View Full Version : My daughter's portrait - velour

Rose Baggs
06-07-2008, 05:15 PM
Here is my latest. My second color portrait and my first on velour. It turned out what I expected. Being a Fan of velour paper. Loved it. It's a 12"x14" on grey velour paper. Soft pastels. Please let me know your thoughts on it. C&C welcome.


Thanks for looking!

06-07-2008, 06:18 PM
oh WOW this is such a so beautiful painting of your daughter,she is beautiful and your painting is so life like
truly beautifully done!!

06-07-2008, 07:07 PM


06-07-2008, 07:28 PM
Great portrait. Photo realism at it's best.

water girl
06-07-2008, 07:28 PM
Lovely, just lovely. Your flesh tones are just beautiful. The velour really works for you.

06-07-2008, 07:40 PM
Such a beautiful child! Your portrait technique is amazing!

06-07-2008, 07:45 PM
You've posted the ref Rose!:wink2: Beautiful pastel technique!:clap: :clap:

terence p
06-07-2008, 08:14 PM
Everyone has said it already, absolutely beautiful portrait of a beautiful child.

06-07-2008, 08:53 PM
gorgeous !! ... both daughter and portrait !! ... :thumbsup:

06-07-2008, 08:53 PM
The velour paper lends itself well to the softness you've acheived in her face. She looks a little like a young Natalie Portman.
Very nice!

06-07-2008, 08:56 PM
Beautiful skin tones, love the background color. Amazing!

Gail V
06-07-2008, 09:03 PM
Wow, this is incredible!!! Would love to see your palette for skin tones. Incredibly real looking. Stunning!!

06-07-2008, 11:55 PM
Rose...Beautiful portrait..!

Gary Burl
06-08-2008, 12:43 AM
Not much to add. It is a beautiful portrait of a beautiful child. Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

Mary Brigid
06-08-2008, 06:24 AM
Rose this is Stunning, WOW!
Well done.
Mary Brigid

06-08-2008, 07:20 AM
Beautiful portrait, and beautiful child! Well done. I would only suggest varying the background shapes behind her- left and right could be more differing- less mirrored, especially near her head.

06-08-2008, 07:26 AM
Really beautiful Rose!!

06-08-2008, 07:40 AM
I have to reiterate what everyone else said - WOW! Incredible skin tones!

K Taylor-Green
06-08-2008, 11:28 AM
I knew this would be a treat when I opened it! Stunning, Rose, just stunning!

06-08-2008, 11:36 AM
Oh, my. This is stunning. Thank you for sharing it!

06-08-2008, 03:08 PM
A very realistic and beautiful portrait.
I bet your daughter loves it.

06-08-2008, 10:00 PM
Rose this is gorgeous, I would also like to know what colours you used. Your skin tones are awesome,

Paula Ford
06-08-2008, 10:44 PM
:eek: Holy Cow!! Stunning! My husband gasped when he saw this! Gorgeous work!!

Terry Wynn
06-08-2008, 11:59 PM
Oh, Rose, this is stunning! Again! I love to open your paintings. They are gorgeous, each and every one! Do you ever paint a blooper?



06-09-2008, 12:36 AM

This is incredible-really thought I was looking at the reference, as at first glance her face just grabs you! Beautiful, I almost think her face makes her look older than she probably is. But this is gorgeous!

I also would like to see your pallet of colors you used.

Thanks for sharing this with us!


06-09-2008, 07:42 AM
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
What brand of pastels you used?
Regards Rudi

Rose Baggs
06-09-2008, 04:01 PM
Oh..Wow...Thanks so very much dear Friends Veronica, Don, Jim, Karen, Adiro, Deirdre, Terence, Violet, Cindy, Cindy, Gail, Mike, Gary, Mary, Ken, Holley, Eden, Katherine, Ann, Paul, Dea, Paula, Terry, Carol and Rudi.
I've done this painting in part from a photo and in part from life with my daughter modeling for me to get her skin tones and eye colors right. She is turning six this coming wednesday...but she looks older than she is. She's tall. She loves modeling for me (even though she's bashful around new faces). She loves dressing up and putting on hats, scarves...and all the accessories she thinks will make herself "cute". She's adorable.
About my pallette: I've used several shades of pink, beige/browns, some grey, some greens and blues, I don't have the name of the colors...so I took a shot of the colors I've used...not very many because I have just a few small pastel sets...Please feel free to ask as many questions as you want...I'll try to answer it.


06-09-2008, 05:11 PM
This is just gorgeous! I am going to buy some velour paper after this. What type exactly?

06-09-2008, 06:54 PM
Fantastic; what great technique.

Kathryn Day
06-09-2008, 07:13 PM
Wonderful portrait. A very sensitive rendering. You can feel the love for your subject. When you work on the velour, do you blend?

06-10-2008, 03:28 AM
Let me throw in my WOW as well. This is a lovely, lovely portrait! The skin is so life-like!

I have to say that I find the background a little distracting in its sharp contrast to the realist style of the portrait. If it were softer it probably wouldn't take my eye away from this beautiful little girl as much.

Merethe T
06-10-2008, 03:09 PM
And another WOW - outstanding work!! Amazing skin tones...and this is velour? Very impressive.....


06-10-2008, 04:40 PM
Rose, all your work is outstanding but when I opened this thread your beautiful daughter's portrait just blew me away. It is a stupendous achievement. Thank you for sharing the colors you used.


06-10-2008, 05:21 PM
This is really special Rose! Bravo!!! :thumbsup: :clap: :clap: :clap:

cheers, Dianna

nana b
06-10-2008, 07:49 PM
Rose, it's breath taking! A great portrait!


06-11-2008, 06:15 AM
Hi Rose, what a gorgeous painting of your beautiful daughter..its just perfect, well done.

Rose Baggs
06-12-2008, 09:57 AM
Thanks so very much for taking time to comment Anne, Barry, Kathy, Tracy, Merethe, Binkie, Dianna, Nana and Nicky!!

Anne, I recommend Hahnemuhle for velour papers..but the best velvety surface to work on is Suede paper.
Kathy, the only way to "blend" the colors on velour is by applying layer over layer of pastels...there's no way to blend with fingers or any other tool...as far as I'm concerned.

06-12-2008, 10:21 AM
Smashing!!! Love the texture and softness of this!!! Superb!


Rose Baggs
06-13-2008, 09:16 AM
Thanks for stopping by and commenting Barb!!!

06-14-2008, 09:26 PM
This is simply amazing work! Nice detail and color work.

Deborah Secor
06-15-2008, 10:55 AM
Personally I appreciate the loose, painterly background. The color features the skin tones and the scarf, bringing out her hair and eyes, and it also gives evidence of the hand of the artist. It's a wonderful portrait. You're a very talented lady!


06-15-2008, 01:43 PM
Wow! Wow! Your daughter is a stunner...and so is your painting! Just beautiful!


Rose Baggs
06-16-2008, 02:12 PM
Thanks for the nice words Jim!
Thank you for commenting Sandy. Appreciated!
Thank you so very much Deborah...it's an honor to have you commenting on my painting. I admire your work very much!

06-16-2008, 07:22 PM
This is a beautiful portrait.