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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Exhibition Time!

I have not mentioned it so far, but I am going to have a little exhibition of my pencil portraits in September, in Fairfields Art Centre, Basingstoke.The director of the centre is an FB friend ( whom I found when I moved here) and he invited me to have this exhibition. Isn't that great!........
There will be about a dozen portraits -this is another one which will be added to the show.
The woman in this portrait is the mom of a friend.She also taught him and my husband in high school where they went together. She is a strong willed and self assured woman- the traits which I have tried to capture in this portrait.She is also a warm and lovely person to be with.
P.S. I have been really busy in last few weeks.. have been ignoring my blogger friends, I know! Please bear with me for some time :)
Pencil on paper 16"x12"

26 comments:

  1. Arti, your pencil portraits are first class. I wish you luck with your exhibition. I hope it goes well for you, you deserve to be recognised as a good portrait artist.

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  2. How wonderful, Arti. Her portrait certainly does capture those traits beautifully. Good wishes being sent your way for your success with the exhibition.

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  3. Wonderful portrait, Arti. You really have captured her warmth and strength.

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  4. Arti, your portraits are getting better and better. I like over all those done with pencil: they reach a photograph quality! Congrats.

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  5. Arti, this last portrait is, in my opinion, one of the best I have never seen on the various blogs I visited. Really fantastic!
    All my whishes for your exhibition, It will be a success! Hugs.

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  6. The portrait is wonderful. Congratulation on the showing.

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  7. Your portraits are stunning, Arti. You put your soul into them. I wish you all the best for your exhibition. Your success is well deserved.

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  8. \Thank you so much, John.I need all the luck...

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  9. Thank you Carol and Kathryn...

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  10. Thank you Albert..i want my portraits to have a soul, not only be"picture perfect"...working towards that.

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  11. Thanks TOny, Anna.Your comments mean a lot.

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  12. Great, best wishes to you for your upcoming exhibit. I love all your portraits, they are fantastic :)!!

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  13. Arti,
    This is a wonderful portrait and I'm so happy for your exhibition! All the best :)

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  14. All my best wishes for you exhibition. This last portrait is wonderful.

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  15. You have indeed captured warm and lovely, Arti. She is beautiful! Congratulations on your upcoming show! Oh to visit Basingstoke! I'll be with you in spirit!

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  16. Thanks Anu and Ramesh.It will be my first, that too in a foreign place...I don't really know how it will go.

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  17. Thank Lydie...
    and thanks a lot Sherry; how wonderful it would have been,if you were here with me!

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  18. this portrait is another perfect painting! Its a great piece to be added to your exhibition! The best of luck with it Arti!!

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  19. Much success with your exhibit, Arti. I am always so impressed with the 'life' you infuse into your portraits, and this latest drawing is a perfect example.

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  20. I hope you do well. It is fun to sell art and know someone likes what you are doing.
    Best of luck.

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  21. Thank you Hilda, Claire and Stan..
    Stan I am not very optimistic about selling- as this kind of work hardly sells ;)but yes, it would boost my confidence if people enjoyed and appreciated my art.

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  22. your sketches and portraits have improved a lot! nice to visit your blog again...all the portraits--sketches and watercolours are fabulous!

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  23. Congratulations on the exhibit. Your sketches have so much character and dimension. Wish I could be there!

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  24. Beautiful as always. Nice facial expression captured

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