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01-30-2002, 04:58 PM

Started this one this afternoon after 6 hours of agony using Cheap Joes Starving Artist 140 lb paper.....UGH.....no wonder they starve if they use that chit:rolleyes:


9 x 12 watercolor on 300 lb paper

Please tell me where to look at this point


01-30-2002, 05:09 PM
Great start Pam. Your drawing is very good so the rest should all fall right into place. Jim

01-30-2002, 05:27 PM
Agree with Jim, you are in the right way...

01-30-2002, 05:47 PM
Looks like a great start Pam! I really like the blending that you have started under her arm and body.

I'm in the process of taking a wc class at the moment and can pass on a tip that was given to me.

Cooler in the background and warmer up front. You have achieved the warm in the face and body exposed to the sunlight but the darker shadows are not in evidence yet.

Hope this tip helps, I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the work as it progresses.


01-30-2002, 07:53 PM
thanks for looking, Jim, I hope so

els, Thank you

Nancy Lee
01-30-2002, 08:12 PM
Pampe...... Great start. Looks like you know what you're doing with the drawing looking so good.... :) .... I'm sure with this kinda start that you'll finish is off in the same manner.

Thanks for passing along the info. about the Starving Artist paper:eek: ... I'll remember that.


Rich Williams
01-30-2002, 08:48 PM
Looks good and I think your subject is much better looking than the ones I have to work with.


01-31-2002, 11:57 AM
Sun, that is ALWAYS a good thing to remember, thanks

Nancy, I have used Kilamanjaro 300 lb for portraits and love it....but that other stuff they carry is way bad!:mad:

Rich...you mean the cigar girls???:D

Thnaks for commenting.....it is always a help

next run

Rich Williams
01-31-2002, 12:08 PM
:evil: you got it.


01-31-2002, 02:04 PM
Pam, this is shaping up great, looking forward to your final touches. I love the sun on the face and body, you can feel the warmth (it's raining here!). Thanks for showing the in-progress pictures, it's very educational.

Was it you, btw, who said you had only recently taken up painting portraits? You look like you've been doing it all your life...


01-31-2002, 04:21 PM
Hi Pam, second image improving with the addition of some darker values. I like the pose very reflective! :clap:


01-31-2002, 05:05 PM
Coming along well Pam, it looks a wee bit like Mary. :D :D :D :D

Rich Williams
01-31-2002, 05:10 PM
Pam he is starting again:evil:


01-31-2002, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by Rich Williams
Pam he is starting again:evil:


Now now Rich, it does look sorta like Mary, maybe when its finished it'll look even more like her. :D :D :D :evil: :evil: :evil:

01-31-2002, 05:43 PM
Rich, of course I got it *big momma smile*


Thanks, tavia....I'm glad you find it helpful...yes, I did my first face a couple months ago...here:

Kathleen, thanks...amazing how the values make a difference in each step.....then some warmth to add, I think

Hugh....:mad: ...go away

Rich *whine* he is he is......he's ruining my thread,.....make him stop!:angel:

02-01-2002, 04:25 PM
OK..I am at that place where:

I can go too far


I can do a tiny bit more...softly to her eyes....and that's just about it


02-02-2002, 04:21 PM
ok...think I am done

02-05-2002, 09:41 AM
Enjoyed seeing the development of the portrait Pam. Great work!

The hair is beautiful, and that last touch to the eyes was a masterly finish to it.

02-05-2002, 02:00 PM
Thanks, Ruth....:D

02-05-2002, 02:55 PM
Looking great, Pam! It's so interesting to watch a painting develop.

Quan Tran
02-05-2002, 06:05 PM
Yeah Pam,

Again, your portraiture technique is great. I love the granulated wash. Nice w/c portrait.


02-05-2002, 10:21 PM
thank you so much, Quan

02-06-2002, 02:16 AM
Wonderful painting, loved seeing it progress through the stages,
Its excellent, just one possible suggestion , to lighten the top of the arm a wee bit so it matches the other side of the bracelet,

02-06-2002, 10:29 AM
Rod...duh....why is it that when someone sees it and says so....then we go.*whacking head* "well, of course"

yup...will do

thanks as usual!:angel:


02-06-2002, 12:53 PM
This is coming along nicely even if it does look like Mary,is this the Mary hugh keeps dreaming about.
Pam pay no heed to that Quadruple timing silver tongued devil,I'm looking forward to seeing this one progress-----well done--Alan

02-06-2002, 03:28 PM
HI, Alan

Don't worry bout me, I kicked that boy to the curb......

Rich Williams
02-07-2002, 12:45 AM
I think that you have a winner here and I am sure that when she sees it that she will love it. I know that I do.



02-07-2002, 08:36 AM
I've been following Linda's progress

You've done well Mountain Mama:D Love those glazes

I remember Hugh and Mary don't I? There was steam coming out of the monitor here...Am I on the same page?

I had to pull out the garden hose:D that time

Back to business:p I wanted to ask you why you don't go into more detail?.....Probably a style preference but I just thought I'd ask.

SHE'S lovely as is, not a question regarding this piece!

You do great work, this is another fine example, I'm sure Linda is elated....:) Karen

02-07-2002, 06:32 PM
Gee Pam, this is good. I love the colours. :D

02-07-2002, 10:51 PM
Thanks, Rich...these faces are fun...where are those cigar gals??

KAren, this one is not detailed,,,,yup last one was very detailed...see below. I think the pensiveness of this called for light and airy...others I have done very detailed *shrug*

Well, the mary and tag show continues....don;t put away the hose.:evil:

Ah, thanks, Te....:cat: