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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Charming

This lady with a charming smile and lustrous hair is my Sister in Law. Sweet and soft spoken, I hope I have been able to bring out these characteristics in this portrait. Harsh sunlight is always tough to manage as I struggle with layers and layers of shadows....
Water colors on cold pressed paper 140lb, 11"x 8"

13 comments:

  1. Nice portrait, Arti! The hair is painted beautifully.I'm sure she likes it!

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  2. Good painting,The shadows and the slight squint against the sun is very good.

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  3. Hi Arti- this is beautiful! It is tricky to render form in full sun, and not get the shadows too dark. You've done a lovely job with subtle transitions. Her hair is amazing, too. gorgeous shifts of color.
    (Thanks for your kindness. Have missed everyone, too.)

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  4. Hi Arti, to me, this portrait is really well done! The colors are perfect and the shadows are light, giving a natural expression to your Sister in Law.

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  5. Thanks Anthony..I like the play of light and shadows, only thing is that I am yet to master them!

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  6. Thank you Liz, and welcome back!

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  7. Thanks Tito..I am just polishing my skills of painting natural sunlight on faces:)

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  8. This is great Arti! You certainly achieved what you set out to do.

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  9. Lovely portrait painting Arti. You have played with the light and shadows beautifully here.

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  10. Thanks Thomas..I am trying to do it perfectly!

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  11. An absolutely beautiful portrait, Arti - I agree with Liz, you did an amazing job with the hair.

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  12. I am flattered, Edward.Thank you very much!

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