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05-07-2010, 02:01 PM
Hello all, Finaly finished this portrait, commisisoned by my boss' wife for their daughters Mother's Day Gift. of their grandson.
Hope you enjoy the WIP included.
11x14" staplebacked canvas with painted sides.
These two are the Reference photos:
Sketch on canvas:
Update 1(worked on hair, skin and background):
More on next post....
05-07-2010, 02:05 PM
Update 2 (Changed shape of head on top, worked on hair ,shirt and ears):
Update 3 (started on his eyes)
Update 4 ( worked on eyes and hair)
Update 5 (shirt):
Update 6 ( mouth and skintones)
More and final next post...
05-07-2010, 02:08 PM
Update 7(lightened the buttons, worked on eyes and skin, sorry photo too bright, not right blues.
FINAL PAINTING(after touching up the nose, skintones and eyes):
DELIVERED IT TODAY, and boss taking it with them this weekend so no changes possible.
05-07-2010, 02:29 PM
This is really beautiful!
05-07-2010, 03:32 PM
Wonderful job Kathie!!!! I'm sure it'll be cherished!
05-07-2010, 06:49 PM
Lovely work Kathie!
05-07-2010, 07:01 PM
What an adorable little fella and I'm sure all your love and soul go into painting him Kathie an he looks wonderful from the sketch to the last photo of your wip. I'll be eager to hear how they like the painting.
05-07-2010, 07:02 PM
05-07-2010, 09:21 PM
No changes needed! It is beautiful!
05-07-2010, 09:40 PM
Holly, thank you!
Dee, Thank you, I'm sure you're right!
Lillian, Thank you!
Shrl, Thank you, yes, so true, you know me too well. I'll let you all know as soon as I hear how she liked it!
Sue, Thank you!
MrsG. Thank you!
I realy appreciate all the wonderful comments!:smug:
05-08-2010, 01:48 AM
Kathie, this is gorgeous! I really enjoyed the WIP, it helps a baby artist like me see that everyone's paintings go through stages...when I look at finished articles from others I get despondent about mine part way through! It's also a great learning tool, so thank you for sharing that with us.
This is a great portrait, they are going to LOVE it!!!!! What strikes me most is his eyes. I am always drawn to eyes, and deep brown eyes I could lose myself in forever. You have really managed to capture the life and childish cheekiness in his, particularly difficult in dark eyes I should think.
I hope you are proud of yourself for this one :)
05-08-2010, 02:00 AM
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the WIP, I had the same feeling when I started out not long ago too and I'm glad it helps others now.
I appreciate your comments. I love working to get the eyes realisticly to bring the portrait to life! I'm glad you enjoyed it, Thank you very much.
Wonderful job. So sparkling and expressive.
05-08-2010, 09:15 AM
what a sweet little guy and so well done. They will be very pleased.
Great job Kath! You are awesome! My daughter Tina cherishes her portrait you did for me!! Hugz,Jan
05-08-2010, 10:28 AM
Arlene, thank you!
Elinor, Thank you!
Jan, Ohh Thanks Jan your so sweet, I'm glad Tina loves hers.
My friends you are all so kind, thanks!:heart:
05-08-2010, 11:40 AM
I Just got a HUGH Thank you from My boss' Daughter on my facebook page, I guess She couldn'e wait till tomorrow to give her the painting!!!
:clap: I am so very happy that she loves it!! I knew she would, but its great to see the joy!:D :smug:
05-08-2010, 01:05 PM
05-08-2010, 01:32 PM
Thank you Michelle!
05-10-2010, 11:25 AM
Once again K, Most excellent work.:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
05-10-2010, 01:39 PM
It's always such a treat to watch how you bring these portraits to life. Another fine job!
05-10-2010, 03:19 PM
He looks adorable! :) You've managed to capture him so well on Canvas...
05-10-2010, 05:32 PM
05-10-2010, 09:04 PM
Pity it is delivered. The nose looks a little funky.
So all I can say is bravo.
05-10-2010, 09:31 PM
Thank you Arlene and Elinor!
His Mom was totally thrilled with the painting!!
Kathie an excellent piece and great to be able to see how it evolved. thankyou for taking the time to show us, it is appreciated.
05-12-2010, 08:17 AM
Ken, thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoyed the WIP!
05-12-2010, 09:22 AM
Nicely done Kathie!!!
05-12-2010, 01:25 PM
Thank you very much Elaine!
05-12-2010, 08:39 PM
Nice work, the mouth seems a bit stiff.
05-12-2010, 08:55 PM
Thank you for your comments Gracie!
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