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njnjgirl

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on: January 14, 2019, 02:55:16 PM
This man was a very good friend of my parents.  This photo was taken at his 83rd birthday.  He was an Apache-Pawnee and son of a chief.  He was 100 yrs old in 2013 and unfortunately since my parents' death I have lost touch with the family.  His indian name was Swift Eagle Feather.  I came across this photo recently and just had to paint him.  Your comments and suggestions to making this better are appreciated.


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Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 03:45:45 PM
Mary Lou, I think this is an excellent portrait. Beautiful job on the feathers and face. If you ever get in contact with his family again I bet they’d love this painting.
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Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 08:24:11 PM
Nice painting, darken up the shadows and it will really pop.
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Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 08:31:33 PM
Very nice painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 10:01:37 PM
I ike the colourful feathers, which pop out so well!  :D
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Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 10:50:34 PM
 :heeha: Gorgeous painting MaryLou. A face full of wisdom of the ages. Love the headdress!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: January 15, 2019, 12:10:46 AM
Be proud of this one, Mary Lou.  Hope you can find the family.  What a treasure it would be for them.

aloha

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Reply #7 on: January 15, 2019, 01:09:52 PM
Thank you Emmalee, Brian, Dennis, Gita, Val and Mea.  Your comments made my day.

Brian I will darken the shadows and post . 

Also, I will try to get in touch with his son.  I'd love to send this to him. BTW, I am not the first to paint him.  A famous local artist did his portrait in oils when he was 80.  And when he was a boy he and his father were in a painting that the Sante Fe railroad used for their calendars.  He has so much history.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2019, 01:13:23 PM by njnjgirl »
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Reply #8 on: January 15, 2019, 11:28:50 PM
Wow - Mary Lou - I think this is one of the best things I've ever seen you paint! All of those expressions in the face of this gentleman have been captured so beautifully by you! I do hope you can find his son. He would be so proud of have this painting hanging on their walls...Well done!
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Reply #9 on: January 17, 2019, 02:24:58 PM
Thank you very much Sharon.  So far no luck finding the son.

Here it is revised with darker shadows:

« Last Edit: January 18, 2019, 04:42:06 PM by njnjgirl »
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Reply #10 on: January 19, 2019, 02:06:00 AM
Much more depth I think, Good job,
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Reply #11 on: January 30, 2019, 01:42:19 AM
Mary Lou, I really like this.  Very vibrant and not easy to get that three quarter view right but it is great!


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Reply #12 on: January 30, 2019, 01:16:06 PM
Thanks Lynn, and you hit the nail on the head, I did struggle with the right eye.  Appreciate your comments. :thankyou:
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Reply #13 on: January 30, 2019, 02:11:31 PM
Beautiful, Mary Lou!
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Reply #14 on: February 09, 2019, 12:39:47 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent MaryLou.   Patricia
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