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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Close to Home, by Joan Tavolott

On Tuesday mornings during the winter I usually join a local portrait group. We usually have a model and paint for about 2 hours. Portraits are not one of my comfort zones, but I like pushing myself a bit. When I first started I was happy if the portrait came out looking human, but after a while they even started resembling the person I was painting. lol This is Mary. I told her that her hair was a fun challenge. It was frizzy and a bit wild!


11 comments:

  1. Excellent Joan...I expect Mary was pleased with this.

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  2. You captured the skin tones and softness of the textures beautifully. Blessings!

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  3. Wow, Joan! This is so well done. I bet it looks just like Mary! Love her frizzy hair! And her cheeks! Smile! Expression! It's all there.

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  4. Excellent blog, Joan...and I love this portrait of Mary...I'm sure she loved it....love the skin tones....

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  5. I like her frizzy hair! She looks great. I started a portrait in oils today but I've never done one from life. I don't know if I see well enough for that. And I'm too slow. It sounds scary!

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  6. Ann - Thanks!

    Arnoldo - Thank you. I have fun doing portraits.

    Lynn - It did come out looking like her. She had a really rounded face and all that wonderful hair. Thanks.

    Hilda - Thanks for coming over to visit!

    Melisa - LOL I'm not sure I see well enough either, and that may be a blessing. Then I can leave out some of the details. Thank you!

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  7. A lovely portrait, Joan! A new side of you:) You have got the expression, the eyes, the hair, skin everything is so living!

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  8. Great sketch. I would love to join rkevery(at)gmail.com

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  9. Wow this is impressive work, such wonderful details....her hair turned out fantastic....as are her lips and glasses... good job! I can't wait to see more!

    Hugs Giggles

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