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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Everyday Art_Portrait

I10"x7"
I did this one after the little boy below...I felt I was going with colors too strong!And, I am so much in love with the 1.1/4 inch flat brush that I bought a few days ago.I loved painting the background in bold strokes with that.It was like painting in oils....I miss my oil colors....!Hopefully some day I am going to find a space where I can spread my oil colors and my canvas, painting on my dining table is not much fun!

14 comments:

  1. Absolutely exquisite portrait of a darling little guy. I love those background brush strokes too, Arti. What a unique look and a gorgeous end result. Sometimes I wish I'd never started dying my hair, by the way. It is a chore, for sure.

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  2. Beautifully painted, Arti!!! I love his expression and skin tones!

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  3. This reminds me a bit of Stephie Butler's portraits. I don't find the colors too strong at all.

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    1. Yes, you are right, Kathryn.Might be because I used a similar color scheme...I like Stephie's art,too.

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  4. Very-very beautiful Arti!!! Sweet and soulful.
    Warm regards.

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  5. Arti this is SO gorgeous!! I love her expression and think the colors are absolutely perfect. :)

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    1. Thank you, Crystal.The colors were kept light in this one as I thought I had used too much contrast in my last painting with the Blue background.

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  6. I really like your use of expressive color in this on, Arti!! Great painting!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement,Dean.

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  7. Thanks Sherry and Hilda.I am glad that it came out well!

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  8. Very expressive portrait. The edges are handled so well. I have the same issue with oils, even in my studio. The compromise for me has been acrylics, as they clean up easier.

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    1. Thanks Tony..I had tried acrylic,too...but they dry up so fast.Oils give you much more freedom to work around; but yeh, they do make a mess!

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