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on: November 10, 2017, 09:54:42 AM
From one of my photos taken in Philippines. Too hard! My 4th painting of this because i can't get it right..but this one is better than the other ones at least. 
« Last Edit: November 10, 2017, 02:08:05 PM by patindaytona »
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Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 10:14:00 AM
You have the patience of a Saint. I couldnt paint something 4 times it would frustrate me to much. I think you have captured this perfectly I love it  :smitten:
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Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 02:09:14 PM
Thanks Win, i do have alot of patience. But it can reach it's limit sometimes. I allow TOO much patience to run it's course! Painting it 4 times wasn't the hard part. Thanks for your comment :thankyou:
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Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 02:11:45 PM
This is a beautiful painting. I had admired the photo long back and you've captured the expression of the girl very well.  O0 O0
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Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 03:04:57 PM
Thanks Gita. Much better than previous attempts, but either way, it's a hard one to paint, not sure why it is.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 03:32:47 PM
Agreed definitely your best on this subject. One of my favourite pictures.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 05:20:44 PM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: I remember this one, too, Pat!  You do good with facial expressions.  My favorite is the little old lady with her many wrinkles on her face and those veins on her hands!  It is unbelievable what skill you have!!! ~Liz


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Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 09:34:48 PM
This girls face is beautiful. Well done.
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Reply #8 on: November 11, 2017, 05:46:04 AM
I go ever every nuance 100 times, not kidding. I dont' know how many do that. But, I've always tended to do that, 50% of that is taking OUT the nuance if my judgment was off (50% of the time on those things)
It's always an area that corners me at the end of a painint....the link that holds it all together, and of course portraits really are important on the nuance thing. It's not something really want to do, but i just end up doing it because i really SEE in my mind's eye (pre-visualize) and it's so tempting to go with that.       
A fresh look at a painting, really makes you see those things even more.     Thanks Liz, Val, everyone.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


 

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