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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

'Venerable' -Portrait of a Friend's Mom

9"x12"
watercolor on paper
This is a watercolor sketch of my blogger friend Liz Holms' mom.This elegant lady suffers from Alzheimer,and Liz has been taking care of her for as long as I know her.I have always admired both of these ladies; its been a while since I asked Liz if I could paint her ( since Liz is a terrific painter herself, it felt awkward) but she obliged very graciously...this is just a sketch that I did on a 90 lb paper- I wanted to prepare for a bigger painting- but it turned out so well that I am sharing it here with all of you.As you can see, I have tried a different palette this time, ditching my usual yellow and blue!

7 comments:

  1. Oh, Arti- incredible! I am so touched by your words, and by your skill. This is so sensitively and beautifully done. Absolutely wonderful!

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    1. I am so glad you like it, Liz..thank you for allowing me to paint her..she is beautiful :)

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  2. Wonderful, Arti!!! I recognized Liz's mom right away.

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    1. Thanks Kathryn, this was just a sketch,as the reference picture was small...I intend to make a detailed work if I get a better picture of her from Liz :)

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  3. Another beautiful portrait, Arti. Your skills are so amazing!

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  4. This is a wonderful portrait and beautiful tribute!

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