Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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This looks nothing like the person I was painting but I was pleased that
I was able to lay the paint down without blending or massaging. That's
taking precedence over getting a likeness right now. My temperature
transitions may be too exaggerated but it was satisfying to see colors
and paint strokes stay fresh.

8 comments:

Pétales de fée said...

Dear Lorraine, I am very happy to see you again and this portrait is very beautiful, especially the eyes! Kisses and see you soon!

Carol Flatt said...

Lorraine, it may not look like the person in your original photo, but she looks beautifully real! Her eyes are riveting, and your brushstrokes add to the "implied but not detailed" look that I love. I like the temperature changes you've indicated. Very appropriate.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I also love the freshness and active surface of this one, Lorraine. It is a beautiful portrait. It is great to hear you knowing when to stop. it is a hard one to learn and I am still working on it myself.

Shirley Fachilla said...

This is very fresh and immediate. I'm glad you suppressed the urge to blend. It can be very hard not to give in to smoothing out skin tones.

Linda Popple said...

I just have to ditto what everyone else said! This is just wonderful!

Karen Werner said...

So nicely done! Love the color, and the way you incorporated background color into the face. The hair/background edges, so lovely and underworked! Great placement also. I guess I love it all!

hmuxo said...

I've always wanted to do my pastel portraits loosely like you did this AMAZING portrait! For some reason, I start out loose and end up painting tight!! This is beautifully painted, Lorraine!!!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Lorraine, this is wonderful. Love the edges in the hair, the riveting eyes and the skin tones are fabulous! It all makes an interesting portrait. I want to know her.