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Title: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 16, 2017, 12:02:12 AM

I've been commissioned to paint two portraits for the Mark Hopkins Hotel Museum - and I'm trying not to freak out! The first is of Mark Hopkins - and here's the reference photo I get to work from. Ugh! I've also attached my initial sketch. This is 16x20. Before I begin to mask and paint would love any advice from my PB friends. I'm thinking to go with a bankers green for the background. Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom and/or encouragement. I've been procrastinating on this for awhile and must now start!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 16, 2017, 12:09:23 AM
Oh, Sharon, what an honor to be asked to do it, but also what a challenge.

I have no advice except to say keep telling yourself, "I can; yes, I can."

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Happychappy on September 16, 2017, 01:12:58 AM
Sharon, banker's green sounds great for the background. Remember you are the background queen  and you will do an outstanding job of  this portrait, of that I am certain.  Can't wait to see the finished portrait.  Patricia

Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 16, 2017, 06:44:32 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Patricia. I think I'll start with masking the whites and then doing the background. Maybe after that the rest of it will flow better. Just trying to figure out what colors to paint his clothing!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Win on September 16, 2017, 10:51:18 AM
Congratulations on this commission Sharon.  :clap:

a greyish beige colour perhaps ?
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Mysti Vale on September 16, 2017, 12:01:41 PM
How wonderful to get this commission!  For his clothing, I think black or perhaps dark blue.  I found this page that describes how Victorian men dress.  http://www.victoriana.com/Mens-Clothing/How_to_Dress_Like_a_Victorian_Man.html (http://www.victoriana.com/Mens-Clothing/How_to_Dress_Like_a_Victorian_Man.html)
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: EmmaLee on September 16, 2017, 01:29:27 PM
Wow, Sharon. I can't wait to see this in action! I have no doubt that you will do great!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: BeaSue on September 16, 2017, 04:52:54 PM
Congrats on the commission, Sharon.

As I examined the photo, I was surprised to see the shadows under those hooded eyelids. Since you mentioned the green background (which sounds like a good idea), I presume you'll be painting this in color. I think if you take your time, you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 16, 2017, 10:55:46 PM
 :thankyou: Win, Mysti, EmmaLee and Susan! I really appreciate all of the encouraging words. Mysti - what a sweetheart you are to send me the link to the Victorian mens suits! Thank you for that! And yes, Susan - I'm painting this in color...and I've been given lots of leeway on this. But I agree, taking my time will be the key. And I think the suit is tweed - maybe brown with a black collar. The ascot/tie around is neck is a bit confusing to me...Today, I'll just do my masking...tomorrow the background...
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: KathyKuz on September 17, 2017, 01:07:40 AM
Sharon: Congrats on your commission. What a challenge.  Your sketch looks good.  I like the idea of bankers green for the background.  Good luck. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Annie. on September 17, 2017, 02:01:49 AM
Great news  :clap: :clap: :clap:

There is no need to freek out.  You are perfect for the job.  Just take a deep breath and approach it as a fun challenge... like one of the classes on PB.  Then step back and critically appraiser your work, or get a more objective critic from trusted PB members.  If it is good go forward, i.e. frame and deliver.  In the unlikely event that it is truly not good... just take 2 breaths and do it again.

Wish you build confidence... you are a GREAT artist.

All comments are with love.  :1hug:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: TeresaM on September 17, 2017, 10:54:48 AM
Your drawing is  very good and your background colour is spot on
I found this colour photo
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=mark+hopkins&client=tablet-android-samsung&prmd=minv&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&fir=0CPl3p6A-UVTOM%253A%252CbITyeCPyFz6rMM%252C_%253BcfSLm7x7k1_USM%253A%252CMXEKNqb7U_rPRM%252C_%253Bw02BYwNX5LikwM%253A%252CpZJS9XM3apzvzM%252C_%253BNZC8vaF0Z3tOIM%253A%252CHvnWfoA_HaJUGM%252C_%253BDWb8utT8yEbsZM%253A%252C4wSChv3NIg2_QM%252C_%253BVEb0UzPZasb4CM%253A%252CXN-OBTyCjLpj4M%252C_%253BUZUfpjf6N4ZPTM%253A%252CrmaNfT9iioCX-M%252C_%253BOI-b-Vcjpl1TCM%253A%252CMJN_PurSGky-MM%252C_%253Bw5Tz_FUgn4r7wM%253A%252CbITyeCPyFz6rMM%252C_%253BLIPfiNFQ6rXJ7M%253A%252CpAQS0F8AUOq4PM%252C_&usg=__Ra9ThKM5hQaE5WTl6-lz5w2_EcI%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6k8i0hqzWAhWDwrwKHSgpDjoQ7AkIugE&biw=1280&bih=800#imgrc=OI-b-Vcjpl1TCM: (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=mark+hopkins&client=tablet-android-samsung&prmd=minv&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&fir=0CPl3p6A-UVTOM%253A%252CbITyeCPyFz6rMM%252C_%253BcfSLm7x7k1_USM%253A%252CMXEKNqb7U_rPRM%252C_%253Bw02BYwNX5LikwM%253A%252CpZJS9XM3apzvzM%252C_%253BNZC8vaF0Z3tOIM%253A%252CHvnWfoA_HaJUGM%252C_%253BDWb8utT8yEbsZM%253A%252C4wSChv3NIg2_QM%252C_%253BVEb0UzPZasb4CM%253A%252CXN-OBTyCjLpj4M%252C_%253BUZUfpjf6N4ZPTM%253A%252CrmaNfT9iioCX-M%252C_%253BOI-b-Vcjpl1TCM%253A%252CMJN_PurSGky-MM%252C_%253Bw5Tz_FUgn4r7wM%253A%252CbITyeCPyFz6rMM%252C_%253BLIPfiNFQ6rXJ7M%253A%252CpAQS0F8AUOq4PM%252C_&usg=__Ra9ThKM5hQaE5WTl6-lz5w2_EcI%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6k8i0hqzWAhWDwrwKHSgpDjoQ7AkIugE&biw=1280&bih=800#imgrc=OI-b-Vcjpl1TCM:)
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 17, 2017, 10:11:46 PM
Thank you Kathy, Annie and Teresa! It's wonderful having the support of my pb froends. I'm taking deep breaths and will pace myself. Masked off the whites today. Glad everyone agrees about the green background  - will paint that tomorrow. Love that photo, Teresa - thanks for finding it! Hope I can get it right the first time. I bought 300 lb paper - not cheap but I know it won't buckle!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 18, 2017, 05:51:43 PM

