision to simplify the background. Good call!The model is indeed interesting. Her profile you've captured says so much about her likeable and wholesome personality.It's a beautiful painting, Suzanne.
An absolutely fabulous version of Lee's challenge, Suz. I too like the graphic element but must admit that without it, her dreamy faraway look takes front and center. It is like she is just itching to take the world by its tail!
Too beautiful. Everybody wants to have a waitress like this one, someone who loves her job!Love that profile, love the colors, love your choice with the background.You and Dana made great paintings from a lovely little photo. Both wonderful, both so different!
Beautiful painting. And I agree with your decision to focus on the waitress. Its turned out well.Best wishes,
Oh - this is so beautiful...the face, the tray, the hand, the blouse - Wow! I came over here from the challenge gallery - and have been here a while! I have really enjoyed catching up with your paintings and posts!
Oh Suzanne! Just when I think that you couldn't possibly impress me more - you do! And don't tell 'Himself', but I am with you 100% on which is the best version. I love the one with the simple background because it doesn't distract from that beautiful waitress and her thoughtful gaze. Perfect in EVERY SINGLE brush-stroke :0D
Good call dude! You should be proud of this- and then some. You should also be proud that you faced the dreads... and you should be proud that you stood your ground! Whew! I bet you slept well that night! Unless of course you were too excited about by your awesomeness!
You are most welcome. The painting is indeed very beautiful. My email is firstname.lastname@example.orgBest wishes,
Suz, You are amazing with fabric! This painting really captivates you! I do really like both versions, but agree the focus is more on her and over all it's a little more romantic. The graphic elements did make it a bit Klimt-ish, which is also appealing.
I love it both ways but I can see how simplifying it makes the figure stronger.I love your story about 'you know who' :D
Well done you on all counts! Standing your ground and listening to your instincts and beating the dreads. This painting is perfection and I love the size too but then I love all your paintings ;)
I love this picture. Fantastic. I'm not much of a visual artist, but I know what I like and I like this.
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