View Full Version : My brother in law

12-07-2005, 06:01 AM
the photo was taken in 1988 and he died of cancer in 1993. I did a real water color for his daughter then from this ref. I thought I would do a digital for his other daughter for Xmas. This is the brother in law I mentioned in the Remembrance day post who spent a little time in Auschwitz before the war, and the family were let out because his father had won the Iron Cross in WW1.
Out of interest I've also posted an original watercolor I did at the time of the first. It was from a ref photo of me (left) and hiim, looking at camera. I decided to change it to look like a couple of monks.


Warren Silberbach:


a detail:


Two monks:


12-07-2005, 06:47 AM
Wow! you have a good grasp of how to paint in watercolors!:clap: :clap: :clap: very delicate and subtle. I liked all the images. Regards the first i would skip the details of the background and crop some ot it, the detail is wonderful love the colors you used looks classic.

12-07-2005, 08:37 AM
Thanks Kareen. I forgot to say that the digital painting was done in my usual method of sargent brush in Painter, using cloning and freehand

12-07-2005, 09:18 AM
Barry, you bang with this portrait. I like it very much.

12-07-2005, 10:32 AM
Barry marvelous painting and what a wonderful rememberance. what do you mean part cloning part freehand .. how does that work :o

12-07-2005, 10:47 AM
Thank you beautiful Maria :)
Jean thank you. The way I work normally is that I do quite a bit of preparation in Photoshop E, such as the cropping, adding elements, cloning some out etc., then I start to clone in Painter, using the sargent brush. I then add extra elements if I decide I need them, freehand, and add to the color freehand, or alter details freehand, like I may improve an eye, or make a shadow different.

12-07-2005, 11:38 AM

12-07-2005, 07:08 PM
:wave: :wave: :wave:

Barry love them both you really aced them,, im sure his daughter will love it :clap: :clap: :clap:

12-07-2005, 07:30 PM
A wonderful job, Barry!

12-07-2005, 07:38 PM
Barry, I'm on board too! This is nicely done. Good work!:)

12-08-2005, 05:38 AM
Thank you Aggie, Bev, Skinny, and Joel. Very pleased you like it, I will get it printed off.

12-08-2005, 04:03 PM
Very nice Barry. Your watercolor is terrific!

12-08-2005, 04:11 PM
nicely treated..good work barry...:).

12-09-2005, 05:32 AM
Sherry and Waheed, thank you

12-09-2005, 12:11 PM
I just saw this!! I love it and especially the monks! Good take on the picture! ;o) Beautiful gift and I'm sure it will be cherished!

12-10-2005, 05:29 AM
Thanks Marge. Yes I look at the monks pic sometimes and feel quite holy, as if I really am a monk!

12-10-2005, 10:24 PM
I really like the way you pushed the colors. Nice work!


12-11-2005, 02:23 PM
I'm not really meaning to bump this up but thank you Digi. I got the colors by pushing the original, then painting in some freehand.

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12-11-2005, 02:24 PM
Your style is amazing, I love this piece, it's so unique and the style of strokes is so realistic yet painterly. Something I wish to be :)

12-11-2005, 03:59 PM
Well I think they have said everything I would have, except ... What a wonderful and thoughtful AND unique gift from a wonderful and thoughtful AND unique person.

12-11-2005, 05:55 PM
Digital: thank you, and I love your posting
Babs, you make me blush! ;)