Published: Sunday 23rd of April 2006 05:55:28 PM
John I have just about run out of my own words of praise for your work. I certainly have enjoyed the series that you and your new friend have put together. And I especially like the fact that you seem to enjoy not always coloring inside the lines, or breaking the so called rules. I am pretty sure that the sculpture of venus would have drawn a few 3 ratings because of the lack of arms here at photo.net. It's funny, but now I have come to associate your work with one of my most favorite authors.... "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away". Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)
John, Great experiment. Lovely effect.
I like the model and I trully love the composition. In my personal opinion it's very good after experiment as well the original one. Very experience for me! Bye for now (:
Ha, that's a nice saying Jim, many thanks. Also for your continued interest in my work. I have been cropping lately and re-posting when people complain about it, as I do more often than not still have what's missing in the originals! In this particular case however, I was more intent in making a graphic image than to present a portrait. It probably ended being neither, but it's fun to try things out. Admittedly, the model is lovely, but that is no credit to me, other possibly than that I got her to accept putting up for a couple of hours with my frantic efforts to capture her remarkable beauty which, to my great embarrasement, I did not succeed to do, other than in very small part.
Well, it's fun to try things ... but the originals are usually better .. !
Portrait in two tones .. just trying something a little different ..