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Friday, September 6, 2013

Portrait of a Pretty Girl in Funky Sunglasses

17"x 14" 
A portrait after a long time.This is a friend of my husband and the reference picture was taken at a charity event on a gloriously sunny day as she stood texting away! I had tried a new paper- ''Fabriano Artistico'' for this and though I liked the paper in general; it was difficult to control the paint on large areas...or may be its just me-- I am just not patient enough!:)
Anyway, I am thinking of submitting this one to an upcoming exhibition where the theme is 'recreation'.Texting can be counted as 'recreational activity' ..right?

10 comments:

  1. WOW!!! this is outstanding, Arti!!! Very realistic and I love the reflections in her sunglasses!! A fun piece which will be perfect for you upcoming exhibition....LOVE IT!!!!

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    1. Thank you for having faith in me,Hilda...I am going to submit this one to the exhibition if I don't come up with anything else in a week's time; but really I think I could have done better.I have been painting in watercolors for more than 3 years still I am unsure about them every time I paint!Having a day of 'self doubt' am I?!!!

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  2. Oh I do love her funky sunglasses. She reminds me of Katie Holmes for some reason too. Love that deep green and blue background too, Arti. As always, you amaze!

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    1. Thank you Sherry I am not very happy with the background; I think it is making the painting less realistic.But watercolor being watercolor- what is done is done :)BTW I loved her sunglasses,too!

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  3. Wonderful, Arti! I love it! Her sunglasses are fabulous!

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    1. You are right Kathryn,her sunglasses were the inspiration behind this painting!

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  4. wow Arthi very realistic . I loved the way her hair is merging into the background.beautiful painting

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  5. Texting has become the order of the day.
    Wonderfully created.

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  6. You are right, we seldom see people these days looking around- everybody is focused on their phones!:)

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