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This beautiful subject is from Ghana, I was lucky to have the chance to paint her Think I'll tidy up her neck tonight!
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!
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........
Thank you both. Your own work is really developing beautifully Ruth
09-30-2013, 06:31 PM
Wonderful painting. Pam:wave:
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
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.
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 :)
10-01-2013, 12:13 AM
She is beautiful and you have captured that so well. Lovely.
Thank you! I love using brights with pastels
10-01-2013, 05:43 PM
The unfinished lines for the neck just add the extra energy. Love your color choices.
Might just leave them then, so easy to overwork..,
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....
10-02-2013, 11:38 AM
10-02-2013, 11:52 AM
This is stunning. I love the colors and textures.
10-02-2013, 01:45 PM
Very beautiful! Well done!
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!
Thanks Barbara, you made me laugh! I won't do much (or anything) to her then..
Thank you also Mercbill, Jo Ron and Christiane
10-02-2013, 05:13 PM
10-03-2013, 06:57 AM
Those complementary colours are so clever and I love her smile! Beautiful as always!:clap:
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.
Thanks Nelvia, her skin certainly glowed in life
Always an admirer of your work, this portrait is no exception. Your palette always surprises me and works so beautifully.
10-07-2013, 11:17 PM
So, so lovely!
That's really kind, thank you both My palette is organised chaos, Nell!
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!!!!!
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
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
You made me laugh... More likely mangled!
10-12-2013, 03:47 PM
:lol: Nope, nothing was further from my thoughts!! MANGed I said...watch my lips:evil: :lol:
10-12-2013, 04:16 PM
Im So Afraid Of Non-skin Color - You Really Inspired Me To Be Daring!
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!
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