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maria_khurram
05-03-2006, 09:49 PM
Now a days I am busy with some commissions. Here is one of them. I have to paint the jewelry of different decades of our region, almost 5 decades. So I am painting 5 portraits along with jewelry to represent the 5 different era.

In this portrait, I am painting the face and the fabric in sepia tone to give it an older look. The jewelry will be colorful.

Painter 9, Impasto.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-May-2006/59753-waheedaprog1.JPG

JCoop
05-04-2006, 09:54 AM
Interesting... i'm watching.:)

justjean
05-04-2006, 10:30 AM
Looking good:thumbsup: , waiting to see the background for the sepia effect to show more :)

maria_khurram
05-05-2006, 08:58 AM
Thanks Joel and Jean.

More progress. One thing I have noticed that the shawl is looking too pale and I have to put it down. It is due to the decoration on the shawl but it is disturbing the composition.

Well, here I am at the moment.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2006/59753-waheedaprog2.JPG

LadyAlba
05-05-2006, 09:02 AM
Looking good! :thumbsup:

TxAggieDarlin
05-05-2006, 09:27 AM
ohhhh beautiful art and we get a history lesson....will check back

maria_khurram
05-07-2006, 09:03 AM
Thanks Marge and Aggie. With lots of adjustments, here is the final one. I didnot use any reference for the jewelry but with the help of my Mom....yes, she gave me hints about the designs. :eek:

Painter 9, Impasto.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2006/59753-waheedafinal2wc.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2006/59753-waheedacls2.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2006/59753-waheedacls3.JPG

LadyAlba
05-07-2006, 11:25 AM
Turned out great and that was alot of work on the jewelry :clap: I love the detail in her head covering too. :thumbsup: :wave:

justjean
05-07-2006, 11:27 AM
Very nice Maria but I imagine it must hurt to have those peircings :)

Annie*M
05-07-2006, 03:37 PM
:) Lovely work

barryt
05-08-2006, 04:57 AM
Interesting commission Maria, and cleanly done, I can see the details well.

Shan Khurram
05-11-2006, 06:45 AM
This is incredible.

maria_khurram
05-12-2006, 11:09 PM
Thanks all for the kind feedback. I will keep posting most of the portraits. Well, the background is left white on a purpose. As I have to make a collage of those portraits on a bigger canvas.

Jean, yes they seem hurting but it was a custom item of jewelry on that time. I have painted the traditional bride of that time. Only brides wear this type of jewelry.

Thanks again.

fugitive
05-15-2006, 02:24 AM
wow, that looks like it hurts. Nice job