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Friday, April 20, 2007

"Princess in Red"


Original is 16" x 20" and this is a cropped portion. Oil on canvas.

Here again is JJ, the model who appears in my last post, "Princess in Blue". I like this one better than the first. What do you think? Here she wears a soft glowing and luxuriant red sweater that suites her so well. Intelligent composure as she gazes in the distance. I wonder what she was thinking about.

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At 11:52 AM, Blogger La Cuoca said...

Very interesting blog. Kiss kiss

 
At 12:05 PM, Blogger "van Vliet" Art Blog said...

Dear la cuoca,

I see you are enamored with fine cuisine as well. Thank you for the fond comments. :)

 
At 2:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Gordon. the second one is better: proportionally, values, color.
CDK

 
At 3:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOUR SPEED AND AGILITY EXCITES ME TO NO END. THIS PAINTING HAS STARTLED ME. HER FEATURES TRIGERED LONG LOST PASSIONS I FELT FOR A PYOUTE SQUAW WOMAN I LOVED YEARS AGO. WILL YOU MARKET THIS PAINTING? THANK YOU FOR SHAREING HER WITH ME. B MOQUIN

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger "van Vliet" Art Blog said...

CDK, thank you for the input and sharing. It means a lot to mean to have your comments.

 
At 6:03 PM, Blogger "van Vliet" Art Blog said...

B. Moquin, ah what can I say my friend. I am so glad to have brought back for you happy memories. I am still thinking how to do the final cropping before I make that one available. Thanks again for all the friends you have told and other support over the past year.

 
At 6:36 PM, Blogger "van Vliet" Art Blog said...

This comment came in,
". As an art instructor, I say excellent work. Are you an R.I.T. graduate.?
In Virginia, much foliage and camellias for inspiration. Ahead of NY for
weather. Keep painting....................E"

Thank you "E" so much for the compliment. I did not attend RIT. I had considered their School for American Craftsman back in 1977, however, after interviewing the seniors in that program I opted instead to open my own company in 1980 after a couple of years work to raise the initial capital. Now, after may years, I have taken up the fine art of oil painting and I have studied with some of the local professional painters here in Rochester.

 
At 6:45 PM, Blogger "van Vliet" Art Blog said...

And also,

"wow another winner.....Judy"
Thank you Judy. I look forward to seeing the new work you have done, soon. :)

"Like the pose and reds in the second one...keep it up! Mike"
Thank you also Mike. I hope to work hard to improve over this coming season.

"Hi Gordon, I like both portraits, they are very well done. I do like the freeness of the first one, though. It seems brighter and lighter. The second is more formal but technically fine and more detailed. nice work! june"
Thank you June. I hope school is going well for you and I'd love to see some of your work also.

To all three above, it means much to me to have artists like yourselves, take the time to encourage and offer insight into my work. I wish you much success in your endeavors this spring. Gordon van Vliet

 
At 12:24 AM, Blogger Lori said...

Hi Gordon, I like the red one the best, the colors and shapes are much better. I like her expression too.

 
At 8:07 PM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

wonderful painting!!

 

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