Masking and background are done! I think I'll work on the jacket collar next - probably black. I'm thinking a gray for the jacket itself. Also Trying to figure out what colors to use for the skin. I know - one step at a time!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 18, 2017, 07:04:19 PM
Sharon,

The background green is a very soothing shade. 

I usually have an awful time getting good greens.  I just ordered the  chromium green oxide in both oil and watercolor because it looked so good in Tezza's (Terri) painting. Anxious to try it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Win on September 18, 2017, 07:06:30 PM
The background looks great, half the battle won  ;)   
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 18, 2017, 08:02:51 PM
Thanks mea and Win! I used hunters green for the background. Sent this to the hotel and they like it too! So yes, Win - a big battle won since I was nervous about the background. Had to use three layers of paint to get the wallpaper effect.
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Happychappy on September 18, 2017, 11:02:38 PM
I knew our "background queen" would do an awesome job.  It looks GREAT so far Sharon .... I had no doubt. Am looking so forward to seeing the final painting.


Patricia
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on September 19, 2017, 12:02:28 AM
Aha!!!  :heeha: Sharon you are sneaky...  :sneaky: thought you could slip this one by me and my crystal ball did you?  :2funny:

Good news! Excellent job of the background.  O0   Agreed the collar should be black, the jacket perhaps a medium gray to charcoal?  You are well and away with this one. It will be positively marvelous darling, almost halfway there!  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: njnjgirl on September 19, 2017, 12:28:04 AM
You have a wonderful start and I know this will be fabulous when finished!! You have some excellent tips from the others.
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 19, 2017, 11:10:27 PM
Thank you Patricia, Val and Mary Lou!

 Patricia - I always think of you when I do my colored backgrounds!!!

Val - Glad that crystal ball is nearby! And I agree about the jacket color. I've painted the collar black and put a first layer of gray down. It's too light so once it's dry I'll add another darker layer. 

Mary Lou - your belief in me means such a lot!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Annie. on September 20, 2017, 01:53:20 AM
There you go, so far very good  :yippee:

When you are done with this one... what about van Gogh self portrait?   I dreamed you would do it well.
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Happychappy on September 20, 2017, 11:11:41 AM
Sharon, whenever I see beautiful, vibrant backgrounds, I ALWAYS think of you, our background queen!!   Patricia
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 20, 2017, 03:33:35 PM
Thanks Annie! If I do well with this portrait the hotel wants me to do one of another of their early owners - George Smith. Maybe then I'll tackle Van Gogh!

XOXO Patricia!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 20, 2017, 04:05:38 PM
Wow, Sharon.  Another great opportunity.

Speaking of Van Gogh, I got to see his "Wheatfield with Sheaves" painting yesterday at the Honolulu Museum of Art.  I was really excited to see something he had actually done. Also saw two by Gaughan, a Renoir, and a Monet.

My friend, a fabulous artist, did this one of Van Gogh in an aloha shirt as part of his "Artist of Vacation" series.


He also has a great Mona Lisa with Diamond Head in the background.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on September 21, 2017, 12:02:25 AM
 :heeha:  Excellent resemblance! (despite the shirt, lol) Nice to see I'm not the only one that likes tacky shirts!


What a treat to see those paintings Mea! I am positively green  :envy: .
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 21, 2017, 12:43:25 AM
Seeing a Van Gogh in person is awesome - so happy you got to do that! I had the privilege to visit the Van Gogh museum years ago. And I used to have a framed poster of the painting he did of his bedroom in my own room for years. Love the aloha shirt!! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Gita on September 21, 2017, 05:43:06 AM
Great oppurtunitiy Sharon! Itīs coming out so well. Looking forward to see the result!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 22, 2017, 12:13:06 AM
Thanks Gita!

