bad by rudiruth ()
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oil on canvas 60x80cm
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forgive me for skipping around, I wanted to get a sampling of your offerings since I've last been here. (I'm off of RR many times during the year, and when I come back, I get caught up trying to catch-up with regular uploaders---which is very hard most weeks---so I lose track of those artists who are here less often...and that includes a few great artists like yourself.) You captured, yet again, a very private moment: a woman in deep thought and personal pain; she appears to feel some agony, or anguished thoughts. And her hair---pulled up, but falling down---communicates a tightness as well as an unkempt, disheveled feeling. As do her pained lips and eyes. You highlight dramatically too: along her nose, on her lips, her forehead, etc. And the cigarette is dramatic too, as the only 'object' in the painting, and a connection to the rest of the world...Your brush work is intense and even rushed in spots; and you seem to use the palette knife dramatically in her hair, as highlights. Very powerful, Ruth. Your portraiture is revealing and very deep. And also truly touching...