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Joy by genni Joy by genni
Alright, sorry it's taken so long to post an image of this painting I did for my art class months ago. For the project I was supposed to capture the emotion 'Joy' so this is what transpired... This is the first time I tried oil painting...I'm much more comfortable with a pencil, or pastels, but I think it turned out alright, I'll definitely be doing more paintings in the future.
Basically, this was done in Renaissance tradition, with multiple colored layers of paint.
Medium: Oil
Time:10-12 hrs
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GoemetricFlow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Pretty damn awesome for your first time. Nice!
NWA87 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
this is great!
EM-DES Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
oow you are very pro.
sophiamannherz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
DamienMarley Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
It's amazing! Eu adoro as cores ea expressão! Obra de Deus
grr-biteme-grr Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
nice work she definitely looks happy to me .. love how u put all the focus on the face
SoraMidori Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Hi! This beautiful piece has been featured on an art blog post about nurturing artistic creativity.

Blog link: Arted 4 Life
Post link: 10-Point Plan for Nurturing Your Creative Spirit

You are more than welcome to leave a comment if you wish. :)
PureArt06 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
I love it! It's so amazing!:aww:
exceptionalism Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
wonderful, i can even see the joy in his eyes!!
PirateBabe Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, he looks so happy, and i loove the colours^^D
valdesign Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
that's good
burnintree Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
wow! this is amazing, fav for sure :)
mjsabin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
I don't really know what to say, but that i shall envy you for such talent :D I loved the way you captured the emotion
Bloody-Chris Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
EWW a black boy D:
HKahin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
fuck u
HKahin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
racist loser
Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful! you did incridible, the harmony created with colors is spectacular.... and yes, you did capture joy
Carex Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Wow! I can really feel the emotion of your painting.
Word-worth-1000-pics Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
This deviation has been chosen as a feature of the week
on *Word-worth-1000-pics which is a community project
promoting artists on dA.
It has been found from the word : "JOY " :devart:
you can see it featured here: [link]

:bulletblue: To know how it works: [link]
:bulletblue: F.A.Q. : [link]
Sheena-X-Zelos Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I can really feel the joy in this picture! ^_^ You did an excellent job on the painting! Definitely try more of it =D
AEvision Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
you're very talented, excellent work
me-is-morn Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
is it just me, or are you the best artist in your art class or what?!
kursatazilioglu Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
TheeLit Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2006  Professional Photographer
love the colors in the background and face. also, the technique used for the hair. really great job, it really does reflect joy ^_^
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
it is very beautiful - I can see her joy!!
Poemist Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005   Photographer
This was just completely amazing. It's Joy alright =)
Jowo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
it's a great portrait! and you say, it is your first oil painting??? wow - you're a great artist :D
llatrejull Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005
i love this piece! really, the colours and expression truly show joy in this work.

beautilful work.

Love never fails,
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
It is beautiful!
Sigmantis Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005   Photographer
The emotion in this picture is captured very well. Nice work.
BuuWho Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Splendid artwork! beautiful and expressive..i'm just sorry it took me so long to comment! ^^;
midnight-dreaming Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2005  Student
great use of colour, you've got the skin tones perfected :)
ANNABELLESTAR Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
:love: I love it...!
niteflyerfaerie Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
this is beautiful!
WestCon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
Wow, great work. You definitely have a lot of talent, as all your work, regardless if its a drawing, painting, photo, etc, always seems to turn out great.
Creaseleave Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005
Nice work, well done, (imho though something not quite right with the edge of the cheek against the background ... background tone maybe a bit too much so that it looks closer than the face instead of behind ... but this just could be my screen!) great work anyway! :)
bacon87 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005   Writer
I really like how all the colors blend together!! Beautiful!!
kittykatt3 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
wow, this took my breath away when I first glanced at it. You did a great job with the blending. :clap: Beautiful color choices.
JuanX Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful painting, you pictured her happiness very well :D
wa11a6y Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
Your first venture into oils? Awesome! Definitely captures Joy. :shamrock:
Hellraising Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
blennus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
I would hope you got an A+++ for this... not only is the feeling of Joy clearly represented on your subjects face... but because of the expression and the vibrant colours you have chosen for the piece... Joy practically radiates from the image! Exceptional work. And for a first go I'm totally jealous... and I thought my first go with paints was ok... but now I am totally outclassed ;) Brilliant work and indeed do continue to paint... you have a talent for it... I look forward to seeing more from you (and to seeing any tips you might care to give a humble hobbyist ;) )
bikerboy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005
Aww yeah, that smile is so meaningful! =D Very nice.
nekodesu Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005 have amazed me again 0_0 This is just beautiful
angeleyes25 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005
Beautiful work! :)
kuza-san Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005  Student
Very well done i like it a lot
UrbanLandscape Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005
You continue to produce amazing work. Once again, this is fantastic, beyond the level of most artists today.
sonic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005
Great job
burningheretic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005  Professional General Artist
Great work once again genni! I think it needs a little more job on the shades of the cheek, but maybe that's the scanner or the camera u used to make it digital. other than that its a beautiful work of art, like we're used to be having from you:)
feelinhungry Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005
Those colors are exquisite... Lovely!! You definitely got the message across ;P
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