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Tousabella

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Reply #15 on: July 05, 2014, 10:52:14 AM
Exquisite....What a wonderful job you have done.  It is very soft, and gentle....the picture portrays your feelings and enhances the portrait.
Beautiful.
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Reply #16 on: July 05, 2014, 11:56:29 AM
Thanks Maylynn and Bella.  My brother saw it and wants it.  That is ideal as my mother is not the type to hang a picture of herself in her house but I think she would like my brother or sister to have it.


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Reply #17 on: July 05, 2014, 04:46:25 PM
I know I moaned about my last painting and have struggled to figure out what I don't like.  Well, I think I have it.  I love portraiture and want to get better at it.  I think I have been unhappy with my dullish skin tones.  I am starting an experimental painting from a fab photo from paint my photo of an older gentleman.  I am going to exaggerate the coolness of the shadows and the warmth of the highlights in the first underpainting and then gradually take the colors back to what they should be.  I think that this might help my shadows look more complex and the brights have more of a shine to them.  I thought I would post the stages and anyone interested can see if it is a reasonable approach.  This is not my idea but I learned it from an artist that does this with landscape and still life.  Seems it should work for skin tone also.  I start with the darks and chose purple as I see a bit of purple in the brownish shadows of the face and in stage 2 I start to add some orangeish colors that I see in the warmer skin tones.  In stage 3 I am starting to take the skin back a bit to where it should be.  I have tried to generally keep the value structure throughout.  I will keep at this and post along the way if it interests anyone.  If you all try something I love to see the WIP. I ordered some Girault skin tone sticks and will wait for them before doing the next stage.  By the way, for anyone loving portraits, those Giraults are a dream.  They are a big harder but super creamy and bright and go on great but you can also draw with them, almost like a pencil.  I found a few on ebay and not want more!








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Reply #18 on: July 05, 2014, 06:21:26 PM
Love the WIP-it's very interesting how color makes an impact and you don't even see it at first.
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Reply #19 on: July 05, 2014, 06:28:58 PM
Very interresting process of your portrait anxious to see part 3.    :thankyou: for showing.   I too love portraits.
Danielle
Pourquoi remettre à plus tard ce qu'on peut faire aujourd'hui?
Why put off until tomorrow  what you can do today.


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Reply #20 on: July 06, 2014, 05:42:17 AM
I thought I better do the skin of the body in these bright colors to match the face while I am waiting for my Giraults, lest I forget. Also, it seemed like I better choose a color for the background before finishing the face so I added these greens.There is a stunning watercolor painting of this gentleman on PMP if anyone is interested.  It is delicate, light and just gorgeous.




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Reply #21 on: July 06, 2014, 09:45:46 AM
Wow this is going to be an awsom painting Llynn.  What is the site.
Danielle
Pourquoi remettre à plus tard ce qu'on peut faire aujourd'hui?
Why put off until tomorrow  what you can do today.


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Reply #22 on: July 06, 2014, 10:27:26 AM
Hi Danielle.  Thanks.  The site is Paint My Photo and several people here have used it for copyright free photos.  You are actually encouraged to paint the photographers work and there are some decent compositions in many of the photos. I think if you go to the site and search "old man"  you'll see the watercolor painting of him after you scroll down a while.  I think my version is going to be more in your face color than that version.  I could never produce a watercolor that exquisite.


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Reply #23 on: July 06, 2014, 10:45:13 AM
I don't agree with the assessment of your skill level Lynn-your pastel is already quite wonderful and we have certainly seen this quality of work from you.  O0

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Reply #24 on: July 06, 2014, 11:42:32 AM
Lynn - this is going to be another winner!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #25 on: July 06, 2014, 11:46:02 AM
Congratulations for being featured in the newsletter Lynn!  :clap:
~Natalie

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Reply #26 on: July 06, 2014, 01:13:38 PM
Fun project you have underway Lynn! :clap: :clap:  Looking forward to the finished painting! O0
Steven

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Reply #27 on: July 06, 2014, 02:08:14 PM
Wow Lynn, you are really shining with these portraits. Well done I love your work. :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #28 on: July 06, 2014, 02:45:56 PM
Thanks Natalie for your vote of confidence!  Thanks Steven, Zilpa and Sharon for popping in.  Yes Natalie that was quite a surprise.  I hadn't checked my email but got a PM from a distant relative who saw it and knows my mother so she told me about it.  Mom saw the painting today and thinks it looks like her. Whew!!!


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Reply #29 on: July 06, 2014, 05:31:03 PM
 :congrats: Lynn on your appearence in the Newsletter. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Danielle
Pourquoi remettre à plus tard ce qu'on peut faire aujourd'hui?
Why put off until tomorrow  what you can do today.


 

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