Well, I like them all, I like them all together, and I like the title.
But if I have to pick one, and I guess I do... I would have to pick #3. I like that the person is more to the left and has space to the right more than the space to the left. I like that they are a little smaller than the other 3, I like the way it is shaded, and how the eyes are looking (although I could easily say that about the eyes in each drawing). It conveys a strong feeling to me... they are kind of small, overwhelmed, thinking, thoughtful, but not sad or depressed in any way... maybe looking out of their apartment window on the 5th floor... it just feels like a more complete version of the what the other 3 are representing.
And I still like all of them together!
Tor says #3, Petra and I say #2
Well now you have to say why!!
I like the dark background of #3. It seems more of like a film noir type feel to it, and i like that.
Hi All : Thank you for your feedback and comments. I ended up painting no. #3 with a little of #2. I kept the lips and shoulder stance in from #3. #2 I liked how the top of the head touched the closer to top of the page. The dark value of the background and hand is about 65% of the painting for drama. The mid value is about 10% and the light value white maybe 25%. I kept the hand the dark background value so it wasn't in you face although it is. The figure is ankered touching three edges of the canvas. I was interested in the effects of this and if it grounds the figure more. I also went for the light value in the left lower corner of the painting thinking this would invite the viewer in to it.
I will post the painting.Thank you, Jacquie