Finished the collar.  Been playing around with creating charcoal gray and getting texture on the jacket. I've created the color mixing alizarim crimson with viridian green. Put a couple of light layers down. Then on the left shoulder I've tried to create a texture vs keeping it a flat color. What do you think before I continue?
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on September 22, 2017, 02:52:57 AM
I think the jacket needs to be darker. Coming along nicely.  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 22, 2017, 03:16:38 AM
Val-darker than the left shoulder currently is? The right one just has a light layer on it for now.
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 22, 2017, 04:44:36 AM
Personally, I like the lighter gray against the dark green background.

But you are doing well on this, Sharon.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 22, 2017, 04:56:42 AM
Thanks Mea. I'll work on the right side tomorrow and see how it looks.
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: njnjgirl on September 22, 2017, 11:57:19 AM
I think this is great so far.  I like the texture in the jacket.
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: KathyKuz on September 22, 2017, 01:18:18 PM
Sharon:  This is looking good.  I think you need some darker value changes to make the shoulder recede. The rounding of the collar needs to be darker.  You are doing great.  :clap: :clap: 
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Win on September 22, 2017, 04:23:37 PM
I think because you have decided to go with a grey colour a smoother finish to the jacket would be better. Personally I think the texture on the shoulder resembles the background texture too much.
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 22, 2017, 04:50:48 PM
Thank you Win, Kathy and Mary Lou! I'm doing the jacket textured for this first go around. If folks think it's too much texture with the background I'll definitely smooth it out. Hope to post something later today...I'll also work on darkening the collar rounding, Kathy...
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 22, 2017, 07:11:33 PM
And here's the jacket. What do you think? Next up will be the tie. Do you think indigo blue? Navy blue? Crimson or maroon? The white spots could be a very pale yellow/cream. Would love your thoughts. 
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 22, 2017, 07:41:11 PM
Sharon,

I love the gray jacket.  It has real fabric-like texture.  And the collar looks like velvet.

Does the hotel have a logo color that you could use for the tie?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 22, 2017, 08:17:53 PM
Thanks, Mea! Took a lot of stippling to get that fabric look. I'll ask the hotel about the color. I'm leaning towards maroon. I know black was most popular then but I do love a pop of color!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on September 22, 2017, 08:23:30 PM
 :heeha: The jacket looks fabulous! Sorry I didn't get back sooner, internet....  :crazy2:   it's the Rio!  ::)     ;D

A deep maroon might be nice for the tie, I think that would still be in keeping with the era of dress. Coming on famously kid  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 22, 2017, 09:03:10 PM
Maroon would be classy!!!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: EmmaLee on September 23, 2017, 02:02:05 AM
The jacket looks awesome, Sharon! Very realistic. I think marron would be a great choice for the tie. A nice complementary to the green background. 
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 23, 2017, 03:54:18 AM
 :thankyou: Val, Mea and EmmaLee! The hotel said they'd like a dark gray since mr Hopkins was a sober man. I've convinced them to let me try a dark maroon first. I can always paint over it with a dark gray if they don't like it. I'll try to do this tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on September 23, 2017, 05:26:13 PM
Can't wait to see this!  :heeha:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 23, 2017, 05:48:16 PM
So I just blocked in the maroon color to see how it looks. It would need a lot more layers of course. But I'm thinking maybe I should go with a darker gray instead since the hotel said he was a somber guy. Your thoughts?
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on September 23, 2017, 05:52:03 PM
Yep, a dark charcoal. A bit darker than the jacket material. That's my tuppence!  ;)
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 23, 2017, 05:54:20 PM
Glad you agree with me, Val...I'll get to work creating a darker charcoal now...
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Happychappy on September 23, 2017, 06:42:46 PM
Wow, Sharon, this is OUTSTANDING so far.  I also like the grey jacket and 'velvet collar' with the maroon tie. Judging from his photograph, the jacket which he was wearing, looked pretty "with it" for a sombre guy. I am so excited to see it finished and to hear what the hoteliers have to say.  :smitten:


Patricia
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 23, 2017, 06:55:35 PM
While we all seem to want to bright up his somber mood, I think you are right to go the route the hotel prefers.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Win on September 23, 2017, 06:59:14 PM
Sharon you have done  amazing work on the jacket it looks stunning,  :smitten:  :clap: :clap:

I think whatever colour tie you do will look good, but a deep charcoal might be better as the eye may be drawn to the tie, hard to tell
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 23, 2017, 07:09:33 PM

Took a lot of scrubbing to get out the maroon. Liking this darker version much more. Once it's thoroughly dried I'll remove the masking fluid from the tie and will work on the shirt. Glad to have all of you to run this by!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: KathyKuz on September 23, 2017, 07:45:26 PM
Sharon:  Love the jacket.  It looks just like cloth.   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 23, 2017, 08:55:59 PM
Yes, Sharon, the dark tie really looks good.  Oh, this is coming along great.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 23, 2017, 09:57:15 PM

And I think his bottom half is done!! Really glad I switched to the dark gray. It suits him (no pun intended!)

Question for you: between his collar and his beard it's black. Do you think it's his skin in shadows? Wanting to put a skin color down on his face and neck but this has me perplexed.
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 23, 2017, 10:22:41 PM
Just went back and looked at the original, Sharon.  Definitely shadow, but not solid black.

Maybe put down a skin tone first, then add the shadow over it???

