Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Autumn Lace II


Autumn Lace II
Recently I completed a second installment of Autumn Lace, shown above. I decided to revisit the piece in part because I wanted to do a slightly more realistic background, but also because I felt that the complexion in the first piece was a little too washed out. In addition to wanting more mid-tones in the face, I decided to go with a slightly different pose. Also, I did this on Rtistx pastel panel, whereas the original was done on Pastelbord. I like this re-do better than the original, but just like last time, I have already heard from family and friends who prefer the first! Perhaps they like the more pleasant expression? Comments are welcome...

6 comments:

Valerie Jones said...

I think I like this one better. See? I'm only thinking. No really, I like the shadows on this face better. It's more mysterious too. The other one looks more contemplative. You do beautiful work!

Chantell Van Erbe said...

Holly,

I went back and studied the original 'Autumn Lace'. I love the way you handled the contrasting, color and background elements.

But I must say that you've outdone yourself on AL2. There is a certain richness and clarity present in your latest work. The mood is different as well.

I can equally appreciate the difference between both efforts.

And I can also see the growth in each painting you complete. Congrats!

hbedrosian said...

Thank you Valeria and Chantell! I think the second one is more "moody" as well. Thank you for your comments!

Nicole Caulfield said...

I like this one Holly - it is very dramatic!!!

hbedrosian said...

Thanks, Nicole!

Rita said...

I prefer this one as well, for the drama and mood of the piece.

The lighting and your facial expression lend a lot to the piece and even the background in this one seems "moodier".

Good job!