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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyWed Mar 17, 2010 10:35 am

Kay, It's fine. I'll just add the link to it here just in case someone has trouble finding it. Thank you for sharing! Smile

Here's the link: http://watersolubleoils.forumotion.com/general-chat-f4/photo-taken-at-the-hague-2005-t285.htm

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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyThu Mar 18, 2010 1:52 pm

I worked on this on Sunday, mainly her face. Did enough to really mess up the eyes, so had to wipe them off. Just got back to it today:

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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyThu Mar 18, 2010 3:59 pm

Callie, your painting is looking great! The depth is wonderful and I love the rich texture you're getting in the her clothes. Eyes are the most difficult part of a portrait. I don't see them as being that off. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyThu Mar 18, 2010 7:02 pm

I had to re-size and re-shape them. Next I'll try and soften some of the hard lines and put some highlights in. Hope I can do that without messing them up again! March Challenge - Page 2 Icon_lol
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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyThu Mar 18, 2010 7:29 pm

I love her expression!
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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyFri Mar 19, 2010 1:05 am

She is beautiful. I love all of it, especially the pearls. They look so real. Judy March Challenge - Page 2 Icon_biggrin

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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyFri Mar 19, 2010 10:23 am

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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyFri Mar 19, 2010 1:12 pm

I gave it a shot. Sorry I really messed up her features and I was getting black in everything. Just one of those really bad painting sessions. I wonder if I should have done the background last. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyFri Mar 19, 2010 4:45 pm

Janet - There's a lot of good stuff going on here. I know you usually paint alla-prima, but I hope you're going to continue with this! Her scarves and clothing are beautiful, as are the flesh tones March Challenge - Page 2 120968 Maybe let it set up a bit, then you could touch up the background around her face.
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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyFri Mar 19, 2010 7:07 pm

Her expression is wonderful, especially the eyes. It all looks great and a little touch up around the face to separate out the background and yuou'll have it. Nice work.

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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyFri Mar 19, 2010 7:52 pm

Thank you Callie and Judy! I'll go back and do a face lift after it dries. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptySat Mar 20, 2010 9:52 am

I'm calling it finished. Just redefined the side of the face.

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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptySat Mar 20, 2010 6:29 pm

You've caught her expression very well, Janet. Nicely done.
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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptySat Mar 20, 2010 8:12 pm

Thank you Sofie! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 02, 2010 12:27 pm

Finally done and just a few days late March Challenge - Page 2 Icon_lol :

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Up close, I find lots of things to tweak, but from across the room it looks better. I'm going to keep my hands off it and move on to the April challenge March Challenge - Page 2 Icon_flower
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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 02, 2010 2:16 pm

Callie, your painting is wonderful! Beautiful colors and skin tones! March Challenge - Page 2 Icon_cheers

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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 02, 2010 3:24 pm

Callie - this is wonderful - congrats
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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 02, 2010 3:24 pm

janet - you captured that beautiful blue
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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 02, 2010 5:06 pm

Thanks Dale, Janet!
I'm going to start one of the April pics now...
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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptySat Apr 03, 2010 9:06 am

Thank you Dale! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: March Challenge   March Challenge - Page 2 EmptyMon Apr 05, 2010 10:13 pm

I love her expression. It shows a satisfaction with ones self in a very subtle way.

Judy

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