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Old 06-04-2005, 11:48 PM
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Re: The Portrait Gallery, June, 2005

Hi everybody!
Here is the next installment. I am working on her arms, neck and face. I am guessing at the neck, so suggestions or comments would be great. In the reference photo, she has her hands there. Should the entire area on her shadow side under the chin be darker, even the background? So far, I have been figuring these things out on my own. Hehe. Must be funny to watch. Well, it is fun to learn/do.
I know that I am going to have to go very softly with the soft pastels when I put on her skin. I redid her shirt a couple of times. I'll use guache one day, as an underpainting. It shouldn't rub off. I don't think it will.
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Old 06-05-2005, 08:54 AM
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Re: The Portrait Gallery, June, 2005

Andagail,

This is a lovely portrait that you are working on.

When you are at the point where you can ask yourself questions like "should the shadow be deeper", "should the background be darker" you have reached a point where you are looking at the picture as a set of distinct problems that have to be solved. It really makes the process easier if you can do that.

There is no substitute for figuring out things like this on your own. All painters have to do it - everyday ! It's part of the thing that makes painting so addictive.

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Thank you , Simon. You are right, there is no substitute for figuring things out on your own. I've been thinking about what I can do to the portrait all day. I haven't had a chance to get to it yet, though. That's the addiction kicking in.

I think I will take all those jpgs when I am done with the picture and make a slide show. It will be interesting to see how the portrait evolved. Sort of like a film strip.

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Anda, I think that sounds like a wonderful idea. It will create a real learning curve for you. You have a great ability to think things out in a very positive way.

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Re: The Portrait Gallery, June, 2005

A portrature of a family friend done basically from her sketch and later on from her photo reference. watercolor and pastel was used.

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Thankyou for posting your Portrait parviz. You have a nice delicate touch to your painting, and I particularly like the way you have done the windcheater (is that what you call it? I am using the Australian word for the top she is wearing). You have got some very nice crinkles and folds in it. Looking forward to seeing more from you.

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Re: The Portrait Gallery, June, 2005

Lacey, I checked out your thread in the figure forum - wow, that is very impressive. Your work is just taking off.

Simon, I'm glad you shared this - I believe this is done in pastel? I hope you do finish it. It looks like the little fellow is frog hunting, or scooping up minnows.

parviz, welcome! That's a lovely shade of hair that you have painted.
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Hi val
Thanks for your comment. In fact she had a black jumper on which I changed the color and effects. Here you see another portrate of her.
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Oil on canvas, 5" by 7" starting the glazes, (just 2 glazes yet) I have not decided how will I work the embroidery to look more real.
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Parviz -- thankyou for posting your second Portrait of your friend. The facial likeness between the first and second one is very much the same girl -- you have got the likenesses between the two very well.

Yoyita -- I just love this Portrait -- so much detail on 5x7" too. I don't know what you have to do to the embroidery to make it look more real, because I think it looks magnificent now. Thankyou so much for posting it in the Portrait Gallery.



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Re: The Portrait Gallery, June, 2005

Janet, this is a stunning Portrait, and so identical to your Ref. photo. Beautifully rendered. Thanks for posting in the Gallery.

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Hi all artist girls and guys. Every one has done superb work.
This is my first try in Painter 9. I hope I will finnish it soon. I am using Oil paint tool.


I made this portrait in Corel Photo Paint 12, with Oil Pastel tool.

This is a closeup of mouth for details.

This is a closeup of eye.

And this is for dress details.
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Re: The Portrait Gallery, June, 2005

Maria, I just love that Portrait of the elderly lady -- and the clothing is so beautifully done with great folds in the material and the look of silk or satin -- truly beautiful.
I am looking so forward to seeing your other Portrait develop. Please keep us updated.

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Re: The Portrait Gallery, June, 2005

Thank you , Val.

Maria, that is amazing. I don't know how you do it. I can't even figure out Paint Shop. The layers and all... Your portraits look really good.
Janet, I like your drawing. My mother and brother are really huge race fans. They loved Dale Earnhart. I hope I spelled his name right. It's nice to see a fellow Floridian.

I started Faith's face. The eye is off, so I will trim it and squish it in a little. Now, I see that the nose is kinda crooked...
I have a lot of thinking to do on it.
I'm taking a break from it right now.
Thanks for your comments.
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