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on September 24, 2017, 02:03:07 AM
Yes it is a very dark shadow, but since this is a colour portrait and not black & white, you can take a bit of artistic license here. I agree, put down your skin tones and add the darker shadows gradually until you have a look you are happy with.  O0

Coming on beautifully.  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 24, 2017, 03:40:14 AM
I'm glad we all agree it's shadowed skin color!! And the mark Hopkins loves the tie!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Happychappy on September 24, 2017, 12:35:01 PM
Yes, Sharon, looking at the black tie, it seems like it is more fitting of the gentleman. Amazing how one has to actually see different colours to get the overall look as it should be.  You are doing a wonderful job and it is so interesting seeing this portrait come to life. Almost like a puzzle.   :clap: :clap: :clap:


Patricia
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: njnjgirl on September 24, 2017, 01:33:32 PM
Sharon, the suit jacket looks fabulous.  This is going to be fantastic.  :yippee:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Gita on September 24, 2017, 02:15:40 PM
Absolutely fantastic Sharon. The Jacket and tie look extremely good!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 24, 2017, 02:23:56 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, Mary Lou and Gita! It's fun doing this in pieces with all of your input and support along the way. Definitely like putting a puzzle together!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on September 24, 2017, 04:02:34 PM
 :yippee:     :clap: :clap: :clap:


Love your new avatar Gita!  ;D    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Gita on September 24, 2017, 08:21:51 PM
Thanks Val, my daughter played around with an app on her IPhone with a photo of mine and sent me this. I found that this is perfect as an Avatar. 😂
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 25, 2017, 05:34:47 PM

Added the skin color base on the face, as well as below the chin (with shadows) Worked on the eyes, eyebrows and the ear. Leaving for Chicago in a hour so I won't be able to work on this again until next week. But as always, thoughts of what I've done so far are greatly appreciated!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: dennis on September 25, 2017, 05:42:38 PM
Excellent so far  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on September 25, 2017, 06:08:58 PM
 O0   Have to agree with the boss... excellent!  ;D     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 25, 2017, 06:45:58 PM
Slow and steady wins the race, Sharon.

This is coming along so well.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 25, 2017, 07:53:36 PM
Thanks so much, Dennis, Val and Mea! I'm so glad I got the eyes done before heading to Chicago for the week. Can't wait to get home home to finish it up!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: KathyKuz on September 25, 2017, 07:58:04 PM
Sharon:  This is coming along so well. Can"t wait to see it finished. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: TeresaM on September 26, 2017, 12:05:07 AM
 Sharon this is exceptional so far. The jacket is excellent  :yippee:. Your work as a watercolourist is sooooooo good  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: njnjgirl on September 26, 2017, 12:44:39 PM
He is looking good!  Excellent progress.  This is a winner!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: EmmaLee on September 26, 2017, 02:29:27 PM
He is looking great, Sharon!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Happychappy on September 27, 2017, 01:01:18 PM
The suspense to see the end result is killing me!!  ;)  Sharon, this is going to be one masterpiece for sure.   Patricia
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 03, 2017, 10:18:59 PM

Hi everyone! Back from our working trip to Chicago and then had to recover from a nasty cold I got there. Doing better now so picked up the brush and continued to work on Mr Hopkins. Iíve done the skin and the hair. Working on the beard. Do you think the beard needs to be darker? What do you think is the dark area around the lips? Is it black beard hair? Skin colored that is tan like the neck? Should the areas under the checkbone be more black hairs? Clothes are so much easier to paint than a bearded face? Would really appreciate any suggestions. Many thanks!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: KathyKuz on October 03, 2017, 11:06:35 PM
Sharon:  He is looking great.  I think the hollow under the cheekbones should have a dark flesh instead of black.  The beard needs more dark hair under the nose and lip.  You can also shade the bottom fo the beard to show that it turns under.  Keep going.  Good job.
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 04, 2017, 02:38:32 AM
Thanks Kathy! Iíll implement your suggestions and will post tomorrow
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on October 04, 2017, 11:26:40 AM
Herein lies the tricky bit, you've been playing a trick on your logical brain.  :crazy2:   You've done an excellent job so far, now you have to brake from the thought process you've been following.

While painting his coat and tie it has been relatively simple following shadings you see in his coat etc.  Now, even though you are still seeing his facial features in black and white, you need to think in colour!  :doh: As stated by Kathy, the 'shadow' on his cheeks would be a shaded skin colour. Also you'll need to try to 'see' the coloured shadings of his face to give contour and eliminate the flat look. The same with the eyes, you'll need to add a bit of colour to the eyeball to make it fit with the coloured face. Can't have black and white eyes in colour painting.

As far as his hair and beard, without knowing the actual colour of his hair.... I think perhaps I'd be tempted to add a darkish brown wash over the black and work it from there. Just a thought here.

I think I'd actually ask the clients whether anyone has information regarding his hair and eye colour.   O0
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 04, 2017, 04:55:20 PM

Thanks for your excellent comments, Val. Iíve made the changes that you and Kathy suggested. The hotel has no idea about eye or hair color. The eyes in my painting are actually a green/gray. Not black. Hope you can see those better in the photo. Itís obvious in real time. Please let me know if Iím makkng progress on the contouring or if I need to go darker.

