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Old 07-13-2011, 07:31 AM
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been on this forever...come to the end of the road with it!
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study of sargent work..i made her looking as older. lol.. digital

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study of sargent work..i made her looking as older. lol.. digital


This is great. I'd love to see more of your work!
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In spite of the loose approach the face is almost sculptural in its solidity. Impressive.
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Pastel portrait of my daughter that I am working on for her birthday.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:14 AM
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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

Wow!
So many marvellous portraits on here this month! Bravo to you all!

Prosenjit -- that's lovely, esp. as it's in acrylic, which I find impossible to do portraits with.

Sandra -- I'm so pleased to see that wonderful portrait of your granddaughter again. So sweet!

Nora -- I can certainly relate to wanting more time to capture something you see in your portrait model, but this one has a wonderful mood and character. Also, the warm colours make me feel like it's a hot summer day.

Annemarie -- Once more it's been a pleasure to watch your process with a SP. This one has turned out beautifully!
The portrait of the lad is sweet -- love the face, arms and hands, but am having problems with the bottom part of his body, which appears to me to be too short; as if the torso should be longer. Could be the pose; perhaps he is somewhat scrunched up?

tomasis -- this is lovely! I love the palette, the strokes. Even hard to tell it's digital. I too would love to see more of your work!

Portrait Passion -- You've captured her expression well here, and the proportions are right-on. I'd like to see more depth in the palette. Perhaps one of our pastel artists on here can advise. You are doing a great job!

Well, after a month off, our Wednesday morning portraiture workshop started up again. Our model is Lewis, a charming retired Italian doctor who does body-building and is also learning Japanese (on top of the 5 languages he already speaks). Here are some WIP shots over the morning. 10" x 14"

First, I sketched with conte pencil on the canvas board:


As I forgot to bring along any palette knives, which I use to mix my colours on my palette, I had to mix with my brushes. I only used paint and medium (Graham Walnut Oil- Alkyd Medium), and cleaned my brushes with safflower oil -- no solvents! I usually use a bit of Gamsol to kind of "wash in" the base coat. Didn't do that this time.

Here is where I was after the first hour:


After another hour, here is where I am now, at the end of the session. Photo isn't right-on with the colour, though I did try to correct in Photoshop.
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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

Tom, your Digital is stunning , dude I thought it was oils till I read what Our Lauren had said it was !!!!!

PP, nice start , I agree with Lauren - will look even greater with some depth added to her

ta~ Miss L, you Rock , Thanks for sharing the wip girl- the Italiano is looking wonderful so far....
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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

Lauren - great process shots!
Tomasis - very nice - what software did you employ ? Brushes?
Portrait passion - nicely done as well. She is quite high-key which adds interest to the work for me.
Larubia - a wonderful SP, I think if you painted a rock I would know it was your painting

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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

Classy, classy portraits here everyone

SO busy at the moment I'm getting no time to paint at all - so jealous so just popping in for an envious hour to look at how you are all getting on keep at it !!
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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

been doing this one for the last few days.She's almost done.

Thankyou kindly everyone for your nice comments..my own view on my sp is that it's pretty dire and overworked!
Good luck Lauren on your portrait!
Tomasis..great study!
Portrait passion...looking good
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AnneMarie -- wow! This one is wonderful! Who is she?
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Larubia, I love this, the red hair is fabulous.
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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

I just caught up here, so forgive me if I'm so bowled over by the superpowered artists that I forget those who are struggling like me.

Kevin, if that's an illustration, it's fantastic. And I think I know why you think of it as an illustration...the expression is a bit more extreme than normal portraits are. But there is so much wonderfulness in it! If you want to get rid of it, I'll send you my address!

Prosenjit, those two smiling faces look so natural and unposed! What marvelous color you've put in those lively faces - and it looks like you had a lot of fun with this project!

Anne Marie, all three of yours are super! I think you're just tired of the SP; it doesn't look overworked, and your grandson is adorable. The redhead is beautiful!
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Fab on both accounts Anne Marie , love it ~them!

My Eccentric but loverable child/teen , she is all done I think ...!


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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

inished her today..had to lengthen the fingers.Was really tricky working in such a high key but i think it works?
lovingArt....beautiful reflective work...lovely looking daughter
Ty portrait passion.
lauren...she's a girl i found on DA....was mesmorized by her translucent skin and red hair...just had to give it a go!
Nancy MP...thankyou
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