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03-23-2019, 09:38 AM
Hi Connie, wonderfull photos. The challenge to be influenced by Cézanne is interesting. I will try to make it looser and more brush strokes. I’ve used natural willow stick on white drawing paper. (Because it’s night time and the 💡 the paper looks yellow) Will add the rest later. In the mean time she waits patiently. Fingers crossed to see how it ends.:crossfingers:

03-23-2019, 11:00 AM
I really like this drawing. Are you planning to paint over it? That would seem a pity to me.

03-23-2019, 12:05 PM
wonderful drawing...lovely face !!

03-23-2019, 01:00 PM
This is beautiful, Sandy. I am sure that Monsieur Cezanne would approve! I agree with Clea, it's almost a shame to add color, but if you do, I'm sure it will be lovely.

03-23-2019, 02:06 PM
She looks so pleased with the way this is going :)

03-23-2019, 06:55 PM
Wow, she is lovely already.

03-24-2019, 04:27 PM
Good so far -- very cute. She does look like she's waiting.

toowoomba sketcher
03-24-2019, 06:15 PM
A little cutie, kind of reminds me of Shirlie Temple, beautiful.

03-24-2019, 06:42 PM
What a lovely expression on her face! Great drawing...colour or not!

03-24-2019, 09:10 PM
Good job so far.


03-24-2019, 09:14 PM
It’s a lovely drawing Sandy. Maybe you could make a copy of it and color the copy. Just a thought. Then you would have both.

03-25-2019, 02:31 AM
I love floblue's suggestion! Since this is my 36-year-old daughter in her very early youth, I would love to have both sketch and color. (Is that selfish of me?) :p

03-25-2019, 06:31 AM
Thank you everyone. I get caught in the moment and before I know it my rough sketches get tight. This was important though because I had to resolve things before applying paint. Good idea Barb. I will do that. Connie, you are the most giving, and friendliest person and the whole forum loves you. Two you say? Two it is. I have to get through an inspection my Wednesday your Thursday but yes I will do the colour then.

03-26-2019, 10:42 AM
Wonderful sketch, good idea on adding color to a copy,

Charlie's Mum
03-26-2019, 12:12 PM
Beautiful charcoal work ... shame to lose it with colour so a second, painted over a print, is a good idea!:)

03-27-2019, 08:31 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Mar-2019/42645-8AA30C3E-85F3-4827-8B98-6790ED9F0EF1.jpeg Ok so I found canvas printer paper? I got it sent to me as a mistake and I never exchanged it. Printed the willow drawing and applied acrylic. I saw a portrait painting by Cézanne he did using a knife instead of a brush. I for some reason thought I would try with a tooth pick. It created an interesting effect. I lost cezanne. I always do but it’s fun to try. I can do more detail,on the face but I saw Cézanne rarely does on women so I.’ve left it vague.

03-27-2019, 06:52 PM
Hooray!!! I love this, Sandy. And, I think Cezanne is definitely here in spirit. You've taken some ideas from the Master and turned them into a really wonderful modern portrait.

At this point, you could post it separately so everyone is sure to see it. It really is a very special painting.

03-27-2019, 07:09 PM
Very Cezanne! I love the colours you have incorporated into the background...really works well with skin tones and her eyes.

03-28-2019, 04:48 AM
Both have come out nicely. I’m glad you decided to keep the charcoal sketch as it was. It is quite complete in itself and needs nothing else.