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Old 01-08-2018, 12:13 PM
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Portrait for Christmas

This is a recent commission done on a large board (Ampersand), and using hard and soft pastels. The reference photo had five subjects but I was told to do only the girls and the dog. Task was not easy so I had to remove the parents who were on the back of the girls using old Adobe photoshop, and try to compose the girls and the dog and with some modifications to have a decent composition. At the end after so many hours it was completed and the father decided to frame it and give it to the girls as a Christmas present, and he was very happy with the results.

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What a fascinating and most excellent work. I tip my hat. Felicitationes.
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Fabulous .... beautiful job
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What a fascinating and most excellent work. I tip my hat. Felicitationes.

Frohes neues Jahr, mein Freund! I have not seen your realistic portrait in months and I wonder how are you doing. Yes, I had to use an old Adobe photoshop to edit the parents from the group and also reworked on the hands and the background, but luckily all went well.
Thank you for the remarks and I hope to see your work soon. BTW, have you heard from Dirk? Occasionally I get an e-mail from him announcing his workshop all over the world.
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A beautiful portrait, Moe!
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Great work! Learning how to and making modifications like this is a good skill that will serve you well.
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Very accomplished work. I like the lifelike expressions on the girls' faces. How big is the picture?
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Great job Moe! Especially with the challenges of the composition. Love their smiles, that includes the dog.
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Very accomplished work. I like the lifelike expressions on the girls' faces. How big is the picture?

Thank you Harry. Green toned Ampersand Pastelboard 18X25.
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Bethany, Ken: Thank you.
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Excellent work; modifications aren't always simple! This turned out amazingly well.
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Thank you Jonc50.
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Outstanding. I've wished for a long time I could handle pastel, but after a couple attempts no such luck. Beautiful.
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