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Lulu
09-04-2007, 12:40 AM
The much painted Blues Mama from an image by DanaDesign - thanks Dana.

8x10" on canvas and my first portrait in acrylics.
Even though it is not a perfect likeness, I wanted to give myself a challenge -am reasonably happy with it.
C&C welcome:)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Sep-2007/1118-BluesMamaSeptember072007Webaa.jpg

rmc
09-04-2007, 01:40 AM
Lulu - fantastic - you must be ovder the moon on this one - it looks like you did her in oils!!!!
Have you shown this in the portraits forum? - they will be rapt to see your version!!! Can't wait to see it!

Lulu
09-04-2007, 01:58 AM
Thanks Ruth! I remembered you saying 'go with your instincts':)
Will x-post in portraiture, hadn't thought of doing that, thanks!

Surfroney
09-04-2007, 05:16 AM
Fantastic!

C_Line
09-04-2007, 07:35 AM
Wonderful job Lulu! The hand is just great.

idcrisis55
09-04-2007, 07:40 AM
Looks great!

jan409
09-04-2007, 08:47 AM
You have done a wonderful job on this one. Jan

gaykir
09-04-2007, 09:08 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: Awesome!!

tonyjazz
09-04-2007, 09:47 AM
Wow! I can almost hear her signing from her soul! Great artwork...tj

lilbelle
09-04-2007, 11:28 AM
Great job for your first portrait!! I've been putting off attempting to do one. Great colour on the skin!

phobden
09-04-2007, 11:40 AM
In this case, I would say, the expressiveness is more important than the likeness, and on that it is a resounding success. And since I haven't seen the original ref, that is what strikes. I can feel the blues.

purplepansey
09-04-2007, 12:04 PM
In this case, I would say, the expressiveness is more important than the likeness, and on that it is a resounding success. And since I haven't seen the original ref, that is what strikes. I can feel the blues.

I agree with Peter, I too can feel the blues. :thumbsup: Where did DanaDesign post the photo, in RIL?

LavenderFrost
09-04-2007, 01:19 PM
Good job!

*Violet*
09-04-2007, 03:08 PM
fabulous !!!

swampborn
09-04-2007, 03:18 PM
Oh, this is wonderful! Good job.
Gail

Lulu
09-04-2007, 04:01 PM
Thank you so much everyone! Sufroney, Celeste, Ann, Jan, Gayle, tj, Lillian, Peter, Purple, Lavender, Violet and Gail.

Yes, this is a photo from the RIL - I have had it tucked away for about 2 years!

gnu
09-04-2007, 04:06 PM
this is very real, and wonderful skin portrayal too... amazing Lulu

Bob Rooney
09-04-2007, 05:50 PM
:thumbsup: I like it.

Paulafv
09-04-2007, 08:12 PM
Excellent. Good painting, well portrayed.

Margaret 59
09-04-2007, 08:31 PM
Kewl Lulu!!

Lulu
09-05-2007, 01:53 AM
Thank you Gill, Bob, Paula and Margaret. Great to get your comments:)

chammi kaiser
09-05-2007, 04:50 AM
Great job. Skin tones are perfect.

olliewood0702
09-05-2007, 05:25 PM
LuLu this is WONDERFUL!! WOW....so glad I dropped in and saw this.

Faded
09-05-2007, 08:21 PM
Beautiful work Lulu, this piece really captures her intensity
-David

Andun
09-06-2007, 12:36 AM
What a success:) You really have captured the feel of a soul singer!!! Magnificent!!!

Lulu
09-06-2007, 06:13 AM
Thank you Chammi, Darla, David and Tony - glad you like it!

TheRaven
09-06-2007, 01:38 PM
Good one! Looks like you got her mood.

dlwms
09-06-2007, 01:48 PM
Cool...very cool.

Lanita
09-06-2007, 05:47 PM
Wonderful warm skin tones and light reflection.
Lanita

gurleygirl
09-06-2007, 06:13 PM
Fantastic!!
Tracey

Lulu
09-07-2007, 12:44 AM
thank you very much for your feedback TheRaven, Dan, Lanita and Tracey.
Will certainly be trying another portrait in acrylics.