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07-11-2017, 06:20 AM
Thanks for hosting Sandra, the photos are wonderful. I picked out a couple this week and started with the celloist and was really getting into it. It took the full 2 hours and looking at it now I am happy the time limit stopped me. This is acrylic on paper measuring 12 x 15 inches. I made her a bit blokey I'm afraid.
Yo meet the challenge I used ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow med, permanent alizerin, white and also added prussian blue because I could not get the darks dark enough
Thanks for looking
All C and C welcome

07-11-2017, 08:52 AM
what a beautiful portrait..that face is fabulous ! tyree :clap:

07-11-2017, 09:20 AM
This is beautiful, Christine. I love the rich colors you're getting from the limited palette and the touch of prussian blue, not a color I have but may need to look into.

07-11-2017, 10:40 AM
Super job on the hand in particular - I can do a decent job of musicians but when it comes to their hand and the instrument I can make them look like alien hands :)

07-11-2017, 11:03 AM
Very good!:)

07-11-2017, 06:54 PM
Very nicely done. Love your style and use of color. Beautiful work on her face and hair. You captured her expression perfectly.


07-11-2017, 07:40 PM
The face is so well done, excellent contrast, fantastic use of the palette, overall just wonderful! Great job!

07-12-2017, 04:07 AM
The cello fairly glows against the blue tones. It gives the picture a very warm feeling.

07-12-2017, 10:48 AM
Another one of your masterpieces! Very nice figure!!!

07-12-2017, 11:36 AM
Beautiful work!

Pine Cone
07-13-2017, 10:26 PM
Inspired - wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

07-14-2017, 05:06 AM
beautiful!!! I like the colors very much!

07-16-2017, 03:35 PM
love this, great style

Charlie's Mum
07-16-2017, 03:43 PM
What a super painting Christine .... definitely worth a frame!