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That Look by hank1 That Look by hank1
Dry-brush Watercolor
14 x 11 "
1989

How do you describe the expression of this girl?

My own thoughts: It's not anger. Is it boldness? Aristocratic? Arresting, haunted eyes. Inward-looking even as she looks outward at the world.

*****

From insightful comments about the expression of this girl, I've decided to post them:

"Uncompromising" (thanks to dangel88.)

"Commanding"

"Assuredness"

"Decisive" (thanks to Jenny)

"Purposeful" (thanks to osyris)

"Contemplation"
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sparkeyboy09 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
She looks like shes intrested in what shes looking at but not THAT intrested,kind of aloof,beautiful colours robert.beautiful picture.
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hank1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Mark,

Good point, "kind of aloof".

Thank you for the compliments.

Robert
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vanVlietArt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Hi Robert, I was looking at this piece at auction and struck by the subtle texture. Very nice. It appears to me that she is wearing a wool coat. How beautiful you have rendered it. I feel the pursed lips and strong gaze give this girl all the moxie one could ask for.
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hank1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Gordon,

Thank you very much.

And by the way I'm reducing my prices at auction. Please pass that information to whomever you might know who has an interest.

I get as close as I can to the original, but can't show on the web the subtlety of that wool coat nor the (boasting here) incredible hair that I consider my trademark. Who can render hair as I can?

Robert
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vanVlietArt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
It is true Robert. Your work is exceptional in many different ways. You know I appreciate not only the result, but work both mental and physical that goes in to each one.
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carlosmonteiro Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007   Traditional Artist
what can i say.... great ! beautifull !
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hank1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Carlos,

You have said it, and I thank you.

Robert
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City-Builder Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
You appear to have mastered the Drybrush technique to the same degree Wyeth has. It's an amazing portrait and the subtle quality of the light makes the somewhat complex look on het face all the more expressive.
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Stefan,

Thank you.

Sounds like you had a most inspiring trip.

Robert
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sk3tchbook Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Very Wyeth-esque, probably due to the dry-brush. Really lovely.
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