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Gita

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on: April 19, 2017, 05:41:02 PM
I had started this painting in December when an attack in a Berlin christmas fair happened. The general mood was depressed. I finally managed to finish this during the Easter days.
Painted with WC ( 3 colours) and some pencils for the hair.

This is a homage to the grieving due to war, disease and hunger.

« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 09:19:59 PM by Gita »
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Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 05:52:06 PM
Such a poignant painting Gita. A lovely tribute.  :smitten:
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Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 08:53:38 PM
Wow Gita. This painting portrays the emotion vividly. Well done.  :flowers:
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Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 11:45:17 PM
Gita,

So beautiful!

If you had just a hint of the forearm attached to the hand on the left side of the painting, it would make the hand look more attached.

Otherwise, it's very good.

aloha

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Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 05:36:48 AM
Thank you Win, Kathy, Mea.

The painting is maybe a bit too sad. I had started in December and was unable to finish. Managed finally on good friday. Painting this theme on good friday surely suited the spirituality of the day. I did this in complete silence.
Mea trying to correct the hand. A bit difficult to lift of colour since this is sketch paper.

Anyway, time to paint our optimistic flowers and gardens which suit the spring!  :smiley6600:
« Last Edit: April 21, 2017, 09:16:59 PM by Gita »
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Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 08:51:18 PM
This is beautiful, Gita. It certainly strikes emotion in the viewer.
EmmaLee


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Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 11:57:37 PM
Such a moving painting - and so well executed. Don't worry about it being too sad - it's a reflection of real life and so meaningful...
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #7 on: April 22, 2017, 10:15:28 AM
Thank you Emma Lee, Sharon. :smiley6600:

I agree, painting is a nonverbal way of expressing ones emotions and thoughts. A very good follower of my paintings and a art expert says, he hangs an art work in his home and let its influence work on his emotions. According to his opinion an art work has a message to tell. Only after this influence, he expresses his opinion.

In this particular painting, he was a little surprised, that an art work of mine has a completely different emotional  expression than he is usually used to.

In fact, I am surprised, too :whistle:
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Reply #8 on: April 23, 2017, 10:59:22 AM
Sad or happy or serene or hectic does not matter,  its when you are able to capture the emotion intended in a painting/drawing that makes it a great picture.  Thats what I like most when looking at paintings, not just the visual effect but the emotional feeling it conveys.  :)
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Reply #9 on: April 25, 2017, 11:26:49 AM
Gita, this touched my heart. Thank you for sharing.
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Reply #10 on: April 25, 2017, 11:29:59 AM
Bea Sue, thank you for your honest words.
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Reply #11 on: April 26, 2017, 05:07:51 AM
Beautiful
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Reply #12 on: April 27, 2017, 02:32:22 AM
Gita, this is a fabulous painting! The emotion it portrays is raw emotion. We rarely see that anymore with everything so plastic. I love this though it saddened me.
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Reply #13 on: April 27, 2017, 04:27:31 AM
Thank you Robynann. I am touched by your words. I hope your health is getting better.
This painting could deepen existing emotions. I am sorry.
Take a look at the spring pen and ink. :1hug: That's a cheerful one.
Wish you again a speedy recovery. I am hesitant to ask too many questions on a public platform. Btw, I love your special way of painting beautiful women!
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