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05-24-2006, 06:55 AM
Here is the bride of 1980. I am still working on it. Have to paint the jewellery. I am really enjoying this series as I am learning a lot from this one. Regardless of painting...:lol: as jewellery is my favourite subject too...:lol:. But painting jewellery is totally different than to wear it.:lol: It hurts my eyes...:eek:



Here I have painted the hair style of 1980, puffed one with curls in the hair. Also introduced more colors in the eyeshade to keep the look.


I was happy with the previous progress but still missed something. My saturated and vivid palette. So applied pinks on her cheeks. Also I gave the eyes a bit more soft look.


A closeup. Will keep you update.


05-24-2006, 09:09 AM
Maria, a treat as usual! I think this is my favorite one of the series.Lovely pose, colors, and execution!

05-24-2006, 09:13 AM
:thumbsup: another beauty Maria , I'll be back to see the jewels :)

05-24-2006, 08:21 PM
I too have enjoyed the series. She is beautiful.

05-25-2006, 10:49 AM
Oh wow...........are all the women in your country this beatiful?

I have loved the series; thanks for sharing :)

........she is so pretty, she needs no jewlry, but I will be back to see what she has on :)

05-25-2006, 02:19 PM
Amazing WIP! She is beautiful and your treatment of the image is exceptional! I really love your style! This series has been very enlightening. :)

05-25-2006, 09:48 PM
Thanks Smokin. You are a cheer leader.

Jean, well I have started to paint the jewells. Will add earrings and necklace. Thanks.

Annie, thanks a lot. Yes, I have found a pretty reference.

Aggie...mmmm yup.LOL...what can I say? Yes, our country is blessed with beauty. We are a mixed nation and have so many skin colors.

Well, ofcourse she doesnot need jewellery to add something to her beauty. But I bet she will look better with it. :lol: Thanks.

Thanks Kirk. I too enjoy this series as I am learning a lot.

Thanks all.

Here is an update. My start on the jewellery.


A close up.


05-25-2006, 09:55 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: , Beautiful as always Maria and I love the eyes on this lady :)

Shan Khurram
05-26-2006, 09:44 PM
Maria, this is my favorit of all.

05-27-2006, 09:17 AM
Hey maria she's beautiful...!
Would you like to explain how it a wedding there in Pakistan, do you follow some special rituals or traditions?

05-27-2006, 10:27 AM
Maria, this is the treat for me too. I just love folk costumes of any nationality. And bridal costumes are always the pretiest of them all. And your subject is a beauty and you executed her so well. :clap: :clap: :clap:

05-27-2006, 10:37 AM
whew! love all the beautiful work on that nose ring. Thank you.

05-31-2006, 12:48 PM
Thanks Jean, Mom, Kareen, Annie and Tom to stop by and nice comments.

Well Kareen, our wedding ceremony longs for 6 days. Dholki, Maiyon, Mehndi (2 days function), Wedding day, Walima, Muklawa.

Dholki function starts a week before wedding day. On this day the women of bride groom's family come and sing songs on dholki (an instrument like drum) to wish the bride.

On Maiyon also known as Ubton women of bride groom's family bring some facial products to apply on bride so she will look much prettier on wedding day. It enhance the glow. Ubton is a shrub which makes the skin glow and soft.

On Mehndi, as I have narrated it is a two days function. On first day, women of bride groom's family goes to bride's house with Mehndi and seven married women from bride groom's family apply Mehndi on bride's hands. On the next day women of bride's family go to bride groom's house and do the same.

On wedding, ofcourse both persons are merried. On this day bride's family invite all the family members of both sides on dinner. Bride wears jewellery on that day. The whole set is from bride groom and one necklace is from bride's family.

On Walima, its a dinner party from bride groom's side on account of his wedding.:)

Muklawa, then bride and bride groom are invited from all the family members of bride's family. So first they visit bride's parents house. After that bride's uncles and aunties houses one by one on dinner.


Here is the finished piece.:eek:


05-31-2006, 01:30 PM
This is outstanding, Maria, very well done!

06-01-2006, 09:44 AM
Are these tatoos that are permanent? You have done a wonderful job in showing the way your brides look. Thanks for sharing w/ us

06-01-2006, 12:09 PM
Thanks Edie and Aggie.

Aggie, nope. The tattoos are not permanent. They will be removed after a week. Because we apply these with Mehndi. Its a shrub and makes dark brown color. We make these tattoos on Eids as well.


06-02-2006, 09:51 AM
Just beautiful!! So much detail! ;o)

08-08-2011, 06:02 AM
This is really very beautiful............I really like this picture......

08-08-2011, 10:32 AM
Maria, I have enjoyed your painting from start to finish It is beautiful..I also enjoyed you telling about the brides wedding. So very interesting of other cultures. We learn a lot here from artists from different parts of the world. You are a great artist.

Lucy http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Aug-2011/70668-A_Foote_icon_bak.JPG

08-12-2011, 12:06 AM
beautiful work. the detail is amazing.

08-20-2011, 06:34 PM
Wonderful. Thank you for the wip!!