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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Innocence2

watercolor, 10"x7"
Somehow I can not come up with the title other than "innocence" when its a small child !They have this expression oozing out of their lovely faces.This is my niece Diva, daughter of my younger brother.She was 8 months old when I took this picture.Now she has completed her first year, but the 'innocence'  still sits there, nice and pretty! My brother had been asking for her portrait for quite sometime, so in a way, it was overdue :)
This was painted earlier this month, I am posting it today as a filler because currently am working on a pencil drawing, which will take up another week of my time...( 11 hours so far and its still 1/3 complete!) I can finish a watercolor within 2-3 hours but pencil work involves a lot of detail work.Its a pity that I can't work on that as much as I would because my elbow and shoulder muscles start hurting after a few sessions. IS it called 'Artists's elbow"?!

21 comments:

  1. Diva is beautiful and I know your brother is or will be thrilled with this gift, Arti. I can't wait to see your pencil piece. I love when you do those too.

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    1. He liked it, I am glad.You will have to wait for some time to see the pencil piece.As I said, I am working slowly on that and there is a lot of ground to cover!I just hope its worth the wait :)

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  2. Verdaderamente has conseguido mostrar la inocencia de su mirada, bonita y expresiva acuarela, me gusta.

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  3. Wow!! Diva is really beautiful and you are a great portraitist, Arti! Ciao!

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    1. Yes she is cute, and she has this 'wise' look on her little face!Thanks for dropping by, Tito.

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  4. She is adorable! Such a beautiful portrait. Your brother must be so pleased :0)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Sandra.He liked it and so did his wife.

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  5. She is absolutely adorable, Arti! And you have done a beautiful job of capturing that innocence. Love her name, too.
    Well, we are exact opposites when it comes to painting/drawing time. I will do a good drawing within a few hours, depending on size. A painting will take days to months. :)

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    1. Kathryn, wait till you see MY drawing!I do have a sketchbook in which I draw my quick sketches- 5,10 or 15 minutes ones...but time to time I love to draw detailed portraits that take up weeks!The longest it took me to paint a watercolor was about 9-10 hours with 'Unwind'; which depicted a full body of an elderly woman sitting under a tree.But the record for drawings is 22 hours ( that too for just the face) and I think present drawing will surpass that :)

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  6. Very cute, and yes, innocent, but she looks like she is seeing through you too. I find babies so hard to do.
    I commend you the diligence to work so long on a drawing.

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    1. Thank you Tony, she is cute!And you are right, she also has this 'wise' look in her eyes.
      My drawing is still far from complete, I am taking it slowly because of my shoulder stiffness.But I hate to wait when its lying in front of me..so its frustrating sometimes.

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  7. Preciosa, una mirada muy bonita, al igual que la luz.

    Un saludo.

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  8. Gorgeous work Arti. Funny I've done one of a child the same age called "Innocence" too. It just seems so right doesn't it? (Btw no where near the standard of your one though... lol)

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    1. Thank you Laura..I am sure your painting is as good as mine; though I don't remember seeing it :)I think I will start naming the kids' paintings "innocence 1'',2'' 3'' and so...instead of raking my brains every time!

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  9. Paintings Thank you all so much! I appreciate all your sweet messages! :)

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  10. beautiful. She will cherish this gift when she will grow up.

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    1. Thanks Ayanangshu, I hope she will!

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  11. Hello Arti:) A beautiful painting of a beautiful child! I love the expression on her face. Like she wants to explore the whole world! So beautifully done!

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  12. This is precious and wonderful, Arti! That beautiful, wispy baby hair - you got that perfectly!!!

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