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Monday, May 28, 2012

Sydney

Some more practice...this is Sydney- the beautiful little daughter of my husband's friend; looking happy as she sits in her pillow bunker surrounded by countless pillows!.. Incidentally, Sydney is expecting a baby brother very soon, and I will be having a new model - depends on whether her mom likes this portrait !
Watercolour on paper, 14"x10"

13 comments:

  1. She is adorable! Arti, I just think your work is phenomenal but I suspect you already know that, yes? I'll bet Sydney will be a wonderful big sister!

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  2. This is beautiful, and I LOVE how you did the background!

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  3. Fantastic this portrait of the little Sydney. Congratulations Arti. Ciao.

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  4. Really cute, and really well painted too. You have done the golden blonde hair very nicely indeed!

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  5. Bellissimo. Che sorriso stupendo. Elvi

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  6. Sherry I am constantly working to improve...but thank you so much!

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  7. Thank you Kathryn...
    Thanks Aditi, Tito and Elvi

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  8. Thanks Vinayak..this time I used some white gouache to highlight the loose strands of hair over the dark background- I guess it worked!

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  9. Beautiful portrait, Arti. Sydney is adorable and I'm SURE her Mom will love it!!! Congratulations!!

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  10. Very pretty. I see shared portraits in the future.

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