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Monday, July 30, 2012

Love

Watercolor on Paper
22"x15"
A portrait of a friend with her lovely daughter.I liked the way she holds her close to her bosom and the child wraps her arms around her neck!Oozes with love and affection.
I tried big, painting on  1/2 sheet this time.The paper was Bockingford 600 gsm and I expected a lot from it, having invested grandly...not satisfied. Any suggestions for a good paper for  portrait painting?I m still looking for a  paper that retains the transparency of the colors and not just soaks them up.
I hope you all had a rocking weekend.Have a great week!

8 comments:

  1. Arti this is so beautiful. The likeness between mum and baby is fabulously captured and the emotion between them too. Just fab. xx

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    1. They are a beautiful pair, aren't they?Thanks, Laura.

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  2. A beautiful portrait, Arti!! Your friend is beautiful as well as her daughter..you definitely caught the love between Mother and child. Amazing skin tones on them..She's going to love this portrait!!!

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    1. Yes she is fabulous, even after a baby she looks as radiant as she was earlier.I have painted her before,love her face.She loves the painting, thank uou!

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  3. That baby sure looks like mommy! They have the same mouth. Beautiful work, but as you know, Arti, I always love your work.

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    1. Thank you Sherry, the pair is wonderful, indeed.

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  4. The painting is great, such wonderful models for this piece. The right paper is still a mystery to me. I have good and bad times with most, regardless of the variations in cost.

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    1. This was a commissioned work so I was a bit tight in this.
      So far I have been using Langton; in form of pads and blocks.But when I decided to buy full sheets there was only Bockingford/Saunders waterford available locally.I am disappointed in this brand.Well I am switching back to paper blocks for now...

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