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Devoted 2Art
04-03-2013, 03:36 PM
Sketched & started both of these last night & did a some more this morning.
Basically started with the same palette as my Anthony Ryder painting.
(Dark ochre wc & gouache mix/ 2 reds, 2 yellows, yellow ochre, blue violet mix, olive green/ burnt sienna mix & 2 different whites.)

Calf Photo : From Paint My Photo
Fence - My own construction using Photoshop
Artist Photo : From the RIL (Somebody might recognize her - NO - It's not a younger Helen Mirren!:D)

"Don't Fence Me In" & "The Beautiful Artist" Step 001

"Don't Fence Me In" & "The Beautiful Artist" Step 002

"Don't Fence Me In" : 15" X 11" / Stonehenge Paper
"The Beautiful Artist" 10" x 12" / Stonehenge Paper

More work tonight after allowing both of these to dry thoroughly.
C & C most welcome- Thanks for looking -

04-03-2013, 05:08 PM
A great start John. Do I see Lulu?


Devoted 2Art
04-04-2013, 12:04 AM
Thank you Doug - Yes it is Lulu - Found the photo in the RIL while looking for a portrait to practice on. It's such a beautiful photo. I hope she doesn't mind.

After a couple hours on this one - I'm ready to put it away for the night. Tomorrow I'll work on the eyes and other areas I'm having difficulty with.
No new work on the calf tonight.


This is really a lot more difficult that some folks make it look:eek: . Looks like I need a lot of practice.

C & C Most welcome - Thank for looking.

04-04-2013, 12:39 AM
I hope she doesn't mind.

She doesn't mind a bit John! In fact I'm delighted.
And you are doing so well, I just love your style.
I'll be back to check on progress:D

The calf is looking lovely too.

04-04-2013, 04:48 AM
Great start John, Looking forward to seeing it progress.

04-04-2013, 07:21 AM
A wonderful start on both John, Lulu is terrific and beautiful, I'll be checking your progress.


Devoted 2Art
04-05-2013, 12:09 AM
Thank you Lulu - So glad you approve - It's really good practice since I'm not used to doing such focused portraits. Hope I can complete it. (Might be asking for some tips soon.)

Thank you very much for your comments Jan & Mike. They're very appreciated.

Here's tonight's work. After a couple more hours of Maimeri & Rowney gouache (with some Schmincke Zinc White & Holbein Brilliant Pink Gouache)- I think I've made it through the difficult stage.


Any and all C & C most welcome. Thanks in advance.
Thanks for looking.

04-05-2013, 12:37 AM
Looking so so good John...
You don't need any tips, you're doing well.

Devoted 2Art
04-05-2013, 09:06 PM
Thank you so much Lulu. It's a real pleasure to work on but I didn't get to any more today.... Did some work on the calf today - Final is in the Gallery.

04-08-2013, 06:37 AM
Great work nice to see the transitions of tones, is a pleasure to view.

Devoted 2Art
04-09-2013, 01:14 AM
Thank you for your interest & comments Merritt.

Both of these are now complete & in the gallery.



04-10-2013, 02:50 PM
Beautifully done so far, John. Will look forward to finish, which I'm sure will be great.

Devoted 2Art
04-10-2013, 08:03 PM
Thank you so much Lil!
I've posted both of these in the Gallery but I guess it would be OK to show them here as well. This is the finished version of both.

"Don't Fence Me In" / Gouache + Watercolor / 11" x 15" / Stonehenge Paper

"The Beautiful Artist" / Watercolor + Gouache / 9.5" x 12" / Stonehenge Paper

Thank you again for the comments.
C & C welcome.