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thanks for this thread Pat, learnt from seeing the stages from the start, answered questions I needed to ask. beautiful work....
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Thanks, Scatty, glad it was helpful.

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Thanks for the lesson, Pat.

This is my first attempt at doing a portrait I learned a lot from following you,I can see I've gone wrong with her hair especial at her neck on the right side.
and a few other things.I enjoyed attempting it and need now to practice more.

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Re: OP Classroom - Portrait

Incredible. I have very limited experience with OPS but this has inspired me to give them a fair chance.
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Great! Hope you give it a try.

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Really great lesson I learned a lot ... once again thanks
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It's looking fine so far...maybe a few more highlights on the face ans some cooler colors in the shadows. Not a lot, just a hint.

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Pat, what kind of paper (board) did you use for this project? Is it smooth or does it have some tooth to it? What based on your experience are the best background media options for OP paintings?
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I used colorfix paper - lt. blue. Some of the papers that I use are colorfix and uArt which comes in 400, 600, or 800 grit. The color is a neutral sand. I reall like using gessoed board and encaustic board. I have come to like the smoother surface.

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Thanks Pat! The painting looks wonderful! No texture showing just great colors
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I am so excited to have found this lesson. I am painting happily with no lessons but books and this site was the best of all. Thank you so much for this marvelousn lesson. maela49
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You are welcome and I am glad that it is helpful.

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Dear Pat, Today I started a portrait of an opera singer friend with whom I often perform. I loved your advice as to measuring the spaces from eye to eye etc. etc. I have an assortment of different oil pastels , only a few really good ones. I am using a smooth paper and have doubled the dimensions of the reference photo. I read and reread every bit of your seminar. I am applying all your tips and am so very grateful for this wonderful lesson. I also loved the transfer method which worked perfectly for me. I use prismacolor pencils for just a few details . I spent a year working with them and though I enjoy their exactness, the oil pastels are so much more painterly though more difficult to manage. I am 75 years old and enjoying my new passion . maela49

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I do hope you'll share your portrait when you are finished or even as you go along. I like prismacolors also and sometimes work with them.

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Hi Pat, Thank you for looking at my " Opera singer" Any and all advice is gratefully taken. I also enclosed a reference photo. Eleanore ( maela 49)

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