Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sandra

I took my reference photo from my Friday LI Portrait group.  Sandra is a wonderful model... I cheat and paint at home since I love getting all the details especially her jeweled headband which I enjoyed painting.  When I'm there, I sketch since I need my practice.  I hope you like this portrait.

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  1. Hilda, this is so beautiful. You capture the details so well. Just lovely.

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    1. thank you so much Jo. I enjoyed painting Sandra!! Glad you stopped by!!

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  2. Beautiful, Hilda. You did it again!
    Especially llove the hair, skin tones, and that gorgeous headband!

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    1. thank you Chris!! Sandra was a great model with beautiful skin. I think I enjoyed painting her head band the most.

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  3. I can see the amount of work that went into the hair and eyes; it was well worth it. This is yet another well painted portrait. Wonderful, Hilda

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    1. thank you so much John...I think the hair took the longest to do.. but I loved painting it because of all the tight curls.

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  4. Very wonderful portrait painting !!!

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    1. thank you Stellar! You're very kind!!!

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  5. I don’t consider it cheating to do it at home. You get the best of both worlds, life drawing and the result you envisioned. And what a,result, Hilda, she is beautiful. Would love to see the collage you mentioned, would your friend share?

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    1. thank you so much Nelvia. I enjoy painting from a photo more than life...which I'm not proud but when I go to class I still sketch from life (doesn't come out well) but I do try.. and do the painting at home with a photo! My friend is not on facebook but I will see if I can get a photo of her work and send it to you...Enjoy your day!

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  6. Wow Hilda - I enlarged this to just see the amazing details of this beautiful portrait. I can understand why you would want to work on it at home - I certainly would do the same. Just beautiful friend. Hugs!

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    1. Awww! thank you Debbie! You're so kind..and I appreciate you stopping by to comment...

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  7. Amazing portrait, Hilda. So highly detailed. Takes a stead hand and tons of patience.

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    1. Thank you so much Carol... I enjoyed painting her so much and hope she comes back to model.

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    1. thank you for stopping by to comment...yes, the curls was one of my favorite things to paint...Enjoy your day...

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  9. A beautiful portrait , lovely curly hair , but what strikes me most is the wonderful work you did on the headband , so very beautifully detailed !

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    1. thank you so much Jane. Her head band was so much fun to paint. I would love to "add" them on to another portrait.. hey, we can do that right.? lol
      have a wonderful day....

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  10. Very nice work. The headband is beautifully rendered.

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    1. thank you SO much Sue. I appreciate you stopping by to comment. I loved her colorful gems...SO much fun to paint!!

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  11. Once again, Hilda, you have created a portrait with interesting attributes. Her face is thoughtful with a pensive expression. And, then she has spent some time I'm guessing fixing her lovely hair and finding a perfect headband for her outfit. A beautiful rose-colored background sets of her face beautifully!

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    1. What a nice comment Carol. Thank you so much for stopping by to comment. She definitely had that perfect face that an Artist loves to paint. I think the head band was a wonderful idea..

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  12. Bonjour chère Hilda,

    Le choix de la couleur pour le fond est très judicieux, il crée un très joli contraste avec ton modèle. Le travail de sa chevelure est sensationnel, toutes ces petites frisettes ainsi que celui des ses sourcils ! Un regard songeur... Il n'est pas facile également de restituer l'âge sans pour autant désavantager le personnage. Magnifique aussi le petit turban de perles...
    Toutes mes félicitations !

    Gros bisous 🌸

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    1. merci beaucoup Martine. J'ai aimé la peindre et j'espère qu'elle reviendra un autre jour à modéliser. J'ai particulièrement aimé peindre ses cheveux et son bandeau. Encore une fois, j'apprécie votre commentaire charmant. Bonne journée, mon ami.

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  13. I just love this - SO real and her skin is - as always - beautiful. You really captured her - I can almost feel her personality. And the headband - gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much Connie for your very generous comment. I appreciate it! She was a joy to paint!!!

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  14. Yup! - love the band - AND the hair - AND the skin and eyes BUT mouth is fabulous....it could move....she looks like she is thinking of what to say.

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    1. thank you SO much Julie for such a nice comment.! She had that perfect face we love to paint. She was a very good model!

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  15. I love the decorative headband and you did it so well. Your portrait of her is lovely!

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    1. thank you so much Joan!!! I loved painting the headband.. Always a challenge to make it look realistic. Enjoy your painting day...

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  16. What a fabulous portrait this is. She looks so pensive and her eyes are of someone lost in their own thoughts. Stunning!!

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    1. Thank you for that wonderful comment John..SO appreciated. I truly enjoyed painting Sandra and I'm so glad you liked her. Have a wonderful day...

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  17. Je hebt het goed weergegeven mooi resultaat lieve groetjes Daniëlle

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    1. Thank you SO much Danielle..... Your comment is so appreciated. Enjoy the rest of the evening!!!

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  18. So beautiful!! She is stunning and carries such an intensity about her! Love those gorgeous turquoise jewels..amazing! Wishing you a lovely wkd!
    Victoria

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    1. Thank you so much Victoria!! You just made my day with your comment... Enjoy your evening!!!

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