Iím so perplexed about the black area around his mouth. Is that shadowed skin color or black beard hair? Luckily if itís skin color the paper is pretty hardy and I can scrub out the dark brown Iíve put there for now. I hope!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: KathyKuz on October 04, 2017, 05:48:06 PM
Sharon:  The shading on the face is coming along good.  I would shade under the cheeks the same shade as his forehead.  Lighten the black around his mouth. Then pull some hairs over the shadow to break up the solid color.  The same on his temples. 
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 04, 2017, 08:23:31 PM

Kathy - thank you so much for your wonderful advice and for sticking with me through this project. Your ideas have really made a huge difference and Iím starting to actually like the look of this fellow. What do you think now???
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: KathyKuz on October 04, 2017, 09:19:20 PM
Sharon:  He is looking great.  I would just put a few strands of white hair in the beard and eyebeows. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on October 04, 2017, 09:35:55 PM
The contouring is looking much better, I would go just a bit darker under the cheek bones and slightly soften the top edge. Soften some of the hard edges between the black and white in his hair, the same on the bottom edge of the shadow on each side of the mouth. Very slight! Then I think you may want to call it finito.  O0
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 04, 2017, 09:41:41 PM
 :thankyou: Ladies! Iíll tackle these last few suggestions shortly and will repost. Will be very happy when I can put the paint brush down on this one!! Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on October 04, 2017, 09:43:37 PM
Psst..... it's glowing and vibrating!  :heeha:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 04, 2017, 10:11:31 PM

Fingers crossed these final edits means Iím done!! So glad that crystal ball is glowing, Val!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 04, 2017, 11:06:03 PM
Sharon
I am away and can see this only on my phone but it looks fantastic

You have done an amazing job. Such smooth blending on the face

Aloha

Mea
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 04, 2017, 11:20:40 PM
Thank you, Mea! Now I just have to get up the courage to show it to the hotel!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: linley.plester on October 04, 2017, 11:49:25 PM
Sharon, it's a superb painting. If I was nit -picking, maybe his right nostril isn't curved enough???? It looks a bit flat and sharply pointed?
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Mysti Vale on October 05, 2017, 12:11:20 AM
Sharon,
You have done an excellent job on this one!  I did a search and found what appears to be the image this one was cropped from, and it isnít quite as dark.  It may help you to see some details.  I also found a portrait of him that is in color, which shows the color of his eyes that you were asking about.


Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 05, 2017, 12:15:07 AM
So I sent this to the client and she texted back ďWow!!!  Looks great!  Fabulous!!Ē What a relief!

Thanks Linley - is it his right nostril or the nostril on our right side looking at the painting?

Mysti - youíre such a sweetheart!! And an excellent detective! Sure wish the hotel had sent this to me in the beginning!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Mysti Vale on October 05, 2017, 12:19:42 AM

I am not surprised your client is happy.  It looks great!   :clap:

I wish I had time earlier to search for you.  I found one more photo that shows the beard detail a little better.  I canít upload here because it does not say it it public domain, but here is a link to it.


https://webbie1.sfpl.org/multimedia/sfphotos/AAD-2848.jpg (https://webbie1.sfpl.org/multimedia/sfphotos/AAD-2848.jpg)

Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 05, 2017, 12:23:32 AM
Thanks Mysti! And thanks to everyone for their wonderful suggestions (especially Kathy and Val) and all of your support.

Now that Mr Hopkins is done, itís time to work on Mr Smith. Iíll post that photo tomorrow. Need to just enjoy the moment of this gentleman tonight.

Hugs to all of you!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 05, 2017, 12:25:09 AM
And Mysti - thatís quite a beard on that link you posted! Glad I got to paint the shorter one!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Happychappy on October 05, 2017, 12:48:25 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sharon the suspense is over and you did a wonderful job on Mr. Hopkins as I knew you would.  It is just so interesting to watch you through the stages of your commissions from start to finish and you never disappoint us.  Great news that the Hotel love it, we are so proud of you. :flowers:


Patricia
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: linley.plester on October 05, 2017, 12:58:23 AM
His right, our left (nostril, that is!) But since no-one else has remarked on it, maybe it's my imagination?
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: KathyKuz on October 05, 2017, 01:16:46 AM
Sharon;  All I can say is well done.  :yippee:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on October 05, 2017, 03:18:32 AM
(http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50396/1508575.GIF)       Done!!! You can be extra chuffed over this one, brilliant.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 05, 2017, 03:48:42 AM
 :thankyou: Kathy and Val - couldnít have done this without you!

Patricia - your belief in me helps me so much with each commission I undertake. Thanks for always being one of my biggest cheerleaders!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Gita on October 05, 2017, 09:48:22 AM
Itīs my turn to congratulate you on this beautiful painting, Sharon! This is a great W/C patinting! Youīve done the very best out of a black and white reference photo! Bravo! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on October 05, 2017, 09:51:43 AM
Off to the framer's then? You know we all want to see this one!  :heeha:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: EmmaLee on October 05, 2017, 11:22:45 AM
I'm blown away by this painting Sharon! You did an excellent job!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 05, 2017, 03:55:18 PM
 :thankyou: Gita and EmmaLee! And I give so much of the credit to my PB Family - everyone we guided me through this process so beautifully!

