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mang
09-30-2013, 01:58 PM
This beautiful subject is from Ghana, I was lucky to have the chance to paint her Think I'll tidy up her neck tonight!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Sep-2013/99038-DSC_1520.jpg

allydoodle
09-30-2013, 02:39 PM
Beautiful work, the colors are stunning. I love the way you handled her hair, and the skin tones are perfection!

Ruthie57
09-30-2013, 02:43 PM
What a wonderful portrait! So much life and beauty produced in a, seemingly, effortless way. Thank you Margaret...your level is what I aspire to, one day........

mang
09-30-2013, 05:54 PM
Thank you both. Your own work is really developing beautifully Ruth

pastel65
09-30-2013, 06:31 PM
Wonderful painting. Pam:wave:

bobbymac
09-30-2013, 06:50 PM
I cannot wait to see the finished painting. It is outstanding as is. I love how you sculpted her hair, not overly defined. Bob

JEFrantz
09-30-2013, 07:07 PM
Oh, Margaret... wonderful colors in this! I agree about the hair, but the way you've sculpted her face - I feel as though I could reach out and feel flesh. Superb.

gecko99
09-30-2013, 11:02 PM
Amazing work - I always love the exuberant colour you put in your portraits and there is a lovely mix of detail and suggestion here :)

Nicole

Turpintine45
10-01-2013, 12:13 AM
She is beautiful and you have captured that so well. Lovely.

mang
10-01-2013, 03:54 PM
Thank you! I love using brights with pastels

bnoonan
10-01-2013, 05:43 PM
The unfinished lines for the neck just add the extra energy. Love your color choices.

mang
10-02-2013, 02:08 AM
Might just leave them then, so easy to overwork..,

bnoonan
10-02-2013, 10:47 AM
Oh... let us fill in the blanks... We the viewers need to go back and forth and see the wavy lines as part of a reminder to go back and see her hair... where we flow back through the face and smile and repeat....

mercbill
10-02-2013, 11:38 AM
Very Charming.

Jo Castillo
10-02-2013, 11:52 AM
This is stunning. I love the colors and textures.

rugman
10-02-2013, 01:45 PM
Very beautiful! Well done!

chbimaging
10-02-2013, 01:58 PM
Which magnificent and well done portrait: I adore the used colors and this derisive look pleases me enormously. Bravo!

mang
10-02-2013, 05:03 PM
Thanks Barbara, you made me laugh! I won't do much (or anything) to her then..
Thank you also Mercbill, Jo Ron and Christiane

Selahs art
10-02-2013, 05:13 PM
Excellently done

mang
10-03-2013, 06:29 AM
Thank you Perel

Theodorablau
10-03-2013, 06:57 AM
Those complementary colours are so clever and I love her smile! Beautiful as always!:clap:

mang
10-04-2013, 10:03 AM
Thank you very much

nelvia
10-04-2013, 10:48 AM
What a beautiful piece, her complexion is just awesome and great eyes and lips. She is really talking to us.

mang
10-05-2013, 04:18 AM
Thanks Nelvia, her skin certainly glowed in life

NRC
10-07-2013, 03:25 PM
Always an admirer of your work, this portrait is no exception. Your palette always surprises me and works so beautifully.

rmarlow
10-07-2013, 11:17 PM
So, so lovely!

mang
10-08-2013, 05:50 PM
That's really kind, thank you both My palette is organised chaos, Nell!

AnnaLisa
10-09-2013, 06:13 AM
Just Beautiful Mang! The shadow against the light...and her eyes, as usual
you capture the eyes very well.

I am still very surprised that you can do such a painting on a paper that
people find hard to work on:)

I was able to tuch the paper with my hand and I was thinking, wow that is
really an unusual surface, not as sanded paper. Its a miracle that the paper
grab the pastels haha, so you really are good at painting, mastering this!!!!!

mang
10-11-2013, 06:14 PM
Hi annalisa, I suppose it's best just to try a few surfaces, I just a.ways found this one suited my way of working

*Deirdre*
10-12-2013, 09:34 AM
Margaret...this portrait is so lively and ready to talk to us..she's probably saying....I've been MANGed!:D

mang
10-12-2013, 03:01 PM
You made me laugh... More likely mangled!

*Deirdre*
10-12-2013, 03:47 PM
:lol: Nope, nothing was further from my thoughts!! MANGed I said...watch my lips:evil: :lol:

ArtistMelinda
10-12-2013, 04:16 PM
Im So Afraid Of Non-skin Color - You Really Inspired Me To Be Daring!

mang
10-13-2013, 09:20 AM
I'll let you off this once Deirdre! HI Melinda, I'd definitely have a go at vibrant colours, pastels are great for that. Glad you feel daring!