Saturday, July 9, 2011

Annie

"Annie"
8 X 10
NFS
Well, here is the "finished" portrait.  I still may go back and fix a couple of things. 

It was my typical experience with painting a portrait.  Somewhere in the middle I felt pretty hopeless.  But after two return visits and updating it started to pull together.  Is it perfect?  No.  Is it Annie?  Yes.

Here is how it looks framed

4 comments:

  1. Wow!Karla,you have captured her fresh skin tone so well.The drawing practice has really worked.

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  2. Karla, she is beautiful! What an awesome job you did on her portrait! I'll bet she'll be so proud of this! I know I am quite proud of you myself. Thank you for not being offended. I rarely do any critiques because who am I too critique anyone? I've got wonky on my side 100% of the time. Still, you didn't make me feel awful for the suggestions and it looks as though you agreed with me. The end result is absolutely amazing! Beautiful job!

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  3. Thanks Azra! She does have beautiful skin. Peaches and Cream.

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  4. Thanks Sherry! I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. And thanks for your suggestions! Norman Rockwell used to ask his wife and friends for their opinions all the time. I might start doing that as well. What are friends for - right?

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