Regarding the frame - the hotel has a frame they want me to use. I havenít seen it yet. But the good news is they will get it to me and I can have my framer frame the painting properly. They will also give a quote to have a frame created for the painting to give them an option. So stay tuned!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: njnjgirl on October 05, 2017, 05:03:33 PM
The final painting is soooooo good Sharon.   :yippee: I am sure your client is pleased as punch!  Congratulations!!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 05, 2017, 05:27:12 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou! And thankfully they are happy!!! And Iím happy itís done!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: TeresaM on October 21, 2017, 11:49:20 AM
Great to see the finished painting, well done  :clap: :clap: :clap: excellent 
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 22, 2017, 03:00:45 AM
Thank you so much Teresa!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: dennis on October 22, 2017, 05:45:09 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on November 16, 2017, 11:35:52 PM

And here's Mark Hopkins framed! My framer did an amazing job finding a frame to coordinate with the 1926 decor of the Hotel.

 I'm taking him and Mr. Smith on Sunday to the person at the hotel - we're meeting halfway between SF and Sac. Unfortunately, they're not going to do an unveiling ceremony, which makes me sad. But I think I'll invite my friends to meet me at the hotel in Dec, I'll bring a bottle of champagne and I'll organize my own celebration!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: thegrindre on November 16, 2017, 11:58:12 PM
Sharon, you have gotten so good since you started here that it's amazing.  O0 I'm impressed.  :clap:
Keep up the great work.  :yippee:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: KathyKuz on November 17, 2017, 12:32:56 AM
Sharon:  You have done an amazing job.  The frame looks fantastic.   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on November 17, 2017, 04:54:07 AM
 :thankyou: so much Rick and Kathy!! Iím really happy with how the frame makes the painting look even more distinguished. And what a lovely compliment Rick! I really appreciate that. I see so many PB members improving by leaps and bounds daily!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on November 17, 2017, 01:28:07 PM
 O0 The frame suits it to a 'T'.  Both excellent jobs Sharon   :congrats:     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 17, 2017, 03:25:03 PM
So proud of you, Sharon.  Looks extra good framed, so stately.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on November 17, 2017, 03:33:31 PM
Thanks Val and Mea! Iím glad Iíve learned to just trust my framer and let him do what he does best!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: linley.plester on November 17, 2017, 10:46:21 PM
That frame is beautiful, and yes, Sharon, you inspire me, and I suspect, everyone else on PB. You are a real star.
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on November 18, 2017, 12:19:08 AM
You're so sweet, Linley - thank you! And I wouldn't be an artist without the teachings and support of PB!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Happychappy on November 18, 2017, 12:56:17 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sharon, absolutely magnificent framed.  You have done outstanding portraits of the two gentlemen and the Hotelier should be so pleased. I have said it before and I say it again, we are so very proud of you.


Patricia
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on November 18, 2017, 05:13:18 PM
Thank you, Patrica! The paintings are currently sitting on our couch in the living room. I can't stop staring at them, amazed that I created these!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Cath on November 19, 2017, 08:19:30 AM
Well done Sharon!
 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: njnjgirl on November 20, 2017, 12:06:51 PM
Wow Sharon, he is magnificent!  Love the frame, perfect! :yippee: :yippee: :smitten:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on November 20, 2017, 10:43:39 PM
Thank you Cathy and Mary Lou! I wasn't able to deliver these yesterday - the dog of the person I was delivering to ended up in the hospital. So it will need to wait until we return from our upcoming trips (Puerto Vallarta for 2 weeks and Charleston, S Carolina for 4 days) - so hopefully on Dec 10th!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: TeresaM on November 21, 2017, 07:38:29 AM
Sharon you should be very proud of yourself. This  painting is great and the frame just tops it off.
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Bill76434 on November 29, 2017, 06:01:45 AM
Browsing through this thread has been a fascinating and educational journey.
You are a remarkable artist Sharon and you are an inspiration. Such marvelous and informative advise from the members, congratulations to you all.
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: dnaleri3 on December 19, 2017, 10:02:44 PM
What a great rendition of this man. Amazing job with just a black and white photo to use. Whenever I visit the forum, you are always the first artist I search for because I know that you will have posted some new paintings. You are so talented and it is a pleasure to see how your talent has exploded.
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: dennis on December 20, 2017, 05:34:31 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 23, 2017, 09:59:22 PM
Thank you Teresa, Bill, Kris and Dennis! My apologies for the delayed response - I've been out of town and also dealing with family issues the past month. Sigh.

Good news - the paintings have been hung in the hotel! I hope to go there next month to see them in person (and will take photos to post here!)  I'm very excited about this, as you can imagine - and owe so much to the feedback received here!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on December 24, 2017, 12:45:28 AM
 :yippee:    Can't wait to see the photos! Don't forget to make sure you get a shot of you with the paintings!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Happychappy on December 27, 2017, 05:35:19 PM
 :yippee: Looking so forward to seeing the photograph of Mr Hopkins hanging in a place of honour at the Hotel, next month Sharon. You can be so proud of your work as we are of you. Great news.    Patricia
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 29, 2017, 12:23:49 AM
Thanks, Val and Patricia. Going on Saturday to San Francisco to see my paintings in the hotel museum! They gave us a certificate for a free night's stay, and breakfast for two, so we're definitely going to make an outing of this!! Stay tuned for photos this weekend!!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: BeaSue on December 29, 2017, 01:30:00 AM
Wow! What a wonderful trip that will be, Sharon!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Cath on December 29, 2017, 02:42:41 AM
 :clap:  Well deserved, Sharon.  Enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 29, 2017, 06:00:34 AM
Oh, exciting news about the hotel stay.  Way to go, girl!

