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Dark_Shades
10-14-2006, 01:11 PM
I have been doing quite alot of still lifes, and have 5 on the go :eek: - so I thought I would have a break, as they arent going as I want lol .... and have some fun... On Wallis



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Oct-2006/12116-CLOCK.jpg

M Douglas
10-14-2006, 01:39 PM
WOW this is fantastic, you've done a wonderful job.

Melodie

Artaholic
10-14-2006, 01:54 PM
Sweet portrait, love the great colors !!

Piper Ballou
10-14-2006, 03:42 PM
this is fantastic, you could take more breaks anytime you want.
piper

prestonsega
10-14-2006, 03:44 PM
OMG, Dawn......you supassed your own mastery of pastels:clap: :clap:

dbjs
10-14-2006, 04:41 PM
hehe ^^ this is cute! I like it very much, nice work.

scall0way
10-14-2006, 05:26 PM
This is a "for fun" break? :lol: - Now me, I'd take a break and do a still life for fun, to get away from the tedium of doing people.

This is an adorable picture. I love the crop, I love the colors - and the subject is so cute. Love the hand. I've been struggling with them lately. :)

Mary Brigid
10-14-2006, 05:40 PM
:thumbsup: to you a break! This for me would be hard work... I love it. well done

*Deirdre*
10-14-2006, 05:58 PM
I remember this little chap from the WDEs, you've done a great job with him Dawn! Well done! The colouring is fabulous...but then that's you!:D

Karen Margulis
10-14-2006, 08:51 PM
Fantastic portrait! I admire your way with color! Looks like this was fun to do too!

Karen

needtopaint
10-15-2006, 01:32 PM
Oo-o-o-o, all the rich, rich colors. I love this. Nice stroke-work as well. Beautiful portrait.

Christine

Dark_Shades
10-15-2006, 01:48 PM
Thank you all so much, Melodie, Piper, DBJ, Mary, Scalloway ..... I love your colours you are using of late...... superb!! - Ha!, my mind boggles in all the petals - keep getting lost :p ... thank you so much Christine... Karen...... all your comments mean so much..... HA! Deirdre thank you :heart: - my sis just saw this, and said......... "why do you put so many colours in it" :confused: :(

Heyyyyyyyy preston....... what you doing with an elephant :wave: - praise from you...... ohhhhhh so lovely.... so good to see you

Wish I found painting flowers and leaves so easy lol ....... I just feel so at ease painting people and animals

Thank you - you are all so kind

Doodlebug1967
10-16-2006, 11:56 AM
I LOVE the strokes and colors you used. Wish you would do a WIP so I could see how you do this. I'd love to attain this type of color and style without blending. Awesome portrait. Simply beautiful.

Ronda

*Violet*
10-16-2006, 01:22 PM
I LOVE the strokes and colors you used. Wish you would do a WIP so I could see how you do this. I'd love to attain this type of color and style without blending. Awesome portrait. Simply beautiful.

Ronda

ditto !!

Merethe T
10-16-2006, 03:22 PM
Wow, awesome work!!! Wonderful light and stunning colours, love it!!!

cal studio
10-19-2006, 08:04 AM
I very much admire your use of color. He is so charming!!!! Great comp too. Cathleen

Holley
10-19-2006, 08:36 AM
Very nicely done!!!

Dark_Shades
10-22-2006, 06:07 AM
Thank you Violet, Cathleen, Holley, Merethe - thank you so much Ronda ... I think I might of done a WIP a year or so ago when I started to develop painting this way ....it really is so much fun.... but I will try and take more pics next time a do a face

Thanking you all

y.vlerick
10-22-2006, 10:09 AM
Charming, beautiful painting
Yvette

valchina612
10-23-2006, 05:42 AM
Great work and wonderful colours. I hope you will do more Portraits. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

Dark_Shades
11-17-2006, 03:05 PM
Thank you Yvette, thank you Val .........

I thought I would just share this with you ........ I am updating my website, and just wondered if anything was listed on the search engines........ was quite shocked as came across this, and didnt know anything about it

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Nov-2006/12116-Top10.jpg

*Marina*
11-17-2006, 03:35 PM
Hi Dawn,
Don't know whether to congratulate you or not as you don't know where it came from.Anyway it is nice to read. Did someone send it in for you? The Internet is sometimes a strange medium.
Anyway be pleased with the mention. It is a gorgeous painting. Congratulations :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Dark_Shades
11-17-2006, 03:39 PM
Hi Marina...... no, I did send it in to a Competition online........ but never heard anything more..... so was very surprised to come across this :)

*Marina*
11-17-2006, 03:41 PM
I can imagine. Pleased to hear you sent it in. Really got me worried. Congratulations and be pleased. You deserve it.

Holley
11-17-2006, 06:30 PM
Very nicely done, I really like your use of colour throughout his shadings.

willG
11-17-2006, 06:44 PM
Congratulations, wonderful painting , with full use of light texture and colour . Will

bruce johnson
11-17-2006, 08:49 PM
Congrats Dawn.. top effort there.. a Dawn WIP sounds like fun :evil: :lol:

nana b
11-17-2006, 09:59 PM
It is beautifully done. I do love the colors.

nana b

CJMonty
11-17-2006, 10:26 PM
Dawn, this is a beautiful portrait. If you do a WIP would you be so kind to do it step-by step so to speak, for those of us who are complete novices, I don't know about any one else but I sure would benefit.

I tried your web site a couple of times, but it failed to come up, I guess if you are up-dating it that would be the reason.

CJ

Dark_Shades
11-18-2006, 06:44 AM
Thank you Holley, .... thank you Will, nice to see you ..... thank you Nana..... thank you Bruce ha ha ha...... will leave all the Fun for you :D

Thank you CJ, sorry that you are having trouble viewing my website.... strangely enough lol, have had quite a few conversations regarding it ..... received a commission the other day through my husbands work place, and they said the same thing.... they couldnt view it either :confused: - have no idea as to why, its a Flash enabled site, so I dont know if that gives some problems
Problem is for me with WIP's is I work so fast, and get completely 'zoned' out, I forget to take the progress shots, and when I look, and Ive already finished lolol .... but I did a search on myself lol ......... boy!! do I talk ha ha ha .... and found this

Portrait WIP August 2005 (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=291268)