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Old 05-23-2010, 01:28 PM
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Re: The Portrait Gallery, May 2010

self done in acrylic from life over the last 2 days.Clay designer..thank you.
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Re: The Portrait Gallery, May 2010

Anne Marie -- Man, you are fast!
... and this is in acrylics -- don't you usually work in oils?
This reminds me a lot of the last SP you posted here -- same angle and hair style. Your acrylic work is great too -- I find them so hard to do portraits in. Love your palette, too.
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A friend gave me a whole lot of B/W photo's taken in the 1960's of her family and children to do portraits from. Herewith two of them on Art Spectrum sanded paper using only two colours, sanguine and white for the young girl and Burnt Sienna and white for her grandfather (in his nineties then)I haven't posted for a while and look forward to some constructive criticism.
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Re: The Portrait Gallery, May 2010

Alla prima self portrait 16" x 12" oil on linen

Missed my weekly life drawing group so I thought I would do a quick self-portrait. May leave the clothing unfinished. Not sure.

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Old 05-26-2010, 12:49 AM
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What beautiful portraits! I must get busy again and you've all inspired me to do just that.
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Re: The Portrait Gallery, May 2010

did some more...asked my son what he thought...You don't look very happy! was his reply............. so i said well you've seen me 1st thing in the morning looking dishevelled like this and he did agree!!! Hi Dollardays...like that you do self portraits ....you have a lovely painterly style and vivid brushwork that i admire.
Hi Lauren...yes one can really get a move on with acylics..starting to like them now.
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Hi Larubia-- self portraits are fun once in awhile-- I try to do two a year to keep track of my hairstyles LOL-- it is always changing color and length.

I like this-- now I think you look a bit angry-- or maybe just dissatisfied. What attitude are you trying for?

My daughter takes my self-portraits and sticks them into Photoshop and uses a filter to make me look like a Manga person. (She is 12-- they are funny- and it's nice that she can be so creative.... I think it is nice anyway ...)

Here is the most recent one---

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Re: The Portrait Gallery, May 2010

Dollardays, you have wonderful eyes !
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Nora -- that 'version' your daughter did in Photoshop is a hoot!
You remind me it's time to get back to work on your portrait -- which is almost done!
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Nora this is a great SP and your daughter is a master-in-the-making no doubt! Larubia really like the more subtle shifts in this current SP - very nice!
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Re: The Portrait Gallery, May 2010

This is Shelbry- about 2.5 hours on Canson in soft pastel. I began this with soft shapes of color and built it up very gradually. It was a real test of patience for me. With only a half hour to go, the only part near finish was the close eye.

The long preparation was worthwhile- all was good with proportion, placement, value, and color- so the last detailing work (far eye, nose, mouth, hair) fell into place very quickly. She plans to buy this for herself- it is a good likeness- and the earlier portrait I did of her daughter!

The rich, warm darks are a challenge in pastel, but are made simply of about 4 colors. I would like to to work for about 4-5 hours on a portrait in this building-up method to see where it would go:




This is Maria from a class I'm teaching- about 30 min (very fast for me!) with vine charcoal and a touch of charcoal pencil and kneaded eraser for corrections and lights. Rather than line as a basis, I used a concept of 'building up' developing simple, soft shapes to begin with. It is a good likeness of her, and I like the soft edges and suggested detail.

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