Friday, January 1, 2010

mystery portrait (89/150)


oil paint on canvas sketch paper
painted from a photo
13 x 10.7 cm or 5.1 x 4.2 inches

This is for the Different Strokes from Different Folks' end of year portrait challenge. I have no idea who this is! Just have to wait and see.

20 comments:

  1. Lovely portrait, very efficient use of lines and balance of light. I would imagine this is an accurate portrait. Well done!

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  2. Hi Lilly - nice job on your challenge portrait! After seeing her on her blog, it is a very good likeness!

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  3. Great job with the portrait, Lilly. Wonderful palette.

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  4. Fabulous portrait! You've done a great job. Akiko

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  5. What a warm and beautifully painted portrait. Love the way you handled her hair.

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  6. Hi Lilly - Beautiful portrait...great job on her hand too. Well done!

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  7. wonderful soft portrait for DSFDF. Love it. BTW what is canvas sketch paper ?

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  8. Fantastic job! Love her eyes and skin tones.

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  9. I like everything about this, from your color choices, to the composition. To me, it has the purity and simple elegance one would associate with Andrew Wyeth. Beautifully done (and amazingly small!!!)

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  10. Hi, Lilly. I am your mystery subject. Thank you for the beautiful rendition of my photo. Also, thank you for a fun reference photo to paint. DSFDF is such a great way to connect with other artists. I'm glad to make your acquaintance through this challenge.

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  11. beautiful, subtle colors, Lilly. lovely!

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  12. She's really ethereal. You captured the look on her face. It's a great painting and the challenge itself was so much fun. Keep up the good work in 2010.

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  13. Thanks everyone for your nice comments!

    dominique: Canvas sketch paper is paper that is made for painting on with oils & acrylics. The texture of the paper is similar to a very fine grained canvas, but it doesn't feel chalky.

    & Thanks Chelsie, it's nice to meet you! I really enjoyed painting your portrait.

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  14. Lilly,
    Where do you get this paper ? Do you have to stretch it or clamp it down ? are they loose sheets ?
    Thanks for the info.
    artbydominique at yahoo dot com

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  15. Lilly,

    I, too, would like to send you your painting if you would like it. My email address is chelsie83@gmail.com. Let me know your postal address and I will get it shipped right away. What is your email address?

    Chelsie

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  16. Holy crap Lilly, this is incredible! xo

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  17. Great! I love it, the way she looks at the viewer.

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