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silysara
05-06-2003, 01:42 PM
My mom wanted this one....
any changes before I let her see it??
Sara

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-May-2003/18315-Eva.jpg

karenboss
05-06-2003, 01:47 PM
it's lovely, is it Eva Perron? what color is it ... is it as posted? Very dramatic!

did you consider a b/g of color?

silysara
05-06-2003, 01:53 PM
I think it's Eva Gardner. (MY mom loves the beautiful silver screen women) I used only Sepia. The picture I used for reference is BW...... Thanks for looking Karen. I worry about a Background....
Here is the reference pic she sent me:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-May-2003/18315-ava2.jpg

Sara

pampe
05-06-2003, 01:56 PM
yup, that's Ava Gardner


Nice paiting...your Mom will love it

Think it's ok without a BG....

karenboss
05-06-2003, 02:02 PM
maybe this give a visual idea...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-May-2003/4697-temporary.jpg

silysara
05-06-2003, 02:08 PM
WOW!!
You know what that reminds me of?? You know those pictures where there are 4 blocks of the Marilyn Monroe face...all in a different or negative form?? You know what I mean? (Is that Andy Worhol's thing?)
Thanks so much Karen and Pampe for all the help.

Sara

mpopinz
05-06-2003, 05:35 PM
Looks really good!

(& it's okay without the background!)

M.A.
05-06-2003, 05:58 PM
Very nice painting, your Mother is lucky!!!

Nitsa
05-06-2003, 06:49 PM
Oh this is lovely!
I like the simpleness of the one colour in this piece, although a hint of rouge on the lip area could be fun!?
I did notice that her lips were wider in the ref (at the corners), I think this would help to alter them slightly.

William Reents
05-06-2003, 06:51 PM
Beautiful

Sylvielu
05-06-2003, 07:31 PM
this is going to be great! I would make the face a litlle narrower below the cheekline.

artmom
05-06-2003, 08:19 PM
Very nice painting of Ava!

Lyn

Little Old Lady
05-06-2003, 08:24 PM
Nice portrait.
JoAnn

CharM
05-06-2003, 08:44 PM
Your Ava portrait is really well done... I rather like it without a background... It has an elegance that complements the sepia... You Mom will love this!

silysara
05-06-2003, 08:55 PM
I put Ava through Photo shop and I did a little more painting on her as well......
Still pondering the background. Maybe something like in the reference, with some shadows??

Sara

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-May-2003/18315-Ava.jpg