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03-23-2009, 09:35 PM
Micaela is a deaf, mute Indian lady who works as a craftsperson. She has such a wonderful open smile that I just had to paint her.
I'm down to the tweaking stage. Just toned down the red on her cheek. Have to decide if I'm going to enter this one or the Bonnie painting in one of the upcoming local shows I'm thinking about entering. As always I appreciate all comments.
I've been thinking about "Joy" as a possible title but somehow it isn't a perfect fit.
Thanks for looking!
03-23-2009, 09:59 PM
Before I read your post, I thought "Finding Joy"
Really wonderful piece binkie! So much emotion and extremely well executed.
03-23-2009, 11:24 PM
geez binkie,you bring so much humanity to your portraits.and they are so wonderfully executed. ilike this lady very much.it would be hard to choose...but i really liked your bonnie too,i think either one would do well in any show.:thumbsup: lynne
03-23-2009, 11:25 PM
binkie, this is absolutely fantastic. you captured the moment, she looks so real. the lines show her age. again fantastic work.
03-24-2009, 01:34 AM
You are able to bring out her inner beauty. I like the "Joy" take. Another title suggestion is simply...
Good luck trying to decide which to enter. I couldn't make that choice they are both superb with their individual messages.
03-24-2009, 06:28 AM
Wow.... I truly love this piece. I can see her inner happy spirit.
Well Captured moment!!!... I like Paula's suggestion of "Finding Joy"... or perhaps... "Inner Joy".
03-24-2009, 09:03 AM
She does have joy in her life - it shows in her eyes! Beautiful work, Binkie!
03-24-2009, 09:07 AM
Binkie.... I'm in awe at the personality you get into your portraits. This one is absolutely the best! What a knock-out painting! Donna R.
03-24-2009, 10:26 AM
WOW binkie,your work just gets better and better, outstanding!!! with the WOW factor too.
03-24-2009, 11:15 AM
Gwen... Another gem! I can't even imagine a show that you don't get into! Best of luck! I think either one would be worth entering and if you don't enter both (should it permit), I'd find another location to enter two pieces.
Spend the money to frame them well - These pieces are worth it!!!!
You just have to smile when you see her face and look into those eyes don't you?
Dang you are good!!! Joy... Oh I'm not good on names but does she need one other than Micaela?
I bow down to the master..... Gwen! Barb
03-24-2009, 11:16 AM
I have been following your portraits and I have to say, they are outstanding, so full of depth, understanding and warmth.
A one man show of these portraits would be wonderful.
03-24-2009, 02:01 PM
Enter BOTH if permitted! Your work is improving leaps & bonds... Character, emotion...not overworked.. just beautifully painted! I like either "finding joy" or simply "Micaela" ! again this is Fantastic!!
03-24-2009, 02:20 PM
It would be hard to choose - I am hoping you can enter both.
The first thing that came into my mind when I saw it:
"Sunshine in Her Eyes"
03-24-2009, 02:57 PM
Wow! Thank you ALL so very much!! All your support means so much to me!!
Barb - You're a hoot!
I apologize, I wasn't clear about the shows. I can enter 3 paintings for one of the shows. I selected my two Pima Indians and am trying to decide on the last one for that show. The one I don't pick will go to the other show.
I never used to be so indecisive. Poor hubby, sometimes I drive him crazy with it.
03-25-2009, 05:51 PM
Binkie this is just beautiful, you have wonderful way of finding the inner emotion in your portrait. I love it!
03-26-2009, 02:42 PM
I've decided to call this Joy. Wanted to keep it simple. Also decided that this will be the third piece to go with the two Pima Indian paintings. Bonnie will go to the other show.
I bought good frames and hubby did a great job of framing the pieces. I was surprised how much a really good frame enhances a painting.
Thanks again everyone!
03-26-2009, 06:57 PM
just saw this great job binkie!! the colors are beautiful and the close crops bring an intimacy to them all. good luck on the show!
03-27-2009, 11:02 AM
In my opinion your paintings are "show stoppers" because of your talent in revealing the soul of the person. A pretty painting is one thing, one that clearly reveals something about the person is quite another. Simply awesome talent you have going on with your portraits. Kudos to a hubby who is able to provide framing to set off the painting. Good luck with the show!
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