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pampe
05-08-2003, 11:43 AM
I haven't done a WIP for a while....and since we seem to be obsessed with doing each others portraits, I thought I would do this one fookie took in Phoenix because I love the darks :evil:

ok...8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 CP

sketch and motherwash

I used FUB, quin sienna, and Permanent magenta with LOTs of water

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-May-2003/4054-StarbucksEmwash.jpg

comments, critique and support appreciated at every step:D

Pam

mustcreate
05-08-2003, 11:46 AM
ooooooooohhhhhhhhh what fun!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

sitting back with my Starbucks Chai Creme to watch the show :):)

*that's the hat Lyn gave me :D isn't she a sweetie?!!*

em

Annetta
05-08-2003, 11:49 AM
....sits back with iced Starbucks Mocha Grande Vente', (with whipped cream :evil: ) and watches....

pampe
05-08-2003, 11:52 AM
*pampe thinks she should have bought stock in Starbucks instead of pastels* :rolleyes:

vestalqueen
05-08-2003, 11:52 AM
Woo-hoo, looking good, Pampe! We have a Starbucks here at work! I really am pulling up with a cuppa Starbucks!

Erin

madmum
05-08-2003, 11:55 AM
Hope you don't mind me gatecrashing with my cuppa! :D

Ruth

pampe
05-08-2003, 12:06 PM
Adding basic colors

quin gold, winsor violet, perm rose



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-May-2003/4054-StarbucksEm1.jpg

15 minutes to latte break in Montana

pampe
05-08-2003, 12:07 PM
hmm

think I must have picked up a piece of Fabriano instead of Arches...look at the granulation on the FUB:mad:

lyn lynch
05-08-2003, 12:13 PM
Pamps,

ROFL...I did this one last night!
It's ready to upload into project when I saw yours, now I sit and watch instead...
I thought granulation was just the scan.

Sylvielu
05-08-2003, 12:14 PM
The colors are beautiful! It's great as usual Pampe!

imahappy
05-08-2003, 12:52 PM
I can't get enough of your WIPs! Anxiously waiting for the next step....:D

artmom
05-08-2003, 01:21 PM
I'm going to have English Breakfast tea while I watch and wait!

Lyn

Nandie
05-08-2003, 01:35 PM
**Pulling up my chair with a Venti Latte with whip cream & chocolate sauce on top and a chocolate biscotti**

Well y'know Pamps,

**licking whip cream off upper lip and nose**

Granulation adds texture. I don't think that will be a problem for the hair!:cool:

pampe
05-08-2003, 01:51 PM
I HATE THIS PAPER

ok...I roughed it up trying to scrub lights so the texture sucks


couldn't blend like I wanted and I lost some of my lights

Oh well

Will re-do it on Arches someday

here ya go:


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-May-2003/4054-StarbucksEm2.jpg

Nandie
05-08-2003, 01:53 PM
**choking on her biscotti***

**gasp**

Pamps!!! this turned out wonderfully!!! Can't even tell you had trouble with it... the sunshine & shadows are awesome!!!!!!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

vestalqueen
05-08-2003, 02:10 PM
Oh, my! A lot of something went on between the last two steps! Pam, this is stunning! The light, the shadow, the sun - wow! I love the red highlights in her hair in front.

:clap:

Erin

mchew
05-08-2003, 02:16 PM
Looks like we're all portrait crazy these days... Looking good, Pam... and I like your new tinyhead.. lol :D

rks
05-08-2003, 02:41 PM
:cat: Hi Pam, She's fantastic! You make it all look so easy. Two quick questions: what is that railing thingy just above her arm? Should you lose it or tone it down? (Is that 3?)

We don't have a Starbucks on my island (sob).

Roberta

tigre255
05-08-2003, 02:42 PM
*****OK so I'm late........been off grooming dogs......******

This is great.......love the colours you used and love the hat......:clap: :clap: :clap:

You did a good job even if you didn't like the paper......;)

rks
05-08-2003, 02:46 PM
:( Oops. So sorry, Pam. Went back for another look and realized that "railing thingy" was her left arm. IMHO, tone it down to make it recede.

Roberta

mustcreate
05-08-2003, 02:53 PM
*gasp*

literally

I gasped when I saw the final!!

my hair has orange highlights just like that when it's in the sun.....awesome Pam!!!

