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Sage by jialu Sage by jialu
Jia Lu, Sage (2011), oil on canvas, 48x48 inches (detail).

The same model as my 1998 work Flight, but this painting shows how much more I've learned about painting in the last twelve years. The brushwork is looser, the colours more subtle and varied, and I've allowed parts of the painting to drift out of focus. This is a photograph off my easel of the work in progress. I'll re-post when I have a good scan made.
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TezSawicki Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014   General Artist
Thanks this is great for the heart
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manuelvera Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It`s great!!!
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poppywaters Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Beautiful :sun:
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's December Feature :iconsoulcollectors: [link] :hug:
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Anotheroutsider Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful lighting, and nice brushwork!
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jialu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for all your comments! The model was a student of mine, who now lives with his wife in the south of France, growing Muscat grapes and riding his bicycle across the countryside.
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work... send you a request of my group :iconsoulcollectors:
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LadyLouie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I'm very inspired by the poise and movement here, and the use of color! All of your works are captivating, but this one especially struck me.
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Artyra Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful! And I admire you for this beacause I think drawing old people, especially men, is really hard.
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MuracoMorgan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really love the atmosphere and the soft tones from the tunic.
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kukosapwet Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice impressionistic look
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kukosapwet Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice impressionistic touch
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boygonebad Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Looks like a priest just got out from Sauna lol....but jokes aside this is an awesome painting! I like how you used the environment to create an "aura" that instils an effect & makes you feel like the character is a wise person or resembles purity to some extent.
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aberline Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
absolutely beaytiful, the lighting strike me most, makes for a very dramatic feeling
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
You progress, you learn, you express, you master, this is the way of the truly gifted artist. :)
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Myresyre Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
This has such an emotional impact... beautiful.
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Myresyre Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
This has such an emotional impact... beautiful.
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AVA4Zinkovsky Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Good work.
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renedutoitart Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
:wow:
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Studio-Yogur-Sabor Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
it is exactly what I like in your art: the colours subtle and varied!
You create a very good vibration between colours, continue because we want more:)
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deserted-heart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
wovv it!
i lvoe the bakground's brush strokes as well
and the sage looks rather fragile
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dioscuri Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Outstanding.
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Abstract-Idiot Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Impressive work indeed.
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johnpaulthornton Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
A very strong piece.

John paul
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aixado Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
very good !!:clap:
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m-otempora Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Your paintings are incredible! I'm only study this for 6 months, and I have to say... someday I wish at least be the half of the artist that you are.
Your paintings had something that we can't decifre... some magic. I could spend hours lookin for this.
an admirator.
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N-rose5 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's amazing painting!
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RodGallery Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love your color pallete!!!
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3dArt-APO Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
stunningly beautiful! Lighting is incredible
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CorradoCandido Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
I have not the word for your painting.
Bravo
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IndianRose Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So delicately painted, a very beautiful piece :)
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noobishart Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece of work and great craftmanship. I would love to visit a gallery and see your paintings in real life.
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appa-appa-away Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks very wise :) Lol.
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CosmicCarrot Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Gorgeous, I love it :love:
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navate Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Exquisite!!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional
very nice job
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paintinggael Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'd have to agree with your description; the use of focus is really effective, and really draw attention to the man's face and expression (which are beautifully done).
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SamanthaLenore Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing!
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful!
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FredericDupain Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
amazing works
bravo^^
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karantinandazazel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
g g g g g g grr r r r r r e e e e e aaa t t t t t ...ı really like brushstrokes and colors.
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