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Paige's portrait

Postby Karen Berstler » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:05 pm

Water color on paper

This is a portrait of my daughter. I plan on doing it in realistic color tones, but I want to "punch" them up a bit. I think. I don't want the color to be too vi
ant as opposed to the peaceful pose. What do you think?
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Postby weirdpuckett » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:41 pm

I think that whatever u do will be great . . .
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Postby kcortese » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:26 am

Outstanding work! Congratulations on your baby!

Can't wait to see this one finished. Thanks for sharing.

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Postby Karen Berstler » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:21 am

Thanks for the good wishes, Karen.....but my "baby" is now 5 years old! :) I was so busy painting everyone else's kids, I never got around to doing my own! Kinda like the shoemaker's kids, I guess.....

But I think I will try pushing the color just a bit, hopefully I won't go overboard,..I always want the color to speak just as much as the subject matter and the composition.
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Postby Juliep » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:28 am

Hi Karen,

I like the peaceful pose. What a beautiful child. The colors are nice and soft too.... but I'm a terrible one to ask about subdue peaceful colors. I use them
ight and or intense. With your skill and talent I'm sure you'll be able to find a fine balance.

Very nice.

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Postby sablewand » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:26 am

I really like the soft tones of the picture, it allows for reflection on the subject of a new baby. I love this picture
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Postby demac » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:38 pm

This is a great start

for the tones of little babies as they are so pale I use yellow ochre, flesh tint and burnt sienna and white and get little jam jars and make up a batch so I can use for later with about 5 different tones of colour then go with it - sorry did I mention that I use oils. I am in the same process of painting my cousins girls and the skin tones are so different.

Can't wait to see it finished.. :o )

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Postby BYart » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:23 pm

This is beautiful! Such a precious, beautiful child. You are doing a fantastic job on this and I look forward to seeing how it finishes out!
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Postby Karen Berstler » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:44 am

Deanne, I also use yellow ochre and burnt sienna for skin tones when I do portraits, and I also use cad red.
Thanks so much for the positive feedback everyone, I should be posting a finished piece very soon
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Paige's Portrait progress

Postby Karen Berstler » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:00 pm

Moving along nicely I think,...almost done, now.
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