What a success this has been!

We are so proud of our Sharon.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 29, 2017, 04:50:24 PM
 :thankyou: susan, Cathy and Mea! My best friend is going to meet us in the city on Sunday as well - canít wait to show her and her husband these in person, too!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on December 29, 2017, 07:49:59 PM
So looking forward to seeing your photos.  :heeha:     That man of yours must be busting his buttons with pride!  :yippee:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 02, 2018, 01:01:19 AM

On Saturday, we drove to San Francisco so I could "visit" my boys - Mark and Gerald - the portraits I did for the Mark Hopkins hotel museum. Here are a few photos from the trip. I admit, I cried when I saw these fellows - and got a bit overwhelmed realizing that I have paintings hanging in a museum in San Francisco!! I can honestly say that moment marks the most amazing moment of my life as an artist! I probably stopped into that museum over 10 times during those 20 hours - and loved telling visitors in the museum that I was the artist!! Even more exciting were the friends who came to the museum after seeing my Facebook posts to see the paintings in person - one couple even walked 4 steep blocks at 11PM Saturday night to see them after a play they were watching ended!

I can also honestly say that none of this would have been possible without the teaching of Dennis and Nolan and the guidance and support of all of the PB family.

Happy New Years to everyone - and may all of our dreams come true!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Gita on January 02, 2018, 01:05:46 AM
Sharon, this is such a tribute to you. I can understand that you went to the museum a number of times to see your painting hanging! Wow, you can be so proud of yourself! Thank you for sharing the process of painting with us.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on January 02, 2018, 01:16:24 AM
There's my girl! This is the kind of 'I told you so' I love to say! Knew you could do it, never doubted. Besides....I had an inside scoop! The crystal ball never lies!!!  :2funny:
 
The paintings look magnificent, just like the artist who painted them. Congratulations!!!       :congrats:       :yippee:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 02, 2018, 03:02:14 AM
Thanks Gita and Val!! And I canít thank your crystal ball enough, Val!!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Cath on January 02, 2018, 09:50:56 AM
 :congrats: :congrats:
Sharon. What a wonderfully exciting experience!! No wonder you are bursting with pride well deserved!
Looking forward to more of your successful work this year!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Happychappy on January 02, 2018, 01:30:26 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

[/size]Sharon,  I felt my chest well up with pride, just seeing the pictures of you and your two boys hanging on the walls in a place of honour.  You are so capable and we all knew that you could do it.  What struck me was the actual size of the paintings for one doesn't realise just looking at photos while in progress but seeing them hanging on the wall, just brought it all home and as I said, you have done a MAGNIFICENT job. We are all very, very proud of you and your accomplishments.  [size=78%] :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:

[/size]Patricia [size=78%]
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 02, 2018, 05:33:14 PM
Thank you Cathy and Patricia! And it is amazing to stand next to these paintings framed and on the walls, Patricia, to realize how big they really are!! Iím still floating on Cloud 9!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: dennis on January 03, 2018, 03:22:58 AM
This is what what happens when you dream big, and then work to make your dream come true  :clap: :clap: :clap: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Happychappy on January 03, 2018, 02:39:59 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  You are so right Dennis. I have just finished reading a book about that very subject.   


Sharon, you have every reason to be floating on Cloud 9 because you deserve it for your fantastic achievements.  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:




Patricia
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: dnaleri3 on January 03, 2018, 05:00:43 PM
It was such a joy to see the posting of your paintings. You did a remarkable job with them. If I ever visit SF again, I know where I will go!
Kris
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 03, 2018, 05:11:49 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Patricia and Kris! Hard work and perseverance do make dreams come true! So does a great teacher and an amazing support system!! Thank you all again for helping me become an artist! ??????
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Bill76434 on January 03, 2018, 10:38:15 PM
I am so happy for you Sharon.  :yippee:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 04, 2018, 03:39:16 AM
Thanks Bill!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Win on January 04, 2018, 09:35:09 PM
Sharon I am like Patricia quite surprised to see how big the paintings are. Well done on this momentous accomplishment.  :clap:  its such a pleasure to see them hanging up there all framed and distinguished,  especially after seeing them in their various stages of been painted.  :painting: :painting:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 05, 2018, 01:31:14 AM
Thanks Win!! While painting them I had to position the paper sideways to fit on my table because of the size!! Mind you, the mat and frame added quite a few inches too!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: TeresaM on January 08, 2018, 03:38:19 AM
Well done and congratulations you have done a fabulous job  :clap: :clap: :flowers:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 05, 2018, 05:53:47 PM
Some of you already know from reading another post of mine on the forum that tomorrow a local TV station will be coming to my studio to interview me about my portraits at the Mark Hopkins Hotel. Since none of you live in Sacramento, here's the link to watch the livestream if you're interested. It starts at 7AM in California. Not sure exactly when I'll be on - during the 7AM hour they'll ask me about the hotel portraits. During the 8AM hour they'll ask me about the process of how I do portraits!

http://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/show/live-video/ (http://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/show/live-video/)
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on March 05, 2018, 07:29:19 PM
Our net isn't good enough for livestream  :'(   Do you know if they will have it up on the net somewhere later on?
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Happychappy on March 06, 2018, 12:58:55 AM
 :thankyou:  Sharon for letting us know the times of your interview tomorrow. I'd love to watch it but will have to find out the time difference. My thoughts will be with you and hoping that this interview will be the stepping stone to bigger and better things to come.


