View Full Version : Lloyd and Gemma (nearly finished)

05-13-2003, 06:23 AM
Lloyd and Gemma 16" x 12"
Struggled a bit with this one, though I'm quite pleased with it - a couple of little things i need to do still before it's completely finished.
It's the first portrait since the 'Kai' portrait that i posted earlier on these boards and need to do more even though they stress me out! I'm going to a few more portraits now of nieces and nephews and leave the landscapes for a while.

05-13-2003, 06:24 AM
Cant see it very well so here's a close up detail.

Sharon Douglas
05-13-2003, 06:28 AM
This is wonderful, I like the colour in the girls hair, my daughter has that colour hair and it`s quite a difficult colour to match.
What colours did you use for it?
Also did you use salt for the texture in the background trees?
Finally I like the clothing, all in all an exellent painting.

05-13-2003, 06:34 AM
Wonderful! :clap: :clap: :clap:


05-13-2003, 06:35 AM
Hi Sharon,

I did use Salt in the trees - not the usual way i paint them.. just experimenting...
The colours i used for Gemmas hair was , Cad yellow, burnt sienna, and colbolt blue.

05-13-2003, 07:31 AM
Wow Dazzer... wonderful portrait composition! I'll bet those two never argue and fight with one another... :D Gemma's lips look like she's wearing lipstick... can you soften that just a tad? It's not a big nit by any means because your painting is great!!!

05-13-2003, 07:38 AM
Darren double portraits are so much harder than singles, well done on getting this to work so well!

Agree with Char that the little girls lips are a bit too strong. Also you might want to soften the lines around both chins, that area makes them look a little older I think (but I'm not expert portrait artist so I might be wrong!)


05-13-2003, 07:43 AM
Beautiful portrait!

05-13-2003, 07:49 AM
I think i will soften the Gemmas mouth a bit more.. Thing is' in real life Gemma's lips are even redder! She will won't have to wear lipstick when she's older! As for the chins they are both a bit 'chinny' (they get that from their dad)! but maybe i should understate them a tad - just to be kind! :D

05-13-2003, 08:39 AM
Absolutely wonderful portrait!!! I too love the colours you have used!!!!

05-13-2003, 08:42 AM
Wonderful portrait Dazzer!! The young man's eyes are awesome, the hair, clothes, everything!!! :clap: :clap:

Little Old Lady
05-13-2003, 08:44 AM
Great portrait. Keep them coming.

05-13-2003, 09:36 AM
Fantastic portrait! Yes, be kind and soften the chins! LOL (There speaks a woman with chins!) Truly a wonderful portrait, full of life.

05-13-2003, 09:51 AM
Excellent portrait Dazzer, you captured their expressions very well...

05-13-2003, 09:52 AM
well done. i have fallen in love with portrait work and would LOVE to see what all you can do with the genre.


05-13-2003, 10:04 AM
Yes, you should do more portraits. You are very good at them.


05-13-2003, 02:21 PM
Great job. I can see and feel the life in these kids. I also like the way you've done the folds on their clothes.

05-13-2003, 04:18 PM