"This is another excellent painting Philippe. Your perspective is so spot on and you are so good at doing people...I am in awe of your work. I can see all the prep time you put into this piece. Bravo!"
"Many thanks Karen and Ilarian friends for your kind words! It's very encouraging.
Compared to the reference photo I tilted a bit more the view. Actually I was inspired by Jennifer McChristian's artwork. It seems that sometimes she paints…"
"ooh how fun! I love the unusual perspective. Your skills just keep getting better Phillipe!
I love the varied color you have used in the steps with the touches of orange/red to harmonize with her dress. Excellent!"
Philippe, i am so totally impressed by all the people in your paintings. i so want to try people, i just dont know where to begin. i guess i am not very brave haha. the more i look at yours, the more i want to try it though. you inspire me :)
Philippe..thank you for your kind words regarding my art work..I;ve been painting for years but I still have a long way to go! Your art is beautiful and I love the thoughts behind each of your paintings! Keep them coming!
Philippe - we are not supposed to critique works posted in the "photo" section, that is why I have hesitated. If you block off the left side of "Explosions" along the diagonal line of the background value shift, you will see a very nice, cheerful painting on the right side. Now block off the right side along the same line. The left side of the painting is quite drab by comparison, with lots of mid values but no light values except a few streaks of white. There is no unity between the two sides of the canvas. I think you need some bold light values on the left side to give it more life and provide a better sense of unity.