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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Childhood


Another portrait, another happy little girl ( I have not chanced upon any boys here... what to do!) Although I am not very happy with this portrait ... she is not this dark! ..it was just the harsh light of noon that was the culprit. May be I should try another portrait of her.Meanwhile you are welcome to find out where did I go wrong!
This is Manu, the five year old daughter of our cousin in Oxford.
Water colors, 12"X 9"

15 comments:

  1. I think she's beautiful! Surely it's just the shadow area that you think is dark? But then the highlights on her shoulder are so beautifully enhanced.

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  2. A very expressive painting. I like the shadows over the shoulder.

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  3. Haven't had time to follow all the blogs lately, but just took time to check out yours - looks like you are having a wonderful visit. You must paint those boats on the lake in Regents Park - they are gorgeous colors; also the fountain statue. Love your portraits, too.

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  4. This is a nice portrait of a sweet little girl.She must be very happy!
    When are you coming back?I'll be in Delhi from 8th to 11th of July.

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  5. delicate swee girl & your painting seems to bring that out. good job.

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  6. What a great vacation you are having and I am glad you are getting some painting in. Will be great to see some of your new work from this trip.
    your portrait looks just fine to me. The shadow work helps to enhance it. Love the expression you have gotten on her face.

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  7. Super portrait, you can even see she is squinting a little because of the bright light on her face, it is very well done.

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  8. Neat image, so you first take a photograph and then sketch/ paint from it ? Hope I got this right Arti !

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  9. Thank you Liz..I am happy that you liked it.

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  10. Thank you very much Anthony...

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  11. Thanks Deb for visiting me here..I really was thinking of painting those boats..only I am not too sure it will come out as well in water colors!

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  12. Thank you Ramesh ..sorry I couldn't reply earlier.I just got back to Delhi and things have been hectic here!I will mail you personally for details.

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  13. Thank you Poorva, Gary and Diana.. you peple have really lifted up my spirits!

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  14. Yes Thomas..I like to take pictures of my favourite subjects in preferred locations/lighting and then paint from them.

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