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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Autumn of Life- Portrait of an Elderly Indian Woman

                                                            Watercolor on Paper
                                                                  16"x12"
I have worked on my instinct this time, using dry brush more than wet here.This portrait took me about five hours, in two sitting.There were a lot of details in her face which I wanted to capture.I guess it has come out good and I am going to submit this one for the Art Show.
This will also be my last post this month, I am off to India tomorrow...
See you all in a few weeks' time.

22 comments:

  1. beautiful - I can't get my head round doing watercolour portraits unless I do them really loose, if I try to do them detailed they just look a mess and I give up! Have a wonderful trip to India

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    1. Thank you Sharon...I am still trying to balance between the two myself!

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  2. arthi very good work. The details of the face came out so well. hats off to you
    warm regards
    nanda

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    1. Thank you, Nanda, I worked from my heart, not head this time.In fact I hardly knew where I was going.Glad it came out good!

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  3. Arti, this came out beautifully! I love how you've managed both the lines and texture in her skin on face and neck. I love that you are incorporating the details you get with your graphite work into your watercolor work. No one does it better than you!

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    1. I am so glad it turned out well;her skin was quite difficult to do but I loved carving out the details :)

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  4. WOW! This is very beautiful. I love the subtlety with which you have captured the details and the light.

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  5. This is beautiful. The handling of shadows and light over the surface of the skin is done so well. Enjoy your visit…

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    1. Thank you Tony,and I sure will enjoy this trip...

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  6. Arti - I think this my be my favorite painting so far. The colors an amazing and you did a great job creating texture on the skin.

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  7. This is absolutely beautiful, Arti...definitely one of my favorites (I probably say this all the time with you!) I LOVE IT. You should be very proud of this portrait. The best of luck with this one in the Art show....and of course, enjoy your stay in India!!

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  8. This is absolutely gorgeous, Arti! Excellent work!! Have a great time, see you when you come back.
    Warm regards.

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  9. excellent work..nice expression!!

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  10. Excellent! Definitely work more with your instincts. :)

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  11. She's beautiful! I have arthritis and pencil work is difficult for me. Love to see perfection!

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    1. Thank you, Carol.My mom has arthritis and I know how painful it can be.Watercolor is much more forgiving than pencil.

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  12. Great! I love this one! I'm going to show this to my husband who is an art-buff and this will help me to motivate him. Many thanks :)

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  13. Thank you so much, all my friends.This lady gets a place in the exhibition.

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  14. You're an amazing artist Arti! Beautiful paintings...:)

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  15. wow, so much strength and feeling in this image... lovely!

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