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mjlonline
10-09-2012, 04:49 PM
This is a beautiful portrait by Gainsborough. Here is my attempt, which is followed by the original. I have learnt a lot through analysing and painting it and enjoyed the process. (I did have some difficulties in photographing my painting - there is too much red in the hair.)

Comments welcome.

Vasilios Kats
11-07-2012, 09:30 AM
Beautiful!

mjlonline
11-07-2012, 10:06 AM
Thank you so much, Vasilios. I really love Gainsborough's portrait.

Tambeggs
11-07-2012, 07:48 PM
Looks good. Was it done in one sitting?

innatedan
11-08-2012, 03:11 PM
Very nice work

cjorgensen
11-11-2012, 11:37 PM
I like it. I like the looseness. :)

sando
11-12-2012, 08:59 AM
mJlonline Love your colours nice painting.
Sando

rassilier
11-27-2012, 07:54 PM
Very lovely indeed

mjlonline
11-28-2012, 07:35 AM
Many thanks for your comment, Rassilier.
Michael

MissTillie
12-24-2012, 12:12 PM
:clap: Very lovely indeed

mjlonline
12-24-2012, 12:22 PM
Thank you, Tillie.
Michael

RedonneMoi
12-24-2012, 06:43 PM
Hey, your portrait is very very very well done, but, don't take this mean, look again at the lights, if you look at the original you see a harmony from light do dark from left to right, in your painting it's very "smooth" and "even", without a smooth contrast if you know what I mean (english is not my 1st language, sry) :)

Kai

mjlonline
12-25-2012, 01:55 PM
Thank you, Kai. I looked at the original and my copy and you are right - very observant of you.
By the way, I am always pleased to receive constructive comments.
Michael

derek123
04-28-2013, 07:27 AM
no knowledge of how to construct a head. this is a copy from the original without knowledge of the drawing technique that was used to construct the head.

mjlonline
04-28-2013, 09:46 AM
Derek, thanks for your comment. I would be interested to understand better what you mean
Michael

derek123
05-11-2013, 01:21 AM
very nice copy

mjlonline
05-11-2013, 08:06 AM
Thanks for replying, Derek.
My process was first to do a rough drawing on the canvas in paint, then to block in the major planes and then to finish the painting. The main reason I did the copy was to try to gain an insight into the painting and to understand Gainsborough's brushwork.

derek123
05-12-2013, 11:44 PM
please ignore my comment about no knowledge. i pretty much went on a rampage saying that to everyone that did not have a perfect copy. lol. your copy is awesome. thank you.

mjlonline
05-13-2013, 08:28 AM
Thanks, Derek, I appreciate your reply.
Michael

JaneMarian
05-13-2013, 09:45 AM
Really nice painting. I love your brushwork. I know what you mean about photographing ones paintings. Do you have a scanner? They are sometimes better, although the scanner bed is often not big enough I guess.

mjlonline
05-13-2013, 10:09 AM
Many thanks, Jane, for your kind words. I do have a scanner, but as you guessed it isn't big enough, being about A4 size.
Michael