:D :D :D

this is sooooooooo cool!!!

em

imahappy
05-08-2003, 03:02 PM
Wow! Love the colors, the sunshine, everything. Can't believe you say you had problems -- where?!:clap:

rks
05-08-2003, 03:22 PM
To: She Who Alleges She Has Massive Hips

From: Quinacridone Red-Faced Roberta

Please, please forgive me. Honest, I wasn't awake!

madmum
05-08-2003, 03:45 PM
Absolutely superb!!!!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Ruth

M.A.
05-08-2003, 03:50 PM
Wow! This is wonderful ... nice reference pic, excellent painting!
*enjoying this wonderful painting plua a Tim Horton's Large English Toffee with three creamers, double cupped PLUS a multi-grain bagel with cream cheese, sliced and quartered*
:D

suzpaints
05-08-2003, 04:19 PM
super job Pam!!! :clap:

really loving the contrast between the cool tones and the warm tones!

hmmm...for some reason I'm craving a coffe now?! lol!!!

Susie.

Uschi
05-08-2003, 04:39 PM
Obviously missed coffee clatsch!! God, you guys are coffee knowledgeable. Haven't heard of half of them, just give me a good strong cup of normal!!!

Pam, this looks marvellous!!!!! Love the colours!!!! Looks sooo easy when you do it!!!!
Question - the highlights, the sunny parts, did you scrub them out afterwards or did they come about because you darkened around them?
Uschi

pampe
05-08-2003, 06:32 PM
sorry I didn't post an IN-BETWEEN....hubby came up and worked on the puter...so I git carried away


thanks for the compliments

dang, Barb...wish you were her to groom Abbey:cool:

glad you like it, Emily :D

ROBERTA.....CHILL.....no problem


MA...Tim Horton's just not the same as my homemade FRENCH SILK latte

Uschi...most were left......but this damm Fabriano doesn't allow scrubbing....so I actually dabbed some white at the end when I could no longer work the paper:mad:

pampe
05-08-2003, 06:36 PM
oops

M.A.
05-08-2003, 06:46 PM
Originally posted by pampe

MA...Tim Horton's just not the same as my homemade FRENCH SILK latte



I'll bet it isn't ... bet yours is *much* better!!!

Sher
05-08-2003, 07:01 PM
This looks like a day at the beach! I love it :clap: :clap: :clap:

al22
05-08-2003, 07:06 PM
Nice job, Pam..............good ol' AZ sun.....makes her glow.......
......al

yahooserious
05-08-2003, 07:44 PM
Wonderful portrait....!!...I love your WIP's!!!..

Emilie

Little Old Lady
05-08-2003, 08:36 PM
Great job. Love it!
Sorry I'm with Uschi, give me a nice cup of strong black regular unadulderated coffee.
JoAnn

pampe
05-08-2003, 10:32 PM
MA..it is, it is...decaf or regular

thanks, Suz

Sher, Emilie and al...thank you



JoA...boooooring;)

CharM
05-08-2003, 11:00 PM
Pam... this is absolutely great!

My hubby prefers Timmy's!!! Give me a Starbucks double expresso any day of the week!!!

painterbear
05-09-2003, 06:56 AM
Hi Pam,

Wonderful glowing portrait of Em from a terrific reference photo by Fookie. I really like the way you've painted her skin tones and hair.

I'll take a cup of 100% Columbian with milk, thanks. All those additions dilute the taste of the coffee for me.;)

Annetta
05-09-2003, 09:50 AM
...absolutely beautiful Pamps!! :clap: :clap: The colors and lights you have left just make this painting positively GLOW!!!

jkook
05-09-2003, 12:35 PM
Wonderful Pampe ! Beautiful job. This is a great WC portrait.
Jim

pampe
05-09-2003, 02:18 PM
Char..thanks....we only do Starbucks in airports....we tend to support the locals....we have drive-thru espresso stands on every corner here

PB...you just haven' t tasted MY espresso......
thanks for looking!

Thanks you , Annetta


kook.....tanx!

Yorky
05-09-2003, 03:14 PM
Wonderful! :clap: :clap: :clap:

I can't believe its the same piece of paper!

How did you do that? :confused: :confused: :confused:

Doug

pampe
05-09-2003, 05:04 PM
thanks, Doug...just keep adding water to paint, then paint to paper

then water to paint, then paint to paper

etc

etc

DaZZer
05-09-2003, 05:53 PM
This is excellent Pampe, I've been struggling for the last couple of days with a double portrait, seeing your beautiful work has given me inspiration to carry on with it.

pampe
05-09-2003, 07:21 PM
thanks, Dazzer

one thing I have learned doing portraits...NEVER think "nose" or "cheek"...always think shapes and value:)