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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Portrait of a Friend

Watercolor on paper
This is a friend and ex-colleague of my husband who had been visiting us from India last week.She had beautiful big eyes and I tried to highlight the fact while taking her pictures.I painted this from a picture that I took in the glorious daylight, though I painted it at night :) But the next day was not so sunny and when I photographed the painting it came out rather dull and flat - so I had to resort to using digital media to rectify it.(Should I call it 'Mix media' now?!)

I have been rather busy lately, working on the next New Year calendar for my sister's company as well as on my ongoing animation project.It will keep me busy for the rest of December, I guess.But I will keep popping in time to time..though not as active on blogosphere as I should be.
Wish you all Happy Holidays!

20 comments:

  1. Your portraits are always so vibrant and full of personality. This one especially glows. I love your work, Arti! You have a golden soul, I think, and it comes shining through in your art.

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    1. Thank you so much,Karherine.I am so blessed to have found friends liked you!

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  2. A beautiful watercolor portrait, Arti...I love the perfect skin tones and shadows...and how the color in her clothes are blended beautifully in her face! Absolutely perfect! Congratulations.!

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    1. Thank you,Hilda.Even I m happy at the way her shawl turned out.Usually I make a mess of clothes...thank you so much fir your kind comment.

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  3. Un ritratto magnifico con un'espressione molto accattivante.

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  4. Beautiful painting... Enjoy the Holidays...

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    1. Thanks Tony, hope, you are enjoying the Holiday season,too.

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  5. Its lovely ! I have been stalking you for some time now through RSS feeds.. and have found many of your paintings so delightful..thought I will make an entry now :)

    -Asha

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    1. Thank you for appreciation, Asha. I am always glad to make new friends!

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  6. She looks beautiful indeed, Arti, and those eyes are magnificent!

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    1. Thank you Sherry, I don't know if she liked it or not, she did n't say anything!But I am quite happy with the way it turned out.

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  7. Arti, you've created a luminous painting!

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by, Elizabeth.

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  8. Beautiful portrait, Arti. I love the local red color and all the reflected reds in her skin color.

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  9. Hello Arti:) She indead is a very beautiful woman and you made a gorgeous portret of her. Especially the warm colors in the face are great. Nice art:)

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