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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Self Portrait

This is my first ever self portrait .....I dont know why I never attempted doing a SP, but when a great fellow artist David Lobenberg proposed a "self portrait paint-off", I thought of giving it a try!
I did it on my 12"x9" Cold pressed paper, using watercolors.My son gave it four stars out of five..( Fifth he saves for "excellent" which, evidently it was not!)

33 comments:

  1. i think it deserves 5 stars. your potraits are very good. i admire the way you put it together in watercolors

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  2. Hi Shari,
    Arjiun his an hard critic , or else he plays hard to get. Is a lovely portrait.

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  3. Thank you very much, Poorva...you are very generous!

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  4. I love your comments, Mariano!Thank you for liking it..Arjun is hard to please, you know!Thats why I seek his opinions:)

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  5. woow....its very nice Arti..!!
    Arjun must surely be a tough one to please then :)..you must be really proud of him

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  6. Great work Arti...really nice series of portraits in the recent past...

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  7. Thank you Padmini,for such nice compliments.

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  8. Thanks Vikram, friend's views are always welcome; Appreciated.

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  9. That's great Arti. I'll be able to recognise you now if we bump into one another whilst you are in London.

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  10. Very clever, John! :)Thank you.

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  11. Excellent Arti! Well done!. I think David is going to have a lot of work with all our portraits.Congratulations!

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  12. Thank you,very much..I hope David's SP "paint off" is a huge success!!

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  13. helo Arti ! this is the first time i visit your blog. your work is realy good. and i like the way you see the life.

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  14. Thank you Caio, and welcome to my blog.I feel good that you like my work.

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  15. I too, think this is a 5-Star portrait.

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  16. Thank you very much, Liz..I am flattered!

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  17. Hi Arti, discovered your blog recently and I like your watercolour portraits.

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  18. What an excellent portrait you've done, Arti. I'm so glad I visited your blog to see what you've been up to. (I like both the colored and black and white versions.)

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  19. Thank you, Tessa .I saw your blog and liked the variety in your work:)Welcome to my blog.

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  20. Thank you Kathy, for being so kind!I dont think its as goood as yours:)

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  21. Hi, Arti - I think it's a wonderful self-portrait. It shows you concentrating on painting! There are so many wonderful nuances to this. The skin tones in the shadow areas are fantastic, the handling of the hair, the wonderful reflected light on the shadow side of your face--all great!

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  22. Thank you very much, Liz, your encouragement means so much to me!I am concentrating on portraits and improving my watercolor technique these days..

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  23. A beautiful self portrait Arti. How do you go about doing this...looking at a image already taken or looking into the mirror ? Either way this is nice, but I agree with your son,while this is a beautiful portrait, this isn't your best. hence its a four on five from me as well....Thomas

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  24. Thank you Thomas..five stars pave way for complecancy..so I will settle for four!Mirror portraits need a lot of adjustments of space and lighting so I settled for a sun lit picture!

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  25. Love this SP, Arti! You look very reflective. I particularly like the eye area and shading. Beautiful colors as well. I admire your ability to control watercolor so skillfully!

    Great job on the WTTW too. I keep putting it off.

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  26. It is a very nice piece. Very well done, Arti.

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  27. Thank you Gwen, and please hurry up with the WTTW, I feel bad sitting all alone there:)

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  28. Thank you very much, Gary...

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  29. Hi Arthi ur water colour swiming

    painting is very nicy



    sudheerbattu

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