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on: January 13, 2016, 01:20:32 PM
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Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 05:48:47 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis for a lovely class which incidentally made my heartsore for the destitute man. As you well know, I am scared of the darks so my painting isn't as dark as it possibly should be. Also, I could not get his "destitute" expression right for my model seems to be quite happy with himself.  Comments and critiques are always gratefully received.


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Reply #2 on: February 06, 2016, 08:46:10 AM
Patricia,

He may not look destitute but he sure looks well done.  Fabulous job on his hair, wrinkles, beard.

Maybe it's his eyes and mouth that make him look not destitute enough.  He has clear happy eyes and a bit of a smile.

This is really good.

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Reply #3 on: February 06, 2016, 09:07:53 AM
 :thankyou:  so much Mea. I appreciate your comments. As I mentioned, I felt so sad painting him and wonder what circumstances cause this to happen to people. I know mental illness, substance abuse etc are factors but how sad. I think my inner spirit wanted to see a "happy" expression on his face in place of the destitution and that is possibly why I could not get the "destitution expression" right.  lol!!


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Reply #4 on: February 06, 2016, 10:29:49 AM
Patricia, you have done a super job here :clap: :clap: :clap: Good techniques as well O0

Believe it or not there are people who "live like" destitutes even though they have plenty of money in the bank. In South Africa, in the city where I lived, there was a disheveled beggar who regularly sat on the pavement with his little tin. Very few people knew that when late afternoon came, he would "hobble" away into the side streets until he came to his Mercedes Benz, get in, and drive away!
Maybe it was him that you painted :2funny:
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Reply #5 on: February 06, 2016, 10:53:46 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis for your super comments.  Yes, you are right about some people wanting to live like "homeless" people for as a child, living in Johannesburg, there was a beggar who used to pick up whatever he could from the gutters and pavements and when we saw him coming along the street, we used to throw sweets in the gutter for him which he would unfailingly pick up. My Mom and Dad were looking to rent a home and I accompanied them to view a house they were interested in. They knocked on the front door and the owner was the beggar. I nearly died of fright.  lol!!


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Reply #6 on: February 06, 2016, 11:46:03 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely painting Patricia, the forhead wrincle are very well done.
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Reply #7 on: February 06, 2016, 11:53:36 AM
 :thankyou:  Danielle, I appreciate your encouragement.   Patricia
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Reply #8 on: February 06, 2016, 02:31:55 PM
 :heeha: Excellent job Patricia!  :clap: :clap: :clap:   I think it's just some of the darks missing that make him look as you say 'pleased with himself'. Perhaps you caught him early on after a good wash.  ;)   Great work.  O0
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Reply #9 on: February 06, 2016, 03:45:51 PM
 :thankyou:  Val, yes, I am sure that the darks are missing ... that is something I cannot seem to overcome. Anyway, it would be a nice thought to think that he had a wash before I painted him!!   :2funny:


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Reply #10 on: February 06, 2016, 04:07:15 PM
awesome work on this Patricia!  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #11 on: February 06, 2016, 04:21:57 PM
 :thankyou:  so much Lin, I appreciate your comments.   Patricia
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Reply #12 on: February 06, 2016, 05:43:53 PM
Fantastic work Patricia, I really like his expression. I think you have made his day by doing his portrait. Lol


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Reply #13 on: February 06, 2016, 08:06:48 PM
Patricia, your painting of the destitute man is beautiful. I love his soulful expression and the kindness in his eyes.   :clap:
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Reply #14 on: February 07, 2016, 05:56:56 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  So much Sally and Kathy for your lovely comments which I really appreciate. Yes, isn't it sad that some people can sink to that level.  It is really heartbreaking. People would be shocked to learn that a lot of these homeless are brilliant former doctors/lawyers etc who found that life was just too hard. Where I live, we have some of these people who congregate underneath a bridge seeking shelter and a place to sleep and we have medical/social service/Salvation army teams who go out to help them with whatever they can. Sad.


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