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Old 01-30-2018, 09:04 PM
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Study of my granddaughter, Emma

Okay...so, the old man is getting old, frustrated that eyes begin to fail. I need to stop for that reason. I will make some minor anatomical adjustments next time I paint when I have fresh eyes. A few tweaks make all the difference to better capture the likeness..

Here are a number of images where I stop...but also, realized I had the eyes up too high giving her a more mature look. Thus you see one pic of me scraping it out. There were times in my classroom I would scrape an area out on purpose for my paint students, leaving them agasp...but it was important they understood my time is not what is sacred, but the work receiving its due. Excellence is not an accident...and even with years experience we sometimes lose touch with what should have been done. Then, you will see a pic of my repainting the eyes. Hope you find this of interest...

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Re: Study of my granddaughter, Emma

(repeating what I wrote in "Oils")
* Of great interest to me for sure!
I also was taught to scrape it back when I see something gone awry. (That is the big advantage of oils!) Because I constantly compare the areas of a face- if one area is not correct- it throws out the others.
Thanks, Larry, for showing us the steps to your mastery- of both the subject and the media. And thanks for posting this over here!
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May as well add the finished work...

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Re: Study of my granddaughter, Emma

I loved the painting young man. You have such wonderful eyes for art. When I paint my grand daughters they come out looking more like my beagle scooter.

Emma’s beautiful smile will be etched in my mind all day...
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I loved the painting young man. You have such wonderful eyes for art. When I paint my grand daughters they come out looking more like my beagle scooter.

Emma’s beautiful smile will be etched in my mind all day...

Very kind... Including "young man" which I don't hear often anymore at sixty-three years of age.

Was fun to paint... Thank you
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Yr little granddaughter is so cute... I bet yr her hero now ! And what a prescious gift ! So well done!
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Yr little granddaughter is so cute... I bet yr her hero now ! And what a prescious gift ! So well done!


She thought it was pretty cool...

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