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01-16-2008, 10:19 PM
I've been working on landscape paintings lately, but thought I'd share a child's portrait that I completed last year with you. It's the image I'm using for my avatar on this forum. This painting was published in the book, Richeson 75: Figure/Portrait International 2007 by Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. I enjoyed combining a figure with a landscape, my two favorite subjects to paint.
"Girl with Sunflower"
oil on linen
15" x 12"
Thank you for looking.
01-16-2008, 10:52 PM
Wow - this is amazing! I thought I was looking at a photo!!!Then realized I WAS looking at your painting! Beautiful!
01-17-2008, 12:05 AM
Nicely done, Patrice.
It's a thoughtful composition, and an appealing picture of the girl as well.
Congratulations on your publication, also.
01-17-2008, 08:25 PM
Thank you for your kind comments, Gail and Bill!
Very nicely done - I like how the girl and sunflower stand out against the dark trees in the background.
01-18-2008, 05:45 AM
I didnt know it was possible to put in so much detail with oil paints. How do you do that? It is amazing.
01-18-2008, 09:34 PM
Thanks, Holly. Bouguereau inspired my composition, he did many females outdoors with the dark foliage as a backdrop.
Thanks, Kim. I used a very fine weave linen mounted to gatorfoam and small brushes to get the detail.
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