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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy Days!

Watercolor study of a nine year old- my niece, actually- but I changed the color of hair and eyes to make her look..well; .global! She could be any child from any place on this planet. Just a happy child!
I am trying to minimise the use of pencil in my watercolors.This one had no drawing at all.
I just started with a brush.And my usual palette!
watercolor, 7"x 5"

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful job, Arti! I love the colors you've added to the hair! I tried minimal use of pencil in my last piece, something hard for me to do. I am amazed at the detailing around the eyes just with a brush! What a fabulous piece!

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  2. Great painting, especially if not sketched first. Likr the expression.

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  3. Hi Arti,
    Have to tell you your global look as you call it is really working. My grandoughter Isabella is almost 10, and this.... looks like her portrait. Incredible, what are the chances of that happening? You captured in the expression the joy of life in your incomparable way!Bravissima

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  4. Hello Sherry, ( I found out your name!) thank you very much for all your encouraging comments.
    This is n't as hard for me as I remember myself drawing faces since I was six!

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  5. Thank you Ramesh, Deb and Anthony..you keep the spark alive!

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  6. My special thanks to you, Mariano..you are such a wonderful friend!And yes, you are right..kids are just--kids!
    Why don't you paint your granddaughter someday?I would love to see how she resembles with my niece here:)

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  7. This is lovely Arti. Your choice of colour is terrific.

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  8. brilling control over watercolors as you have mentioned no pencil sketch was done

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  9. No pencil!!! Thats extremely great control over the brush and great confidence of drawing a portrait the first time right.

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  10. Congratulations Arti, a beautiful portrait, as usual!! Considering that you did not make any drawing before, its really a great job!! Ciao, Tito.

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  11. No Pencil. That's a brave thing to do Arti and you have pulled it off beautifully.

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  12. Ooh ..seems like 'no pencil' was a cool thing to do!.. Just kidding! I am happy that you all liked it.Thank you.

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