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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mom

Pastel pencils on toned paper\9"x12"
A sketch I had wanted to do for a long time.Nice way to break in my new Starthmore charcoal sketch pad!
This is from a pic I took on my last visit to home.Though we live thousands of miles apart, she is always in my heart and my thoughts.

12 comments:

  1. Stunning work! Very well done Arti!

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    1. Thanks Vinayak, it was a spontaneous piece, turned out well...

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  2. She's beautiful, Arti!!! You did an amazing job on your Mom!
    Gorgeous skin tones...

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    1. I would call it my 'trial and error method'!I am still struggling to create a work with minimum of strokes- always end up covering all the paper surface.Happened this time,too.I will keep trying, though. Glad you liked it.

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    1. Thank you Tony, I am such a lousy blogger, but I do appreciate your consistency in checking out my work.

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  4. Each one of your portraits turns out better than the previous. This of course had an emotional attachment. Had to come out great.

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    1. Thank you Asit, I think that is the point of this whole exercise...I have to better myself with each effort.Thank you for your kind compliment.

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  5. Oh Arti! Your mom is beautiful! I love her nose too.

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    1. yes, she is beautiful, though frail...they say I have all her features and as I age I look more and more like her!Glad you like it.Thanks!

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  6. What a superb portrait, Arti!!! Your mom looks like a very strong and beautiful woman. BRAVO on a wonderful work!

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    1. I am so glad it came out well.She is a strong lady, no doubt.She managed to raise four of us, all on her own, after my father died young.Always an inspiration.Thanks for your kind comment, Kathryn.

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