Patricia
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 06, 2018, 01:10:23 AM
Thanks Patricia! And Val - it might be on their website in a day or two under their archives...I'll let you know when they're here. Gotta get up so early in the morning - and that's when the bags under my eyes look their worse!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 06, 2018, 02:23:14 AM
OK, just bookmarked the site.  Will have to be up at 5AM to watch it, but you are worth it!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 06, 2018, 02:35:04 AM
Youíre such a sweet heart, Mea!! Not sure when during each hour Iíll be on so have patience!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 06, 2018, 04:06:03 PM
Fabulous job, Sharon.  You are a natural.  I can see a career on TV as an art commentator!


Video link http://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/video/category/spoken-word-good-day/3822428-local-artist-at-the-mark/ (http://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/video/category/spoken-word-good-day/3822428-local-artist-at-the-mark/)

Glad you mentioned PaintBasket!!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Happychappy on March 06, 2018, 04:30:58 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sharon, you were amazing and you looked beautiful.  I was so proud of you and thank you for mentioning the Paint Basket. It was also lovely seeing your painting of the flower pot in oil featured in the TV interview too. I hope the exposure you have had brings in plenty of work for you and much success.


Patricia
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Happychappy on March 06, 2018, 04:35:39 PM
 :thankyou:  Mea for taking the photo of Sharon's interview for those who could not view it. I haven't clicked on the link you have inserted but I am hoping that it will enable all our members to see the TV interview.


Yaaaay!!  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:    Just clicked on the link and am so happy that everyone will be able to watch the interview.  Thank you Mea.
 

Patricia
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 06, 2018, 05:26:42 PM
Thanks, Patricia.

This second link to the second portion of her interview is not working on my computer.  Please try it from yours.
http://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/show/live-video/ (http://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/show/live-video/)

If it does not work, maybe Sharon can update us with a better link later.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 06, 2018, 05:56:23 PM
Thanks for getting up so early to watch tosay, Mea - youíre the best! And thanks Patricia. Thrilled I could give some recognition to PB for all theyíve done for me. And it was fun to see how good the flower pot painting looked on TV!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: njnjgirl on March 06, 2018, 05:56:46 PM
 :coffee:  I love a success story!   :yippee: :yippee: Be proud and keep  :painting:. you are doing so well.  I wish you continued success and good luck!!  O0 O0
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 06, 2018, 06:38:39 PM
Thanks Mary Lou! And I was happy to give lots of recognition to the hotel too!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: dennis on March 06, 2018, 07:45:52 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on March 07, 2018, 01:07:04 AM
 :yippee: Congratulations Sharon, excellent interview.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Mea, the first link works fine. The second does not. I scrolled down on their site and found part2, but it didn't work either. Thanks for trying, it was nice to see the first part.  :flowers:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 07, 2018, 02:18:18 AM
Thanks Dennis and Val! The tv station is trying to fix the link to the 2nd video - which I thought was better than the first since I was more relaxed. In fact at the end the tv anchor called me ďcharming!Ē Appreciate everyone watching this. Now Iím off to host Mr Rogers tribute on our local pbs station!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Happychappy on March 07, 2018, 01:10:27 PM
My apologies Mea, I could not test the second link as I didn't get back to the site but I see that others found a problem with it that the Station will try to rectify.


Patricia
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on March 07, 2018, 01:30:31 PM
That's great Sharon, will look forward to seeing it. Will they have a link for the Mr. Rogers tribute?
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 09, 2018, 05:08:47 PM
Apparently the station has ďlostĒ the part 2 of the video. Sigh. And mr Rogers isnít online since itís a pledge show. 
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on March 14, 2018, 07:33:06 PM
That's a shame Sharon,   :idea:   you'll just have to re-enact it when I see you!  ;)
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 14, 2018, 08:11:49 PM
Movie and a view when you come to PV - and let me know when you're coming to PV!!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 27, 2018, 11:36:52 PM
https://www.facebook.com/rob.scherer.98/videos/2352232724802353/ (https://www.facebook.com/rob.scherer.98/videos/2352232724802353/)

My husband taped part 2 of my interview on his iPhone - hoping the link above works for those that would like to see it!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Val on March 28, 2018, 02:02:17 AM
 :heeha: Brilliant interview once again Sharon!   :congrats:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 28, 2018, 03:37:06 PM
Thanks Val!! It was such a honor!
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: dennis on March 29, 2018, 12:38:30 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :cheering:
Title: Re: Mark Hopkins
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 29, 2018, 10:14:42 PM
Thanks Dennis!!!