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Friday, September 21, 2012

Monochromatic Portrait Study

Payne's Grey Value Study
12"x9"
This monotone watercolor study was painted in an hour's time.Reference picture was an archive one , a street vendor from India.His rugged features depict the tough life he leads.This was a quick one;I may sketch him again in graphite- at some point.

17 comments:

  1. Great study Arti. Your drawing skills certainly shine through beautifully in your paintings. The drawing is always the foundation to every great painting and you have that skill by the bucket load. Take care.

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    1. Thank you so much,Laura.Drawing was all I did in initial years of my life..glad you liked this one.

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  2. Your portraits are always just perfect, Arti. I like the monochromatic study very much and think this gentleman is quite handsome. He reminds me of a cross between Charles Bronson and Tom Skerritt!

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    1. Thanks Sherry, I am so glad you found this enjoyable- that's the whole point! :)

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  3. Beautiful monochromatic study, Arti. I'm a fan of your portraits. Have a good w.e. Ciao!

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  4. Your portraits are breathtaking, Arti!!! I love this monochromatic study ..I would love to see this one in graphite as well. What can I say, I love your work!

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    1. Yes I think I will start the pencil one soon, Hilda.That will be more detailed study.

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  5. Beautiful .In one hour producing such a portrait is pure talent.

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    1. Thank you, Ayan.Watercolor studies usually take this long for me.There is not much detail in this, just the impression.

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  6. arti,loved this painting ,masterpiece.love to see more.
    nanda

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    1. Thank you, Nanda.Much appreciated.

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  7. It's amazing what you've done here with just one color. I find myself looking for your work to pop up on my screen. I hope all is well.

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    1. Hi Julie and thank you so much!I have been occupied with some animation work lately, but I do visit your blog time to time, your writing is too interesting to be missed!

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