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vestalqueen
04-28-2003, 09:52 AM
I'm trying to work up courage to join the portrait exchange. Can you guess who this is? 9" x 12" Arches CP (on the back of a botched painting), W/N paints, one cup coffee, lukewarm.

Erin

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Apr-2003/18713-al22wc.jpg

Phillip
04-28-2003, 09:57 AM
Wow this is a great painting

Yes do please join the portrait Project.

I joined a few days ago. & so far post 2 paintings.

Lots of great help & compliments. makes me feel good.

CharM
04-28-2003, 10:15 AM
Holy Cow... you BETTER screw up your courage!!! Clearly, you have a knack for portraiture!!!

Sandy1
04-28-2003, 10:19 AM
Wow ! I totally agree with CharM.

artmom
04-28-2003, 10:20 AM
Erin, WOW!

Absolutely fan-dang-tas-tic! Purtier 'n a blue tick hound:D :D :D

Lyn

babybrush
04-28-2003, 10:41 AM
quit messin around and get joined up girl!!!

this is fantastic! just like al.

Bethany

Jprice022
04-28-2003, 12:17 PM
Looks great to me!

bswilson1147
04-28-2003, 12:19 PM
Fabulous! Love that loose look and colors!

vestalqueen
04-28-2003, 12:26 PM
Thanks, all. Now I'll have to dig out a photo. I don't think anyone wants to paint a portrait of my right foot.

Artmom, "blue tick hound?" Oh, no. You HAVE been in these parts too long!

:)

Thanks to Phillip, CharM, Sandy1, artmom, babybrush, Jprice and Barbara - I've really been enjoying what you've been doing in the project. Was feeling a bit intimidated, but think I'll sign up.

:)

Erin

al22
04-28-2003, 12:35 PM
Very good, Erin............like the looseness............... Beard actually is a bit whiter, but what's a few years........lol................thanks...
.......al

vestalqueen
04-28-2003, 12:55 PM
Oh, Gosh! It's Al! Aaackkk!

Al, thanks for your kind remarks. You have a fun face to paint. As for the beard - let's chalk that one up to "artistic license." Burton Silverman, I'm not, but I did enjoy it.

And, after all, it's all about me.

Would you like it? Send me a pm.

Erin

Olga
04-28-2003, 03:27 PM
Great job, Erin!

The molding of the head makes it look really 3d and the light is really fantastic.
And I love the way your painted the hat, too!


Olga

vestalqueen
04-28-2003, 03:36 PM
Gosh, Olga. Thanks! I really had fun with this - I just did a "bare bones" sketch and worked quickly with whatever I had on my palette (which is really an old dinnerplate). I'm going to be brave and try some more.

Thanks again,

Erin:)

Gilberte
04-28-2003, 04:13 PM
Real good watercolor brushwork and excellent balance of water & paint (If I may nitpick I would soften the eye somewhat ;) ) Al will be happy !

Strawberry Wine
04-28-2003, 04:17 PM
Al looks like Al Erin: Very nicely done. So dig up that photo and sign up.

Gail

M.A.
04-28-2003, 04:21 PM
Wonderful portrait. Glad you joined the exchange.

Mary Smith
04-28-2003, 09:52 PM
It looks great to me!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

JanJones
04-28-2003, 11:10 PM
Good job. Now that takes talent !

Carrie
04-29-2003, 10:09 AM
Very nice. Good example of less is more.
Carrie

vestalqueen
04-29-2003, 12:11 PM
Thanks Gilberte, Strawberry, fun2, Mary, Jan and Carrie! I highly recommend signing up for this project. Victim #2 has been posted in the project forum. Mary-Ann, thanks for leading this project and making me feel welcome there!

Everybody else, sign up! The water's fine!

Erin

pampe
04-30-2003, 02:02 PM
very very nicely done

karenboss
04-30-2003, 02:17 PM
I love that! recognized him right away - fabulous!! I'll be watching you guys to see if I can learn anything...

vestalqueen
04-30-2003, 04:08 PM
Thanks, Pam and Karen! Al was a good subject, as was his hat.

Erin

KathyJB
04-30-2003, 04:40 PM
wow bravo kudos awesome
Nice Job on als portrait I like his stance too or if its just the head it is expression I think. Very good work.
Kathy

Little Old Lady
04-30-2003, 08:57 PM
Fantastic job. You have a real talent for portraiture.
JoAnn