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Picture of the Week #4
Choosing up sides?
By: Cranky on August 20, 2014
It makes me think more of The Hobbit than Game of Thrones as you seem to have the makings of a party going on an epic quest that somehow involves that sword.
By: PT Dilloway on August 20, 2014
The heavily overcast yellow painting has my eyes.
By: Robert Deniro on August 20, 2014
Moving the sword seems to make it more the focus in your painting than in the original. And the earrings..makes me think of pirates. I know..I'm of no help whatsoever. :)
By: Coloring Outside the Lines on August 20, 2014
The sword's pommel fashioned into a lions head has an air of nobility to it.
By: Daniel LaFrance on August 20, 2014
I'm so amazed by your talent. These are wonderful. Yes, Game of Thrones.
By: mindy on August 20, 2014
amazing that it is the same painting! i really thought it was 2 different ones. the original - the gent on the right is robert deniro. :)
By: TexWisGirl on August 20, 2014
If you were not so critical of your talents, you just might make it as an artist. (LOL?)
By: Jerry E. Beuterbaugh on August 20, 2014
I caetainly like your revised painting better- more dramatic for sure and the use of color is far more intense in emotion. No idea for a story unless the man on the left wants to sell this sword and the guy in the middle is figuring out how cheap can he get it. and the flooew on the far right is thinking what a putz the guy in red is. Have a great day!
By: Kathe W. on August 20, 2014
Well, i'm no help either, because i like some aspects of both, although i'm drawn to the newer one more. Something is up, and it makes me sad that i'm not a storyteller.
By: mimi on August 20, 2014
The fellow in the right as you look at the painting has a very different expression in the earlier painting...almost chagrined I would say?
By: Tabor on August 20, 2014
The finished piece is more balanced and a nice composition. The face, especially the eyes of the King in painting 1 is powerful and enigmatic however. In the finished version I see the King as more wizened, saddened even. My scenario for the piece-the King looks pensively past the sword into the distance, recalling the day he presented it to his son, the Prince. The Chancellor, the man in the middle strokes his beard and contemplates what is to come next, now that the hooded priest or advisor tells the King his son has been killed but his sword was recovered.
By: Tom Cochrun on August 20, 2014
They look like very tough characters. but the king has a very friendly looking face.
By: red on August 20, 2014
That's certainly an improvement. Not a fan of the mustard capes.
By: Val on August 20, 2014
I still dunno anything about Game of Thrones ... I thought maybe you were working around to something like a self-portrait!
By: Tom Sightings on August 20, 2014
I love the character of this painting Steve, and the realistic expressions on their faces. Funnily enough I like the original too with the yellow. The both have their own energy!
By: John on August 21, 2014
That man in the crown resembles a British actor, especially in the yellow version. Ian McKellan? I'm not sure.
By: Catalyst on August 21, 2014
I do like your revised work the best. You are a master of putting a whole story in a subjects eyes. I see pain and loss in some with sneaky guile in others. Well done.
By: Akansas Patti on August 25, 2014
Stephen: At the risk of sounding like the bartender in the Dudley Moore film,"10", I like your style better than the photo. The beads would have made Telly Savales blush--and we know about his gold necklaces, right?
By: Michael Manning on August 25, 2014
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